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Read an excerpt from Ann Douglas' new book: Happy Parents Happy Kids - Active For Life

Last updated: 02/14/2019

“In Happy Parents Happy Kids, Ann Douglas has written the quintessential handbook for parenting in the digital age. She’s covered every conceivable angle and topic, and gives...

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7 Practical Ways Parents Can Inspire Girls To Get Into STEM

Last updated: 02/14/2019

Girls are turning away from careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) due to perceptions that the jobs lack creativity and the subjects are too...

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What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat

Last updated: 02/13/2019

“My son has 30 to 40 Snapchat Streaks. Is that normal? And, also, what are Snapchat Streaks?” The mom sitting in my office was like a lot of parents whose children are on...

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Paramedics share the way they test the safety of a child’s car seat

Last updated: 02/13/2019

You know that nurse friend you reach out to when a strange rash shows up on your child? Or the school teacher pal you gently query for development norms? How about the...

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Let the World Be Your Oyster: Taking Camp Abroad

Last updated: 02/13/2019

Political unrest in Kenya, a railway strike in Europe, the Zika virus in Central America, visa applications for Tanzania, international terrorism levels in Paris, the value of...

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The Positive Power of

Last updated: 02/13/2019

“No.” This simple two-letter word is often absent from our parenting vocabulary. Yet, a firm “no” can be a positive developmental tool for building resiliency in children. In...

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6 Travel Podcasts For Teens Your Whole Family Will Love

Last updated: 02/13/2019

Planning a family road trip for spring break or looking ahead to your summer vacation plans? We’ve rounded up six terrific travel podcasts guaranteed to keep teens and parents...

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Child Car Seat Safety - What You Should Know

Last updated: 02/12/2019

As a parent, it’s important to learn all you can about child car seat safety. Whether you’re new to the whole mom or dad thing or an “old pro,” it’s imperative to stay up to...

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Trying To Be A Frugal Parent, When You Don't Have To Be - Monkey and Mouse

Last updated: 02/12/2019

We have always had to be frugal with our money.  Mainly because we both chose careers that we enjoyed, rather than those that paid well.  Of course it was a lot easier before we...

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Educators, Civic Leaders, Businesses and More Unite For Student AI Showcase | Getting Smart

Last updated: 02/12/2019

On January 22nd, the Montour School District opened its doors for a special “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Grand Showcase” event to showcase the first AI middle school program in...

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