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Managing Stress: Tips for a Stress Free September

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Back to School is not for the faint of heart. Between PTA meetings, orientations, class breakfasts, and curriculum nights (of course multiplied by the number of children you have), how is a parent supposed to get anything else done? And that doesn’t take into account the scheduling and preparing… that

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College Education: Exploring the Open Education Movement

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According to a recent Pew Research Center study, ninety-four percent of parents expect their children to go to college. They want their children to be successful, to gain the skills they need to be economically independent. And it is a generally well-accepted fact that a college education… provides students

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8 Online Shopping Tips for Back to School

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Many families are heading back to school in the next month, and this usually means you will be buying school supplies and new school clothes for the kiddos. Trying to save …money during back to school time can be challenging, but with a few shopping tips, you can stay within

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Education: Ways To Prepare Your Child For School

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School can be a very hard time for children. After spending a long summer with family and friends, the transition back to school… can be tough. Going to a new school or starting a new schedule can make your child hesitant. Prepping your child for the school year is a

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Parenting: When Should Your Teen Get Their Drivers Permit?

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I know from having 4 children that no matter how old your children get, they will always remain your babies. When your children reach the driving age and the law says they are old enough to get behind the wheel of a car, how do you know if your teen …

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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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