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Kids making school lunches! “Gasp” Does it really happen? Learn 5 Tips to get them started.

Do kids actually make their own lunches? I’ve heard of this, but does it really happen? I was chatting with my friend Cheryl who was adamant that her kids make their own lunches because this is what she did when … Continue reading

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Top 3 “Big Kid Skills” to learn before Kindergarten

Pumpkin starts Kindergarten in September. <gulp> The hardest part about the kindergarten experience might not be what you would expect. For many children, it is the independence. Learning how to do all those little things moms, dads, grandmas and child … Continue reading

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Learning more than one language in the early years

Is it okay to speak my home language to my child? One of the most common questions I hear as a public health nurse who works with families of young children is if it’s ok to speak another language to your child.  Parents often worry … Continue reading

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Autism spectrum disorder and wandering: A parent’s biggest worry

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Cindy, the mom of a four-year-old boy named Christopher.  Christopher has autism spectrum disorder.   I was listening to Cindy describe her daily routine and her story really opened my eyes to the … Continue reading

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Parenting is key to help teens navigate high school

If you’ve got kids, the first day of school was probably pretty emotional for everyone…parents and kids alike and it really doesn’t matter what grade they are entering.  But, if you have a teen starting high school, then you know “those … Continue reading

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What immunizations are needed to attend school? It’s changing. Be in the know!

Even though speaking of vaccinations can stir a wide variety of talk, it really is simple: Vaccines prevent illnesses & the majority of parents do vaccinate their children. Well changes are coming… and if you’re like me you want to be … Continue reading

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7 Effective Homework Habits

As I title this blog, I’m throwing a little reference to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in there… Uhmmm… Could effective homework habits be the beginning of developing a highly effective student? Fingers crossed… I’m hopeful. However, for some … Continue reading

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