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The Importance of Play for Kids - Ask Doctor G

Last updated: 12/04/2018

It’s back to school time for our kids! Summer is over and it’s time to get back to studying, sports and after-school activities. With the extra activities and busy schedules th

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They Love Me. They Love Me Not. Does Social Media Stress Out Teens?

Last updated: 12/04/2018

Your daughter comes home from school declaring that she wants to be part of the “100 Club.” You are thrilled as you think she is talking about her academic aspirations, but aft

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Parenting Self-Motivated Athletes

Last updated: 12/03/2018

Parents, guess what? You must know at this point that you are one of the biggest influencers of your child's life, especially if your child is under 11-years-old. With this in mind

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How Teens are Learning Crucial ‘Soft Skills’ Before Their Internships Start

Last updated: 12/03/2018

As the labor market tightens, businesses are on the hunt, looking to fill jobs with young people coming out of schools and colleges. While there’s been a lot of talk about the de

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Charitable Children Make For Happier Adults

Last updated: 12/03/2018

More adults who were raised to be charitable report being very happy today, compared to those who were raised without an emphasis on philanthropy. According to a study conducted by

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Our Thin Threads of Love: Weaving a Pattern of Greatness Together

Last updated: 12/03/2018

I read a series of love poems this past weekend with a group of writers that I have known for over 25 years. At some point during the discussion that ensued one of my friends excla

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Three Mistakes All Parents will Make (And That’s Okay)

Last updated: 12/02/2018

Last night while I was trying to get my 13 year old OUT of my bed and into his bed he reminded me ( or rather he tried to make me feel GUILTY) about that time I LOST him in the WAT

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What Is Your Kid Interested In? - Life of Dad

Last updated: 12/02/2018

What Is Your Kid Interested In? These questions are always a treat to ask because the answers are usually either 1) hilarious or 2) dads and moms showing off how much they absolut

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'Dirt Is Good': Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

Last updated: 12/01/2018

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What are some things that parents get wrong? Some of the main things are over-sterilizing their environment, keeping their

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From Dabbling to Doing: 6 Tools That Excite Kids About Coding

Last updated: 12/01/2018

It’s clear coding and computer science have become key priorities in K-12 education. From Code.org’s massive round of funding and the formulation of the Computer Science Coalit

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