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Raising the Next Gene Kelly

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Expectations and gender roles are defined for young children long before birth.... Read full article

Words of Wisdom From a Former Camp Counselor

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Learning to live independently is certainly difficult, but parents can help children grow up by encouraging their freedom in appropriate stages.... Read full article

Where Germs Hide

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Keeping Hands Clean By Knowing Where Viruses Lurk... Read full article

Making Music Together

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 “Participating in music has a profound impact on children and youth. When playing in an ensemble, students learn countless life skills, including the importance of showing up on time, responsibility, discipline, social skills, and the ability to vie... Read full article

Preparing Your Child for Surgery

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My daughter was 13 months old when she needed her first surgery. I was a basketcase, but luckily, she had no idea what was happening. Still, it was hard. When she got a little older and had to have other surgeries, things were a little more challengi... Read full article



Changing the Game: Is it Wise to Specialize?

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Gone are the days of children playing multiple sports just for fun. Now, many kids are playing one sport year round to become elite athletes. This athletic trend is called sports specialization. Is it always a good idea?... Read full article

Risking Christmas

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It takes some courage to face another Christmas. All those expectations. All those expenses. All those memories. All those family members! ... Read full article

Child’s Play: Don’t Hate the Playa OR the Game

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“Mama, will you play with me?” The question can sometimes sink me like a stone, especially if I’m in the midst of a work project or otherwise doing something I want or need to do.... Read full article

Invite God into your Pain

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Parenting while navigating emotional pain presents a unique set of challenges. While struggling personally, it can feel impossible to tend to the well being of another human. If life were left to us to maneuver alone, it would certainly be impossible... Read full article

Best Friend Breakups and Makeups: the Ups and Downs of Friendship

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Quarrels and breakups happen, and painful feelings may linger. Often but not always–after some time or a shift in activities–kids find a way to make up. ... Read full article

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