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This holiday is about connecting with family

For many, Thanksgiving has become more of holiday of indulgences as opposed to a time of savoring family moments and traditions. Thanksgiving originated as a celebration of gratitude between the Pilgrims and the American Indians. Two diverse groups joined together as a way of sharing their good fortunes and giving thanks to each other.


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Motivating children through purpose

Parent-teacher conferences are held this time of the year. This can be a stressful time for both parents and children. When parents attend these meetings and learn that their child is not doing well, they are often at a loss as to how to help their child improve.


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Parent Rap: 12 reasons to appreciate Halloween more than ever


In our tech-crazed world where virtual reality and texting trump, Halloween is as much of a celebration of connection as it is of witches, ghosts, goblins and candy.

Halloween is a welcome throwback to the times when real interactions were all that counted. It’s a standout celebration that is so popular it’s recognized in Europe, North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

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Are you with a bullying partner?

Help Stomp Out Bullying this October

Stop Bullying

Bullying is an age-old problem; however after the shootings at Columbine experts and educators began to recognize that bullying is a much large problem with deadly consequences if not addressed. The month of October is designated as National Bullying Prevention Month. October 21st is a day to raise awareness by wearing orange show your support.

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October Q&A: Smartphones

Kids and Smartphones   Question:

   Dr Kate, My son is entering 6th grade and insists on having a smart phone. What are your thoughts on this?

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10 Strategies for Getting Homework Done Without Tears

Child doing homework. Sad girl writing, reeding

Although some recent studies suggest that parent involvement in children’s homework may be counterproductive, it’s likely that many parents will continue to be involved. My belief is that some parent involvement is helpful as long as it stays positive and productive — the homework gets done without tears and without conflict.

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