How to Let Your Child Decide Interests on Their Own

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We’ve all seen that parent–the one who makes sure their child is in the school orchestra, the student counsel, and captain of the tennis club all while looking over the kid’s shoulder. We all want to raise our children to be the best they can be. But how do we do this without being controlling… Read more »

What Is Phonics?

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If you’re the parent or caregiver of a young child just learning to read, then you may have heard their teachers talk about “phonics.” But what, exactly, is phonics? And how can it help your child to read and write? Phonics—defined Phonics, at its core, is the relationship between letters and sounds. You’re using phonics… Read more »

ADHD Symptoms in Girls vs. Boys

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnoses neurodevelopmental disorders in children. 6.1 million children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD. However, the diagnosis rate for boys (12.9%) is higher than that for girls (5.6%) What’s the reason for this discrepancy? It is not because boys have a higher… Read more »

The Benefits of Youth Sports

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From Little League Baseball to taekwondo, your children have a wide array of sports to choose from. While many parents sign their kids up for youth sports, far too many neglect this aspect of their childhood. Yet, youth sports can bring many benefits to our kids. Below are just some of the many reasons your… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Your Child’s Grades Are Slipping

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You are proud of your child’s academic performance. They consistently get As and Bs, and their teachers always praise them. However, you’ve begun to notice that your child’s grades are slipping. They’re not doing as well in class, and you may have even gotten a few calls from their teacher. When this happens, you may… Read more »

How Physical Activity Directly Correlates with Academic Performance

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It’s no secret Americans are increasingly leading a sedentary lifestyle. In an age of video games and the internet, children are much less inclined to play outside. This inactivity is having detrimental consequences, including higher rates of childhood obesity along with diminishing concentration and thinking skills. But how, exactly, does physical activity impact academic performance?… Read more »

Is Your Child Doing Too Much? How to Spot the Signs

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The benefits of having our children participate in multiple hobbies is clear. It will teach them crucial lessons while also improving their skills in various other parts of their lives. However, there is such a thing as doing too much. While we want our children to participate in as much as possible, we also don’t… Read more »

Parental Burnout: What It Is and What to Do About It

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No one said that parenting was easy. However, things can get overwhelming even for the most stress-resistant parent. You feel exhausted, you snap at your partner and kids, and you wake up each day dreading the list of tasks you have to get through. All of these are signs of parental burnout. If this relates… Read more »

When Should Parents Start Saving for College?

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If your child is still in their diapers, it may seem far too early to start thinking about college. But the sad truth is, it’s not. College tuition rates are skyrocketing, and they’re only expected to keep growing. As a result, experts argue that parents should start saving as early as possible, even if their… Read more »