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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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    Overcoming Fear of the Dark

    Overcoming Fear of the Dark

    Overcoming Fear of the Dark Fear of the dark is among the most common phobias for kids and adults alike, but the fact that it’s common doesn’t make it any easier for your little one to overcome. By overcoming fear of the dark, you can give your child valuable experience in conquering other fears down the road. It’s important [...]
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    Choosing the Right Babysitter

    Choosing the Right Babysitter

    Choosing the Right Babysitter Parents are usually anxious when trying out a new babysitter for the first time – understandably so. It’s hard to entrust the care of your children to someone you might not know very well. By investing some time and effort in choosing the right babysitter, however, you can ensure a more agreeable experience for yourself, your [...]
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    Meditating with Children

    Meditating with Children

    Meditating with Children With increasing numbers of Americans – children and adults alike – experiencing stress, it’s no surprise that people are turning to meditation for relief. Meditation and mindfulness practices (the focused awareness of the present moment) are becoming more popular both in school curricula and outside the classroom. Is meditating with children another fad, or can it offer tangible [...]
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    Talking to Children About Death

    Talking to Children About Death

    Talking to children about death can be difficult but is also important. Explaining and discussing difficult topics is pivotal to emotional development. Kids as young as 4 or 5 can have questions about their own mortality and death in general. These questions are often prompted by the death of a friend, relative, or pet. Your child can [...]
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    Getting over Bedwetting

    Getting over Bedwetting

    Many kids and parents don’t feel comfortable talking about bedwetting, even with a pediatrician. What causes bedwetting and how can you cure it? The Causes of Bedwetting Bedwetting has a number of causes, all of which relate to the development of the body and the brain. Young children have smaller bladders that hold less urine. Furthermore, in many children [...]
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    Unclinging a Clingy Child

    Unclinging a Clingy Child

    Unclinging a Clingy Child What does your child do when you drop them off at day care? Some kids’ natural curiosity kicks in and they wander away towards a peer or toy. Others are more cautious, preferring to stay by mom or dad until a teacher or caregiver invites them to join the fun. Then there's the clingy [...]
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    Rebuilding Family Trust

    Rebuilding Family Trust

    Losing trust in your kids is something all parents face, whether they have a 7 year old or a 17 year old. There are countless instances in which parent-child trust can be damaged. Maybe you gave your child money for a school field trip and they spent it on something else? Perhaps they said they were sleeping over at [...]
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    When to Praise and When to Reprimand

    When to Praise and When to Reprimand

    Knowing When to Praise and Reprimand What did you do when your child broke your favorite coffee mug from college even though you told them never, ever to touch it? Did you yell? What about when the same child made you that adorable picture for Mother’s Day? Did you praise them? Praise and reprimands are the opposite ends [...]
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