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Talk to the Kids about Your Work
Sharing work stories makes children feel involved in their parents’ lives while opening up priceless opportunities for parents to teach life lessons in problem-solving. 

 

After the Divorce
A number of American families face the realities of divorce, which means raising children when Mom and Dad live apart. For those who deal with this situation, communicating within the family is perhaps even more crucial than it is for intact families.

 

Look After Yourself
As parents, we have a tendency to put everyone else's needs before our own, but we also need to take care of ourselves. Make looking after yourself a priority and you will be better prepared to deal with those you love.

 

In Case of Emergency
An effective way to tell your kids about personal safety is to create teachable moments so that they understand how to handle certain situations. This is something all parents should do for their children.

 

Ignite the Inner Glow
If you are concerned that your tween or young teenager is sitting on the sidelines while her friends excel at one activity or another, gentle guidance can be a strong motivator.

 

When Your Child Has to Go to the Hospital
If your little one has to spend a night or more in the hospital, begin to prepare him or her ahead of time to allay some fears.

 

Planning a Birthday Party for Three-Year-Olds
When your son or daughter turns three, you might decide it's time for a "real" birthday party, complete with other kids and party games. What fun!

 

Deciding on Daycare
When you look for a daycare center for your little ones, be as well prepared as you can be. This is an important decision that, if made wisely, will give you peace of mind -- and your kids a wonderful experience!

 

Homework in the Spring Term

The end of school may be in sight and the evenings are lovely, light, and warm, but homework is still important. You want your child to end the year on a high note -- and slacking off is not an option!


 

Sleepover Success Playbook
Parents might dread sleepover parties. No need to fret! We have you covered.

  


 

Get Those Pencils Moving

Being able to communicate well using written words is essential for kids to excel in school. This is easier for some children than others, and for all of them, those who struggle and those who don't, parents can help.


 

Now I Know My ABCs!
Attentive parents are among the most important teachers a child will have.  Arguably, the single most important skill a child learns is how to read, and so caring parents have a great impact when they teach their kids to recognize and read the letters of the alphabet.

 

Scrooge's Christmas List
If you think about it, many of us harbor Scrooge-like feelings today. We really don't want to participate in yet one more gift exchange. We're out of both time and money.

 

Enjoy Trips to the Supermarket
When you and the kids come up with creative games to play, trips to the supermarket turn into expeditions the whole family can enjoy and learn from.

 

Five Ways to Help Your Kids Succeed in School
All families have their own issues and all children learn in their own way, but there are some universal behaviors that seem to offer the most benefit to the most students. Here are five standouts.

 

Getting the Most from a Parent-Teacher Conference
Research shows that for children to excel in school, parents must take part in the educational process. Parent-teacher conferences offer good opportunities for involvement. Nearly all schools, both public and private, schedule regular conferences dur

 

Over the River and Through the Air…
n the best of times, traveling with the kids can be stressful, but these days with increased airport security, even the calmest parent can be challenged. At no time will this be truer than during the holidays, when the airports are at their busiest. Before you leave home, know what to expect.

 

In Case of Emergency
An effective way to tell your kids about personal safety is to create teachable moments so that they understand how to handle certain situations. This is something all parents should do for their children.

 

Have a Safe Halloween
Kids love Halloween. The costumes! The candy! The scary sounds and ideas! And because a successful Halloween is a safe Halloween, we put together some helpful tips.

 

The Longest Goodbye
Move-in day is not the time to discuss your hopes and dreams for your child, or to expect her to talk about her anxieties and expectations. It's the day for unpacking and then a loving but firm goodbye.

 

After the Divorce
A number of American families face the realities of divorce, which means raising children when Mom and Dad live apart. For those who deal with this situation, communicating within the family is perhaps even more crucial than it is for intact families.

 

Deciding on Daycare
When you look for a daycare center for your little ones, be as well prepared as you can be. This is an important decision that, if made wisely, will give you peace of mind -- and your kids a wonderful experience!

 

When You Are a Soccer Mom
Whether your child is a superstar or a rank beginner on the soccer field, as a parent you are spending a lot of time standing on the sidelines. Make the most of those hours to insure your youngster has a great time. Know the game!


 

When You Are a Soccer Mom
Whether your child is a superstar or a rank beginner on the soccer field, as a parent you are spending a lot of time standing on the sidelines. Make the most of those hours to insure your youngster has a great time. Know the game!


 

Help for Homesick Kids
The idea of going to sleep-away camp is so exciting and alluring, many kids and their parents plunge into the experience without considering how to handle homesickness. Your child may take to camp without a care, but many more children experience the

 

When Your Child Has to Go to the Hospital
If your little one has to spend a night or more in the hospital, begin to prepare him or her ahead of time to allay some fears.

 

Scrooge's Christmas List
If you think about it, many of us harbor Scrooge-like feelings today. We really don't want to participate in yet one more gift exchange. We're out of both time and money.

 








 
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