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Why a True One-to-One Learning Experience Works

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 Did you know that the average American classroom has 24.3 students, leaving a single teacher to develop, plan and execute a curriculum? With the array of learning curves in a classroom, lack of student/teacher interaction and developmental disabilities, far too many students aren’t receiving the attention they need from their teachers. Additionally, an educator may be spread too thin,...

Three Ways to Incorporate Sensory Development Into Summertime Play

Summertime…kids are out of school, weather gets warmer and days get longer. As most parents know, our kids are constantly looking for something to do to keep themselves busy. Even though school is out for summer, it is important to make sure that our children are still learning and engaging in purposeful play.Did you know sensory development begins before...

Childbirth and Childcare

Childbirth and Childcare
Knowing your children will be well cared for when you are in the hospital giving birth and recovering can bring you great peace of mind. Under optimal conditions, you will have family and friends your children are familiar with near by to help care for them. Grandparents, friends, even long term caregivers can provide your child with familiarity and...

Coloring Tips to Help You Create Lifelong Memories With Your Kids

When I was a child I colored, sketched and painted every day. It was a certainty. One other certainty in my heart at that time was that I'd one day be a "mom."Much time has passed. I've been so many different things along the way, and my path was often winding. But here I am today; all grown up...

Childbirth and Childcare

Childbirth and Childcare Knowing your children will be well cared for when you are in the hospital giving birth and recovering can bring you great peace of mind. Under optimal conditions, you will have family and friends your children are familiar with near by to help care for them. Grandparents, friends, even long term caregivers can provide your child with...

Taming The Beast – Social Media And Teens

Social Media And Teens
Taming The Beast - Social Media And TeensSocial media and Teens: the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. (Wikipedia)Sounds harmless enough, doesn't it? Sounds almost necessary and educational according to the above definition.As a parent, if I was asked to visually define social media, the...

7 Simple Steps to Handle Any Parenting Situation

1. Listen. Pause and listen to your child before springing into action or firing back a response. This means zipping your lip, biting your tongue, and accepting that a little parental silence can go a long way.2. Let your child know you “get it.” Validate your child by repeating back a bit of what he or she said, even...

3 Time-Saving Hacks to Make Going Back to School Easier

While parents may not readily admit it, back-to-school time is bittersweet. On one hand, they don’t have to worry about child care while school is in session. On the other hand, they have to worry about transportation, lunch and snacks, homework, school projects, and time management once school resumes. If you dread your children going back to school because...

2015’s Top 10 Baby Formulas

Every mom wants to feed her baby the most nutritional formula, but if you've never shopped for baby formulas before, it can be a little bit overwhelming with all the choices out there.  And naturally, every brand claims that it's the best, so how are you supposed to know for sure?To make things easier on moms who are trying...

How To Discipline A Child – 5 Effective and Creative Ideas

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One of the many, many challenging parts of parenting is finding the correct way to discipline your child so they learn right from wrong, and understand that there are consequences for willful bad behavior.  How do you make it fair but effective?  How do you get your point across without feeling like the Wicked Witch of the West?  How...