Category Archives: Parenting

Begin at the Beginning with Social-Emotional Learning

By Allison Wedell Schumacher Years ago, when I was casting about for a job, I ended up as a part-time nanny to a three-year-old boy named Logan. I got the impression that his parents, who had listed the job on … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

By Celeste C. Delaney, author of ABC Ready for School: An Alphabet of Social Skills In many ways, kindergarten is the most important year in a child’s education. It sets the stage for how children view themselves as students and … Continue reading

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10 Fun STEAM Activities for Do-It-Yourself Learning

Adapted from STEAM In a Jar®: Experiments, Activities, and Trivia for Your Classroom by Garth Sundem With school right around the corner, here are some activities to help counter summer learning loss and get kids back into the swing of … Continue reading

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Fun Ways to Get Kids Interested in Financial Literacy

By Eric Braun and Sandy Donovan, coauthors of The Survival Guide for Money Smarts: Earn, Save, Spend, Give Some kids are naturally attracted to money and all that it represents—all the power it holds, all its trappings. We have a … Continue reading

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How to Help Little Kids with Big Feelings

By Allison Wedell Schumacher Not too long ago, a well-meaning acquaintance asked, “How are you?” Here’s what I thought: “Well, if you really want to know, my car is misbehaving and I’m worried about how much I’ll have to spend … Continue reading

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