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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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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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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.





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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