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Winter Hair Care Advice for Women and Girls

by Editorial Team November 23rd, 2016| Elementary
Winter can be a season that really puts a lot of stress on hair – especially if you have long hair or you have a daughter who is proud of her long tresses. From detangling after time outside in wet and windy weather through to frizz caused by going from
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Questions, Questions

by Ronald A. Rowe November 10th, 2016| 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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Dealing with Head Lice in Kids? Read This First!

by Editorial Team November 4th, 2016| Elementary
Head Lice are tiny insects, or parasites, that live in human hair. They feed on our blood and make our heads itch. Head lice are incredibly common in school-age children because of their abilities to spread quickly through head-to-head contact. Any parent with young children knows how frequently they
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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Work as a Team

by YPI Editors November 3rd, 2016| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens
It's the day of parent-teacher conferences. You arrive a few minutes early and are waiting in the hallway for your turn. You enter the room calm and ready to chat. (If you didn't do both of these things, be sure to read Tuesday's article filled with helpful hints.)
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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Basic Guidelines

by YPI Editors November 1st, 2016| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens
As November begins, many students are finishing the first quarter of the school year. With this demarcation usually comes parent-teacher conferences. As a parent and a former teacher, I have to admit that these conferences can be stressful for both sides of the table. Parents may enter unsure of what
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Showing Encouragement During the Elementary Years

by YPI Editors October 20th, 2016| Communication, Elementary
We all know that receiving praise is important. It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy. As parents, it is important that our children know that we are pleased with them when they do well. However, like many other things, we also want to make sure that we don't go
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Elementary Playdates- A Vital Activity

by YPI Editors October 11th, 2016| 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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Here’s How to Find a Safe Trampoline on the American Market

by Editorial Team October 9th, 2016| Elementary
Trampolines have adorned America’s backyards for years, providing an enjoyable source of exercise as well as entertainment for people of all ages. At the same time however, this equipment has also been the target of many safety concerns among both parents and doctors alike. Trampoline related injuries were reported to
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Morning Routines: The Elementary Years

by YPI Editors September 22nd, 2016| Elementary, Seasonal
We beg of you, please tell us that there's a morning routine for your elementary aged child. If you haven't created one and your mornings are chaotic and prone to emotional outbursts, it's time to create a routine. More than likely you've heard that children thrive on a schedule. It's
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TV as Family Entertainment: Elementary Years

by YPI Editors September 8th, 2016| 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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Guiding Behavior With Natural Consequences

by Tania Cowling August 31st, 2016| Behavior, Elementary
As your child’s main teacher, you are a guide helping your youngster develop self-discipline. You must think about goals for your child’s behavior. For me, I wanted my children to make good decisions and be respectful for the feelings of others. I wanted them to learn and continue to use
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Biking Safety for Kids

by Joe Lawrence August 24th, 2016| Elementary, Safety
“Stack up one more box, I know I can jump higher than you!” This is something I remember saying often behind the plaza where we used to ride our bikes at as a child. Safety was the last thing on our minds as we had our own version of the
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