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Say Thank You, Dear

by Gary Hays December 6th, 2021| Communication, Elementary
Especially with the holidays upon us, this is the perfect time to reiterate to your child, the value and importance of proper communication. This is a time of family, and if yours is akin to the typical one, you will be spending at least a portion of your time
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I Am Not to Be an Entertainer to My Children

by Joe Lawrence November 1st, 2021| Elementary, Entertainment
“How are we going to keep the kids entertained while we <insert scenario here>?” is a question we tend to ask ourselves often. I wonder if our parents cared as much about how to entertain us as we do today. In hindsight, I would say they did not.

It never
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4 Easy Ways to Increase a Child’s Sociability

by Lori Sciame September 27th, 2021| Elementary, Social
Being able to relate to others is a skill set all children must develop. Basically, being sociable will enhance a child's life in many ways, including performing better in school.  All parents, then, should assist their children with developing people skills.  Read this post to learn four easy ways
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Build Elementary Communication Skills

by Joe Lawrence August 23rd, 2021| Communication, Elementary
Communication is the biggest problem in any organization. Elementary-aged children and parents are no exception to this. With some simple guidelines, you can eliminate most communication barriers.

Ask any CEO or General and they will tell the importance of communication and the dangers of barriers to communication. In our workplaces
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How to Prevent Sunburns in Children

by Lori Sciame July 19th, 2021| Elementary, Safety
A day at the beach can be blissful...the crashing waves, the cool water, the endless sunshine...what could go wrong?  A parent's first thought may be drowning.  I agree.  Children should be monitored at all times to prevent this from happening; however, another safety issue should be on one's mind:
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No Sweat Olympics: Active Indoor Games for Kids

by Tania Cowling June 14th, 2021| Elementary, Entertainment
Summer weather can often be so hot and humid that no one wants to be very active. These no-sweat active indoor games for kids do not require high-energy output, but are exciting and fun. Living in the south, these activities kept my kids engaged in easy competitive and skill

Keeping Your Whole Family Safe While Spending Time Outdoors

by Editorial Team May 14th, 2021| Elementary

Keeping your family safe is always a concern. However, when you are trying to keep your family safe from a little-known problem, it becomes much more difficult. People of any age can fall victim to the effects of Lyme disease, but only a small percentage of people

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3 Necessary Social Skills

by Lori Sciame May 10th, 2021| Elementary, Social
Children need to learn a variety of social skills to be able to fit in with their peers.  These many skills are critical in the development of a young person's self worth.  As suggested by Social Skills Central, "failure to make friends can have a significant impact on a
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3 Benefits: When a Child Entertains Himself

by Lori Sciame April 5th, 2021| Elementary, Entertainment
I have a cousin who is continually exhausted. It's not because she works too many hours, or that she has an elderly parent to take care of, or even because she has a dozen children. She is worn out because she has not taught her only son how to
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Why Do I Need to Know This?

by Joe Lawrence March 1st, 2021| Elementary, School
“I will never use this again!” This is something we have all said at one point in school. How can we change this mentality in our children?

I mostly had this thought in high school when I would rather talk to my friends than listen to the teacher drone on about
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Too Much Screen Time?

by Joe Lawrence January 21st, 2021| Elementary, Entertainment
“Kids today are on these electronic devices too much,” said most parents. However, few parents are doing much to change this.

The average child is behind a screen of some sort for two to three hours per day. This equates to a full year before they reach the age of seven.
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How to Keep Greed Under Control

by Lori Sciame December 21st, 2020| 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
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