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Sharing Is Caring: How To Teach Your Child To Share


When your children are kicking, biting, and pulling each other’s hair over ownership of a plastic toy, it’s hard to imagine that they’ll ever learn to share. But sharing, like so...
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6 Ways To Ease Separation Anxiety


Whether it’s the first day at daycare or the first day at school, a little crying is expected. Every child experiences some sort of separation anxiety in the early years. In actuality,...
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5 Tips For A Healthy Parent-Teacher Partnership


Depending on classroom size and grade, teachers may be in charge of tens to hundreds of students every day. Yet every teacher knows that effective communication with the parents of those children is...
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7 Steps To Raising An Avid Reader


An avid reader of non-fiction adores learning and accumulating information. An avid reader of fiction is someone who loves story, narrative, and the subtleties of language. Both develop large...
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No Whining Allowed: How To Nip The Habit In The Bud


There will likely come an unwelcome moment when your child’s articulation of the word “Mommy” turns into “Mommeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,” often spoken while he’s...
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10 Signs That Your Child Is Ready For First Grade


The transition to first grade can be a jarring change for any child. What happened to nap time? Play time? The reading circle? In the grade-school classroom, all that is swept away in exchange for...
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6 Fun Everyday Ways To Boost Early Math Skills


Long before your child tackles times tables, he or she must develop the fundamental number, counting, and pattern recognition skills that form the foundation of mathematical learning. Fortifying...
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What To Do When Your Preschooler Lies


Crumbs cover the table and chocolate covers his face, but your preschooler still denies he ate the cookies. When you try to get him to tell the truth, he persists, blaming his sister, the dog, or...
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6 Tips To Get Your Couch Potato Moving


Every parent knows that enforcing a habit of daily exercise not only helps children in the short term but also sets up healthy habits that will benefit them for a lifetime. Yet in a world awash in...
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8 Brain Superfoods To Help Your Child’s Focus And Memory


Serious (and not-so-serious) athletes understand that eating the right foods at the right time with the right balance of carbohydrates, fats, and protein can make a big difference in physical growth,...
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