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Teaching Love & Compassion

We already know our children are sponges. Even before they are born, they react to stimulus and sounds. When you think about it, from the time they are born, everything is new to them. They have no preconceived notions of

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Growing Up in a Digital World

We’ve gone through a digital evolution in the past two decades. The extent of available electronics is astounding, as is the rate at which they are continuing to be produced. From iPods and cell phones to tablets, e-readers, computers and

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Parenting a Strong-Willed Child

Parenting at every stage of life is a little bit of a roller coaster. When children learn independence and want to take charge (a.k.a. strong-willed children), parenting can feel like a constant battleground. Some children are more strong-willed than others.

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How to (Try) to Stop Sibling Rivalry

If you have more than one child (or you have siblings), you know all too well the struggle of sibling warfare. While it is normal and may seem harmless at first, it can easily get out of control and can

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Teaching Responsibility

As a parent, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “But it wasn’t my fault,” or some version of this many times over from your child. Children are exceptional at passing blame to others (and creative, too!) and pleading the fifth when

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5 Indoor Activities to Burn Energy!

Summer and winter can provide some harsh weather conditions that unfortunately mean keeping the kids inside to avoid heat stroke or frostbite. What Mother Nature doesn’t provide are ways to keep our kids entertained while inside, so it’s up to

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Health Benefits of a Positive Attitude

As a parent, you’re always concerned about the health of your child. Most times we’re concerned as we sit on the edge of our seats as they scale the tallest ladder at the playground – concerned about their physical health

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All About Attitude

A positive or negative attitude is a choice. Our attitudes define how we handle difficult situations, challenges and obstacles in life. Similar to other habits, a positive attitude needs to be taught and displayed for children to learn. Having a

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Activities to Boost Hand-Eye Coordination

We all know the obvious reasons for good hand-eye coordination such as helping children catch a ball or hit a golf ball; however, did you know there are other, non-sports related benefits to having good hand-eye coordination? Activities such as

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Raising Healthy Children

As parents, we all want what’s best for our children. The most important gift you can give your child, apart from love, is the gift of health. Unfortunately, this gift is not one you can wrap up and give to

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