Being Generous This Holiday Season

Teaching generosity comes easy to the Smith family of Charlotte, North Carolina. This holiday season, the family of five is working together to make another family’s Christmas more Merry.  The family has created their own charity, “Seed Bead Santa.” “We are making safety pin, seed bead bracelets and donating all of the proceeds to a…
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Teaching Your Children About Numbers

Learning about numbers lays a foundation for good math skills.  Numbers are to math like letters are to literacy.  In order for children to be good at a skill, they need to understand the components that make up the problem.   More specifically, children must know how to count and identify numbers before they can add,…
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Kids Need Structure

Imagine one of the nation’s most powerful public figures at a school near you.  He shares ideas about being a leader and a good citizen.  Then, he yells, “At ease!”  The kids quickly stop talking and listen.  He has their attention. Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State, has been traveling the country and…
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What Role Does Birth Order Play In Shaping Personality?

Have you ever noticed how children from the same family can be so different?  Do you often look at your children thinking how am I raising these kids with such opposite personalities? In his book, The Birth Order, Dr. Kevin Leman explains that many of these differences can be attributed to the order in which…
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It’s A Wacky, Wacky Wednesday!

Dr. Seuss inspired us to celebrate the days of the week. In his book, “Wacky Wednesday,” he specifically focuses on the middle of the week and the numerous funny things that can happen in one day. Children love to read this book. It is extra fun for them since that have to interact with the…
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