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3 Tips for Good Winter Health

by Ronald A. Rowe January 21st, 2015| Big Kids, Elementary, Seasonal
A couple weeks back we touched on the subject of helping your elementary child avoid colds and flu this winter.  As incidents of cold and flu have only escalated since then I think we’d do well to take a more in depth look at some of the things that
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3 Things to Know About Elementary Aged Children

by Lori Sciame January 14th, 2015| Big Kids, Elementary
Some parents worry too much.  They obsess over every detail of their child's life, all the while wondering if they are doing right by their son or daughter.  In a way, it's a good thing to worry. For instance, parents should worry - at least a little bit - when a
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3 Winter Perils to Avoid

by Ronald A. Rowe January 7th, 2015| Big Kids, Elementary, Safety
The turn of the New Year brings with it the coldest weather of the year.  January’s wintery bluster brings a whole new set of challenges for parents of elementary children.  Depending on your local climate, these winter dangers can range from mild inconveniences to potentially severe health and safety
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Change the Room

by Ronald A. Rowe December 24th, 2014| Behavior, Big Kids, Elementary
For many children, elementary school marks the first real exposure to peers who are very different from themselves.  Sure, they may have been to church or synagogue or even a preschool but the odds are that most of the children with whom they interacted at those institutions were pretty
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How to Keep Greed Under Control

by Lori Sciame December 17th, 2014| Big Kids, 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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How to Determine If They Should Stay Home

by Ronald A. Rowe December 10th, 2014| Big Kids, Elementary, School
“Mom, I don’t feel good!”

Those five words have triggered a maelstrom of activity in virtually every household at one time or another.  Your elementary child wakes up complaining of a stomach ache.  Your mind whirls through a checklist to determine your next step.  Is she really sick?  Is that
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When is it Safe to Move to the Front Seat?

by Ronald A. Rowe November 26th, 2014| Big Kids, Elementary, Safety
Car safety is an important consideration with any child.  Car seats are recommended for children up to age 8.  The biggest problem that we encountered with enforcing this rule was that so many of our children’s friends were allowed to ditch the seat early.  We’ve all had the “All
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Calm Down, Dear: ADHD or Not?

by Lori Sciame November 19th, 2014| Behavior, Big Kids, Elementary
An elementary school teacher recently related that many of his students seem to be hyped up.  They jump up from their seats at the wrong times, they blurt out the answer before the question is completed, and they have trouble waiting their turn.  What's going on?  Is there something
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Questions, Questions

by Ronald A. Rowe November 12th, 2014| Big Kids, Elementary, School
My family and I recently moved to a new part of the country, and with that, there have been many changes. One of the most crucial ones was choosing a new school for our eight year old son. There were many things we were looking for since he came
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