SO CUTE! Printable Quiet Book.

Printable Quiet Book

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I’m not much of a sewer, so when I first heard of Quiet Books I looked for a no-sew printable quiet book.  Sadly I did not find one, and decided to make my own! Remember this Quiet Book post?  After I designed a Bible version and a Farm Life version, I then got excited and created a […]

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Best Food for School

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Best Fuel for a Hard Day at School Preparing your child properly to do well in school each day is not just a matter of making sure that they have done their homework. It is also important to be sure that you prepare them physically, sending them to school with as much energy as possible […]

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When Your Child Leaves for College

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When Your Child Leaves for College Your child’s move to college is a momentous event. For eighteen years you have striven to make it to this day, the day when your child is ready to leave the house and begin learning to enter the adult world. Though your responsibilities do not end and you will […]

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Preparing Your Child for College

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Preparing Your Child for the Move to College College sometimes seems like it will never arrive in your child’s life. It is such a momentous transition that it looms over your decisions for years. It lingers on the horizon determining how you save your money and where you send your child to school and then […]

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Childhood Sucess in Middle School

Childhood Success in Middle School

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Childhood Success in Middle School The move to middle school is a big moment in your child’s life. It will impact their social and academic careers for years to come. It is alright for you and your child to view this moves with some trepidation at first, but remember that with a little work you […]

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The Facts About High School Hazing

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 The Facts About High School Hazing High school hazing is a complex issue. Some people see it as nothing more than a high-spirited set of rituals designed to bond a group and enforce a hierarchy. The mentality is roughly that if you can survive all this together, then you’ll be a part of the pack. […]

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Life Skills Through Chores for Teenagers

Life Skills Through Chores

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Raise Handy Teens As a parent, you are deeply invested in raising a child who will one day be capable of taking care of themselves in the adult world. Though your child has had you around to support and care for them from day one, there will come a day when you cannot be there […]

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Picking A Healthy Cafeteria Lunch

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Helping Your Child Pick A Healthy Cafeteria Lunch As concerns about childhood obesity become more and more prevalent in the United States, we have become more and more critical of our children’s food choices. We can make the effort to control our children’s diet from an early age, but that only works for so long. […]

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Stop Your Child From Struggling in School

Stop Struggling in School

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Stop Your Child From Struggling in School The truth is, all children will struggle with their schoolwork at one point or another. Education is work, after all. However fascinating it may be at times, it is also something that must be done day in and day out whether or not your child is feeling inspired. […]

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Private vs Public School

Private vs Public School

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The Best School for Your Child – Public vs Private Choosing the best school for your child can be a daunting task. Your child’s educational facility will, after all, influence many different facets of their life both now and in the future. Every day, your child will attend this institution, which will care for them […]

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Prepare Your Child For Middle School

Preparing for Middle School

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Prepare Your Child For Middle School The middle school years are a difficult time for children. Studies show that they are a transitional point in the academic career, one with a great deal of significance for future academic success or failure. It is a place where future habits and vices are formed. This is the […]

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Fighting the Homework Battle

Elementary Homework Help

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Help Your Elementary Student Handle Homework Homework can be a battle even for the best of children. No one wants to do work after they have finished for the day and children are no exception. Despite this, and despite the fact that elementary school homework is usually fairly light, it is important that you fight […]

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Raise a Child who Loves to Read

Kids who Love to Read

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Raise a Child who Loves to Read Reading is one of the most important skills for young children to have. Though there are continual articles bemoaning the death of the lifelong reader and the written words that have sustained him, studies continue to show that a child’s reading skills, besides being a fairly reliable predictor […]

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Keeping Teens Organized

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Teaching Your Teen to Organize Their Life Organizational skills can be the key to the chaos that is your child’s life. Teens are often at a loss to know why they cannot find their notes and assignments or are always running behind. Not all children realize that organizational skills must be modeled and taught. If […]

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Strategies for School Success

Strategies for School Success

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Improve Your Child’s School Success One of the most important components of your child’s scholastic success is your involvement. An involved parent who pitches in to their child’s education both at school and at home is an invaluable resource and a strong predictor of success. That is because it is imperative that children receive similar […]

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Overcoming Separation Anxiety

Overcoming Separation Anxiety

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Overcome Your Child’s Separation Anxiety When the time comes for your child’s first day of school you expect to be proud and maybe a little sad. Okay-maybe more than a little sad. You hope, however, that your child will take to the potential new experience well, with energy and excitement. When your child has separation […]

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Kindergarten Curriculum Guide

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Your Child’s Kindergarten Curriculum During your child’s first year of school you will see them learn and grow by leaps and bounds as their world expands once again. In order to properly prepare your child for this experience, you will want to familiarize yourself with the curricula that they will be expected to follow in […]

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Prepare for Kindergarten

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Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten Leaving home to attend kindergarten for the first time can be thrilling in that scary exciting way. As a parent you want to find ways to ease the transition and prepare your child for the upcoming changes that the world of kindergarten represents. Preparing for kindergarten means getting ready for […]

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What Should Your Preschooler Learn

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Is there a Proper Preschool Curriculum? You may wonder, as you begin to research preschools, what your child is actually supposed to be learning at this age and from this experience. It may surprise you to know that you determine the answer to that question by voting with your preschool fees. There is no real […]

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Teach Telling Time

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Activities that Teach Telling Time Telling time is important for our everyday lives.  We are always looking at watches for our next appointment, dinner date, and overall day planning.  Teaching our children how to tell time is imperative now and for the future.  Although children mostly rely on their parents to transport them to their […]

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Turn a Night Owl Into a Morning Person

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Change Your Child’s Night Owl Tendencies Many of us have trouble adjusting our internal schedules to meet society’s demands. This is particularly true in the stereotypical case of the night owl, who never wants to sleep and never wants to get up and running. As adults, we have to take responsibility for our own sleep choices. […]

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Help Your Child Beat Test Anxiety

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Stop Stress From  Affecting Test Performance Our children are now being tested more than ever before. In schools we have gone from testing children on curricular material to teaching test taking strategies for NCLB tests that determine school funding based on arbitrary performance evaluation. Much of our children’s academic lives are dominated by one test after another. […]

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School Day Breakfast Ideas

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Planning Healthy Breakfasts for School Days Everyone knows that the before school breakfast is absolutely the most important meal of the day. This is the first food your child will have eaten since dinner last night. The tank is officially empty until you put breakfast on the table and in their mouths. This is why […]

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Should Your Child Go to Preschool

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Should Your Child Go to Preschool? As your child approaches that age, you may find yourself ponder the question of preschool. It is much more common now than it ever has been before to send children to preschools. In 1960 only about 10% of children went to preschools in America. Now that number has changed […]

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