5 Ways to Relax and Reduce the Stress of the Day

Are you often on the go? Rushing to-and-fro can make it hard to relax when work and chores are out the way and you need to unwind. Your mind buzzes, and you don’t let go of stress. Here are five ways to release the strain of the day and gain much-needed rest. Take calming breaths…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Teen From Sexual Predators

Sadly, the statistics on sexual abuse of children and teenagers continue to grow.  It is every parent’s worst nightmare.  In light of this danger, are there steps you can take to keep your teen safe?  Absolutely.  And the time to do so is now.  Here are 5 tips to begin a dialogue with your child…

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10 Ways Parents Can Support Teachers

Teaching can be a rough job. And more than likely, you’ve heard the complaints: long hours, poor pay, and no respect. But you can help make it better. While you might not be able to give your child’s teacher a raise or smaller class sizes, the following are some ways you can support them. 1.…

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3 Factors That Grow Your Toddler Into a Reader

Some parents may underestimate their role in their child’s academic future. They may expect that once the child gets to school, that’s when the learning will begin. This is a dangerous assumption because schools do not necessarily succeed in growing each child to grade-level literacy. Here are three essential factors that will ensure your toddler…

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Stress Can Make It More Difficult For Students To Learn

Exams. Pop quizzes. Speaking in front of the class. School can be a pretty stressful experience for students. What comes to mind when you think of the word “stress”? Often, people will think about just the negative aspects of stress. They’ll think about how they personally feel when they are stressed and how it impacts…

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Foster Parent Appreciation Week – The Mancosh Family

If there were photos in the dictionary next to “Foster Parent”, Mary Jo and Don would have earned that spot! Their home has a revolving door with placements over the years,  but they make relationships with each child. To this day, they still stay in contact with earlier children whom they fostered, and have even…

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Adoption for Families with Children: How to Help Siblings

Many adoptions that involve families who already have children. This situation brings its own set of adjustments and challenges. Parents need to help children get used to situations involving a new family member. Here are a few tips to help families make the adoption process easier.  Early and frequent communication is key  Be certain to…

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