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Gratitude over Greed this Christmas

December 3, 2018  |  Categories: Behavior, Child Development
Gratitude Over Greed

More than any other time, Christmas may foster an “I Want” attitude in your children. While  sharing their wishes with family, friends, and Santa, you may worry your child’s endless list borders on greed.  Many families hope to encourage gratitude and giving each holiday season–fostering the old adage “it is more blessed to give than…

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Birth Order Series : The Only

September 25, 2017  |  Categories: Behavior, General Child Care
How Birth Order Affects Personality: The Only Child

“An only child?” Well-meaning acquaintances may ask this about your family, followed by the inevitable, “Only children are always spoiled!” Any parent of an only child has experienced the concerns and judgment of others who cannot fathom why you would choose to only have one child. However, in America today, the number of one-child households…

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Birth Order Series : The Youngest

September 18, 2017  |  Categories: Behavior, General Child Care
How Birth Order Affects Personality: The Youngest Child

“He’s just the ham of the family!” This is how many parents describe their youngest child, with an endearing smile for the antics of this son or daughter who might be the third or the sixth but is definitely the last.  Characteristics of youngest children often include: extroverted confident creative problem solvers able to delegate…

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Birth Order Series : The Middle

September 11, 2017  |  Categories: Behavior, General Child Care
How Birth Order Affects Personality: The Middle Child

Being a middle child comes with its own set of “expectations.” Some say the middle is the hardest, the left behind child who acts out for attention. Others argue middle children are easygoing and peacemakers. Their place in the birth order forces them “to build bridges to other sources of support”, teaching them excellent people skills.  “Once…

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Birth Order Series : The Oldest

September 4, 2017  |  Categories: Behavior, General Child Care
How Birth Order Affects Personality: The Oldest Child

If you have multiple children, chances are you’ve noticed that not only does each one have a different personality, but that personality seems to match their birth order as well. Perhaps your oldest child is the boss, while your middle child is the introvert. Your youngest is likely the class clown, and if you have…

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Parenting Books for New Parents

June 19, 2017  |  Categories: Behavior, Parent Resources
Parenting Books for First Time Parents

Expecting your first bun in the oven? Whether you’ve been around children your entire life or you feel you need an instruction manual for changing a diaper, first-time parenting comes with its challenges for all. That’s why we’ve found five of the best parenting books for new parents for you! Moms on Call Hailed as “the…

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Parenting Tips for Extroverted Kids

May 1, 2017  |  Categories: Behavior, Child Development, Parent Resources
How to Parent Extroverted Kids

For introverted parents who appreciate quiet and reflection, having an extroverted child who talks a lot and craves personal interaction can be exhausting. However, by understanding certain extrovert characteristics, you can make parenting decisions that foster both of your personalities and enhance your relationship. Take a Time Out It is an introvert’s natural tendency to…

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Unplug For A Weekend With These Tech-Free Tips

August 1, 2016  |  Categories: Behavior, General Child Care
Tech-free family

As Friday approaches, it’s time to leave work behind and focus on family, friends, and recharging for the next week. As in, recharging yourself and not just your technology. In this ever increasing digital world where everything from business email to our personal cameras to international news is right at our fingertips, retraining ourselves to…

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Child Development: Music and Children

August 25, 2015  |  Categories: Behavior, Child Development, General Child Care, Parent Resources, Preschool Preparedness, Quick Tips

For your entire life, you’ve probably been bombarded by the positive effects of music in your life.  Maybe in middle school, you conducted the classic music and plant experiment. You know the one: set up your plants next to various pieces by Mozart and Bach and see which one grows the fastest.  Or perhaps you…

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