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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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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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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: 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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The Importance of Being Bored

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We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we've burned through most of our ideas. We've taken the family trips, we've done the crafts, taken picnics, and we've cleaned the closets. Summer camps and…

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Stop Sibling Rivalry in its Tracks

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We’ve all been there. Your home is peaceful and happy one minute, then the next it’s an all-out war zone. Sibling rivalry is an age-old problem that’s never completely going to go away. If you’ve looked into the subject much, you’ve probably come across the advice to avoid taking sides.…

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