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8 Tips for Enjoying Snow Days While Managing Technology

techsnowStudents have missed anywhere from five to 10 days of school in the past three weeks and now they are have a planned February vacation with another five days off. For parents the biggest challenge is helping kids to remain busy and stimulated while preventing them from getting totally hooked on technology.

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Q&A: How to Respond to Complaints of Physical Pain

Girl-with-Stomach-Pain“My 11-year-old daughter often complains about physical pain. Her pain is often in her joints after sports or in her stomach before sports and school. We’ve had her checked by the doctor and there is nothing medically wrong with her. These complaints increase in the winter. Do you have any ideas what’s causing them and why they are worse at this time of the year?”

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8 Ways to Keep Your New Years Resolutions Now!

mindfulness-istock-prvIt’s been a month and already the New Year has come and gone. If you are like most people you’ve already broken your New Year’s resolutions.

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10 Parenting Lessons From the Patriots

patriotsAs the Super Bowl approaches, the Patriots are in the spotlight again, and not just for the Superbowl. Now there’s the ball-pressure accusations — Deflategate, as it’s been coined by media. For fans, it’s pretty personal; attacking the Patriots hits us where it hurts. And our hometown team has been both successful and questionable to some, for a number of years, leaving many of us wondering how to respond to all the hoopla.

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9 Cool Parenting Tips to Combat Winter Doldrums

parentwinterWinter is here in full force. Just this week we had sub-zero temperatures and many schools were closed. My older clients have said that it’s not like it used to be when kids bundled up to endure the harsh elements. Today, many families justify staying indoors when it’s cold because it’s easy to distract kids with video games.

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Parent Rap: Parents Can Model Positive Change with New Year’s Resolutions

Angus-PhilMany parents strive to make positive changes in their personal lives but feel that they don’t have the time to commit to themselves. Parents today get so busy with parenting concerns that often their own needs get overlooked. New Year’s resolutions are a way to bring those sought-after personal goals and self-improvement needs to fruition.

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Giving Technology: 4 Tips to Guide Parents

kidstechnologyAt the top of many children’s Christmas lists this year are video games, iPads and computers. Technology can be an amazing, but potentially dangerous, gift that needs close supervision.

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