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How to Help Your Kids With Homework

18 Sep , 2015  

A young boy worried on homework

Step 1: Ya Gotta Have a Plan

Sit down with your kids and lay out expectations now, when the school year is starting, rather than waiting until problems arise. More…

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Back-to-School Tips for Parents

2 Sep , 2015  

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Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips. More…

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16 tips to calm back-to-school jitters for kids (and parents!)

2 Sep , 2015  

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Like all big transitions in life, the start of a new school year can be scary for kids — and for moms and dads too! How can parents help their kids cope? And how can they keep their own anxieties in check.

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Parents and students: make the summer a stress-free one

4 Jul , 2015  

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It can be hard for parents and students to live together again for the summer, but it doesn’t have to be a bad experience.

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The Importance of Spending More Quality Time with Your Kids

10 Apr , 2015  

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Families are busy these days. After work, school, extra-curricular activities, meetings, housework and the other inevitable realities of life, there isn’t a lot of time leftover for quality time to spend with your children. More…

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Helping your child with Holiday Stress

10 Dec , 2014  

Mother with little child opens the box with gifts on christmas

10 Tips for Helping Your Child Cope with Holiday Stress

For most children, the holidays are happy, fun and exciting times. There’s a break from school and a chance to see friends and relatives. There may also be special food, music and family traditions. However, for some children, the holidays can also be stressful and confusing. More…

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Homework Tips For Parents

21 Nov , 2014  

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The primary purpose of homework is to reinforce the information and skills your child learns at school. It has been reported that teachers of all grades are increasing the amount of homework they assign. More…

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Healthy Halloween Tips

29 Oct , 2014  

Halloween children

With the chance to dress up in costume and stock up on sweets, Halloween is the highlight of the year for many kids — from toddlers to teens.

But since it’s high season for candy, it can also be an frustrating time for parents More…

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What Parents Should Know

3 Oct , 2014  

Mother with son doing homework

Learn about what to teach your child before they head off to school.

Given that the national curriculum was created by the 1988 Education Reform Act and first used in schools in 1989, the fact that no one has written a parents’ guide to it before is puzzling. More…

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Qualities of an Ideal Parent

3 Oct , 2014  

Six happy children

If you were to create an ideal parent, what qualities would s/he have? What would they look like? What would they say or do?

I’ve been thinking about this question for quite some time. In many ways I find the topic a bit daunting, so I’d like to open up the conversation. More…

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