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    Social Media Guidelines for Kids

    Social Media Guidelines for Kids

    Social Media Guidelines for Kids Social media has become a huge part of how kids interact, and it falls to parents to ensure those interactions stay positive. Duties like monitoring kids and helping them create a healthy balance between social media and daily life may seem daunting. This post will show you how to set social media guidelines for [...]
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    Supporting Your Introverted Child

    Supporting Your Introverted Child

    Introverted vs. Shy Introversion is a personality trait often confused with shyness. An introverted person enjoys time alone. A shy person doesn’t necessarily want to be alone, but is afraid to interact with others. While therapy often helps a shy person, it can cause stress in an introvert and lead to problems with self-esteem. Introverted people [...]
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    Halloween Decoration on a Budget

    Halloween Decoration on a Budget

    Halloween Decoration on a Budget Decorating your home for Halloween can cost you next to nothing. Plus, creating some spooky crafts as a family is a sure way to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Check out five of our favorite DIY Halloween decorations – easy to make and guaranteed to scare! Tombstones All you [...]
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    “Stay Home” Sick vs. “Hospital” Sick

    “Stay Home” Sick vs. “Hospital” Sick

    How Sick is Really Sick? If your child is sick, how can you tell if they need to go to the ER or see a pediatrician immediately? The question confounds many parents, especially those with younger children who cannot articulate the severity of their symptoms. Conventional wisdom says to play it safe. A trip to [...]
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    Getting Extracurricular Activities Right

    Getting Extracurricular Activities Right

    Getting Extracurriculars Right Most kids don’t have enough schoolwork to occupy all their afterschool time. This can be great – if they have stuff to do. Most parents don’t want to see their kids come home and sit in front of the TV until bedtime. But with all the options out there, picking the right [...]
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    Fall Family Fun

    Fall Family Fun

    Great Ideas for Fall Family Fun The arrival of fall can sometimes mean less time to spend together as a family. With kids in school, parents back in work-mode, and the days growing shorter, this time of year can indeed be a lot busier than summer. But that doesn’t mean you should let this magical [...]
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    Keeping a Journal

    Keeping a Journal

    The Benefits of Keeping a Journal Journaling can be both educational and therapeutic for kids. It’s more than just a way to practice writing; it allows kids to reflect on their emotions, an important process and something they might not ordinarily do. A Creative Outlet Getting a kid to start a journal, especially if they [...]
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    Let’s Make Back-to-School Better

    Let’s Make Back-to-School Better

    Transitioning from Summer to School Making the transition from summer to back-to-school season can be stressful for your entire family. The change in scheduling, navigating a new academic environment, and other stressors often add up to a tense situation that puts everyone on edge. But back-to-school doesn’t have to be stressful. They key to success [...]
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    Plug Up the Summer Brain Drain

    Plug Up the Summer Brain Drain

    Avoiding Summer Brain Drain No one will deny that a young brain needs to rest after a long school year, but most parents and teachers agree summer vacation is too long a period to go without any mental activity. Many teachers complain that the first month or two of the school year is spent bringing [...]
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    Homesick Blues

    Homesick Blues

    When Your Child Gets Homesick Homesickness is one of the most common camp-related ailments, up there with bug bites, heat rash, and skinned knees. Unfortunately, it still confounds campers and their parents alike. The American Camp Association says that 10% of kids experience homesickness, but this number is likely much higher because many kids feel [...]
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