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Nov.-Dec. 2019
5 Activities to Keep Your Kids School Sharp During Holidays
Don’t let vacation take the edge of your kid’s cognitive skills.

The winter break is a time for decorating, last-minute shopping, family gatherings - and two weeks of bored kids lounging around the house. How can we prevent kids from becoming one with the sofa while binging on their favorite show as their school skills slowly wither away?  Read more
A little girl thinks of what to write for a thank you letter.
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Dealing with Troublesome Friends
Stop misbehaving friends from influencing your children.

Friends are an important part of our children’s lives, and as parents, it’s our hope that our children choose them wisely. But what can you do when your child makes a friend you just don’t approve of? Should you to step in or stand back?  Read more
Two friends share a cigarette with a troubling look.
Photo: murika/
How to Make the Holidays About More Than Gifts
Culture, generosity and gratitude for your kids.

We live in a material world. And no matter how hard we try to teach our kids that Christmas or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other holiday celebrations are about more than time off, goofing around and getting presents, the world outside conspires against us.  Read more
A boy hugs his grandfather during the holidays.
Standing Up to Bullies
Kid’s-Eye View

What makes someone a bully?  

If they call you names constantly, not once, multiple times.
Camryn, 10

Something bad happened to the bully that they would like to have done to other people.
Oli, 7
A couple of older kids gang up on a younger child.
Photo: pololia/
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