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Keep the joy, hold the regret

Keep the joy, hold the regret

Why do we overspend during the holidays (and how can we stop)? The holidays are supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” yet for many of us they lead to overspending and stress. Financial advisor Donna Skeels Cygan offers insights as to why we spend so much against our better judgment—and advice to help you break the cycle this year.

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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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Need last minute gifts – December 18

Need last minute gifts – December 18

Dragonfly Castle Toys is a new toy store that specializes in American and European-made, sustainably-produced toys.

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 National Adoption Month

National Adoption Month

Every year during the month of November, thousands of community organizations and social service agencies arrange and host programs, events and activities to share positive adoption stories, challenge the myths and draw attention to the thousands of children in foster care who are eligible for adoption.

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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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The right and wrong thing to say to a parent who has lost a child

The right and wrong thing to say to a parent who has lost a child

By Sandy Peckinpah, author of “How to Survive the Worst That Can Happen"

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Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Can Schools Do?

Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Can Schools Do?

What can schools do? Schools have a very important part to play in preventing bullying, and in dealing with both face-to-face and cyberbullying. They should have a multi-faceted, comprehensive anti-bullying policy in place.

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

You may have heard about an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease at your daycare center or school recently and had many questions. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common illness that most often affects infants and children younger than 5 years old, but can affect adults as well. Children are more susceptible to the disease due to a multitude of factors.

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What does your child’s IQ test really tell you?

What does your child’s IQ test really tell you?

Typically an IQ tells the psychologist what a child is “capable” of doing while a test of academic achievement, such as tests like the PSSA, tell us how the child is “actually” doing. In most cases these scores will be similar; however in the case of an under-motivated student or a student with a learning disability, a large discrepancy will be produced, suggesting that the student may not be achieving his/her full potential.

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