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Parenting
01/07/2018
Why Raising Upstanders Gets an A+ Schools are where children gain knowledge but it's also the place where they create connection and develop as social beings. Hopefully, it's a place where they feel they belong... More >>

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12/19/2017
Raising Resilience: Parenting Tips that Go the Distance ...Without understanding natural outcomes, later-age teens can be psychologically devastated when they experience failure. With no tolerance for the emotional discomfort, it is no wonder that their mental health spirals and academic success suffers. Here are some tips to help parents build resilience with strategies that go the distance into adulthood... More >>

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12/11/2017
Are Healthy Children in Your Future? 5 Ways to Prepare for a Healthy Baby ...In a world of instant gratification, where there is a pill available to seemingly 'fix' almost anything, it's easy to be lulled into a false sense of security about the future of one's fertility... More >>

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11/14/2017
Eight Great Things About Life as an Empty Nester My husband has a motto for the empty nest season of life. He says, 'You can do what you want, when you want, for as long as you want!' While those sentiments might not always ring true, there are some wonderful things about life as an empty nester... More >>

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11/03/2017
Dr. Toy's Rx: Play Is Essential ...Play is a natural drive to discover the essence of a happy childhood. While TV and electronics can be an easy, simple substitute, playful interaction with playmates and toys is essential for a child's full development... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting, Teens, Tips, Values
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10/27/2017
Typical Parenting Mistakes: 9 Ways We Make Things Worse Hey, it's hard not to lose your cool with a difficult child. And once you do, you probably feel guilty or a failure as a parent. You deserve credit for trying to be better, but the easiest way to improve your parenting is to know what you are doing wrong first... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Education, Parenting, Teens, Tips, Values
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10/20/2017
Three Good Reasons for Building a Bond with Your Child's School ...There are so many benefits to getting involved and as the expression goes, 'Actions speak louder than words.' Contributing time and talents to building a strong and healthy school climate has one huge upside: kids have a better chance for academic and social success... More >>

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09/29/2017
Explaining Autism to Siblings in a Positive Way ...Siblings of autistic children have an adjusting period as well. There are many questions, feelings, and concerns they will have. Explaining autism to siblings in a positive way is extremely important... More >>

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09/07/2017
8 Things Not to Say to an Autism Parent ...As a mom of four, two on the spectrum, I have heard my fair share of cringe worthy comments. When these comments were made, I am sure those making them were well meaning. Yet, that does not take the heartache away from hearing them... More >>

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08/31/2017
The Ultimate Newborn Sleep Guide Developing a newborn sleep schedule may seem impossible to a new mom who can barely remember what day of the week it is, but the fact is, training your baby to sleep through the night is easier than you might think... More >>

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