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Bullies are Easily Handled

by Joe Lawrence April 25th, 2022| Elementary, Safety
“If he does it again, hit him and he will stop.” This is the advice many of us received as youth while discussing the school bully. For many generations the way to deal with bullies was to out-maneuver them or to stand up to them. Thankfully, there are much better
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How to Foster Effective Communication in Children

by Lori Sciame March 21st, 2022| Communication, Elementary
Every person has strengths and weaknesses. For example, some people are born communicators, while others struggle to connect with their peers. As a parent, you must assist your child with becoming an effective communicator, even if he or she can be classified as "shy" or as an "introvert."  This does
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4 Truths to Communicating with Our Children

by Joe Lawrence February 14th, 2022| Communication, Elementary
Communication is the most important part of any relationship. When we communicate well, things run smoothly. When we do not, there is much frustration. Most people would agree with this; however, most of us (me included) are very intentional with making our children better communicators.

We practice communication from the moment
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Catching up From Sick Days

by Gary Hays January 10th, 2022| Elementary, School
With winter comes cold and flu season. Let’s face it, when subjected to the confines of a classroom full of other sneezing students, your child is a target for airborne enemies, and more than likely, before the season is over, will catch their own case of the bug. It simply
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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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