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Grade School (6-11)

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Crying

Crying "Bully"

Over the last few years, there has been a vast metamorphosis in the word "bully." A term that used to explain a relatively rare situation has seemingly been downgraded to describe any type of emotional discomfort a child may experience from his peers.

September 2014
Changing Over Kids’ Closets for Fall

Changing Over Kids’ Closets for Fall

Now that school is back in session, perhaps one of the items on your to-do list is going through the kids’ closets in order to prepare for the upcoming colder weather and those seemingly never ending growth spurts.

September 2014
Raising a Child Who Gives Back

Raising a Child Who Gives Back

What does it mean to “give back” to the community, and why is it important that our children participate? At what age should we begin to instill this value in our kids? And how do we, as parents, foster volunteerism?

August 2014
Ensure Student Athletes Are Ready for the Season

Ensure Student Athletes Are Ready for the Season

For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that’s a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships and learn teamwork.

August 2014
Beneficial Boredom

Beneficial Boredom

It is the end of summer, and the pool is no longer a novelty. Camps are coming to a close, and school is not in session for a few more weeks. This is when the “I’m so bored” chant begins. While those words and the tone in which they are uttered are like nails on a chalkboard, they also can open the door to encouraging healthy creative skills in your child.

August 2014
Make the Most of 2,700 Seconds

Make the Most of 2,700 Seconds

With the first day of school right around the corner, it’s more important than ever to make the most of our 2,700 seconds (that’s 45 minutes to those of us who are math challenged) in the mornings!

August 2014
Helping Kids Manage Risk

Helping Kids Manage Risk

Letting kids take risks with easy things, like ordering a new food off the menu, or dyeing a streak of their hair with Kool-Aid or trying out for a new sport will form a comfort level with new things that will pay off as they get older.

June 2014
My Tummy Hurts

My Tummy Hurts

No matter what your initial reaction is to the dreaded news of an aching tummy, finding out the reason behind it is important. There are many causes of stomachaches, including a stomach bug, a case of too many gummy worms or even anxiety.

April 2014
Sensational Sleepovers

Sensational Sleepovers

Sleepovers—love them or hate them, kids are always begging for them. Whether it is just a single friend who spends the night or a rambunctious birthday party, sleepovers are a highlight of childhood. No matter the age or gender and whether it’s your child’s first or 15th sleepover, there are a few simple tips to help ensure success.

April 2014
What Kids Need Most When They Misbehave

What Kids Need Most When They Misbehave

When it comes to correcting a child’s behavior, it’s important that love be a driving force for that instruction, but it’s certainly not easy in the heat of the moment, is it? Here are some ways to diffuse situations with your own children, showing them that the boundaries you are providing are for their good and the good of everyone else.

February 2014
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