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Can Your Child Dream in Multiple Languages?

“As a mother of a 3 year old trilingual daughter (French, English, and Slovak) I see the benefits every day.”

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These Cool Card Games for Kids Teach Important Life Skills

These four simple, fun and portable card games for kids ages 4-8 teach social emotional skills (SEL).

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How to Help Your Kids Build Crucial Executive Function Skills This Summer

“Executive function is a set of skills that we use every day to play with friends, learn in school, and manage our daily routines at home. When your child lacks executive function, he or she will struggle with basic tasks that many kids can easily handle.”

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One Research-Backed Way to Diminish Toddler Tantrums

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All I wanted was to walk on the treadmill for maybe…20 minutes. Is that too much to ask?
I had a great plan–I would hop on the treadmill in the basement while my son (age 2 at the…

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Are Boys Failing? Or Are We Failing Boys?

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As a boy mom myself, I always bristle a little when I hear media reports of a “boy achievement crisis.” Every few months it seems we hear some high-profile news articles that discuss the state of boys’ educational…

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5 Basic Strategies to Control Toddler Temper Tantrums

Take note of how you can keep calm and keep them under control with the following guidelines.

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Structured Playtime Makes Your Toddler a Self-Control Master, Study Says

Play has important benefits for your kiddo’s control level.

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Physical Play Isn’t Just Fun—It’s Good for Kids’ Brains, Too

There are tons of physical activities that you can introduce to get your children involved and help raise a well-rounded child.

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Researchers Weigh In: How You Play with Your Kids Could Affect Their BMI

Self-regulation at play time can lead to better eating habits later in life.

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Moms with Rude Coworkers Are More Likely to Do This with Their Kids at Home

Having rude co-workers doesn’t just affect you, it has an impact on your kids, too.

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The Earlier Your Kid Masters This Skill, the Faster They’ll Learn How to Read

The faster your kid can master this developmental skill, the better a reader he or she will be.

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Hi-Yah! 7 Martial Arts Studios for Young Grasshoppers

Take your karate kid to leap into the amazing benefits of martial arts training at these 7 local dojos.

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50 Life Lessons My Son Officially Thanked Me For

Jonathan, my middle child, graduated from high school last May.  He’s 6’3 and 190 pounds, but it seems like yesterday that he was scampering into my bed to escape the rumble of a thunderstorm.

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Why I’m Totally Letting Them Eat the Sugary Stuff (and It’s OK!)

“Can you buy ice sticks?” My son asked as I prepared my list for my Costco run.

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Fla-vor-ice, that big blue box filled with those tasty frozen sticks of water, high fructose corn syrup, fruit…

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Overnight Summer Camps Are Better for Your Kids Than SAT Prep Classes

If you’re the kind of parent that believes all a kid needs in the summer is free time, fresh air and a break from technology, you’re going to love this post from a California blogger.

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5 “Naughty” Kid Behaviors That Are Just Plain Normal

Why those seemingly naughty behaviors are just normal developmental steps.

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The Correct Age for Starting Kindergarten, According to Research

According to a Stanford study, the age that kids start Kindergarten can have a big impact on their ability to learn. So what is the right age?

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What One Word Can Really Say

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Not long ago I got a gift from my daughter, Jordan. She loves to make things and give them to me as gifts. On one particular day she gave me a tiny piece of paper with…

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Why All Schools Should Teach Mindfulness and Meditation

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“If every 8 year old child in the world is taught meditation, we can eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” — The Dalai Lama
When I did my first NLP training…

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6 Martial Arts Kids Will Get a Kick Out Of

From self-defense to self-discipline, kids have a lot to learn from fight techniques both ancient and new. Here’s where to enroll!

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How to Get the Most Out South Street Seaport’s Children’s Day

The first and most important thing to know about Children’s Day at the South Street Seaport, this year scheduled for Sunday, September 30, is that when they say the event will be from 12:00pm – 4:00pm rain or shine, they…

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Little Kids, Big Swords: Fencing for the Pre-School Set

One of the great tragedies of modern, 21st Century life is how rarely these days one finds an opportunity to announce, “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father, prepare to die.”  Much less to whip out a…

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Win Karma Kids Yoga Program Package

Downward dog with a few barks and howls thrown in, anyone? At Karma Kids Yoga, silly smiles are part of the training and Red Tricycle wishes namaste to you with this prize package from this fun studio. Classes are available…

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