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Wrap It Up! Surviving the End of the School Year

May means school is wrapping up and activities are in full force. That can be overwhelming for your kids (and you!), so here are some tips for coping with this busy time.

Calming the Butterflies

Even though nerves are common, parents can help kids calm the butterflies and be successful.

Going screen-free

Families find various ways to take breaks from the digital world.

ABCs of Raising a Culturally Curious Child

With thoughtful resourcefulness, teaching our kids to appreciate our world’s rich tapestry of cultures and customs can be as simple as A, B, C.

Your Child, Less Whiny

Dealing with whining kids may be one of the most difficult jobs a parent must do. Why does it always seem to be when you are in a rush, grabbing necessary grocery items, waiting in line to check out, that your 3-year-old melts down?

What’s Up with Dirt?

According to a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation, letting kids play in the dirt not only allows them freely to explore their surroundings, burn off energy, gain strength and gross motor skills, but actually can make children healthier. Say what?!

Helping Kids Navigate Tough Friendships

No parent wants to see her child suffer. We aim to protect, nurture and shelter our children from pain. It’s why we rush to retrieve Neosporin and Band-Aids at the first sight of a small cut or scrape and run to the rescue at the sight of a more serious injury. But a hurting heart? No tool in the medicine cabinet is able to cure that.

Timely Parenting Research:

What does the latest research say about the potential harm of parents’ online sharing, the concerns about prepackaged, processed meals and the benefits of outdoor family time?

How to Teach Children a Good Work Ethic

Want to be sure your child will develop a good work ethic and the ability to tough it out when things get difficult? Here are some great tips on how to lead her into becoming a responsible, self-sufficient adult.

Your Back-to-School Health Checklist

Back-to-school isn’t just about school supplies, first day outfits and haircuts. Appointments need to be scheduled and everyone needs to be on the same page when it comes to the health of your child.
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