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How Ramona Quimby Helps Kids Make Sense of This Unstable World

Last updated: 04/15/2019

Fifty years ago, a five-year-old Oregon girl sang and skipped through her living room, urging her mother onward—though, she protested defiantly, she was not pestering. She was...

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How To Help Your Child Succeed In School - 5 Minutes for Mom

Last updated: 04/15/2019

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. When you think of the hard work of parenting, what usually comes to mind are the early years of sleepless...

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10 Quotes from RAMONA THE PEST to Celebrate Beverly Cleary’s 103rd Birthday

Last updated: 04/15/2019

Happy 103rd birthday, Beverly Cleary! In order to celebrate your birthday, I dug my tattered and torn paperback Ramona the Pest out of a box at my Dad’s house and began reading...

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Forever Friends - No Matter How Far Apart!

Last updated: 04/15/2019

You know those friends that you have had forever? The ones that you made somewhere back in elementary school or middle school. The ones who you hung out with everyday. They knew...

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Neuroscience & Education Article - YouCubed

Last updated: 04/15/2019

Summary of a paper published in Also featured in an article in Education Week by Sarah Sparks Many people have seen and been helped by the research on growth mindset (Dweck...

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Developing a Growth Mindset in the Summer Camp Environment

Last updated: 04/15/2019

Whether you are a first-time counselor or veteran staff member at a summer camp, it can be difficult to nail down the step-by-step process of how to grow professionally within...

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Overcoming Homesickness at Summer Camp – For Campers and Parents

Last updated: 04/14/2019

Regardless of how many times a child has been away from home, being away at summer camp can be stressful for parents and campers. The most important thing to know is that...

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Parents Share Why Bilingual is Better #BilingualRisers

Last updated: 04/14/2019

*** Want more information on raising multilingual children? Visit MomsRising's bilingual parenting resource...

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Best Gardening Books for Kids | Adventures in Learning | PBS Parents

Last updated: 04/13/2019

Inch by inch, row by row, learn to make your garden grow! Browse through these seed-filled reads and explore the outdoors through books. 1. From Seed to Plant By Gail...

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Kids Need Playgrounds: 77 Benefits and Reasons

Last updated: 04/13/2019

The playground...a lot of people have very specific memories of their school years and what it meant to go to the playground for "recess". For most, it was a short time...

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