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 Emotions are running high during these volatile political times, and many families are concerned about how to create a peaceful and respectful atmosphere when extended family and friends gather for the holidays. Especially with children carefully watching the adults in the family, it’s important to be aware of the lessons we are teaching through…

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 This time of year evokes a wide range of feelings – excitement, joy, sadness, longing or all of the above. Especially for mothers, any and all of those emotions often come with high levels of anxiety. How can I possibly get everything done? How can I make sure my kids are happy and building…

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 October is National Bullying Prevention Month, but putting a stop to bullying is important year-round. And we all have a part to play in addressing this problem that touches the lives of so many young people.   Being bullied includes making fun of a person; spreading negative rumors about them; pushing, shoving, tripping or…

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 Recently the American Psychological Association (APA) published a study showing a dramatic decline in reading among teens, particularly reading long material such as books, magazine articles and newspapers (even online versions). How significant is the decline and what are the consequences for young people’s learning and development? And what can parents do to help…

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 In these last days of summer, most of us want to squeeze in as much fun as possible. But for families with kids who will head back to school in the next couple of weeks, this also is a time to think about planning a smooth transition to the ramped-up schedules and responsibilities that…

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