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Teens and screens: tips to help your teen reduce screen time.

Teens are connected all the time. Aren’t we all? I don’t think my son is any different than other teens when it comes to being on his phone, watching Netflix or even playing video games. 430 more words

Parenting

The benefits of music for Early Year's children.

Music is a part of our everyday lives, Mothers sing to their newborn babies to soothe and interact.

Music can:

  • Improve social skills via interaction within the group, for example, by using equipment such as the ‘Lycra’ together.
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Babies

I'm going to tell you a Mitzi

It’s short and sweet and goes like this:

Once there was a girl named Mitzi, and she had a little brother named Jacob. They slept in the same room and in the same big bed, each sprawled on her or his own side. 204 more words

Milestones

The student has become the teacher

The school year’s begun – we’re nearly three weeks in, and starting first grade has been a little trickier than kindergarten. There were some early stomachaches and reluctance to walk into the classroom; even before school started, Girl said she was nervous (not that you can tell from her smile). 210 more words

Books

Kids and Boredom - why it's a good thing!

“Mom, I’m bored!” Are you already hearing this?

I’ve heard several parents mention they need to keep their kids organized and occupied this summer because their kids are already complaining they are bored. 396 more words

Parenting

Why I hire a teen to babysit my kids

Have you ever hired a babysitter to watch your kids? I have a few times and it’s been great. I am lucky to have family nearby who babysit my kids, but we find ourselves saving these asks for when we’ve got an obligation. 509 more words

Parenting

The glories of summer

School’s out, and the days yawn, tantalize, or drag on, depending on whether they’re filled with packing and errands or play and pleasure.

For the pleasure-filled ones, however, we are most grateful. 476 more words

Children's Books