One Thing That Helps Many Family Relationships

Setting aside one-on-one time with a child or partner can help sort through many tensions at home especially if you can: 1. Plan the “date” ahead of time. 2. Avoid any distractions while together. 3.
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Skipping Home from School

A Spontaneous “Interview” with a Child Who Was Making the Most of Spring The other day when walking in my neighborhood I found myself crossing the street with a young girl and her mom. The
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Family Night

Incorporating a family night into your week can help relieve pressure stemming from busy, demanding days and strengthen everyone’s relationships. The evening can include a ban on screens for adults and children, a fun group
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Some Ideas to Help the Transition to School Go Well

The transition from summer to school can be challenging for parents and children. Here are a few things to keep in mind that can help: 1. Try to be especially organized the first few weeks,
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Balls are Great!

A simple ball offers a child so much! As they are often unpredictable, learning how to play with a ball can help build self confidence, focus, and many aspects of physical development. Of course they
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Silly Helps – (Revised) – Ideas to Help Your Child Get to School With Less “Fuss”

as seen on A Child Grows in Brooklyn.com Lillian and her 1st grade daughter, Nora, visited Parents Helping Parents a few times when Nora was having a hard time getting to school on time. Their
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Silly Helps

Lillian and her 1st grade daughter, Nora, came to see me a few times when Nora was having a hard time getting to school on time. Their mornings had turned into a stream of fruitless
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Tackling Challenging Academics by Having Fun

A story for parents to keep in mind when helping their child with difficult homework and/or seeking support for their struggling student. As a reading specialist I periodically help children with academic challenges at Parents
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Are You Ready for Cold Weather?

Unfortunately cooler weather and limited sun light will be here sooner than we want. Now is a good time to think about combatting the inevitable winter boredom and frustration by planning ways to keep your
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Water Play!

Summer means water play for families!! Whether enjoying a beach, pool, sprinkler or water balloon the laugheter, physical exercise and feeling of abandon that comes from water play is worth it’s weight in gold.