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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

Nutrition for children: Guidelines to a healthy and balanced diet

by Editorial Team December 21st, 2020| Elementary





The nutrition of the children is one of the things that most concern parents. Which nutrients are necessary and in what amounts, are a few of the main questions they formulate to experts. Therefore, in this post, we will provide

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Questions, Questions

by Ronald A. Rowe November 16th, 2020| 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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Elementary Playdates- A Vital Activity

by YPI Editors October 12th, 2020| 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
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TV as Family Entertainment: Elementary Years

by YPI Editors September 7th, 2020| 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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Dealing with Children’s Emotions

by Joe Lawrence August 3rd, 2020| Communication, Elementary
Ever since becoming a parent, I have learned so much. Some of it was from diligent study; however, most of it was on the fly. Dealing with emotional breakdowns is one those things I learned by winging it.

Growing up, my family was not overly emotional. We cried when something hurt
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Learning Over the Summer

by Joe Lawrence June 29th, 2020| Elementary, School
“No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks” were the Alice Cooper lyrics I sang as I crossed the threshold from my classroom to the freedom that awaited. Then summer was time for us to dump all that we learned throughout the year. I think this is
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Children Learn Respect from Good Role Models

by Tania Cowling May 25th, 2020| Behavior, Elementary
The most effective way kids learn respect is by watching the important adults in their lives act respectfully. One of the biggest complaints today is that kids don’t respect their elders the way children used to. Is this a generational myth or true? I think kids need to learn self-respect,
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Bullies are Easily Handled

by Joe Lawrence April 20th, 2020| 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 Make Family Dinners Awesome

by Tania Cowling March 16th, 2020| Elementary, Seasonal
Mealtimes should be happy routines for your kids. Remember that pleasant eating experiences are just as important as nutritious foods. At this age, the kiddos are developing their food habits and attitudes – hopefully good ones, although sometimes the dinner table can be a battleground between kids and their parents.
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