Parenting

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Five Helpful Habits for Elementary School Homework

With all of the changes surrounding life in the elementary years, elementary school homework can add more stress and anxiety in the...
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Starting a School Club for Elementary Students

How Kids Can Start a School ClubIs your child a natural-born leader? Does your child have a special...
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A Teacher-Mom’s Guide to Surviving Elementary School

It’s happening: Your kiddo is leaving the land of preschool and heading into the big new world of elementary school. How will...
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Dads and Daughters

As a young kid growing up, I always knew that when I got older I wanted to have a son; I never...
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How to Motivate Your Kids to Help with the Housework

Unless you are one of the lucky ones, you likely have a hard time getting your children to help out with the...

How to discover true community, true friendship by being Unfriended

Mr. Rogers asked a question at the beginning of his iconic children’s television program, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” It’s a simple song with...
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Why school days are better with a balanced breakfast

It’s that time of year when schools will soon be opening their doors for a new season.  Parents and kids alike eagerly anticipate a...
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Ideas for Date Night In

When thinking about a date night I am drawn to this piece of advice. “Your family is the house and the parents are the...
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How To Deal With A Defiant Child?

Just about every day, Angela Estes, a New York mom, finds herself asking her 5-year-old son, "Why are you being so defiant?"When she says...