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When Rover Can't Go

When Rover Can't Go

Sometimes the dog just can't go along on a trip. Some people are lucky enough to have dog-loving relatives or friends close by who don't mind an extra set of four feet for a few days. If you're not one of the lucky ones, then you'll need to board your dog or hire a pet sitter. Whatever option you choose, make reservations well in advance. Good caretakers are often booked months ahead.

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Dealing with Your Toddler's Sleep Disturbances

Dealing with Your Toddler's Sleep Disturbances

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Many bedtime routines can be applied to naptime. But going to sleep when the sun is shining is different from going to sleep at night. You can give your child a naptime sleeping bag that she can plop down on the couch, on your bed, or even on the floor when it's naptime. If you try to make naptime a special time for your child, she may even lie down willingly.

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Recognizing Rodent Infestations

Recognizing Rodent Infestations

In the Nick of Time

You can often identify the kind of rodent you're dealing with by the size and shape of their droppings. Mice, being the smaller of the two types, leave behind the smallest droppings, measuring on average 1/8 to 1/4 inch. They're about the size of a grain of rice, thin or rod-shaped with pointed ends. Roof rats are larger than house mice but smaller than Norway rats. Their droppings average about 1/4 inch and are spindle-shaped with pointed ends.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

The Core Knowledge Curriculum

The Core Knowledge Curriculum

It was first tested in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1990. Based on the premise that a shared body of common knowledge is crucial for citizens of a democracy, "core knowledge" has gone from a philosophy to a growing phenomenon that has revolutionized over 350 schools across the country.

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What Your Divorce Lawyer Should Be Doing and When

What Your Divorce Lawyer Should Be Doing and When

The practice of law is not a science, but it's not exactly an art either. There are certain things your attorney can and should be doing. For some guidelines, refer to the following list:

  1. Your lawyer should have an overall plan for your case. This might simply mean that she plans to meet with your spouse's lawyer within the next month and settle the case, have documents drawn up within two weeks after that meeting, have them signed within two weeks after that, and then submit them to court.

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Updated: April 22, 2022

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Upcoming School Year

How to talk to your kids about going back to school in Fall 2020

This summer parents have been waiting anxiously for their school districts to release reopening plans. Afterall, until we know what school will look like, we can’t help our children get ready! It’s hard to plan when you don’t know what you are planning for. Some schools opened their doors last week, and over the next few weeks more schools will begin (whether online, in person, or a combination of both).

More: At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Updated: March 9, 2021

8 Activities for Celebrating Passover with Kids

how to celebrate Passover with kids

Passover is a festival for Jewish families to celebrate many things over the course of seven or eight days depending on your family’s background. It is a celebration of birth and rebirth. It is also a time to embrace spring and new beginnings. Jews also celebrate a journey from slavery to freedom for Jewish people and taking responsibility for themselves, their communities, and the world at large.

Updated: March 14, 2019

How to Use Valentine's Day to Teach Kids About Love

couple in love with son having fun in park

For some, Valentine’s Day has no meaning and is simply a holiday invented by the card companies. For others, it’s an opportunity for romance and candy and cards. Regardless of how you choose to view the holiday related to your adult relationships, Valentine’s Day can actually be a wonderful opportunity to teach our kids about love.

Love is a complicated subject, and depending on the ages of our children, there is much to teach and discuss. If you’re looking for ways to embrace Valentine’s Day as a teachable moment, here are some ideas for how you can do it:

What Should We Play?

What Should We Play?

No matter what game you play, some kids are just not going to get into it. The trick is to start them young and keep the games alive. Try setting up tournaments and championships. Once you get them hooked, they'll come back to the table fast enough—after all, their survival instincts are sometimes even stronger than that of the tired and weary adult. Shut off the TV, computer, and video games and let the answering machine screen the calls.

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Updated: May 29, 2020

6 Life Skills Every Teen Should Master Before College

Teen doing their laundry

The stress of entrance exams, applications, narrowing down acceptance letters and choosing a college is finally behind your teen. Academically they have spent at least the last four years focused on getting to this point and feel ready to succeed. However, there are many life skills teens need to know in order to be successful as they embark on their college career, and most of them you won’t find being taught in a school setting.

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Common Adoption Scams

Common Adoption Scams

What kinds of bad things do scammers do to people who want to adopt? You want specifics? Okay. I warn you about major scams to avoid in the following sections.

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Updated: May 19, 2020

A Teacher Shares the 5 Steps That Homeschooling Parents Need to Take to Make Distance Learning Work

5 tips for homeschooling parents from a teacher who did it herself

I never planned to homeschool, and I know I am not alone. Like many parents across the country, taking on the responsibility of teaching my kids wasn’t optional. I was a middle and high school English teacher for eight years, and I have a MA in English Education. When COVID-19 shut down our schools, I thought: I’ve got this.

Boy, was I wrong.