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Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Entertainment screen time for kids….we need to limit it!


     The American Academy of Pediatrics published a new policy this week regarding screen time for older children.  We know that children under 2 should have little or no screen time.  The AAP said that Children from 2 to 18 should have no more than 2 hours of “entertainment” screen time a day.  A recent …

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Time to “fall back”…how to help your child adjust to the time change!


Time to “Fall Back” before you go to bed Saturday November 2nd!  What will this do to your child’s sleep habits?  This next Saturday night/early Sunday morning we will all “Fall Back”!  Wow, an extra hour of sleep!  Well, maybe…time changes can be difficult for some children.  How can a parent help a child switch their little internal …

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Parents can speak powerful words….


  Hey Moms and Dads……do you realize how powerful you are?  Do you know what you can do with just a few words?  This weekend my parents came to visit me and participated in a fundraiser for a charity I have been involved with for many years.  I am well above the age of a …

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Practice makes perfect (well, almost perfect)


Ready for a “fancy” tea party!  Manners are much more fun when you “practice” this way! The earlier socially acceptable and respectful behavior is introduced, the more likely your child will begin to incorporate that behavior into everyday life.  Children will model the most consistent behavior they see…so Mom and Dad, you are on stage!  …

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Even adults need moments of play! TGIF!


TGIF!  My favorite day of the week is here again.  I am looking forward to “playing” a bit this weekend.  Even with being an “empty nester” my days get filled with “have to’s”;  so a little play time sounds wonderful.  I will probably sleep a bit later, savor my morning coffee a bit longer, breathe …

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