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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.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Dyslexia and the Grade-Schooler

Dyslexia and the Grade-Schooler

Is my child dyslexic or simply immature? The moment you suspect a problem, it's a good idea to consult a pediatrician or a pediatric neurologist. For kids who are consistently disorganized and distractible or have serious difficulty with letters and words, early intervention can head off a lot of frustration and discouragement.

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Inside the Mind of a Tween

Inside the Mind of a Tween

Tweens see the world in black and white and have great difficulty discerning shades of gray. Accordingly, they consider people nice or mean, situations fair or not, and can easily categorize almost everything else in the world under the headings of "good" and "bad." They are not rigid, however, because they change their minds at the drop of a hat and have no problem deciding that someone they previously regarded as nice is really mean, or that something that they thought was terribly unfair is really just, after all.

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Tips for New Moms: Stockpile Support and Self-Assurance

Preparing for Baby's Arrival

Tips for New Moms: Stockpile Support and Self-Assurance

I'm not trying to scare you, telling you how much worse parenthood is than you originally thought. Heck, you may turn out to be a baby whisperer. You may have an airtight support network. Or, you may have been visited by one of Dickens's ghosts, seen the real truths of motherhood to come, and are prepared to shift your entire life pace and focus.

Decision-Making Techniques for Children

Decision-Making Techniques for Children

The most important thing you can do to help your children make their own decisions is to keep asking them questions, so they can come up with their own answers. There are lots of techniques you can teach them to use, although they won't need to use them all every time. Indeed, they will make some minor decisions pretty instinctively, but there will be bigger decisions as they get older for which they may need to use some or all of these techniques. Some of the techniques include

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling for Multiple Intelligences

Homeschooling for Multiple Intelligences

How Can I Teach You? Let Me Count the Ways.
There are as many ways to homeschool as there are ways for children to learn. Parents usually start with the traditional classroom model, because that's what they know. A curriculum is purchased from one of the leading curriculum vendors, and it outlines everything the child will study in the coming year. Many curriculum packages contain all the textbooks, workbooks, and related materials, as well as telephone support.

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Genealogy: Filling in Your Family History Details

Genealogy: Filling in Your Family History Details

The events of Anson and Cornelia's lives were chronicled through the records. Census listings were examined; They showed that Anson was a farmer. County records were searched for his estate record. His will revealed that he was in “a very infirm state of health” when he made it in 1852. He left his wife Cornelia in control until the oldest child became 21.

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What Is Needed from Your Spouse to Homeschool Successfully?

What Is Needed from Your Spouse to Homeschool Successfully?

A homeschool works best when one parent can be dedicated to the effort while the other fills the essential support roles. Because homeschooling requires such a major time commitment, the person who doesn't have a full-time career outside of the home is typically the person who carries the bulk of the load in terms of planning and running the homeschool. However, a homeschool will benefit significantly from the enthusiastic participation of a spouse.

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What to Do When a Friend Is Depressed

What to Do When a Friend Is Depressed

You know that these school years can be complicated and demanding. Deep down, you are not quite sure of who you are, what you want to be, or whether the choices you make from day to day are the best decisions.

Sometimes the many changes and pressures you are facing threaten to overwhelm you. So, it isn't surprising that from time to time you or one of your friends feels "down" or discouraged.

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Updated: May 29, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home With Kids

the ultimate guide to working at home with kids

As parents, we are in unprecedented times right now as we tackle both working from home and guiding our children through their remote learning journeys. Not to mention that we are doing this in a time of crisis as we face the COVID-19 global pandemic. If you’re not used to working from home, that alone would be stressful during normal times. If you’ve never homeschooled, this alone would be challenging.

Fair Warning: Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling

Talking to Your Toddler about a New Sibling

Fair Warning: Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling

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Especially if you have a young child, try to avoid telling her too early. By the time the baby comes, your older child may be totally bored with the whole idea.

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The Terrible Trio

The Terrible Trio

Like it or not, there are three things you simply cannot make a child do. You cannot make him eat, you cannot make him sleep, and you cannot make him use the toilet. Ironically, many of the power struggles parents face with their toddler and preschool boys are about precisely these issues. Anytime a challenge involves your son's body, he is in control of what happens. Your job is to set the stage, teach the skills, and let your son do the rest.

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Updated: May 4, 2021

12 Meaningful Rainbow Baby Gift Ideas

12 meaningful rainbow baby gifts

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Making Every School Year Successful

Making Every School Year Successful

Alex swears he won't stuff erasers up his nose in reading group this year. Ollie pledges, hand on heart, that his handwriting won't look like hairballs. Another school year gets off to a promising start.

Alex and Ollie aren't the only ones who need to pledge they'll change their behavior, habits, and thinking to make each school year brighter than the last. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, principals, school bus drivers, mentors, and tutors need to take the pledge, too.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

The Ultimate List of Gift Ideas for 11-Year-Olds

11 year old opening gifts

Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Teaching Teenage Girls to Say No

Teaching Teenage Girls to Say No

(From Protecting the Gift. Copyright 1999 by Gavin de Becker. Published by The Dial Press. Reprinted with permission.)

How would it be if teenage girls had some initial wariness about every man they encountered? It would be realistic - sad maybe, but realistic. Here's why: rapes and other sexual crimes are virtually always committed by men, and most rapes and sexual assaults happen to girls under eighteen years of age.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling Teens

Homeschooling Teens

The Whys, and the Must-Haves

The idea of homeschooling through high school can be scary. Parents tell me, "I could never homeschool my teen - I barely got through some of my own high school classes!" But homeschool advocates are discovering there's a better way for teens to learn, and homeschooling your high-schooler may be easier than you think.

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