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Development

How to Raise a Creative Child

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The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to produce something original and useful.
A 2010 poll done by IBM of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future.

Baby Bits

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There are so many things to tend to with a baby — feeding, sleeping …oh, and all that stuff!

Sports For Kids

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Fairfield coach Scott Smallwood says “Lacrosse is a fast-paced sport that provides today’s youth an exciting alternative to the traditional sports we as adults grew up playing.”  Many different elements of the game are appealing to kids, Smallwood points out. “The game combines non-stop action, the possibility of high scoring, emphasis on teamwork, and the… Read more »

Let’s Talk About ADHD

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Making tough decisions about how to manage a child with ADHD is hard on parents. Some are eager to try medication on their child, some are not. It is a case-by-case and often a trial-and-error endeavor.

Raising Thankful Kids

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Busy families need to find ways to remember thankfulness. Make it a  ritual to build on.   When it was his turn to share what he felt thankful for one Sunday night, our then 7-year-old took our blessings candle and muttered, “Now, let me just start with my unthankfuls!” We all laughed, and the term… Read more »

Guiding Light

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Setting Limits & Consequences Sometimes a firm approach is the most loving one. I was at a birthday party recently. While the birthday boy was opening up his presents, most of the other kids excitedly sat in a circle around him. There was one child, however, who actually was opening presents with the birthday boy.  I could… Read more »