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New School Blues? 5 Easy Steps to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School*

New School Blues?  5 Easy Steps to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School*

Changing schools can be stressful for children and parents. Depending on where we are in the world, schools can vary quite dramatically. Luckily, a few helpful hints can get you and your children ready to jump into a new school without singing the blues.

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Are you ready for discipline? 4 simple steps to get you started.

Are you ready for discipline?  4 simple steps to get you started.

Part of being a good parent is to discipline our children. Discipline is a necessary part of childhood because it teaches children important themes such as authority, following the rules, self-control, and responsibility. Discipline doesn’t take away our children’s spontaneity, happiness, or spirit. Rather, it gives them freedom to explore and experience life within the safe limits we set for them.

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Three simple steps to take charge when your children’s friends are driving you nuts

Three simple steps to take charge when your children’s friends are driving you nuts

Same Passport, Different Culture

A great thing about living abroad is our children become exposed to many different cultures. This makes them tolerant, accepting, and more global which will be fabulous traits for their futures. Yet, many times our children seek out friends who are the same nationality, speak the same language, or look similar to them. When these are the defining traits to start friendships, sometimes more important characteristics such as honesty, compassion, or fairness may be forgotten.

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How much television for kids?

How much television for kids?

Lots of parents wonder how much TV is good for their child.  Television (TV) offers us entertainment, access to news and information, and links us to the world through popular culture.  There is nothing inherently wrong with television or TV programs.  Yet, it is important that parents understand the role, influence, and affect television can have on their child and his or her health.

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