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Happy (and Happier) Mother’s Day Gifts

    Are you ready for Mother's Day?  Are you expecting special attention or maybe even a home-made gift from your kids?  Do you have a partner who is always stumped about what give the Mom-in-the-House?    You might help out … Continue reading

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Suspension or “Vacation”?

Researchers from the advocacy organization Connecticut Voices for Children studied the causes for out-of-school suspensions in Connecticut. In their report, “Missing out: Suspending Students from Connecticut Schools,” the researchers wrote that the students who are sent home from school are … Continue reading

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Use Encouragement For Better Performance

The manager seeks you out for assistance with a poor performing employee.  “He used to be one of my best workers,” she complains. Your teenagers refuse to clean their rooms; in fact, they refuse to do much of anything around … Continue reading

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How Babies Learn Their First Words

You might not think this is important if your kid is a teenager.  But, it turns out that researchers have been able to verify that learning occurs when the baby is interested…and about what the baby is interested in.   The … Continue reading

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