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It’s Not the Change; It’s the Transition

August has arrived and before you know it kids will be starting a new school year. That means they’ll experience a change – typically a new teacher and possibly a new school. We believe the tough part is not the change; it’s the transition. The discovery that the transition was worse than the actual change came from personal experience. W hen our eldest son was hired as an assistant coach … Continue reading

Helicopter Parenting – Take 2

Helicopter parenting makes the news again. In case you’ve forgotten about the phenomenon of helicopter parenting, here’s a quick refresher.  Basically it is the over involvement of parents in their kids’ lives. Helicopter parents make important decisions for their children when the kids are completely able to make them. These parents intervene in conflicts and try to solve any and all problems their kids encounter. As a result of the … Continue reading

Deal Me In

When was the last time you played Crazy Eights with your kids? Taking the time to do just that can create a fun learning environment. And it’s not just Crazy Eights that can provide an opportunity to teach a few valuable skills. Hearts, War, Go Fish and Old Maid are examples of other card games that are fun and deceptively educational. J The list of skills that can be acquired … Continue reading

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