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Spring Cleaning Can Make You Happy—Really!

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I love spring for many reasons: warmer weather, celebrating my birthday, blooming flowers, and most of all… because it’s time for spring cleaning…! While this phrase may not generate the same excitement for you as it does for me, follow these tips, and I promise, you’ll start the season

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Parenting: How to Help Your Child Pick the Right College

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High school is said to be the “best years of our lives,” and in many aspects it is. It is the time when a person begins to separate their identity from that of their parents. Your teen… is learning what it means to be an adult. They are involved in

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Make Spring Cleaning A Family Affair

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“I can’t find my sneakers!” Every third day is gym day, which means that every third day you will find us scrambling around the house trying to find that rogue sneaker.
A child’s disorganized bedroom can be a huge roadblock when it comes to getting out the door in the…

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4 Things Every High School Graduate Should Do This Summer

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High School is over and your graduate is probably going on senior trips and relaxing for the summer. Did they really graduate? Where did that time go? It seems like yesterday you were helping them with their homework and teaching them how to drive.





I’ve thought a lot about this

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Free Resources for Parents for Learning Issues and Attention Issues

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When you are parenting a child with learning issues or attention issues it can feel scary. And very lonely. And even if you are able to identify learning challenges for your child…, it can be hard to get the help you need. And support for both you and your

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Get Organized For Spring

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It’s been a long winter for much of the US, but spring is on the horizon!  Warm weather means a new set of clothing, spring cleaning and holidays.  Don’t let it sneak up on you. Get your home and your family ready for the warm weather… with these easy steps!

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Language Development: When Children Say Their First Words

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Speech Development…—The question I get most from parents of babies is: Should my child be talking yet? So let’s talk a bit about when that should be happening. Most developmental charts say that the first word happens around the first birthday. And on average that’s true. The word may

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12 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Teens

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So, your teenager has a boyfriend/girlfriend. Valentine’s Day …can sometimes add pressure to a teen relationship. Teen dating shouldn’t be demanding, though. Instead, it should be a fun time when they can get to know many different people. Suggest a group or double date to have fun with more friends.

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Saying Yes – A Parenting Experiment

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I don’t like disciplining my kids. I do it, of course. As parents we need to set limits, boundaries, and teach our kids…. But that doesn’t mean I like it.
That means I say “no” a lot. Or otherwise use a negative phrase when I need to get

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Play Nice Day – Teaching Kids to Play Nice

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Have little ones of all ages can make playtime challenging some days.
Riley, at age 3, always wants to play with Julia and Nate. Bless their hearts, they always accommodate him, but there are times that they need their own play time, too. It can be a challenge to help…

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