What Your Child Should Do on Their Own by Middle School

Children need to know various skills at different stages in their lives, in order to later become functional adults. If your child is about to start middle school, here are some of the things they should be able to do on their own. And, it is super okay if they haven’t learned these things yet. It’s never too late to start!


Wash and dry dishes- While loading and unloading a dishwasher may be an easy feat, children should know how to wash and dry dishes the old-fashioned way. This will show kids exactly how dishes get cleaned.

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Early Signs of Common Learning Disabilities in Kids

According to the LDA– Learning Disabilities Association of America, there are 2.4 million students, in the United States, with a diagnosed learning disability. These students receive specialized services at their school, through the IDEA- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. A learning disability is defined as a neurological condition that affects how a person hears, sees or understands things. Those with a learning disability have trouble with things like math, reading, reasoning, speaking, spelling and writing. The most common learning disabilities in children include dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyslexia, auditory processing disorder and visual processing disorder. Let’s take a look at the early signs of these learning disabilities.

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How to Establish a New Bedtime Routine

So, summer is almost over, which means it is almost time for the kids to head back to school. After staying up later at night and getting up later in the morning, they probably aren’t going to want to change their bedtime routine around when school starts. By starting the bedtime routine change early enough, you can help ensure the change will be an easy one for everyone.


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Pool Safety Tips Parents Need to Know #PoolLife

Yay for #poollife!

Summer is just around the corner and that means that many families will be getting their backyard swimming pools ready for the hot summer sun. Swimming pools are a great way to enjoy the summer months with your family, but it is important that pool safety is the primary concern of parents.

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Top 5 Parenting Phone Apps

As all parents know, raising children is a rewarding task, but also a difficult one. Luckily, in today’s age of cell phones, there are apps that help make parenting more organized. Here are the top 5 parenting cell phone apps.

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