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The Learning Experience

The Learning Experience in Happy Valley {and a Giveaway!}

This post is sponsored by The Learning Experience in Happy Valley. The search for excellent childcare remains many parents’ most challenging pursuit. As many begin the process, their questions turn into a long list of concerns, requirements, and desires for the perfect place for their children to thrive.  When my oldests, now 19 and 16, […]

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Supporting Your Tween Through Middle School

“Middle School Can Be A Wild Ride” A couple of years ago, one of my son’s elementary school teachers summarized perfectly the tween years.  My son was approaching 6th grade and I asked for her thoughts.  She said, “Be prepared. Middle school can be a wild ride.” Working with teens, I understood what she meant. […]

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video gaming

Is My Child’s Video Gaming A Habit Or An OBSESSION!?

Video Gaming Then & Now I remember when my family got our video gaming console in the 1980s. I grew up in a small town in Indiana, where summers were for running around outdoors, but the winters could be brutally cold. This particular winter, my brother had been sick, and I had been stir-crazy.  I’m […]

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teen anxiety

Teen Anxiety: Normal “Growing Pains” Or Something Serious?

The teen years are tough for everyone: parents and teens alike. Having two teenage boys myself, I can speak from professional and personal experience. Riding the daily mood swings of a teen can lead to emotional whiplash if a parent isn’t careful. So, how do you know if your child is experiencing typical “teenage angst” […]

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school anxiety monster

How To Fight The School Anxiety Monster

For a lot of kids, the final weeks of summer mean anticipating new school clothes, learning about future teachers and looking forward to catching up with last year’s school friends.  But for others, the transition back to the classroom isn’t quite as smooth. The “unexpected” that lies ahead (sometimes coupled with a previous year’s unpleasant […]

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6 Easy Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Learn to Read

Learning how to read is a really exciting time for children and parents. Although most children start to learn how to read in elementary school, there are several pre-reading skills that they will need to develop before then. Parents can help strengthen these pre-reading skills to better prepare their children for when they are ready […]

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Kids and Gadgets: Looking for Pros

The life of a modern person no longer appears without such things as a tablet, phone, computer. Children, watching the lives of adults, begin to be interested in gadgets from diapers: since mom and dad pay so much attention to these things, it means they are really interesting. The attitude of parents to the introduction […]

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