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Summer Learning

Summer Learning

| June 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

As summer vacation approaches, one thing that concerns me is summer learning loss: studies show kids lose over two and a half months of math skills and around one month of skills in other subjects over the long vacation period. As much as I want my kids to have their well-deserved break, I know their […]

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Summertime Enrichment that is Budget Friendly

Summertime Enrichment that is Budget Friendly

| June 22, 2019 | 1 Comment

Now that school is over for the year, your kids have a lot of time on their hands. Without the day-to-day interaction with peers that they have during the school year, they will likely be complaining of boredom after the novelty of sleeping in and lounging around the house wears off. With friends going on […]

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How Summer Can Be Hard On Your Kids

How Summer Can Be Hard On Your Kids

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Summer’s here so it’s time to celebrate, right? Maybe not if your kids thrive on being out and about or love going to school every day. In fact, summer can be hard on a lot of kids and can bring out behavior that isn’t usually seen during the school year. So if you are worried […]

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Summer Camp: Dealing With Anxiety

Summer Camp: Dealing With Anxiety

| June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Crying, clinging, bad dreams, stomach butterflies… all signs of separation anxiety. And that’s just you! Or maybe you’re excited about the prospect of some adult time during summer vacation, but your child is nervous about the prospect of new kids, camp counselors, or sleeping away from home. Now that you’ve chosen a summer camp, you […]

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Father’s Day Fun

Father’s Day Fun

| June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father’s Day is coming up on June 21st. What do you get for the man who has everything? The best gifts, according to every dad I know, are the homemade gifts from the kids. So this is a good time to team up with the kids and plan a day just for dad. Work together […]

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Father Daughter Bonding Activities

Father Daughter Bonding Activities

| June 12, 2019 | 1 Comment

Among other July celebrations ranging from the well-known (Independence Day) to the obscure (July is National Ice Cream Month) is one that you possibly haven’t heard of. July 7th is Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day, a day designated for a combination of father-daughter bonding and physical fitness.
There’s something special about the daddy/daughter bond, isn’t […]

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National Park Week: April 20-28, 2019

National Park Week: April 20-28, 2019

| April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the snow melts and the weather warms up, you and your kids are probably itching to get outside. While the backyard and the neighborhood parks are fun, they lose their novelty soon enough. National Park Week, which takes place during the last week of April, is the answer to your kids’ pleas of “I’m […]

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How You Can Help Families Affected By Autism

How You Can Help Families Affected By Autism

| April 14, 2019 | 1 Comment

You probably have seen and heard that April is Autism Awareness Month. The “ribbon” for autism looks like it’s made up of jigsaw puzzle pieces, and some people have been wearing clothing with the puzzle symbol or decorating their Facebook profiles with the design. By now, most of us are very aware of autism; according […]

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1 in 88 children has been diagnosed with autism, so chances are good that you know someone who is affected by this condition. Autism comes in various forms, and carries symptoms and signs that range from mild to severe. As your child goes through school, she will probably encounter children with autism. Autistic children […]

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Things to Do on Spring Break at Home

Things to Do on Spring Break at Home

| March 19, 2019 | 17 Comments

Some school districts have spring break in March, and others have it in April. With the many snow storms so far this year they have been wreaking havoc across the northeast, some school districts closed for a week in February and will be losing their spring breaks! If this is the case for you, you […]

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