“Hi! My name is Lydia and I’m a freelance writer who specializes in parenting and education. I have a bachelor’s degree in English and worked as a teacher and tutor before deciding to stay home full-time with my two young children. As a mom, I’m passionate about early childhood education and am always looking for fun and practical ways to teach my kids at home.”
Homework Woes

Homework Woes

If your household is plagued by homework battles, rest assured, you’re not alone. You may feel like the only way homework gets done is through nagging. Or perhaps the levels of frustration, for both you and your child, are through the roof as you work...

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An Open Letter to the School Bully

An Open Letter to the School Bully

Dear School Bully & Your Parent, There are so many things I want to say and ask you that I don’t really know where to begin. I guess I’ll start by asking you why you do and say the cruel things you do. Do you realize how hurtful your words and...

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The Over-Scheduled Family

The Over-Scheduled Family

Recently, during a particularly crazy week of racing around to get my children off to their various activities, I had the sudden thought, “Oh no. We’re that over-scheduled family people keep talking about.” The thought came to me as I left work,...

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5 Ways to Deal With a Shy Child

5 Ways to Deal With a Shy Child

When you’re at home your child is a non-stop chatterbox. But, as soon as you get out in public, he or she hides behind you and doesn’t say a peep. Sound familiar? Outsiders may think your child is being anti-social, when in reality that’s not the...

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