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Helicopter Mother

How to Determine if You are a Helicopter Parent

A helicopter parent is a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child’s experiences and problems, so much that they appear to be “hovering” overhead. The term “helicopter parent” was first used in Dr. Haim Ginott’s 1969 book Parents & Teenagers by teens who claimed their parents hovered over them like a helicopter. “Overparenting”…

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soccer

Why You Should Not Be a Hurry-up Sports Parent

As parents, we want to see our kids succeed, in school, in sports…in any challenge they undertake. So when they are young, we fill up their lives with structure–sports practices, music lessons, tutors–that enhances their chances of success. This is never more clearly seen than in youth sports.  Parents are in hurry-up mode without even…

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Green Ways to Save Money

Green Ways to Save Money

Recycling and going green not only will help save the environment, but can also save you money.  A great way to save money and involve your kids is by learning of some green ways to save money during back-to-school time.  Here are some ways you can save, recycle, and help the environment: 10 Green Ways to…

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How to get your kids to listen without yelling

How To Get Your Kids To Listen Without Yelling

Behavior problems seem to be on the rise with many children, which has parents wondering how they can get their kids to listen to them without having to yell.  Every parent, at one time or another, has raised their voice at their child.  Frustration is usually the culprit that causes elevated voice tone, however, yelling…

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Raise A Hand For Teachers

Raise A Hand For Teachers With thredUP

I just want to give a big thanks to thredUP for sponsoring this post and for starting this program to recognize and support our children’s teachers! As you all know, I absolutely LOVE thredUP. I got some gorgeous Michael Kors and Kate Spade bags and shoes through them and go on their site pretty much…

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