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Post-pandemic Parenting Plans
Have you thought about how you and your family will plan for post-COVID life? Even in the midst of the many trials brought on by COVID-19, families have developed some positive habits that they may want to savor and strive to keep into the future.
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Rooting for Routines
Being able to determine what will happen this school year will be a little difficult, but we know for certain that going into a school year with the uncertainty of a dangerous virus on the loose means having structure and routine will be more important than ever.
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5 Kindergarten Readiness Tips From an Experienced Kindergarten Teacher
Whether your child attends kindergarten in a school building or at home, or some of each, these five tips are important life skills.
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Ready and Resilient
The start of a new school year often brings a bit of stress. The COVID-19 pandemic has the school community experiencing a lot of stress. Much of that stress is from not knowing what the disease will look like in a few weeks from now. For parents, helping your kids be ready and resilient may be the key.
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Never Leave Children Unattended in a Vehicle
“It will only take a minute” you think. “We just need bread and milk.”
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Happy Father's Day From 6 Feet Away
Just like Mother’s Day this year, we are still in the midst of a pandemic that makes holding a big celebratory gathering of family with our own aging fathers unwise to do.
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But First, Acknowledge the Feelings
When people have strong emotions at any age, just listen, then acknowledge and validate their feelings. It’s powerful and the first step in the process.
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Experiencing Sibling Squabbles?
Children may be spending a lot more time at home with their siblings than ever before. All of this togetherness can be positive for learning how to build on this important lifelong relationship.
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Family Meetings
If your family has not started the practice of family meetings, now is the perfect time. Include all members who share your home and can fully participate. Include everyone in the post-meeting fun.
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Connecting with Loved Ones this Easter, While Being Apart
Easter may be a little odd, and it certainly could be lonely, so what can we do instead of the traditional face-to-face contact at packed religious services, family meals, egg hunts and whatever else your group might do on a holiday weekend?
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