Monday, June 29, 2009
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Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Whether you need to save space or just want to promote sibling bonding, shared bedrooms are sure to see lots of late-night giggle sessions, secret jokes -- okay -- even the occasional tiff. But, as Winnie the Pooh told Piglet, "It's so much friendlier with two."
This slideshow provides several ideas of how to set up Bedrooms Built for Two!
Monday, June 22, 2009
But don't despair. The reverse is also possible. Reading just a few books before school starts can save kids from the summer reading loss. Studies also show that parents play a crucial role particularly on their older kids' reading attitudes and behaviors, as well as helping to find the right book to capture their interest.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
Toddlers are eternally curious about the world around them -- wanting to touch, play with and ask questions about everything they see. How can parents to channel this boundless inquisitiveness into learning? Of course, toddlers don't need to be subjected to structured learning at such a young age. But with a little mindfulness, you can teach your youngster how to begin to recognize letters, numbers and colors in the course of everyday play.
Here, the parents of iVillage - the #1 gathering place for parents online - share their tips for teaching toddlers in a relaxed, fun way.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This article presents tips for both hosts and guests, to get your protocol down pat.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Like the Great Depression, this economic downturn is wrenching lives out of shape.
But unlike 90 years ago, hunger isn't the main problem, and neither is the kind of homelessness that sent thousands of middle-class Americans into tent cities during the Depression. This time the toll is far less obvious: children are grappling with more stress at home, and low-income families, already highly mobile, are being forced to pull up stakes and move more often.
Educators and demographers say frequent moves can lower school performance and increase chances that students will drop out of school. It also makes it more difficult to provide appropriate resources to children who have learning disabilities and behavioral issues.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
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