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Motivational Classic Books for the Kids – Book Suggestions – 01/31/13

Posted on: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 in Book recommendations, Books, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, Listening to kids, Motivational Books, parent involvement, talking to kids

This week’s book selections are classic stories written to motivate and entertain children of all ages.  For younger kids the books can be read to them or with them and the moral of the story explained to them.  For the … read more »

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An Idea to Reduce the Stress and Accomplish More with the Kids.

Posted on: Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Report Cards, Sibling involvement

It’s almost February and the academic calendar is on the home stretch since it’s officially closer to June than September.  So take a second and reflect on how the you, the ultimate teacher, and your kids are doing.  Are you … read more »

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Some cold weather activities for the kids.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Games, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Winter Activities for Kids

BRRRRRRRRRR – It’s January and it’s cold outside.  Even in Californian peoples’ teeth were chattering from the “arctic” blast of cold air last week. Keeping in mind that we have a few more weeks of January, not to mention February, … read more »

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Risk Can Lead to Reward, and Fun.

Posted on: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Games, parent involvement, Risk, Technology and kids

Take a Risk!  Another trip to the grandkids and another lesson that we learned.  Often times when we’re with our kids we are the babysitters so that the “big kids” get some time off.  Truth be told, even though we … read more »

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Community Service for Kids – Book Suggestions – 01/10/13

Posted on: Thursday, January 10th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Community Service, Day of Service, Family Activities, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement

Our blog this week looked forward to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 21, 2013.  We talked about how your kids can benefit from helping others.  This week’s book suggestions are for both parents and kids.  … read more »

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One Day of Service Can Lead to a Lifetime Commitment.

Posted on: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Day of Service, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement

For many people, the beginning of each New Year is a time to reflect on how to change their lives.  Often, people focus on self-improvement.  Exercise, healthy diet, staying calm, are often at the top of “the list.”  This year, … read more »

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