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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Helping Your Child Choose a Career Path

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This is one of the most common questions we ask our children. When they’re young the answers our kids give us can range from the pragmatic to the fantastical. “A princess!” “A speed boat driver!” “A firefighter!” “Spiderman!” Being the parent to both a preschooler […]

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Swimming Lessons With Mom: Basic Water Skills for Toddlers

Toddlers…too young for group swim lessons (bless their hearts), but old enough to be curious about the water. That tricky combination could make any parent feel as though they’re in aquatic limbo. Luckily there are easy moves you can teach on your own–pool not included! As a ‘retired’ private swim instructor, I would like to […]

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My Daughter Got Bitten by a Tick, and It Sucked: Lyme Disease Prevention and Awareness

I sighed down at my daughter in the midst of a crowded IKEA store. “You really can’t walk?” I asked doubtfully. “I can’t put any weight on my right knee,” she answered tearfully, sinking onto a display bed. I assumed it was a strain or injury that would heal itself eventually. In the meantime, we retrieved a […]

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Bicycle Safety Tips From the Experts (+ Where to get Cheap Helmets!)

Warm weather is finally here, and kids all over the corridor are breaking out their bikes for some summer fun! Biking is a great outdoor activity for the whole family, but it comes with risks that are often overlooked. More children ages 5-14 go to emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries than with any other sport; […]

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Montessori Education and STEM: Two Hands-on Strategies That Compliment Each Other {Sponsored}

Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic push to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in schools. Public and private educators alike, along with policy makers, have created initiatives that have called for an increase in hands-on discovery and practice of STEM concepts. But what is STEM all about exactly? It […]

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Is Your Child Ready to Learn? What You Need to Know About Language Ability and School Performance

In a typical elementary school classroom, two children will have Developmental Language Disorder. Those children are able to carry on simple conversations, but their ability to understand and formulate language is like that of a much younger child. When those children enter school, they are at a disadvantage for making friends, participating in classroom activities, […]

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