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Developing a Tight Knit Family

Strengthen your family’s bond with these fun activities and tips below! Talk about Family History Have a family night with no television – instead, lay out refreshments and snacks and talk about where you come from. This is an opportunity to teach your children that everyone is different and those …

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Teenagers Still Need Their Dads

Despite the fact that teens tend to push their parents away (some for developmentally good reasons), dads still have a crucial role to play in the lives of adolescents. The following are ideas to keep in mind for a parent of an evolving son or daughter.   1. The relationship …

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Look Beyond Test Scores to Find Out if Your Child is on Course

By Dr. Raymond Huntington When your child has a stuffy nose and persistent cough, chances are your doctor will use a thermometer and stethoscope for a careful diagnosis before determining how to treat the ailment. You should review the results of your child’s next “big test” in the very same …

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Families Are Talking

What Are Body Image and Self-esteem? Body image is the picture that you have of your physical appearance in your mind. Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself as a person. They both include positive and negative feelings and can be influenced by society, cultural background and life experiences. Body …

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The Essential Guide To Bullying Prevention and Intervention

The Essential Guide To Bullying Prevention and Intervention   I really like this book.  It was easy to read and helpful to parents and educators alike in understanding and handling bullying.  I am the mother of an eight year old son (almost a year younger than some of the other …

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Books For Black History Month

Day of Tears By Julius Lester In 1859, in Savannah, Georgia, Pierce Butler stages the biggest stave auction in American history to pay off his mounting gambling debts. Determined to cash in his ‘assets’ this auction earns Butler over $300,000. Julius Lester has taken this little-known bit of American history …

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Lower Your Heating and Energy Costs At Home

With lower temperatures come higher heating costs. And with Americans already spending more than $160 billion a year to heat, cool and light their homes, cost-consciousness is more important than ever. According to recent research from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), 57 percent of homeowners who recently remodeled …

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