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How Self-Regulation Can Help to Calm Kids

Self-regulation is a term given to the ability to stay calm, focused and alert. In a classroom setting, having strong self-regulation skills allows a child to get along with others, to control their behavior...

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A Mother’s Love

I’m a mother, but I was first a daughter, and so I need to start from there. I was raised in the 70s by a mom who believed in kids playing outside and wearing...

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Self-Esteem and Learning Challenges

When a child grows up facing learning or attention challenges, it is not uncommon for questions around self-esteem to develop.  Parents may worry that a child’s self-perception may be affected, or that a child...

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How to Get More Sleep

As any new parent quickly learns, sleep deprivation can feel like torture. Without proper sleep, we may be more moody and careless, but the consequences can have a greater impact on our health and...

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How to Talk to Your Child’s Teacher

“What is the best way to reach out and communicate with my child’s teacher?” This is one of the most popular questions parents ask. Sometimes it’s because their first child is in the school...

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What Moms Really Want This Holiday Season

Dear Santa, I’m not sure if you remember me? It’s been a few decades since I’ve written, although you are on a first-name basis with my kids. (Thanks again for all the thoughtful presents...

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Giving the Gift of Science

Holiday shopping is in full swing! The malls are filled with families checking their lists trying to find gifts for loved ones – especially the little ones. It’s easy to walk into a toy...

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How to Save Money on Extracurricular Activities

Just about every parent I know shares my struggle to manage our kids’ extracurricular activities. We all want to keep our kids active and expose them to positive and engaging opportunities, but within reason....