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How to Keep Greed Under Control

by Lori Sciame December 10th, 2018| Elementary
The holidays are a time of joy and giving, a time for love and family.  Unfortunately, however, for elementary age children, the holidays can also be a time of greed.  If parents are not careful, children this age can succumb to the mantra, "I want more!"  We've all seen

How You Can Help Your Kids Grow Up to Be Healthy

by Editorial Team November 23rd, 2018| Elementary
Kids, especially when they are smaller, need guidance from their parents. It is up to you to steer them on a path where they grow up to be healthy and responsible adults. However, there is more to consider than only the education component.

Parents must lead by example in everything that

The Importance of Staying Healthy When You Are a Parent with a Sick Child

by Editorial Team November 19th, 2018| Elementary
Children get sick all the time, but as any parent can tell you, there is a huge difference between staying at home for a fever and being in the hospital for a life-threatening disease. It shouldn’t happen, but it can, and when it happens to you it will seem like

How to Raise Your Child to Be a Responsible Adult

by Editorial Team November 12th, 2018| Elementary
Every parent wants their child to be responsible when they get older, and you also think that other children should also be raised in the same way. So how do you raise your child in a way that allows them to understand the importance of being responsible? Here are some
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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Work as a Team

by YPI Editors November 12th, 2018| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens
It's the day of parent-teacher conferences. You arrive a few minutes early and are waiting in the hallway for your turn. You enter the room calm and ready to chat. (If you didn't do both of these things, be sure to read Tuesday's article filled with helpful hints.)

Top Tips for Stressed-Out Parents This Holiday Season

by Editorial Team November 8th, 2018| Elementary
The holiday season is almost upon us and the thought of preparing for the big day may leave you feeling slightly stressed and anxious, especially if you haven’t yet got any plans in the pipeline. This year, why not try and cut the ‘crazy’ out of Christmas and aim to

8 Tips for Helping Your Kid with Homework

by Editorial Team November 5th, 2018| Elementary, Teens, Tweens
Having children changes the dynamic of your life. You have many more responsibilities and you often find that you end up taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting things from your childhood. One of the things that you’re likely to revisit is homework. In these moments, you may find
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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Basic Guidelines

by YPI Editors November 5th, 2018| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens
As November begins, many students are finishing the first quarter of the school year. With this demarcation usually comes parent-teacher conferences. As a parent and a former teacher, I have to admit that these conferences can be stressful for both sides of the table. Parents may enter unsure of what
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Elementary Playdates- A Vital Activity

by YPI Editors October 15th, 2018| Elementary, Social
The term playdate is a modern term. Even just thirty years ago, children just played with the other children in their neighborhood. Walk down the street, knock on the door, go outside and play, repeat. Sure, it still happens, but more likely than not, playing with a friend involves some

Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids the Value of Money

by Editorial Team September 21st, 2018| Elementary
One of the main criticisms of the formal education curriculum is its inadequacies when it comes to preparing students for the ‘real world’. One of the skills that it fails to properly address is money management, and specifically the value of money. This is unfortunate since one’s success as

5 Proven Strategies for Dealing and Coping with Grief after a Loss

by Editorial Team September 12th, 2018| Elementary
While we are going through life, we will all lose something that we hold dear to our heart. It is something that one cannot escape. Losses will appear in many forms such as a breakup with a loved one, children leaving you, or when a close person dies. Other forms
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TV as Family Entertainment: Elementary Years

by YPI Editors September 10th, 2018| Elementary, Entertainment
There's something so delightful about the elementary years, although it isn't obvious while you're in the midst of them. Your children are old enough to have a tiny bit of independence, yet they also welcome time with mom and dad. Since they're still young, small things are exciting: a later
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