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The Social Side of School Readiness

He can write his name and count to 20, but what milestones tell you that your child is socially and emotionally prepared to start kindergarten? We asked two early childhood experts, Brenda Nixon, MA, and Deborah McNelis, M.S.ed, to give us the scoop on school readiness.

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How to Defeat Morning Battles

It’s morning. You’re rushing to get out the door. You’re child refuses to cooperate. Now what?! Jody McVittie, MD to the rescue – with tips to ensure a morning without stress.

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Kid Clutter Crackdown

Stained clothes. Puzzles with missing pieces. Fully completed coloring books. How can we as parents keep the clutter under control – and guide our children in developing a healthy relationship with “stuff?” Carolyn Koehnline, LMHC, author of “Confronting Your Clutter,” straightens us out.

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Is Boredom Good For Children?

The next time your child says, “I’m bored”, instead of rushing in with a structured activity or resorting to TV or video games, Dr. Laura Markham explains how letting children find their own way out of boredom is an important way to spark creativity and imagination.

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Good Enough vs. Never Enough: A New Mommy War?

Are you constantly struggling to try to achieve perfect parenthood? Or do you accept yourself for all your strengths and weaknesses? Authors of the work/life balance guide, “Good Enough is the New Perfect”, Becky Beaupre Gillespie and Hollee Schwartz Temple, elucidate this battle of Modern Mommyhood.

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Frenemies? When BFFs Clash Over Parenting Styles

Just because you and your BFF don’t have the same parenting styles, does it mean the friendship is over? Acclaimed parenting coach Susan Stiffelman offers tips for how to cope when friends’ parenting choices and values are very different from your own.

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Teaching Dollars and Sense

How do we help our children understand the value of money and what to do with it? Janet Bodnar, Editor of “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance” helps us make sense out of money.

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Forget IQ: 5 Ways to Boost Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Curious about your kid’s IQ? Studies show it’s best to concentrate on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) first. Dr. Laura Markham, clinical psychologist and parenting specialist, offers useful tips on EQ and how to foster it.

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