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Ages 5-11

Teach Your Child Party Manners

When your child uses good manners, other people want to be around them. That’s why birthday parties are opportune events to teach children not only party etiquette but a graciousness that goes beyond rules. Whether your child is the host or the guest, you can make teaching children party etiquette fun. Stage a mock birthday party so that your child can role-play some of these helpful hints. 

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Back-to-School Serenity Strategies: Seven Ways to Calm Your Anxious Kid

If your child is naturally shy, introverted, or resistant to change, you probably won’t be surprised when back-to-school anxiety crops up a few weeks before school starts. And what if your typically fearless, hyper-social child suddenly starts to have angry outbursts or impulsive restlessness a couple of weeks before school starts? Could this be a sign of back-to-school anxiety? 

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Helping a Quiet Child Bloom

When your kid shirks social interaction, hiding behind your legs at the playground, or hugging the wall at a birthday party, it’s easy to assign a label: shy. But a socially withdrawn child might not be ‘shy’ at all - they may simply be an introvert, they may be in the throes of normal separation anxiety, or, in rare cases, they might have a social phobia.

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Unplug: How Device-Free Time Fosters Better Connection

Free time spent unplugged can make a big difference in how our families feel emotionally and physically, and when it comes to nurturing our most important relationships. Here’s why.

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