The Physiological Benefits Your Children Gain from Outdoor Play

In a digital age where every individual owns a gadget or even two, it can be difficult to encourage children to play outdoors. Most of today’s kids would rather stay at home and play games on their tablets or smartphones.

Based on Jenny Anderson’s report on, American kids spend about 18.6 hours of play time using their gadgets. Interestingly, it was also revealed that 62% of parents want their children to have more outside play. While this is currently an inescapable reality, it’s the parents’ responsibility to regulate their children’s screen time and introduce more play time. Playing outdoors is proven to give a child a range of benefits, from physical to social, mental and emotional. 

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Join the Green Car Movement

Guest Post from Free Lance Writer : Amy Patterson

It’s not news to anyone by now that our planet could use a helping hand. For nearly 50 years, there has been a huge movement of people trying to live “green” and more sustainably and despite all the changes and hard work, all of us could try a little harder to be eco-friendlier. Whether you ditch your bottled water habit, cut down on your food waste, or opt to live a less “disposable” lifestyle, there are many changes that can be made without too much money or effort. Another great way to make a positive impact on our struggling environment is by getting on board with green car technology, particularly if you don’t use alternative transportation or you spend a great deal of time in your vehicle.



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Effectively Examining the Safety Measures of Your Child’s School

Guest Post from Free Lance Writer : Amy Patterson


The primary responsibility of ensuring the safety of a child lies with the parents. As most parents are already aware, the task of protecting your child is not limited to the boundaries of the home only. It is important that parents make it their duty to examine all the premises that their child will spend a portion of their day at. This encompasses one of the most important locations, the school.

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What Did You Say? The words we use impact our children

Calling all educators and parents! Do you ever wonder why your students or child seem to make what “we” see as the same mistakes or have an endless negative attitude? Granted there can be many reasons for the repeated poor choices or continued difficulties, but experience has shown me time and time again we can be contributing to the problem.

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We can help children move away from telling themselves,

“I can’t do this” to “I can do this!”

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PARENTAL TIP: Be Specific!

Article Written By: Michael Pam

Although this is a true story from this morning, it does make you think.

The picture below is what happens when you tell a 10 year old to get his shoes and hat off the stairs.

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I wasn’t specific.

Did he do as told/asked? Yes.

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Top 13 tips for Beating the Stress of the Holidays

article written by : Lety Algeri

During the Holiday season, it is very easy to get swept away in all of the commercialism. When this happens, all too often, it is easy to find yourself looking around the day after Christmas wondering where the holiday went. It seems to get lost somewhere between the shopping mall and the bank, and all you have to show for it are aching muscles and credit card receipts.

This year try something different, give what you can afford and resist the temptation to buy things on credit, for that is only going to cause unwanted stress when the bills come rolling in.

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Top 13 tips for Beating the Stress of the Holidays

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Have you filled your bucket today?

I attended a wonderful parent workshop at Seeds of Love Creative Enrichment Center with Parent/ Family Coach, and Educator Erika Stroh.

Erika Stroh is a wonderful person who uses her life experiences as a parent to help us be the best parent we can be through discussions and scenarios. She is pictured below with her beautiful daughter Abby. 

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Parents & children are welcome in this two-part interactive workshop. The book discussion and craft will be based on Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. Parents will have the opportunity to discuss the many life lessons and skills they can teach with this unique book about compassion, kindness, empathy, behavior & consequences while the children will participate in a related craft to support the theme of the book to take home. Come to learn how you can fill your child’s bucket while teaching them to fill their own!

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