Family Matters
Dealing With Dyslexia

Dealing With Dyslexia

Q.  Our daughter Olivia struggled with school last year in the first grade. This year was following the same pattern. Recently, her teacher suggested that we have her tested for a learning disability, and we found out that she has dyslexia. I feel terrible that I did...

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Never Shake A Baby

Never Shake A Baby

Q.   My husband Jack and I are young parents. We have a two-month-old baby girl, Misha. Jack and I are under a lot of financial stress. We don’t get enough sleep. Misha cries a lot in the evening. Jack told me last night that he wanted to shake Misha to get her to...

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Home Alone: At What Age is It Safe?

Home Alone: At What Age is It Safe?

  Q.  My wife Marian and I are discussing when one or more of our kids ages 12, 8 and 6 can be left home alone and for what length of time. We also wonder how old a child has to be in order to be left in the car if one of us quickly runs into the store for one or...

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Raising Respectful Kids

Raising Respectful Kids

  Q.  We have young children ages 3 and 5. My wife and I want to raise them to be respectful. We’ve observed disrespectful kids running in restaurants, kicking the seats in front of them on airplanes and even calling their parents names. It seems kids are less...

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Education
Playgrounds Aren’t Simply Child’s Play

Playgrounds Aren’t Simply Child’s Play

As tired parents of poor sleepers and early risers, my husband and I loved a good playground. We could find a bench, settle our weary bones and watch our kids enjoy being out in the fresh air. We might even occasionally rally to push a swing, accept a make-believe...

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Easing Students’ Anxieties as They Return to the Classroom

Easing Students’ Anxieties as They Return to the Classroom

  I can vividly recall how I felt as a child as the first day of school approached. It was a unique mix of excitement and trepidation. Somehow, I couldn’t wait to go back just as much as I dreaded the actual day. This year, our children’s feelings about school...

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Is Your Child Kindergarten Ready?

Is Your Child Kindergarten Ready?

When it was time for my first baby to start kindergarten, I couldn’t believe the time had gone so quickly. How could this little person be ready to spend all day away from me in the big school? Was she actually ready? By the time my twins were kindergarten-bound, I...

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Pack your bags! Benefits of Family Travel

Pack your bags! Benefits of Family Travel

Just hearing the word “travel” makes me want to pack my bags and go! Well, that’s not entirely accurate. It makes me want someone else to pack my bags so that I can just go! I’ve always loved to travel, even as a little girl. I loved the new sights, experiences,...

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