Family Matters
Raising Kinder Kids

Raising Kinder Kids

 Q.   My husband and I have two sons and a daughter, ages 6, 10 and 15. None of our kids are particularly kind to others. They think mostly of themselves and what they can get from people without being nice or respectful. What can we do to raise kinder kids,...

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Should My Child Be More Outgoing?

Should My Child Be More Outgoing?

6 Tips for Making Friends   Q  Our son Robin is 7 years old. He’s an only child. Robin worries me because he doesn’t have friends or seem interested in making friends with other children. Robin does play games with my husband and me. But I think he’d have a lot...

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Safe Grandparent Visits

Safe Grandparent Visits

Q  My mother is 90 years old. She lives 30 minutes away but hasn’t seen her grandchildren for weeks. She asks every day when she’ll get to see them. I’m worried about her as she seems to be depressed and discouraged. I’ve tried to keep our children safe at home. I...

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Thinking About Homeschooling?

Thinking About Homeschooling?

  Q. It really scares me to think about my children going back to school with other kids, teachers, and staff. I’m thinking about homeschooling them, but I have no idea what is involved or if I have what it takes to successfully do so. What advice do you have for...

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Education
The Secret Ingredient to Thanksgiving Dinner … Math!

The Secret Ingredient to Thanksgiving Dinner … Math!

 Ah, Thanksgiving. The word summons visions of perfectly roasted turkey, fluffy mashed potatoes with melted butter, pumpkin pie topped with pillows of whipped cream, and … math. Math?!? Yes, that’s right! Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to help your child...

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Extend the Halloween Experience With STEAM Activities

Extend the Halloween Experience With STEAM Activities

October brings crunchy leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, and most importantly to kids ... HALLOWEEN! Check out these fun STEAM activities to get the whole family in the Halloween spirit.   Rotting Pumpkin What happens to a pumpkin as it rots? This experiment...

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Grandparents as Teachers

Grandparents as Teachers

With school districts beginning the school year in remote learning mode, families are figuring out how to make the demanding task of overseeing children’s learning at home actually work.   The extra burden can weigh even heavier on single and working parents. The...

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Impactful Books

Impactful Books

Many children have some level of awareness of race relations in America right now. Maybe they’ve heard things on the radio, glanced at the news at home, or have even had frank discussions with friends and family. As a parent, it can be hard to find the “right” way to...

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