McNerney: Sneaking in Summer Learning

Now that school is over and kids are at home, how do you keep them from losing all the learning that has happened in the last year? Sure, there are lots of materials at teacher stores, but it’s pretty likely that you will get eye rolls and groans from your kids. How do you keep their skills up without it feeling like they are doing work? Here are some summer tips to increase summer learning:

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Croll: 9 Signs of Healthy Teen Friendships

As we parents watch our children develop friendships at each age and stage, we find ourselves wondering which kids will be “friends for a reason,” which will be “friends for a season,” and which will be the coveted “friends for all times.” Here are a few characteristics to share with your children that define healthy teen friendships. (Psst…these pretty much apply for adults, too).

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