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Tips for Playdates with kids of all abilities

Tips for Playdates with kids of all abilities

Playdates are beneficial for ALL children to practice critical social skills on which future relationships will be built. The benefits of playdates include: increasing confidence; improving social decision making; and practicing skills in an adult supervised yet natural setting. Playing together allows kids to be a part of the action vs. being quiet observers.

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Are you legally liable for your kids’ friends?

Are you legally liable for your kids’ friends?

Your children’s best friends are almost like your own children, aren’t they? Sometimes it seems like they practically live at your house - you feed them dinner, give them hugs and Band Aids, and help them with their homework. But what would happen if one of your kids’ buddies were to be injured in your home? Are you legally liable?

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Why you need to limit kids’ screen time

Why you need to limit kids’ screen time

Children today are digital natives. They were born into a world free of card catalogues and hard copies of encyclopedia editions. We gain information through an immediate Google search, and text messages are more common than phone calls. Because of this, it’s important to stop and ask ourselves as parents if it comes at a cost.

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When cancer happens…

When cancer happens…

When cancer happens, it happens to the whole family. Parenting while healthy has its own stressors, but raising a child becomes more complex when a parent faces a cancer diagnosis. As of 2010, there were 1.58 million adult cancer survivors in the United States living with a child under the age of 18 (Weaver et al., 2010).

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Got questions about youth and high school sports? Here are answers!

Got questions about youth and high school sports? Here are answers!

Parents, coaches, administrators and student-athletes benefit from new website, www.PCADevZone.org, with sports coaching tips and hundreds of videos, podcasts and printable resources from pro and college athletes and coaches

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Tips to keep your potty training resolutions

Tips to keep your potty training resolutions

With every new year comes New Year’s resolutions! From losing weight to quitting smoking lots of folks like to kick off the season with a personal goals, but what about those of us with toddlers? Specifically, potty-training ready toddlers.

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Taking kids to the theater

Taking kids to the theater

Make the holiday season even more memorable by starting a new family tradition of going to the theater together. Attending a performance with a young person is a terrific way to celebrate the season and spend some quality time together. Think of it as an adventure away from all of the season’s hub-bub.

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The stranger parents unwittingly invite into their child's bedroom

The stranger parents unwittingly invite into their child's bedroom

But in today’s rapidly changing, technology-filled environment, we are not providing this same guidance about strangers to our children as they play in virtual playgrounds. The moment we hand our children a digital device, we invite them to play in virtual playgrounds that are accessible via every smart phone, tablet, computer and gaming platform. These devices literally invite our children to talk to strangers, send pictures to strangers, send videos to strangers, and have live video chats with strangers, all from the comfort of their bedroom or any other part of your home

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Paying for college: Tips to lower the cost

Paying for college: Tips to lower the cost

Our best advice is to focus on academic performance. If there is a choice, attend the best high school possible. Take academically rigorous classes—advanced placement or college-prep courses. Put effort into your studies rather than learning to hit a curveball. Money invested in a math tutor will yield a higher ROI than money spent on a private pitching coach.

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Protecting your kid's data starts with you

Protecting your kid's data starts with you

To succeed in today's classrooms, students must be more than book smart - they must be digital learners as well. Modern technology such as e-books, online tutorial programs, educational social media options and apps are providing access to personalized learning opportunities which were not available to previous generations of students.

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