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April

Easter Activities and Traditions

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Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail! Easter is a favorite holiday for my children because it signals the start of real spring weather around here. For religious families, Easter is arguably the most important Christian holy day.

09
April

Creating Authentic Learning Experiences for Children

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What does it mean to create authentic learning experiences for students? Years ago, teachers taught by standing in the front of the class, and children sat quietly at their desks practicing and repeating what the teacher was teaching. Did the

02
April

Effective Discipline: It’s a Balancing Act!

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None of us want to be THAT family–the one on television where the children run wild and scream and hit until a Mary Poppins-like nanny comes in and restores order. Children who are never taught proper behavior will struggle academically,

28
March

Know Thyself for True Happiness

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Leaping around the room in a flouncy play tutu, my daughter waves her wand and flutters her frayed nylon wings. When she was four years old, she wanted to be a ballerina-fairy princess. My job as her mom was not

20
March

Learning About One Self & Your Role in the World

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Learning about oneself and our place in the world is an ongoing, lifelong process. On both a professional and personal level, for many of us, it takes years and years to figure this out. For a small percentage of people,

12
March

Build Your Child’s Organizational Skills

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Spring has finally sprung–which means it is time for a fresh start! Involving your children in spring cleaning is a great way to build organizational skills. While I have always struggled with organizational skills, I want my children to have

11
March

Spring Ahead

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Yes, one less hour of sleep felt a bit painful, but the longer days and warmer weather to come feels good right now. The feeling when you exit your house and your face no longer stings because of the cold

04
March

Teaching Your Child to Use His Words

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“Use your words,” is a popular refrain among parents of my generation, usually while one of our darlings is hitting or throwing a tantrum. While it is easy to lampoon this gentle style of discipline, it is true that a

28
February

10 Fun Winter Activities to Enjoy with Your Family

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When the temperature drops, you might be tempted to hide but there’s lots of seasonal fun to be found in the winter–both outdoors and indoors! Here are ten, surprisingly educational, winter activities to enjoy with your family. Outdoors:Build a Snowman:

17
February

14 Ways to Show Love to Your Children

Ways to Show Love for Your Children

As parents, we love our children fiercely and want the best for them. Sometimes it is easy to get so caught up doing things for them that we forget to do things with them. Children who feel loved are more