ASHA #BHSMchat Twitter Party

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is back with another great Twitter Party to share more very important information with us to help us better understand our children’s  speech/language and social development. A recent survey showed that one in four parents has had concerns about their child’s ability…

May 1, 2019
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Birthday Party Ideas for Tween Boys

It’s that time of year again at our house! We’ve got birthdays coming up and need to figure out some fun ways to celebrate. With soon-to-be 11 and 12-year-olds, coming up with a birthday party idea that is “cool” enough to satisfy is becoming a bigger challenge every year. Character themed parties have phased out,…

January 12, 2018
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20 Ways to Entertain Older Kids on a Sick Day

  I can distinctly remember the feeling of a sick day when I was a kid. You know – the real sick days where it was a struggle to get out of bed, but after laying there for a few hours, you were just SO bored. You wanted to get up and do something, but…

November 10, 2017
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Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

  Most parents who have more than one child have to deal with sibling rivalry from time to time. My home is no exception. While my oldest son, who was an only child for 11 years, pretty much stays out of the fray, my 10 and 11 year olds are often found bickering, battling, and…

September 29, 2017
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Teaching Kids About Different Cultures

In our house, as in most every home, holidays and traditions are an important part of who we are and the beliefs and experiences that created those traditions help to shape our view of the world. As a parent, I want my children to have an understanding of why these celebrations are so important to…

September 21, 2017
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8 Tips to Make Homework Time Easier

  With one kiddo in his last year of elementary and one starting his first year of middle school, there is one thing that is certain to come in piles this school year – HOMEWORK. Last night, we had the first homework assignments that didn’t involve me filling out the exact same paperwork I’ve done…

September 8, 2017
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Talking with Kids About Tragedy, Devastation, and Violence in the News

  This week, like much of the country, we have been transfixed on watching news footage out of Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, with the immense flooding and devastation and the resulting heroic rescues. In a world where there is so much ugliness in the media, it’s nice to show my kids the…

August 31, 2017
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