5 Ways to Help Your Child Be A Good Sport

If your child is anything like mine, then he or she is probably competitive. My daughter loves to play games, especially those that have scores or teams, and I like that she has fun playing team sports. But during...

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The Benefits of Playing with Your Dog

The last week of September is National Dog Week. When we became pet parents, it was a big deal. We had three kids, a busy life, and we loved to get away for a weekend. Much like having a...

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Why Redshirting Kindergarten Made Sense for Us

With each Megazord tower, my son stacked a primary-colored Duplo brick on top of another with precision. Like a skilled mason, he took pride in his craft and carefully secured each brick, committing to make each tower taller than...

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Tips for Raising a Young Entrepreneur

My wife and I are entrepreneurs who own and operate a family business. Our children know that we own a business, and we make sure that they understand the purpose of our business. We want business ownership to be...

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5 Ways to Instill Girl Power in Your Daughter

My Chicklet is 9 years old and a force to be reckoned with. I often tell people that I don't know what I did to deserve such a wonderful daughter. She's smart, funny, sassy, loving, independent, sensitive, caring, an...

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A Dad Reflects on a Fun Summer

After a year of busy school schedules, endless sports practices, and increased work commitments, I started the summer feeling a little too disconnected from my two boys. I sensed that they were tired of running around and always having...

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Special Needs – Back to School Transition

School has started back up for most kids, and the transition to a new classroom with new friends and teachers can be a difficult one for any kid, but it can be especially challenging if your child has special...

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5 Fun Things to Do Before School Starts

As we race toward the end of summer, school bells are ringing across the country, and that means that summer break is coming to an end. Here in Georgia, our kids started back the first week of August, and...

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Make Time for Yourself to Play

As parents, we spend much of our time entertaining other people. Usually ones much younger and smaller than ourselves. We also "get" that making sure the small people we're raising know how to entertain, motivate, and creatively challenge themselves...

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Three Back to School Transition Tips for Parents

I'll admit. We don't follow a schedule during the summer months. We spend nine months of the year adhering to a pretty tight and busy schedule with the kids. During our summer off, we all want to relax. I...

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