Back to School 2018

12 Stories • Available May 2018
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Ready for back to school? It's time to fill backpacks with all the school tools children need for success. But before you buy new supplies, consider the environmental impact. Do you really need a

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An Early Start

An Early Start

Many decades ago, when she was a young teacher in training, Liz McAllister wondered why parents of 3-year-olds took their children to preschool. "I would see these mothers and fathers walking in

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Marked!

Marked!

Chelle Cordero Marked -- that's how kids with eczema feel. Sitting in a classroom while being stared at, feeling ostracized by fellow classmates or being picked on by bullies can be very rough.

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Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends

Your child may have an imaginary friend that over time has become part of your family in one way or another. Well, according to Psychology Today, not only is that completely normal but studies sh

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Standing Up To Bullies

Standing Up To Bullies

Preparing for the fall semester should be exciting. Unfortunately, for some students back to school means back to being bullied. Being picked on at school is nothing new, but nowadays bullying is

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Screen Time

Screen Time

A day off! Whether it's from work or school, the fantasy of vegging out on the couch with the TV blaring isn't the healthiest thing you can do for your body. As a matter of fact, experts say that

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How Was Your Day?

How Was Your Day?

The easy flow of conversation and discovery between parents and their young children invariably seems to stop early in elementary school. Why? Preschoolers and kindergartners find it difficult to

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Do Lunch Right

Do Lunch Right

Teens and tweens live on highly regulated school schedules that include very short passing periods between classes, rushed lunches and a limited number of restroom passes. Add sports schedules an

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Being Of Service

Being Of Service

How can you instill in your children the values of empathy, gratitude, helping others and giving back? Well, according to the experts and those who live a giving life volunteering in big and smal

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Beyond Phys Ed

Beyond Phys Ed

There's a short chapter in my book "All Is Well: The Art {and Science} of Personal Well-Being" about how to raise an active kid, and here's how it begins: "I grew up loving sports. I wish I co

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Turning Tweens Into Tots

Turning Tweens Into Tots

Dutifully documenting the end of human trust and common sense, I give you this note I received from a mom as fed up as I am with distrust and distortion: Dear Lenore: I love my Church, but I wa

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Changes In A New School Year

Changes In A New School Year

Dear Family Coach: A friend told me that she requested for our daughters to be in the same classroom this year. She never asked me about the decision, and neither did the school. I would have pre

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