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School: Getting Into a Back To School Routine

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Now that our family is busy preparing for our back to school practice, I have found myself craving the relaxing routine of summer. I tend to be a little more relaxed when it comes to our to-do lists and jobs during the summer; we all like to sleep in,…

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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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Parenting: How to Avoid Over-Parenting When Kids Go Back to School

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This just in: Parenting is hard. We all just want to be involved in our kids’ lives and make sure our kids are responsible and  successful. Is that such a crime? Apparently, intense involvement in our children’s lives may actually be hindering their growth. It’s important to know when to…

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Back to School Preparation When Your Child Has Special Needs

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When your child has special needs, back to school preparation can be stressful for both of you. It may take a little more work, but adding a few extra steps to your back to school routine can pay off greatly in the long run. Try these techniques to get the…

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The Debrief – Using The Precious Moments When They’re Home From School

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When my kids get home from school, it's as if they haven't eaten in five days. They are starving. I've learned one little secret - if I have a snack ready and waiting, and I just linger around the table, most days they will chat away about their day. It…

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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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