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by Dr. Susan Canizares | September 8, 2016 | Child Development

Like most adults, children are creatures of habit. Transitions from one activity to another can be difficult. Children who are asked to stop doing something they enjoy and to start a different activity may exhibit difficult behaviors. These behaviors can take the form of tantrums, avoidance, resistance, whining, or negotiation (“Can I have just 5 […]

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by Administrator | September 7, 2016 | Ideas

September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day! But you can be a good neighbor any day of the year. Here’s a list of some simple ideas for having a positive influence in your neighborhood. Offer to wash a neighbor’s car for them. Leave a nice note in their mailbox to let them know you’re thinking […]

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by Administrator | August 26, 2016 | Ideas

By Barbara Hiatt of Hello Life Back to School season is in full swing! While some kids have already started class, around here they don’t start for a couple more weeks so I’m still scrambling to find everything my tyke needs and wants for back to school.  My son loves video games, so I went on […]

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by Administrator | August 26, 2016 | Ideas

Let’s be honest – kids rarely get excited about homework. Make them a cozy and organized homework station, though, and they may actually look forward to completing it! While that may be a bit of a stretch, a simple DIY homework station is a great way to help kiddos stay focused and on-track with their […]

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by Administrator | August 26, 2016 | Work/Life Balance

Back to school means back to rushed, hectic mornings – or does it? Sure, the “kid-needs-last-minute-show-and-tell-item-as-we’re-running-out-the-door” mornings will happen at times, but hopefully these simple morning hacks can spare the family some frustration as everyone gets ready to go out the door. Set the breakfast table immediately after dinner so all you need to do […]

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by Administrator | August 25, 2016 | Child Development | Safety and Security

This school year, arm your children with some important safety tips for surfing the web and posting on social media. Review this list with them so they may develop a solid understanding of what is acceptable to do online. This way, you can rest assured knowing that they are browsing the Internet safely and they will be […]

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by Administrator | August 24, 2016 | Recipes

By Katie Serbinski of Mom to Mom Nutrition It’s that time of year again where life revolves around alarm clocks, homework, and after-school snacking. If you’ve spent extended time with school-aged children, then you KNOW they are demanding a snack once the school bell rings. Or they are really good at giving you the impression […]

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by Administrator | August 23, 2016 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

How should I reach out? What do I need to know about Parent/Teacher Conferences? Am I asking the right questions? We asked some of our teachers to share their best parent and teacher communication tips so you can build a strong bond with your kiddo’s teacher this school year!   1. If you have a concern, never hesitate […]

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by Administrator | August 22, 2016 | Free Printables

Kids can take a silly “Back to School” picture using this selfie frame! Click the image below to download the full printable PDF.

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by Administrator | August 19, 2016

We asked some of our resident 3-, 4- and 5-year-old fashion experts about the hippest and hottest trends for the 2016-2017 school year. Here’s their advice. Parents, take note. Comfort is key for busy preschoolers.   Pay attention to details! Feet can stick out (but just a little bit).   Nature influences are all the […]

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