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Teach Your Child How to Deal With a Bad Grade

“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best things they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their …

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20 Awesome Family Word Games That Build Vocabulary Skills

Whether it’s bonding over a board game at home or going on a spontaneous adventure hike with your kids, spending time doing fun family activities is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Family game night is one of the best ways to bring your crew together for bonding and laughter. If you’re on the prowl for …

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How to Completely Change the Way Your Child Studies

Teaching study skills doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you know your child’s learning style. Excellent study skills increase your child’s confidence and self-esteem and can help them succeed in school. The right strategies for studying can’t be stressed enough! Teachers provide guidance to your children in the classroom. How can you help them …

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Essential Kids Desk Organization Ideas for Busy Students (and Parents!)

As our kiddos approach the final months of the academic year, it’s important to reassess their organizational skills and study habits. One final push before summer, friends! After a long year fraught with pandemic shutdowns and quarantines, some students are finally back in the classroom; yet some remain in virtual learning for the remainder of …

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The Ultimate Parent’s Guide to Teaching Your Teen to Drive

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. ~ Erma Bombeck Is your teen ready to start behind-the-wheel driver education with you? Are you feeling lost and unsure where to start? Teaching your teen to drive can be scary and intimidating. After all, it’s your baby who sits behind the wheel! …

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Teach Your Teen Personal Responsibility: Five Easy Tasks They Can Do on Their Own

Have you ever wondered what you can do to teach your teen personal responsibility? You’re not alone. Confession: I’ve woken up my teenager for school every day since he started kindergarten… This year, it bit me in the butt. During the first week of my teen’s sophomore year, I forgot to act as his human …

It's Ok to Let Your Children See You Cry

It’s Ok to Let Your Children See You Cry

Have you ever wondered if it was healthy to let your children see you cry? A few months ago, my 7th grader tried out for the school basketball team. For months, he had brushed up on his ball handling, dribbling, and shooting skills. As a parent, you know when your child really wants to crush …

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Teach Your Kids to Edit Their Own Writing Like Pros

What if you could teach your kids to edit their own writing like pros? THE WHAT: We all know kids spend hours writing in school, yet overall student writing quality has declined. In my own home, I noticed errors in my children’s written work–errors that were overlooked by teachers. I can’t blame our educators. After …

Selling Kids Clothes on Poshmark: A Busy Mom’s How-To Guide

Are you looking for a flexible side hustle you can do from the comfort of your own home? If so, then selling kids clothes on Poshmark is a legit gig for you. Hear me out… When my sister schooled me on selling my piles of used kids clothes on Poshmark, I had my doubts. It …

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Meal Prep & Planning: A Busy Mom’s Sanity-Saving Tips

There are oodles of benefits to family meal prep and planning. For me, a busy mom of four active kids, the benefits are: It’s a time-saver because it takes the guesswork out of lunches and dinners. It makes my life easier when our schedule is stacked with activities. We avoid mid-week trips to the pizza …