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    How to Help Your Kids with Homework

    How to Help Your Kids with Homework

    As your child gets older, homework will start to become a bigger part of their life. Young students may complain about the extra work, but there are benefits to the assignments, papers, and projects they will inevitably bring home. Here are some great tips and strategies to help your child with their homework – without [...]
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    4 Reasons to Have a Family Game Night

    4 Reasons to Have a Family Game Night

    by Calvin Wong It's Not Just Monopoly Anymore Over the last 20 years, there's been a revolution in board games. When Kristen Bell talked about her addiction to Settlers of Catan on the Golden Globes red carpet, you know board games have made their way into mainstream culture. Here's four reasons why board games can be [...]
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    Why Art Instruction Matters

    Why Art Instruction Matters

    While you may not realize it, art instruction is an essential part of the development of your child's brain, specifically their creativity and expression. You’ve probably heard that the brain consists of two parts. The left hemisphere is typically responsible for logical thinking and linear processes, while the right hemisphere is more concerned with feelings, imagination, and creativity. When [...]
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    Teaching Children Forgiveness

    Teaching Children Forgiveness

    Why Teach Forgiveness? Understanding a nuanced concept like forgiveness takes a lot of guidance, but ultimately it will help kids get along better in social situations and, later, build lasting, healthy relationships. So how can you teach your child forgiveness? First, make sure your child understands what forgiveness is. Remember, forgiving someone isn’t forgetting what they did or condoning their behavior. It’s [...]
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    Test Taking Guide for Parents & Kids

    Test Taking Guide for Parents & Kids

    Test Taking Guide Taking tests can be one of the most nerve-racking parts of being a student – and that goes for being the parent of a student, too. But, there’s hope. Employing some proven techniques to help study and reduce test anxiety can lead not only to huge improvement in test grades, it can also help your child [...]
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    Paid Parental Leave: What You Need to Know

    Paid Parental Leave: What You Need to Know

    Paid Parental Leave Have you taken time off from work for parenting? How much time? How did your employer feel about it? When compared with other industrialized nations, the United States’ mandated paid leave policy looks…kind of strict. But our laws and policies are changing, and that can mean a lot for working moms and dads. Our latest blog [...]
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    Starting at a New School

    Starting at a New School

    Starting a New School Few things are as unnerving to kids as starting at a new school. Learning to navigate the fraught social and academic world of one school is hard enough. Going to a new school and having to start the process all over again can be scary. What can you do as a parent to make [...]
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    Homework Help: Dos and Don’ts

    Homework Help: Dos and Don’ts

    Homework Help: Do's and Don'ts As the school year begins anew, kids across the country are becoming reacquainted with their old nemesis, homework. Some may not like it, but homework helps students sharpen their skills, retain the knowledge they acquire at school, and think independently. Almost all kids will need some kind of homework help during their academic career. [...]
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    Best Math Apps for Kids

    Best Math Apps for Kids

    The Best Math Apps for Kids Learning is always easier when it's fun. So we've put together this list of the best math apps for kids. Some are free and some cost a few dollars, but all of them will help engage your child and improve their math skills at the same time! We did [...]
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    App Roundup: Best Apps for Creative Play

    App Roundup: Best Apps for Creative Play

    Apps that will Unlock Your Child's Creativity Since your child is old enough to play on a phone or tablet, why not give them an app that's more stimulating and challenging? There's a growing trend of fun apps designed for educational and creative play so here's a few of our favorite games built to encourage, [...]
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