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Fed up with Fundraisers?

Here are a few ideas that you can take to your PTO if you, like so many parents, are fed up with fundraising.

How to Be the New Kid at School

Moving to a new house can be exciting, but for a child who has to change schools, that excitement can turn into nervousness. Taking a few steps before and after the move can help ease the jitters of being the “new kid.”

To Pay or Not to Pay…That Is Your Choice

The deliberation about whether to attach an allowance to your child’s chores has been going on for quite some time. Both sides have valid points and concerns. That’s probably why there are so many discussion boards set up online as cyber moms and dads debate the topic.

What NOT to do This Summer

It's the season of “brain drain,” when kids lose much of the skills and knowledge they mastered during the previous school year. How do parents beat brain drain?

A Tale of Two Sisters

Two sisters... two personalities... two talent show entries... what could go wrong?

Recycled Fun

As we come uncluttered, inspiration dawns, and to the delight of our ingenious children (who mistake the meticulously organized cleaning piles for islands of misfit toys), old things destined for the trash bin take on new life.

The Serious Business of Play

Play is where connections are formed that will follow him into adulthood—connections that help him learn about his world, understand how things work, express himself and develop physical, mental and social skills.

Get Kids to Listen the FIRST Time

Getting your kids to listen the FIRST time is easier said than done. Whether you are parenting a 2-year-old with a temper tantrum or a sullen teenager, trying to get a child to listen to instructions can be difficult.

To Send or Not to Send

It’s that time of year when schools are busy reenrolling and youngsters are getting signed up for preschool or kindergarten. If you have a 5-year old, that kindergarten year is right around the corner…or is it?

10 Home Ec. Skills All Kids Should Know

As parents, we want to give our children all the skills they need to live a good life. We live in a time where home economics is becoming a lost art, and when we need to impart these skills now, more than ever we shouldn’t rely only on schools to do it.
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