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6 screen-free ways to unplug with your family

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When it comes to instilling positive values in your children, one of the easiest ways is to set technology aside at least one night a week for a fun family activity. You can then focus on teaching your children to collaborate and engage in quality communication while forging a strong family bond. 

Here are six ways to unplug with your family to take advantage of screen-free time:

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Topics: parenting, parenting tips, screen-free time, Technology

4 tips to help your child maintain a love of learning

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For a parent, there is no greater pleasure than watching your child learn new things. While a school's purpose is to ensure children receive the education they need to be successful in life, parents play a role in preparing children outside the classroom as well. The best teachers inspire students to nurture their curiosity by creating an environment where learning is fun. Parents can do the same at home to instill a love of learning in their child that will last a lifetime. 
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Topics: love of learning, parenting, parenting tips

How to survive and ease your child's transition to middle school

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Parents of 5th-grade students may already be feeling stressed about the transition to middle school next year. When a child is about to start middle school, it is a bittersweet time for parents. Leaving the elementary years behind is hard, but it can be exciting to see your child growing in maturity. Students have mixed feelings about this time as well. With some forethought, parents can not only survive but ease their child's transition to middle school while letting them grow more independent.

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Topics: middle school, junior high, parenting

10 Tips to Avoid Colds and the Flu This Season

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Topics: health, flu, cold, parenting

These books can help teach your child empathy.

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We are raising our children in a world of connectivity. Today, more than ever, we are truly able to step into someone else's life through the Internet. As children begin to investigate the world around them, time and distance no longer impedes their ability to view other's perspectives and share thoughts and ideas. But the Internet is not the only place young people can gain exposure to the plights and hardships of others. They can do it through books too. Books that teach empathy can help children begin to formulate ways to make the world around them better. 

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Topics: parenting, reading, empathy

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