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How to Talk to Your Child About the Death of a Loved One

by Editorial Team August 22nd, 2016| Elementary
Experiencing the death of a loved one is extremely difficult for everyone, but it can be especially confusing and scary for a child who does not fully understand what death is, and who does not understand where their loved one went. Talking to your child about the death of a
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It’s Time for Back to School Shopping

by Tania Cowling August 17th, 2016| Elementary, Seasonal
Have you ever experienced a “before-school-starts” nightmare to try and find the “coolest” clothes or the most efficient tablet? I have. Hopefully some of these “I've been there” tips will help get your school shopping done somewhat stress-free. It’s all about the planning.

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Motivating Kids

by Editorial Team August 11th, 2016| Elementary
How to Keep Your Kids Motivated Throughout the School Year

Motivation can be hard to come by sometimes in life. This is especially true with children that are simply trying to make it to the next grade level. You can tell your children all day long that they need to remain

Reversing the Summer Brain Drain

by Tania Cowling August 3rd, 2016| Elementary, School
As we approach a new school year, parents may be wondering if their child is prepped and ready to begin. How much information have they retained? After a long summer vacation, have your children lost one to three months worth of learning? It’s not too late to do some reviewing

How To Choose The Right Dental Clinic For Your Children

by Editorial Team August 2nd, 2016| Elementary
The Importance Of Protecting Your Child's Smile

At a time when self image is everything, protecting your child's smile at its beginning stages is a smart choice. Preventive care can be far less expensive than dental treatments for major work such as root canals or cavity fillings. Your child's primary teeth
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Elementary Kids and the Summer Heat

by Joe Lawrence July 27th, 2016| Elementary, Safety
There is no doubt that kiddos want to be playing outside during the summer. All winter long they are cooped up and can’t wait to explore the outdoors. However, we have to make sure we are cognizant of the heat and the effect it can have on our children.

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4 Occupations that Can Improve Parenting Skills

by Editorial Team July 27th, 2016| Elementary
As parents we try to do everything we can for the betterment of our children so that they can have an optimal future ahead of them. Much of that has to do with learning new sets of skills related to pediatric nutrition, discipline, emotional control, speaking, healthcare, therapy, and anything

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

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