Can Kids Enjoy Being Unplugged?  The Surprising Truth! (EXPERT)
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Can Kids Enjoy Being Unplugged? The Surprising Truth! (EXPERT)

Some time ago I worked with a mom who, as a consequence for some unpleasant behaviors, took away her 13-year old son's cell phone for three days.  There was a scene with him (let's call him Scott) with the usual retorts -- It's not fair, you can't do that, it's MY phone, and so on. Forty-eight hours later he told her he was glad she took it away from him. Hold the phone! I mean, wait a minute.  What's wrong with this picture?  It turns out that there is everything right with the picture.

What's The Cause Of Bullying? [EXPERT]
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What's The Cause Of Bullying?

Bullying can best be defined as an imbalance of power. Whenever there is an imbalance of power or strength that is either real or perceived there is a potential for the greater power to intentionally threaten or harm the weaker one. This power struggles usually takes place over a sustained period of time and has the potential to escalate into violence.

10 Ways to Save Money this Halloween
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10 Ways to Save Money this Halloween

Is the rising cost of Halloween starting to SCARE you? Candy, costumes and decorations-- they all add up. But Halloween doesn't have to be an expensive holiday. Coupons.com Household Savings Expert Jeanette Pavini has some tips on how to keep the costs low... and the spirits high this Halloween.

5 Love Lessons From Families With Down Syndrome [EXPERT]
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5 Love Lessons From Families With Down Syndrome

October can easily be colored pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month or splashed with purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. However, this year I choose to honor the month with yellow and blue because it's also Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

family playing in fall leaves outside
Autumn is a beautiful season to enjoy together.
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10 Ways To Make Time For Family This Fall

Leaves falling, soccer balls, pumpkins, football jerseys, sweatshirts, crisp air ... all indicators that autumn in full swing. While parents are busy driving from activity to activity and kids are getting back into the school rhythm, we often forget how to connect as families, so here are some ideas.

3 Ways to Fuel Your Kids for Sports
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3 Ways to Fuel Your Kids for Sports

By Registered Dietitian, Elisa Zied, MS RD CDN, for GalTime.com When she works with professional athletes, registered dietitian Mitzi Dulan explains to them that their bodies are like well-tuned, high performance race cars that need proper maintenance to get the most out of their bodies when they’re out on the field or court.  “Not only does proper nutrition help kids perform well when they’re playing sports and being active, but it

7 Questions To Create Super Problem-Solver Kids (EXPERT)
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7 Questions To Create Super Problem-Solver Kids (EXPERT)

  Kids have come to rely heavily on parents and teachers to do their thinking for them.  They have become unwilling, or unable, to go beyond rote learning. In the classroom, lesson plans and curriculum are now strongly influenced by 'essential questions'.  These questions engage students in evaluating, analyzing and applying knowledge to better understand, and function in, their world.  They encourage students to think critically, instead of simply looking up facts.