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The Answer to a Brighter Future? Theatre!

Want to set your kid’s on the road to success? Then have them try theater. You’ll be amazed at all the skills they will develop producing and acting in musicals and plays.

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Building a Bilingual Global Future at the German International School

Ever wish you mastered another language as a child? When kids have a bilingual education, they’re challenged daily to step out of their comfort zone and connect language to the world around them. Becoming bilingual gives children the tools to…

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Why People Born in June Are More Social (& Other Fun Facts)

They can be a handful at times, but babies born in the sixth month are also creative, forgiving, and cheerful people.

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8 Ways Parents Can Plan For Their Child’s Future

“From preparing financially to getting involved in their education and teaching them life skills, you can truly set your kids up for success from the day they’re born.”

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This Nat Geo Series Reveals the “Secrets of the Whales”

This new National Geographic series will stream on Disney+.

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Osmo Is Easter Basket Perfection (and on Sale!)

Spring has sprung and that means Easter fun is on the way! Looking for Easter gifts that aren’t going to come with a costly trip to the dentist? We have your back and are in love with the coolest kid-tech on the block—Osmo!

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Spring Break Camps: Virtual & In-Person Options for Every Interest

Take a break from spring-breaking with these fabulous in-person and at-home adventures for the littles that will fill up fast.

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Teens, Screens & My New Perspective

“While I still can’t say that I love the screen, it isn’t scaring me as much as it used to. I am more at peace because I see its value for my sons during this time that they are cut off from their friends.”

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My Child Was Diagnosed with Autism. Now What?

“Helpful guidance to parents, caregivers, and any friend or family member seeking to support a family experiencing challenges that come with an autism diagnosis.”

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5 Ways to Raise a Really Smart Kid, According to Experts

“Is there a guaranteed way to make your kid smarter? Maybe not but there are a number of steps parents can take to make sure your kid is reaching their potential.”

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How Play Breaks Can Help Your Child Thrive This Fall

“One thing all families can agree on is that kids need play. Here are how adding in play breaks can add joy to your child’s daily life no matter if they are at home, in school or a combination of both.”

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How to Teach Children Compassion

“By choosing to parent with presence and consciousness you are providing an opportunity for your child to learn to be a conscious individual. You are providing a framework for healthy, ecologically responsible, spiritually connected living.”

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The Importance of ‘Playing’ School

“Playing school was an activity that we all have done and probably enjoyed playing as a child.”

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What It’s Like to Have a Mama’s Boy

The daily, emotional toll may be overwhelming but then I consider what kind of young man he is going to become, with all the love and sweetness he possesses and I know it’ll be a beautiful thing.

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Mom and Baby

Turns Out “Baby Talk” Could Help Kids Gain Skills Faster, Study Shows

Parents around the world speak to their babies little differently than they do with anyone else. There is actually a term for it. It’s called “parentese.” According to a new study from the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, or…

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5 Trends You Can Talk About with Your Teenage Grandkids

Looking for a way to connect with your teenage grandkids? These five topic starters will surely open that communication door.

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5 Reasons Why I’m Striving to Be a Less Productive Parent This Year

Photo: Amy Carney
Let’s get right to it: Our kids need us to stop being so productive in our parenting so that they can learn how to be productive in their own lives. Let’s run through what a typical day…

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Here’s Why You Should Never Stop Playing

Turns out, playtime isn’t just beneficial to kids but adults (and grandparents!) as well.

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Curtain Call: Your Child’s Theatre Journey Starts Here

The S.T.A.G.E. is set for Oregon Children’s Theatre’s family-friendly 2019-2020 season.

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In Defense of Not Helping My Kids: I Figured It Out and So Can You

Photo: Melanie Forstall Lemoine
“Mom!”
“Mommy?!”

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“Mom?”
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“Mooooooooom!” 

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Don’t judge me, but I recently looked at Brian and confessed, “I’m ignoring them.” I can’t help it, it’s the end…

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13 Work-from-Home Companies to Google Now

What if “going to work” was simply opening up your laptop or walking to another room?

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How to Empower Little Kids to Be Their Own Little People

As our young children become “their own little person,” we can help to enable this by promoting both their learning and empowerment. 

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Here’s How Much Screen Time Little Kids Are Really Getting, But Is It Too Much?

New research shows what too much screen time can do to young kids.

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How to Rock Family Traditions Like Chip & Joanna Gaines

Read on for simple ways to bring your family together.

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13 Ways to Help Your Kid CEO Start Their Own Business

Starting a business is a great way to teach your child valuable skills.

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You Can’t Take Your Kids’ Tests for Them, So Empower Them Instead

“Parent’s can’t take tests for their kids, but they can teach them effective habits to help them succeed.”

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Come Work for Us! We’re Hiring a Local Sales Rep!

Image a job with no commute?! Get that and much, much more as our new DMV sales rep. Think you got what it takes? Click through for the scoop.

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Why I Let My Children Play So Much

“Play serves purposes beyond just having fun.”

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Parents: Don’t Be the Gorilla (Even When Your Family Feels Like a Zoo)

“Boy, is it easy to get caught up in drama. Your kids, my kids…what’s fair and not fair?”

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Unique Twists on Date Nights

Turn date night into a great night with these out-of-the-box ideas.

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Red Tricycle Is Hiring a Controller (WFH)

 

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Red Tricycle is looking for a Controller, either FT or PT (25 hours per week) to manage all aspects of our accounting and finance. You are a seasoned accountant with a track record of…

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This Is How Helicopter Parenting Ruins Childhood Magic

Helicopter Parent: noun, informal noun: helicopter parent; plural noun: helicopter parents

a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of their child or children.

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This generation has seen the rise of a…

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5 Valuable Life Skills Kids Learn from Working Parents

Have you thought about how much you can teach your kids based on the things you deal with every day at work?

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