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  • Limiting your Child’s Screen Time
    April 24, 2015  

    Did you know that according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids under the age of 6 spend an average of two hours a day in front of a screen? The effects of staring at the television or computer screen for an extended period of time are not good on your child. It has been seen that children who watch too much television are more likely to be obese and have aggressive behaviour. They are likely […]

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  • Supporting your Socially Worried Child
    April 7, 2015  
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    A great concern for many parents is that their children are shy. But what does shy even mean? Many ‘shy’ children are actually sensitive. This means that they are very aware and affected by the environment around them. Other ‘shy’ children are just introverts, they just want time to themselves to renew their energy. Some are just so absorbed by their own projects, they are not very interested in social interaction. So how can a […]

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  • Giving Thanks
    November 25, 2014  
    Happy Thanksgiving

    We, as adults, are aware of what Thanksgiving has come to mean in the American culture, but kids are new, and can sometimes have a hard time understanding the significance behind Thanksgiving. Here are a few fun facts to help them understand the wonderful holiday, and to hopefully offer their own ‘thanks’ around the table this Thursday. The Beginning: The Pilgrims and the Native American tribe the Wampanoag, were the first to celebrate Thanksgiving, but […]

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  • Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips
    October 29, 2014  
    Portrait of three Halloween girls looking at camera with frighte

    It’s not the ghosts and the ghouls parents have to worry about this Halloween Holiday! Kids tend to get a little hyper, and a little adventurous when they’re dressed as their favorite character; or perhaps an alter ego for those truly dedicated. Keep them safe, and harm free with these tips and tricks. Candy  Oh the bounty your child will have! Just make sure that if they have any allergies that you are screening their […]

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  • Privacy and Respect
    August 20, 2014  
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    When it comes to teaching your kids about privacy and respect, nothing is more important than having these important life lessons learned through trial and error. Most memories that are retained from early childhood, and adolescence are done so by repetition, and consistency.   In most cases, everyday situations can provide enough fodder for kids to learn about privacy and respect both in terms of others around them, and themselves. Teaching them it’s a two […]

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  • Eating Healthy is a Family Affair
    August 13, 2014  
    Family In The Kitchen Eating Breakfast

    We all know that children learn in different ways, but most studies show that the most important life lessons are taught by emulation. That means that whatever you do, or don’t do, your child will learn by imitating your behavior. Think of kids like little sponges, taking in every moment, gesture, wording…etc., and learning that those things are the norm in our society. So what better way to teach your kids the importance of healthy […]

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  • Fears & Tears: Being their Hero
    August 6, 2014  
    Boy hiding in bed under the covers

    One of the joys or one of the challenges of parenting, depending on how you look at it, is dealing with, and helping your children concur their fears. Boogiemen, witches, goblins…etc, can wreck havoc on little one’s minds; especially at night. That’s why in their eyes, you’re their hero, their rock of stability that is a comfort in times of fear. Fears, tears, and anxiety are all normal parts of growing up, but teaching your […]

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  • Patience in Parenting
    July 23, 2014  
    Sad boy with arms folded while parents quarreling in the kitchen

    Blowing a gasket. Loosing your cool. There are a lot of sayings for getting angry, and just letting it out, but never should it be done in front of a child. Children throw tantrums, but adults never should in front of their kids. “Studies have shown that parents who express a lot of anger in front of their kids end up with less empathetic children. These kids are more aggressive and more depressed than peers […]

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  • When To Say “No” To Your Toddler
    July 16, 2014  
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    Tantrums and toddlers go hand in hand. It is a natural part of development but it is something that needs to be minimized simply by setting some limits that will give you some sanity too. Children develop through challenges but you should always be there to help before the challenge becomes a frustration. As a parent, you should also observe the fine line between guiding and taking over a situation. When you think your child […]

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  • 3 Secrets of Preschool Teachers
    July 9, 2014  
    Female Teacher And Little Girl Playing In Kindergarten

      Teachers know quite a bit about helping kids behave. Ever wondered how you struggle and wrestle with your 3-year-old every morning to get his jacket on, but his teacher manages to get ten kids ready for the playground in less than three minutes? Although kids have a habit of behaving well with outsiders, there are some tricks teachers have up their sleeves to help kids learn and listen. Take a look at some of […]

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