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Literacy: Why Reading Aloud is Essential

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Reading—After raising four sons and working as a teacher, I would have to agree with the experts that reading aloud is essential. Why Reading Aloud is Essential

Decades of Literacy Research Encourages Parents Reading Aloud

  • Becoming a Nation of Readers (1985) reached two conclusions. 1) The single most important

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Family Activities and Life Lessons: Teaching Kids the Simple Joys in Life

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Life Lessons—The other day I looked out my back window and saw this beautiful sight. Yes, it is a dump truck unloading dirt. I couldn't wait to tell my kids when they got home from school that we had received 25 loads of precious dirt. I decided to text…

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Parenting Tips From an Expert

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If you had the chance to ask a parenting expert for advice on specific topics in real time, what would you ask? I know there have been moments in my parenting experience where, despite all the books I've read and research I've done, I'm still at a loss as to…

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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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Food: Healthy Eating Tips to Banish Snack Time Hunger

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When my kids were younger, the only meal I really stressed about was a healthy dinner. Now that they are a bit older, dinner isn’t the only thing I’ve got on my mind. I know that when that school bell rings, I’m going to have a couple ravenous, bottomless…

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