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Parenting: Transitioning from School to Summer Routines

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The school year is quickly coming to a close and that means it’s time to switch gears into summer mode. While the kids are happy, it means juggling new schedules and routines to ensure everyone in the family is taken care of. Here are a few tips to help ease…

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Parenting: Discovering Interests of a Child

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Did you miss out on dance as a kid? Me too, but my parents never knew I was interested in it.  Same with choir, but I did get to play the violin …for a few years.  Before I had kids, I told myself I’d let them choose their activities.  Do

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Summer Break: 5 Tips to Keep You on Task This Summer

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It can be tough to feel like you have a solid routine during the summer when the kids are out of school and between activities. If it’s not time for summer camp…, it means the kids are at home and yearning for something to occupy those long days. While

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Summer Travel Survival with Kids with Learning and Attention Issues

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Every season of the year gives us something special and unique. But there is no other season that can be compared to summer, really. The ice cold chill of the air conditioner when you first come inside from the new summer heat, the first time the sun kisses your skin,…

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Summer Learning: How to Make an Educational Treasure Map

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It can be hard this time of year, particularly during the summer, to keep up your kids’ enthusiasm for learning…. For that matter, it can be hard for you to keep up your enthusiasm to help your kids to learn. If you’re like me, you’ve been working hard

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Transitioning From a School to Summer Routine

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Routines work. This is true not only for the school year, but also for the summer. Just because your kids are home for the summer does not mean your house needs to be in a constant state of chaos. Set up a routine…. It does take a little

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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.





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