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Understanding The Shy Child

What we commonly call “shyness” is not a behavior problem. It’s a temperament trait. Temperament research focuses on nine personality characteristics that have been found to remain constant throughout a person’...
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The Rising Popularity Of C Sections

Written by Tara McLellan  We see the statistics continue to rise. Moms in the United States are having more births by cesarean section than ever before. In fact, preliminary reports from the National Cente...

Study Tools And Your Child’s Needs

Here are some study skills tips, provided by Sylvan Learning of Harvey, that parents and their children should put into action now to start the school year off right: Make Use of Study Tools. A recent S...

Surviving The Family Meal And Giving Santa A Budget

Written by Jeanne Martin Q: My parents always host Thanksgiving dinner at their house, and expect all of us grown kids with our children. My in-laws do the same. Feelings get hurt if we suggest visiting only o...

Tips For Organized School Year

  8 Tips to Keep Things Going Smoothly This School Year As the school year begins, it’s often hard to shift from the easy, unstructured flow of summer vacation to the more tightly choreographed dance of ...
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Tips On Choosing Extracurricular Activities

  It's not always easy to know what's right for your child, and what might be too much. This can help. Tips on Choosing Extracurricular Activtivies 1.  Make sure its an interest of theirs, and not jus...

Tips To Prevent Bullying Of Autistic Children

There are measures you can take to help your child with ASD from being bullied.    1.  Role play the situations. Start the conversation to make them feel safe and be as specific as possible. 2.  Make a plan....

Suggested Questions To Ask At School Open Houses

Get ready for your child's open house and learn which questions you should ask their teachers. for preschools -What is your educational philosophy? How does it shape your curriculum, activities and class s...

Summertime Sports Blues

By Jeanne Martin Q: I don’t know anything about summer swim teams. My son is six and likes to swim so I was thinking of signing him up. Is he too young? A: Oh, I miss the days of quiet innocence before I knew...