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Too busy to research summer activities for your kids?

Here's a suggestion… Education.com  is a great resource for all things educational!!!  And, this year they have created a FREE challenge you can use "right out of the box".  Keep the learning going this summerTaking a break from school doesn’t … Continue reading

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“Tricks” to get your kids to read…Really!

Getting kids to read more (and to think they thought of it) is a real trick….a real(ly) sneaky trick!  According to an author at MyExcitingWorld.com  here's three suggestions: 1. The Early Bedtime trick. By establishing an earlier bedtime, they can "stretch" … Continue reading

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And, what’ll You be doing this summer???

This summer, lots of kids will think that "thinking" is on vacation.  They'll find things to do (humans always do!)…but what will they be doing?  How can you guide them (sneakily, of course) to keep in mental practice? I found … Continue reading

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A Story-book Story in “Real Life” –“Make Way for Ducklings”

How can we get our kids to read more this summer?…  Make the subject relevant.   This year in Spokane we had a "blessed event"–duck-style.  A mama duck decided to build her nest and prepare for her ducklings on an overhang … Continue reading

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Your Wonder Child…

Being a parent isn’t always easy.  When they are giving us “static” or not performing to our expectations, you might sometimes (?) get a bit cross, frustrated or concerned.  As a reminder of what they were and what they can … Continue reading

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Good Choices + Positive Parent Feedback = More Courageous Kids

It is often easy to get angry at our kids when they don't do what we think they ought to–  when they don't do their homework, when they resist doing their chores, when they avoid challenging tasks.  It's possible that … Continue reading

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Challenging Kids to Think and Express Themselves

How can you challenge your kids but not make them suspicious of your intention?  Kids who have confidence in their communication skills are going to be more willing to express their views.  And, if our upcoming summer "vacation" includes a … Continue reading

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Controversial or Conversational?–a hot topic for discussion

CURRENT EVENTS are the most natural conversational stimulant we parents can use.  You may have noticed, when you try to talk to your kids about general issues they sometimes think you've got an "agenda".  Or, when you talk with them about … Continue reading

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How to Deal With School Fights

    When kids are out-of-sight (at least out of the parent's sight), they have a lot to deal with when other kids start somethin'.  I've been following a very smart lady's publications about Anger & Anger Management…and I think you might … Continue reading

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Celebrate National ‘Prevent Teen Pregnancy’ Day–talk WITH your kid

   Today is the 8th Annual "Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy".  In case you missed it, Matt Lauer (on the Today show) interviewed Bristol Palin, our most famous unwed Teen Mom since last summer.  As it might be a good … Continue reading

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