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How Do You Feel About War Play?

by Tania Cowling May 13th, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
As a mother of two boys, I never let them play with toy guns, but yet these siblings seem to play war with water squirt toys and even sticks from the yard. As parents we tried to enforce that guns can harm people and are not toys. I think
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All the World is a School

by Ronald A. Rowe April 29th, 2015| Elementary, School
Since this is my last Elementary article here at Your Parenting Info, I’d like to take the occasion to discuss explicitly what I have repeatedly referenced obliquely in the past.  At this age, all the world is a school.  Every day and everywhere you and your child go together,
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Keeping Kids Safe at Play

by Tania Cowling April 22nd, 2015| Elementary, Safety
How many times do you hear the phrase “are we going out today” from your child? Now that the weather is pleasant, you’ll be able to answer yes more frequently. Whether your child plays at home or you visit a public playground, the most important issue is safety. And
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Earth Day Activities for Elementary Ages

by Ronald A. Rowe April 15th, 2015| Elementary, Seasonal
“Treat the Earth well; it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.  We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”  21st Century American children would do well to learn and heed the wisdom
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3 Benefits: When a Child Entertains Himself

by Lori Sciame April 8th, 2015| Elementary, Entertainment
I have a cousin who is continually exhausted. It's not because she works too many hours, or that she has an elderly parent to take care of, or even because she has a dozen children. She is worn out because she has not taught her only son how to
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Rewarding Bad Behavior

by Ronald A. Rowe April 1st, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
You would never deliberately reward bad behavior in your workplace.  If an employee were taking bribes or stealing company supplies, you most assuredly would not give them a pat on the back and a promotion for their out of the box thinking.  You wouldn’t reward the laziest employee by
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4 Hacks to Instill Love of Reading in Your Child

by Ronald A. Rowe March 18th, 2015| Elementary, Entertainment
Reading doesn't have the attractive lure it used to have. With video game consoles, handheld electronics, the internet, and 200 cable channels the idea of sitting quietly with a good book is a hard sell.  But it is important that we do what we can to instill a love of
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3 Fun Ways to Build World Knowledge

by Lori Sciame March 11th, 2015| Elementary, School
Helping a child to learn new things can be great fun.  The process doesn't always have to involve flash cards or worksheets.  If you have an elementary aged child, try one of the following three ways to enrich his or her learning experience.  I guarantee, you'll both have fun
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