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4 Truths to Communicating with Our Children

by Joe Lawrence February 10th, 2016| 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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Just Say No (And Mean It)

by Michele February 3rd, 2016| Behavior, Elementary
When I was a child (in the dark ages), if I asked for something and the answer was no, it was just that. There was no discussion; that simply was the answer. Although I didn't necessarily like receiving a negative reply, I accepted it as is.

When I had children, I
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Ways to Get Your Kids to Help You Save Money on Energy Bills

by Editorial Team February 1st, 2016| Elementary
In order to start saving more money on your monthly energy bill, you need to get your entire family involved, including the kids. But how can you teach your kids about the importance of saving energy, and how can you get them to help you out every day through their
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Too Much Screen Time?

by Joe Lawrence January 27th, 2016| 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 Schedule; It’s Elementary

by Michele January 20th, 2016| Elementary, Seasonal
Your child has entered elementary school, and a good portion of her day is consumed by school. This might make scheduling easier than the preschool days that filled only a few hours a couple days a week, or so you thought. However, even though a large portion of her day
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Gun Safety and Children

by Joe Lawrence January 13th, 2016| Elementary, Safety
Guns are everywhere these days. You can’t go on Facebook or watch the news without hearing about another shooting or someone claiming that there need to be more guns. This is a deeply, rooted issue and one that is near and dear to a lot of people. What should our
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Catching up From Sick Days

by Gary Hays January 6th, 2016| 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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Improve Behavior with Feedback

by Joe Lawrence December 23rd, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
Elementary school children and good behavior are not often spoken in the same sentence. Children can really test the limits of their parents and sometimes even their teachers. However, there are a few ways to help them stay off of the naughty list.

All parents dread the infamous “terrible twos” and
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The Important Gift of Giving

by Gary Hays December 16th, 2015| Elementary, Seasonal
When all through the house there arose such a clatter… As elementary schools dismiss for the holiday season, excited children prepare to spend a couple of weeks completely underfoot in anticipation of the bearded jolly fat man shimmying down the chimney with his big bag full of goodies. While
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Catholic High School Education Proves Valuable

by Editorial Team December 9th, 2015| Elementary
Parents who choose to send their children to Catholic high schools may have a set of goals that differ from those of many other families. Religious instruction is chief among those priorities, but it certainly isn’t the only consideration. Let’s look at some of the reasons a Catholic
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What to Teach Children About Fighting

by Joe Lawrence December 9th, 2015| Elementary, Social
“I do not want to see you starting a fight, but you better end it!” This was the advice of my father when I was in school; however, is it still relevant today?

I was am the youngest of five and have three older brothers, fighting was not a foreign
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Say Thank You, Dear

by Gary Hays December 2nd, 2015| 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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