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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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, you probably thought you were…

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Fairness vs. Equality: Teaching Kids the Difference

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Does this sound familiar in your household? “Dad!”  How come she got a flowered sun hat and I didn’t?” “Mom!  He always gets to stay up later than me.  It’s not fair!” If cries of “UNFAIR!” are the most frequently heard accusation in your family, you are not alone. One

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Family Activities and Life Lessons: Teaching Kids the Simple Joys in Life

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Life Lessons—The other day I looked out my back window and saw this beautiful sight. Yes, it is a dump truck unloading dirt. I couldn't wait to tell my kids when they got home from school that we had received 25 loads of precious dirt. I decided to text…

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