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Can Tantrums Actually Be Good for Children?

One of the toughest parts of parenting is dealing with tantrums. The screaming, kicking, and crying is the complete opposite of music to your ears, especially when it happens outside of the comfort of your own home. It can make a parent feel helpless, embarrassed, and overwhelmed, but keep in mind that it happens to […]

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Benefits of Learning Through Play

Children of all ages love to play. Did you know that it actually fosters learning and can benefit your child in many ways? Both free play and guided play have many advantages throughout a child’s younger years to middle grades. Free play involves active engagement as well as make-believe, while guided play ensures that the […]

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3 Values to Teach Your Child by Age 5

As a parent, you may think that your toddler will not yet understand the values you are trying to teach them at such a young age. However, this is completely false. Children learn by example, and these values can be imprinted in them just by embodying them as a parent. Read along as we discuss […]

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5 Reasons Why Kids Need Routines

A normal routine helps bring children comfort and consistency. All families need some sort of routine to establish normalcy, a way to get things done and a sense of security. Children often fear the unknown, whether that be broccoli on their plate, or a move to a new home. This is why creating a routine […]

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Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

Activities < Technology In recent years, it has become custom to allow our children to entertain themselves with iPads, video games, or other forms of technology. We may not realize the impact that this has on our children and their social growth. Extracurricular activities provide many positive benefits for your children, and benefit you as […]

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Studies Show Children More Likely To Gain Weight During Summer Months

Children are out of school! This is great for them, however, children often struggle to follow a healthy diet during vacation. Easier access to snacks, more screen time, more sedentary time, and not following a fixed daily routine are found to be the main culprits behind the weight gain. Having a daily routine for children […]

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Learning at the Beach

This summer if you have beach and lake trips planned for you and your family, incorporate some easy learning techniques to introduce your child to something new. There is an abundance of wildlife and environmental elements that can be introduced to your child to keep their brain from summer learning loss. The Wildlife When you […]

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Education Day Trips to Take This Summer

The state of North Carolina is filled with educational spots to take your child to this summer. You want to keep the learning going over the summer, so incorporating field trips is a great way to exercise their brain without them even knowing. Museums Iredell Museums, Inc. Located in Statesville, this museum is an interactive […]

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Why Summer Camp Is Good For Your Child

Summer is a time filled with fun activities with the family, relaxing, and enjoying trips. It’s easy to get caught up in the fun, and let the Summer slide kick in. The “Summer slide” is a time when children are not engaging in educational activities and lose a lot of what they learned in their […]

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3 Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

If you ask a child what their favorite season is, I’m sure many of them will say Summer. Summer is a warm time filled with trips to the pool, the park and the beach. Most kids are not in school during the Summer, so it is important to keep them learning. There’s plenty of workbooks […]

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