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Celebrating Grandparents

By Michelle Talsma Everson When I think of my fondest childhood memories, they usually involve “Beta” – my maternal grandmother. She was an amazing woman; she raised seven kids and then helped to raise my cousins and myself. She made summers special and found creative...

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Social Media and Self Esteem

As told by Laurie Wolk Social media has opened a new set of problems for today’s parents. Children are no longer learning key life skills and their self-worth is often wrapped in their digital presence. It is up to parents to combat this influence in their children’s...

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Fun Once the Bell Rings

By Christa Melnyk Hines After-school activities are an essential and fun way to round out your child’s overall educational experience. Integrate both structured and DIY activities that complement your child’s disposition, age and interests. “Students in these...

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Healthy Competition

By Denise Morrison Yearian Competition can sharpen kids' skills and drive them to achieve their personal best. But when undue emphasis is placed on winning and excelling, it can be detrimental to a child and his relationship with others. As a result, the child may...

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Parents Ask: Little Feet

Parents often report that they are not always sure what issues they should be concerned about with their children’s feet. Here, a podiatrist answers common questions posed by parents. Q: What are the most common foot problems that children have? A: We most often see...

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