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    Beyond Summer Reading

    Beyond Summer Reading

    Make Summer Reading Fun Does your child dread summer reading? If they don’t like the assigned books, that’s one thing, but if they’re not interested in reading at all, there may be a problem. Often it takes a parent’s guidance to ignite a child’s passion for reading. Luckily, summer is the perfect time to transform [...]
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    Fun & Easy Science Experiments for Kids

    Fun & Easy Science Experiments for Kids

    The Wide World of Science Sometimes it takes a little extra spark to ignite a child’s interest in science. Many parents will read or draw with their kids, but much fewer are comfortable exploring scientific concepts. However, there’s no reason you can’t make science a part of everyday play. You don’t need to be a [...]
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    Let’s Get Gardening!

    Let’s Get Gardening!

    Getting into Gardening Though spring’s full bloom is yet to come, those of us with green thumbs have already started gathering the tools and supplies we will need for our gardens. But did you know that gardening can be a great teaching tool for kids? Tending to a garden lets them see firsthand the connection [...]
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    Making Time for Time Management

    Making Time for Time Management

    Teaching Kids Time Management Time management is an important life skill, and the earlier you can teach it to your kids, the better. Proper time management leads to better academic performance because it lets your kids free up time to do whatever they want, which reduces stress. But when and how do you start teaching [...]
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    Keeping it Current

    Keeping it Current

    Talking To Your Children about Current Events When a major news event occurs – natural disaster, financial turmoil, political scandal – kids get curious, and most often it’s up to parents to explain what’s going on. But this process catches many parents off guard. Most news stories are very complex, so how do you simplify [...]
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    Learning through Games

    Learning through Games

    Learning Through Games Some kids will fidget and pout if you sit them down to study for 20 minutes. But put the same kids in front of their favorite videogame console or toy, however, and they’ll remain quietly engrossed for hours. It’s no secret that we have infinitely more time and patience for the things [...]
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    Beating the Back-to-School Blues

    Beating the Back-to-School Blues

    Beat the Back to School Blues Where did summer go? Are your kids panicking about going back to school? How do we ease the transition for our kids? Some back-to-school anxiety has to do with losing summer’s freedom, which can be disappointing, but most of it comes from the challenges a new school year brings. [...]
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    Can You Say ‘Career’?

    Can You Say ‘Career’?

    Thinking About a Career “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s an omnipresent question in childhood, but more often than not the answer is pretty cloudy. Here are some great tips on how to lead your little jack-of-all-trades on a path to the career of their dreams. Talk About Their Interests [...]
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    School’s Out? Not Yet!

    School’s Out? Not Yet!

    End of School Year Tips With sunshine lasting well into the evening, it’s natural for kids to want to play longer and spend less time indoors doing homework. But the end of school often culminates in big projects and tests, so now more than ever it’s critical to keep your child focused on their studies. [...]
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    The Big Move!

    The Big Move!

    Making Your Family's Big Move Successful Moving can be a monumental task, even if you’re just relocating a few blocks over, and long distance moves can take an emotional toll on kids because no one likes to leave friends behind. But your attitude towards moving and the ways you involve your children in the process [...]
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