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How to avoid the “SUMMER SLIDE”

February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

It sounds like the star attraction at your local playground, but there’s nothing fun about the summer slide. According to the United States Department of Education, summer slide is the loss of academic abilities during long school breaks. Reading and […]

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10 Ways to Make the Switch From Summer to School

February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Playtime is just as important as classroom time. Researchers have found that play improves memory and encourages the growth of the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain associated with perception and reasoning. If you find the right summer activities […]

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How to Create a Well-Balanced Summer for the Family.

February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Being eager about the summer season is a natural, common emotion. There’s nothing like experiencing the bright blue sky, deep green leaves, and endless sunshine. However, all too often in the Electronic Age, kids don’t get the same outdoor activity […]

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Why Do They Whine? 5 Ways to Change the Behavior

February 6, 2018 | 2 Comments

Whining is a problem for almost every parent. When children don’t get their way, whining is often a last-ditch effort to get you to change your mind. Those long, high-pitched protests from your child can instantly raise the blood pressure […]

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Four Ways To Calm Yourself

February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When Dealing With Your Child’s Potent Emotions On the parenting roller coaster of emotion, it often seems that anger is expressed more than any other, and the daily pressures of life don’t make keeping your […]

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The Importance of Connecting Daily With Your Kids

February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today’s lifestyle is focused on electronic connections. The amount of screen time has exploded along with the information age. Studies show that teens spend approximately nine hours a day in front of screens. Kids aged 8-12 get about six hours […]

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Understanding Limits and Consequences

February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Understanding Limits and Consequences, and Why They’re Important Rules make modern life possible. Without restrictions on how we use common resources, communicate, and work together, a civilized society could not exist. Your family unit is a miniature reflection of the […]

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Gearing up for the Holidays – Teaching Gratitude In the Midst of Consumerism

January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The holiday season is everyone’s favorite time of year. All of the lights, food, and festivities tantalize our senses and invoke feelings of playful merriment despite the cold weather. As adults, we know that celebrations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas […]

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Bullying 101: What You Need to Know if Your Child is Being Bullied

January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Statistics show that one out of every four school children in the United States has been bullied. Prolonged and unchecked, bullying can contribute to depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems for the victim. In extreme cases, bullying can lead to thoughts […]

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Is Your Child Over-scheduled? What to Do if They Are

January 23, 2018 | 2 Comments

It’s no secret that American adults are overworked. US workers clock in a whopping 47 hours per week at their jobs, more than any other country in the world. Grown-ups aren’t the only ones putting in overtime. A recent survey […]

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Helping New Fathers Be Good Parents By Joyce Y. Lee and Shawna J. Lee

By pwsadmin | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fathers have a significant impact on their children’s well-being – an impact that begins even before the child is born. In fact, studies have shown that fathers who are involved during pregnancy have healthier children. During the early years of […]

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Teenagers, Anxiety, and Screens: Two Challenges that Face Today’s Teens and How to Overcome Them

By pwsadmin | May 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to a recent study of 688 university students, over a third of participants reported feelings of fatigue, loss of sleep quality, and increases in anxiety and depression from overuse of smartphones. Younger people whose brains are still developing are […]

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How to Cultivate Compassion and Gratitude in Your Children

By pwsadmin | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

 Social isolation is a serious trend affecting today’s world. While high-speed internet connections give us the illusion of having more friends and acquaintances, statistical facts say otherwise. According to a recent poll, 72% of Americans experienced persistent feelings of loneliness. […]

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3 Ways to Manage Yourself on Bad Days

By pwsadmin | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stress is a fact of modern adult life. The energy needed to maintain a career, home, family, and social life can be difficult to gather some days. When your personal reserves are running low, your relationships suffer. In addition to […]

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The Friction of the Parent-Child Relationship and How to Overcome It

By pwsadmin | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before having children, future parents often imagine their offspring will be more cooperative and relatable than those they see around them. Children are, after all, made by combining pieces of each parents’ personality, physical traits, and mental aptitudes. How could […]

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6 Must-Have Parenting Books and Why

By pwsadmin | March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Like the saying goes, babies don’t come with instruction manuals. New parents are often left to figure things out for themselves, using a mix of personal experience and advice from friends and family. Even practiced parents struggle as they […]

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Understanding Limits and Consequences and Their Role in Parenting

By pwsadmin | March 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

Limits and consequences give young ones a solid set of rules to use when making decisions. These concepts are similar but differ in key ways. Knowing these differences enables parents to develop strategies that help their children choose cooperative and […]

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Social Skills – What they are and how to cultivate them

By pwsadmin | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

People of all ages benefit from good interpersonal skills at home, school, in the workplace and any other situation that requires a team effort. Children who lack social skills have a hard time relating to others and might struggle to […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Build Good Judgement

By pwsadmin | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Judgment is the psychological ability to think critically about life experiences. After evaluating events, encounters and other bits of information, we use our judgment to draw conclusions. Good judgment leads to conclusions that encourage continued growth and overall well-being. Questionable […]

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There is no right way to raise your children

By pwsadmin | February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

There is no right way to raise your children. There is no hard and fast rule about what will work in your home, with your particular family, your child’s unique personality, the circumstances you are in, the luck or challenges […]

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