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Simple Life Skills to Teach Children

Simple Life Skills to Teach Children

As children get older, they are ready to take on more responsibilities and develop higher level skills. This can come in forms of teaching them simple self-hygiene, like brushing their teeth to avoid cavities to chores around the house to help out and earn an...

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What’s Up with This New-Fangled Math?

What’s Up with This New-Fangled Math?

You’re trying hard to help your child with his math homework but all you hear is, “You’re doing it wrong!” Up until this point, your math skills had served you quite well in life. Now, all the sudden, your child’s second grade math questions have got...

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The Demise of Cursive Writing

The Demise of Cursive Writing

It seems that we are producing a generation of printers - children who have not learned how to write in cursive. I've heard many opinions on this topic, ranging from, “How will they ever get by?” to “Does it really matter?” First, let's take a look at...

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Boost Creativity to Bust Boredom

Boost Creativity to Bust Boredom

As a parent, there are two words that make me cringe like none other: "I'm bored!" In today's fast-paced world we are quick to load our calendars with play dates, extracurricular activities, and family outings. The goal: Eliminate every moment of boredom from our...

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Getting Through the “Summer Slide”

Getting Through the “Summer Slide”

If you’re a parent of a school-age child chances are you’ve heard of the “summer slide”. It’s what happens when kids forget what they learned all year long while they’re enjoying their summer vacation. Experiencing a summer slide can be discouraging...

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