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Updated: May 15, 2019

Teaching Good Sportsmanship

Girl teen playing soccer

Teaching Good Sportsmanship

Tips for Parents
"You don't win silver. You lose gold." That's the sour message of a sneaker advertisement that aired on TV during the Atlanta Olympics.

Such omnipresent multimedia messages combined with a "winning is everything" philosophy embraced by increasing numbers of parents and coaches - makes it harder than ever for adults to teach kids that it's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game that's important.

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Stress Awareness Month: 6 Signs Your Child is Stressed

Stressed Young Girl with Stack of Books

As adults, we're bound to feel stressed out from time to time. After all, bills have to be paid, work has to get done and food has to be put on the table. However, it's easy to miss the fact that our kids can sometimes get stressed out, too. Homework, extracurricular activities, and conflicts with peers can all take a toll on your little ones. And chronic stress can have negative effects on our kids – especially since they often don't have the tools to cope.

When Your Spouse Moves in with You

When Your Spouse Moves in with You

Stepping Stones

Create an “off-limits” area—a room, a corner of a room, a desk, or a bookshelf—where you can keep the stuff that you don't want tampered with and that you don't want to put into deep freeze. And be prepared to have it be a very tempting spot for kids. If it's really valuable or fragile, it shouldn't be accessible.

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Eating Smart When You Have Diabetes

Eating Smart When You Have Diabetes

If you're diagnosed with diabetes, you should definitely seek the nutritional advice of a registered dietitian, preferably one who is certified as a diabetes educator (credentials will read R.D., C.D.E.). The goal of nutrition therapy is to restore and maintain blood glucose levels to as near normal as possible. This means balancing your food with insulin and activity levels.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Education Reform: How Will it Affect Your Child?

Education Reform: How Will it Affect Your Child?

It's not easy getting a handle on education reform. For one thing, the term means different things to different people. For another, it impacts students differently from one state, city, or school to the next. Given those limitations, what can parents expect to see happening as education reform takes hold?

Most students will have more time in school, more testing, and more choices.

Making it last

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Updated: February 12, 2020

A Parent's To-Do List for the Summer Before Your Teen Heads Off to College

parents helping on college move-in day

The summer before your teen heads off to college for the first time seems to fly by faster than any previous summers! Once your teen has committed to the school of their choice—and continues to deny they have “Senioritis”—it’s time for them to hunker down and tackle all the last-minute stuff. They’ll (hopefully) appreciate your help, especially because you may not always be there physically if they’re dorm-living in another city come fall.

Updated: May 29, 2022

5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

5 signs your kid has a screen addiction

Many parents today are just as concerned with the amount of time that their kids spend using screens as they are with how difficult it often is to pry them away from a screen. Though many experts in the field are split as to whether or not digital and media consumption can be defined as an addiction, many parents have no problem using the terminology as a way to describe what their child’s behavior is similar to.

by: Lindsay Hutton

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When Your Teen Is an Addict

When Your Teen Is an Addict

According to Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), half of all high school students have tried drugs by the time they graduate from high school. Most teens try drugs and alcohol to fit in and have a good time with friends. They look at drugs as a casual way to relieve stress. However, recreational use can quickly become an addiction, and choosing to do drugs becomes a physical and psychological need.

Living with an addict can tear a family apart.

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Updated: April 22, 2022

Is Your Kid a Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic Learner?

Learning Styles

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that the incidence of learning disabilities in the general population is 15 to 20 percent. About 4 percent of children in the United States are classified as having a learning disability.

Unfortunately, this diagnosis is often viewed as a hindrance rather than an opportunity for growth and understanding. Individuals diagnosed with learning disabilities are not "stupid." In fact, to qualify as having a learning disability, you must have average intelligence.

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Preventing Unwanted Behaviors in Your Cat

Preventing Unwanted Behaviors in Your Cat

Preventing troublesome behaviors requires some planning and a effort but is usually far easier than fixing them later. Let's review some of the most important factors that affect behavior, both good and bad.

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Dog

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Dog

Do You Have Time for a Dog?

No doubt about it, a dog needs your time. If you get a puppy and you want him to develop into a well-adjusted, well-mannered dog that's a pleasure to live with, you need to invest a lot of time in the first year or two. Puppies aren't born knowing how to behave any more than children are. Your pup will need to be taught how to live properly in human society. Besides, he's a social animal and that means he will thrive on companionship, friendship, and love.

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Updated: May 29, 2020

5 Ways to be a More Mindful Mama

woman practicing mindfulness drinking coffee on balcony

It’s August. We are eight months into this year. What have you done for yourself this year? If your answer is nothing, we gotta change that, sister. Have you ever heard someone say you can’t pour from an empty cup? Of course you have, but the reality is, it’s true. Moms are a superbreed of humans that always put their needs behind everyone else’s. While this sounds very caring and selfless, it actually has the potential to disrupt the functioning of your family in a big way.

Updated: January 7, 2022

The 11 Weirdest Pregnancy Cravings And What They Mean

Pregnancy Cravings

Sweet, salty, sour, spicy — cravings during pregnancy can run the gamut. While certain cravings may indicate a nutritional need, many can be attributed to the amped-up hormones coursing through your body. So what types of food (and non-food items!)do pregnant women crave the most? Check out our list below to get the scoop on pregnancy cravings.

More: 12 Pregnancy Superfoods

by: Rebecca Desfosse

7 STEM Careers Kids Can Explore

STEM Careers for Kids

The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field is growing every day, with new and interesting career paths emerging that weren't even a possibility a few years ago. Careers in the STEM field are some of the fastest-growing occupations in the country and feature amazing growth and salary potential. Here are a few of the most exciting STEM careers kids can explore.

by: Ruth Anne Hammond

10 Ways You Can Help Your Baby Learn

10 ways to help your baby learn

As a new mother, I remember feeling so anxious about how we were going to teach our son everything he needed to know to succeed in life. Having been raised by a mother who thought of her children as empty vessels who needed to be filled up by adults,
I imagined the exhaustion of years of trying to pack everything into his head.

Homeschooling Through Challenging Times

Homeschooling Through Challenging Times

Isabel Shaw

When difficulties arise, families sometimes give up on homeschooling, believing that children will be in the way, or will be unable to cope with a challenging situation. Family illness, a new baby, moving, job loss, divorce, and other family issues are reasons why parents may think about putting their children back in school.

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Choosing a Veterinarian

Choosing a Veterinarian

Your dog's vet is an important person in his life, even if he doesn't much like going to see her. With your help, she'll give him regular examinations and provide vaccinations and preventive medications to keep him healthy. If he's sick or injured, she'll diagnose the problem and offer treatment options.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Modern Art: Creative Tech Toys for Little Artists

Modern Art: Creative Tech Toys for Little Artists

Kids are no longer limited to paint, crayons, glitter, and glue during creative playtime. Ever-emerging gadgets offer exciting new ways for kids to exercise their imagination and artistic side! Help your modern day artistes dabble in music, photography, animation, and art with these picks for the coolest artsy and creative toys and devices.

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Adopting Kids with Special Needs

Adopting Kids with Special Needs

Adopterms

Agencies designate children who they believe are hard to place as children with special needs, although each agency differs on what constitutes a special need. What some agencies regard as special needs are not viewed that way by other agencies—and often not by hopeful adoptive parents. For example, healthy black or biracial infants and older children are often categorized as having special needs simply because the agency has trouble finding parents for them.

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