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Back To School, Back To Homework

by Lisa Stauber August 26th, 2008| Elementary

Back to school means more than fresh notebooks and new crayons. With a new teacher comes homework assignments! Each teacher has her own homework policies, and many also send home forms to be

How Far Is Too Far?

by Louise August 21st, 2008| Elementary
I know that every parent wants to bring his child up with a healthy lifestyle. While this is a good idea, I must stress that you do not take this thought too far, specifically in the case of food. If you're
not careful, being "too healthy" with your child might actually

Summer Idea for the Kids

by Michele August 13th, 2008| Elementary
"I'm bored!"

Are those typical words in your house? At this point in the summer, it seems likely that many households are resounding with that same sentence. Although the kids won't admit to wishing that school would start soon, they have become bored with the laziness of summer.

To help solve the

Blueberry Picking

by Michele August 13th, 2008| Elementary
Living in New Hampshire, blueberry picking is a summer tradition. In my childhood home our backyard was bordered by woods. Walking deeper into these woods, I was able to find wild blueberry bushes. I have many fond memories of summer mornings, dressed in a long-sleeved shirt and pants, with one

Easing Back To School

by Lisa Stauber August 12th, 2008| Elementary
School will be starting soon. Are you ready?

I'm not just talking about new crayons and backpacks. Children need time to adjust to a new routine. Start helping them get ready for a smooth back-to-school experience today. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Sleep. Many children stay up later

4 Types of Parenting Styles

by Rosanne Lorraine August 5th, 2008| Elementary

Parents inevitably leave an impact on their children's social, emotional, and mental development whether they are aware of it or not. Parenting is a highly complex undertaking that involves many individual behaviors that work together to influence the child. But looking at specific behaviors in isolation may be deceptive.

Eliminate your Child’s Bad Breath

by Rosanne Lorraine July 29th, 2008| Elementary

Bad breath is nothing to be embarrassed about unless you don't do anything about it. Bad breath in children is a common condition; it is not necessarily a symptom of a serious health problem. Some of the most common causes of bad breath in young children include:

Improper brushing
Breathing through
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Another Table Game

by Bea July 24th, 2008| Elementary
To go along with TK's post (Breakfast and a Game with Kids), I've got another game you will love to play with your family while you sit and wait around at a restaurant. In fact, this game is fun to play at camp or with a group of kids. You'll
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The Green Hour

by Lisa Stauber July 22nd, 2008| Elementary

Children today spend a majority of their time in climate controlled environments. Their days are structured and scheduled, and they're lacking in time to daydream or catch their breath. They've lost touch with

Teach Financial Responsibility Early

by Rosanne Lorraine July 15th, 2008| Elementary

Letting your child learn the value of money while he or she is young can help him or her become a financially responsible adult in the future. The first thing you need to do is involve your child in simple money transactions. Explain the basics of financial transactions by

Internet Safety for Kids

by Rosanne Lorraine July 8th, 2008| Elementary

Social media has penetrated the lives of children, teens, and adults alike. These sites encourage interactivity, and it enables people to exchange personal details and information about themselves. It is now incredibly easy for children to share videos, pictures, and private messages to communicate with their "friends" in social

Water Country

by Bea July 1st, 2008| Elementary
I was fortunate enough to be able to travel almost every summer vacation, but I definitely remember the summers, such as this one, when I was home, but I always looked for something to do! I always found that the days I loved most were the days that my parents