Kid Activities

Celebrate the Values of July Fourth with Children

american_kidsThe Fourth of July is a celebration of the ideals and values of America. Traditional American values originated and promoted in the writings and teaching of the founding fathers include duty, honor, economy, courage and service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibility for oneself. These values are described eloquently by Tom Brokaw in his book “The Greatest Generation.”  

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For Many Teens Spring Flowers May Be Laced With Disappointments

www.usnews.comWhile most of us long for spring and yearn to basque in warm sunshine after enduring the long, harsh, record breaking winter, for a typical American teen, spring time is more of a rite of passage for realized and unrealized hopes and dreams.

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Q&A: My 15 Year Older Daughter is Going to Prom with an Older Boy

Young Women Pinning Boutonniere on Prom DatesQuestion: My daughter, age 15 and a sophomore is starving herself in fit into a ultra skinny prom dress prom. In addition she’s going with an senior boy who she barely knows. I’m very concerned about the whole thing. Any advice?

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March Q&A: Diagnosing ADHD

teacherTrainingQuestion: My five year old son’s teacher told me that my son has ADHD. Can they even determine this and what should I do?

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8 Tips for Helping an Anxious Child through MCAS, PARCC

Stressed StudentStandardized testing has been used for decades now. First instituted in 1993, the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) is the statewide standards-based assessment that tests students’ knowledge of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

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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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