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Make Dinner Count: Turn Meal Time into a Positive Family Experience

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Make meal time a happy family experience. As a single mother with three small children at home, dinner used to feel like a lot of work.  My three kids often met my efforts with something like this: “I don’t want green beans again. She got the pink bowl yesterday …

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Halloween Candy: Alternatives to Passing Out Sweets on Halloween

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Halloween Treats—"Trick-or-treat!" The costumed children will soon be on their way, looking to you for a goodie. Depending on your neighborhood, this could lead to several hundred bags to fill. For my neighborhood, I typically plan on 300 children. No matter the current sale of the bulk candy bags, …

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Teaching Assertive Anger Expression to Kids

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From the cries of infancy, to the tantrums of toddlerhood, and hopefully the self-control of school-age years, developing the delicate art of anger expression is a process for children. Some little ones seem to be born with a cool head while others show their hot-tempers right from birth. No matter…

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Helping Kids Do Better in School by Overcoming Absences

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If you are anything like me – you are realizing that summer is now a fleeting memory and the smell of fall is in the air. Back to school has come and gone, and we are fast approaching the season where kids are undoubtedly going to be spreading all the…

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Three Tips for Teaching Children Study Habits

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Back to school is an exciting time of year. Getting started and feeling prepared with a positive attitude promotes good grades and confidence in the classroom. As moms, we are counting down the last days of summer, and, at the same time, making sure everyone is all set for their…

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Tips to Help Your Children Maximize Their Summer Camp Experience

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Water sports at Summer Camp
Do you remember the first time you went to camp? How old were you when your parents left you to fend for yourself, among a group of other kids your size and older? If you were like many kids away from home in a cabin,…

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