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Firefly Picnic: Eat and Play Under the Stars

by Tania Cowling July 20th, 2016| Elementary, Social
Summer is the perfect season for picnics. We mostly think of lunches spread on a blanket in the sunshine, but why not plan an evening dinner picnic under the stars and in search of fireflies? Elementary-aged kiddos are roaring to stay up late and romp around the backyard in the

Is It Better to Be Feared or Loved?

by Joe Lawrence July 13th, 2016| Behavior, Elementary
“What am I doing wrong?! This kid will not listen to anything I say!” I think most parents have felt this way at one point in our journey from ankle-biting toddler to seeking-self teenager. It is frustrating when our elementary-aged children will not listen to what we have to say,

Where to Place and How to Grow Your Orchids Indoor

by Editorial Team July 11th, 2016| Seasonal
Observing blooming orchids look so surreal that it’s hard to believe that you can grow them inside your home. And you don’t even need to be a green thumb to make care for them. Are you set on bringing beautiful orchids to your home anytime soon? Here’s how you

Beat the Heat With Water

by Tania Cowling July 6th, 2016| Elementary, Entertainment
Your kids can quench the “sizzle” of summer with water. So, whether you have a swimming pool, wading pool, or just the garden hose, your kids can spend hours of fun and “beat the heat” this season. These wet and wild activities and games will make your outdoor time a

Learning Over the Summer

by Joe Lawrence June 29th, 2016| 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

Play Safe This Summer in the Water

by Tania Cowling June 22nd, 2016| Elementary, Safety
These days everywhere you turn there is some body of water – whether it’s a pool, beach, or lake. Drowning is a major cause of death in children, especially during the summer months. Does your child know how to swim? This should be on the top of your parenting “to-do”

Benefits of Elementary-Aged Kids in the Garden

by Joe Lawrence June 15th, 2016| Elementary, Seasonal
Elementary-aged children are extremely curious little creatures. Curious about everything except new foods and apparently vegetables. There is a very easy way for parents to get kids excited about vegetables and trying new foods all keeping them busy: gardening.

We are fortunate that our daughter is willing to at least try
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Quick Healthy Recipes for Kids

by Editorial Team June 15th, 2016| Elementary
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Good food is essential for growth and a healthy life. Kids can eat just about any food or snack at their disposal whenever they are hungry. Keeping the family healthy and happy is easy to achieve by simply preparing a healthy meal at

Tips on Giving Praise to an Elementary-aged Child

by Tania Cowling June 8th, 2016| Communication, Elementary
Praise is a tricky subject with parents. Do I do enough praising or when is too much of a good thing bad? I believe that praise (those good compliments) is a great way to build a child’s self-esteem. But, on the other hand, a child must realize that having high

3 Ways to Prepare Your Child to be Around Older Children

by Joe Lawrence June 1st, 2016| Elementary, Social
One of the challenges we will face as parents is the integration of our children into older crowds. As they go off to elementary school, they are primarily with their peers but still have many interactions with older kids from other grades. As parents this can create some challenges and
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Children Learn Respect from Good Role Models

by Tania Cowling May 25th, 2016| 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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Taking Flight with your Child and Surviving!

by Joe Lawrence May 18th, 2016| Elementary, Seasonal
The finish line is in sight for our children. School is almost out for the summer and for many that means vacation time. There is planning around every detail of the trip; however, many do not think about the actual plane ride itself. This moment of forced containment can be
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