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5 Ways to Start the School Year Right

With summer winding down and the new school year around the corner, preparing your children for school involves much more than picking up the latest fashion trends, school supplies, and must-have gadgets. It requires doing some “homework” before that first school bell rings to ensure your children are prepared.

By following these easy tips,

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5 Creative Summer Reading Tips

As you bask in the summer sun and enjoy the longer days, it’s the perfect time to incorporate reading into your children’s daily routine. The magical thing about books is that they can make our imaginations soar by whisking us off to faraway lands or transporting us back into history, but they can also spark

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Explore the Outdoors and Learn!

It may not come as a surprise that spending time in nature reduces stress and anxiety. But did you know that it can also help kids focus and learn? Studies have shown that taking a walk in nature improves peoples’ moods, raises short-term memory test scores, and even increases concentration levels in children with ADHD.

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Ask the Expert: How Books Can Treat Growing Pains

Being a child is sometimes tough. As children develop emotionally, they sometimes face conflicts that we, as adults, have long forgotten. Overcoming insecurities, abandoning fears, and learning how to interact with peers often present challenges that children have a difficult time verbalizing and coping with on their own. Books can often be invaluable in assisting