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The pros and cons of filling your child’s schedule

Extracurricular activities can bring amazing gifts to our kids. Some parents follow the guidelines of one artistic activity and one physical activity for each child. Other parents favor the free play idea – that kids will get what they need on their own.

Parents often ask me, “how many extracurricular activities are right for my child?” There is no correct answer on this one – or, more realistically, there is a correct answer for every child in every family. Let’s explore:

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The foster parent journey

Imagine coming home from school and not knowing what or who you were going to find when you walked through the doors of what is supposed to be your safe place. 

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The new parenting trap

“Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.” – Hippocrates

Did you know that we only use ten percent of our brains? That opposites attract? That birth order determines your personality style? That you can tell when someone is lying by looking at their eyes and facial expressions?

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Creative ways to organize toys

Do you ever feel like your life is an endless loop of picking up toys, games, books and socks off the floor, just to turn around and do it again seemingly seconds later? You are not alone.

No one ever talks about how hard it is to find places to store toys. Playthings seem to be either small and numerous (like plastic bricks) or too big to fit in traditional bins.

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