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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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    Preventing Childhood Obesity

    Preventing Childhood Obesity

    Fighting Childhood Obesity Although the childhood obesity rate has dropped in recent years, it still hovers around 17%. That number is far too high, especially considering that childhood obesity is linked to adult obesity, diabetes, and a host of other medical conditions. There are many ways to ensure your child has a proper diet that's [...]
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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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    Road Trips with Kids

    Road Trips with Kids

    Family Road Trips Jumping in the car and embarking on a summer adventure is a time honored tradition. But as fun as going on a road trip can be, having kids in the car, especially young kids, can be taxing. The constant noise, bickering, and requests for pit stops are enough to drive even the [...]
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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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    Waterside Safety

    Waterside Safety

    Summer Water Safety Summer is here, which means more trips to the beach, pool, and lake. Before you plan a family swimming trip, be sure to brush up on waterside safety. Sunscreen Protection No one likes to get sunburned, so applying sunscreen is a must. Most experts suggest sunscreen with an SPF of 20-30 for [...]
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    Throw an Affordable Summertime Birthday Party!

    Throw an Affordable Summertime Birthday Party!

    Host a Fun and Easy Summertime Birthday Party Having a summertime birthday can be both a blessing and a curse for kids. It’s ideal to have a bright, warm day on your birthday, but on the other hand, it can be much harder to organize a party with friends when you don’t see everyone at [...]
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    A Parent’s Guide to Doctors & Pediatricians

    A Parent’s Guide to Doctors & Pediatricians

    From Pediatricians to Adult Doctors Showing up with your 15-year-old to a pediatrician’s office can be an awkward experience. A waiting room full of toddler’s toys and Sesame Street posters won’t exactly make your teen feel like they have come to the right place. As a result, many parents wonder when it’s time for their [...]
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