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Negative Words and Your Children

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No! Stupid. Stop! Dumb. It’s possible that you have either uttered these under your breath, or to keep your child from doing something that could hurt him, shouted out a quick, “No!,” to stop him in his tracks. However, these words can have long- and... Read full article

Socially Distant Summer

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It’s finally summer and kids and teens are ready for a much needed break. But, what does that break look like when they’re forced to remain physically distanced from friends and family? While local organizations are doing what they can to provide res... Read full article

Homeschooling 101

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Is It For Your Family?... Read full article

Chasing Date Night

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After 11 years, two children, and every rerun of Law and Order, it had come to this: Date Night.... Read full article

Teaching Children Respect

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As a veteran teacher, I’ve been asked many questions about how to teach children over the years, and only once have I been a bit stumped. The mother asked me, “How do you teach respect?” After a moment’s thought, my response was, “Every single day.”... Read full article



No Sports? No Problem?

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Children choosing the arts over sports.... Read full article

Bumpy Beginnings

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A Guide To Surviving The Start Of Parenthood.... Read full article

Stay Active: Building Confidence After School

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Learning a sport, game, musical instrument, drama, or other skill is its own reward. But participating in after-school activities can provide many additional benefits to kids, too.... Read full article

Childhood Anxiety

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Anxiety is essentially an almost-constant state of apprehension. And for some children, that apprehension does manifest in the more expected and typical ways. But for others, it’s constantly activating their fight or flight reflex. ... Read full article

Fight Less, Love More

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I love my husband, but I don’t like him.... Read full article

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