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Age: Big Kids

What do all these teal pumpkins mean?

Keep your eyes open during trick or treat time – for teal colored pumpkins sitting on doorsteps or printed on doors!  2014’s Halloween marks the first year of the Teal Pumpkin Project. Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) started the … Continue reading

Will kids have THIS disorder in 10 years?

Compared to teens growing up in the 1980s, high school students today are significantly more likely to report problems with sleeping, thinking and remembering according to a recent study just published in the journal Social Indicators Research. Scientists speculated that … Continue reading

A Halloween confession

The boys have been talking about their Halloween costumes – it must be Halloween season!  Confession: we buy the costumes.  Yes, I know making costumes creates memories and saves money.  But, if you truly know me, I am not crafty!  … Continue reading

Should I reward effort or outcome?

Question We reward our kids for each “A” they get on their report card. Our oldest rarely studies, but gets perfect grades. His younger brother spends hours on his homework, but mostly gets Bs and Cs. I don’t think this … Continue reading

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