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Best Friends Forever… (or Until We Go Off to College?)

May 08, 2017 / Amy McCready, Founder, Positive Parenting Solutions

As graduation time rolls around, high school seniors around the country will be facing waves of mixed emotions. Relief that high school is over; elation to be moving on; and of course, sadness that friends forged over years – if not for more than a decade – will be going their separate ways. 

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#ToolkitTalk: Talking to Kids About Drugs

Jul 23, 2014

@EducationNation joined Parent Toolkit expert Dr. Shari Sevier, Chair of the American School Counselors Association, and Stephen Wallace, school psychologist and director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE), for a #ToolkitTalk on how parents can talk to their kids about drugs.



Helping Your Child Build a Strong Vocabulary

Jul 14, 2014

To succeed in school and beyond, children need to build a robust vocabulary. Kids learn a lot from the adults in their lives and there are many ways you can help your child learn new words. We reached out to Parent Toolkit expert and University of Michigan Education Professor Nell Duke for some tips you can use at home to expand your child's vocabulary.



Why We Ditched the Schedule This Summer

Jul 07, 2014

I've always thought that kids should have freedom and free time. As a young parent, I vowed to never over-schedule our kids. But let's be honest, that's actually a hard thing to achieve in my community. And this spring - wow did we over-schedule our kids. I mean bad.



Imagining Career Possibilities

Jun 30, 2014

Imagining a career path can be quite hard for some students. To help us understand things parents can do to support their kids’ career exploration, we talked with Tammy Dodson, a Colorado high school counselor. She has 7 ideas to help teach your son or daughter about the variety of careers available after graduation.





How Brushing with a Fluoride Toothpaste Can Help Your Child Prevent Tooth Decay

Jun 16, 2014

Preventing tooth decay relies on a number of factors such as healthy eating habits, regular visits to the dentist and brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste.



A Gift Parents Can Give Children that Money Can’t Buy

Jun 09, 2014

Across the country, many children are being raised bilingually, and research shows that being bilingual can be beneficial for children. It leads to increased activity in the area of the brain that controls impulses, decision making, and self-awareness.



Finding the Right Mentor for Your Child

Jun 02, 2014

It is important that all kids have positive adult role models, besides their parents, throughout their lives. You can help to connect your child with other positive adult influences throughout your community.



Injuries and Early Burnout in Youth Sports

May 27, 2014

With the nature of sports becoming increasingly competitive, children are now experiencing higher pressure, more intensive training and an earlier focus on solely one sport.



Sleep to Win!

May 19, 2014

Teenagers have no idea how their athletic abilities can dramatically improve over night. All they need to do is get more sleep!



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