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5 Fun Ways to Encourage Family Reading Time

"No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance."-ConfuciusIt’s inevitable that life will have busy seasons and sometimes that...

Jennifer Kropf Nov 04, 2022
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Best Tips for Finding the Right Books for Older Kids

Are you trying to encourage your reluctant reader to take more interest in reading? Or get your older child to develop a genuine love of reading? As kids get older, their interest in reading tends to...

Jennifer Kropf Nov 01, 2022
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5 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Succeed

Motivation is our internal drive to want to change or be better at something. When we feel motivated, we are energized to make things happen. There are two main types of motivation: Intrinsic...

Jennifer Kropf Oct 28, 2022
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5 Read Aloud Tips for Little Ones

"From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover you have wings."-Helen HayesAs parents our job is to teach our little...

Jennifer Kropf Oct 18, 2022
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Quick Practices That Will Have a Positive Effect on Your Family

Work, school, and endless to-do lists can often leave us feeling depleted. And, if we are being honest, it is hard to take the time to do things to take care of our own mental and emotional health...

Jennifer Kropf Oct 12, 2022
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Easy Steps to Help Kids Deal with Stress

Feeling stressed is a part of life. It creeps up on us when we try new things, feel rushed for time, and when things are not going as planned. Our kids feel this too in their world of ever-changing...

Jennifer Kropf Oct 07, 2022
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3 Easy Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Read

Opening our kids’ eyes to the importance and power of reading is a hard job. We know that reading is a vital skill to learn as well as an indicator of future success. So at times, our enthusiastic...

Jennifer Kropf Sep 30, 2022
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Games That Get Teens off Their Phones

When was the last time you saw your teenager's face without the glow of their phone? One to three years ago? Or when was the last time you got more than a grunt as a response to a question? When they...

Jennifer Kropf Sep 19, 2022
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How to Help Young Kids Start to Read by Themselves

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."—PlatoIt’s hard as a parent to know when your child "should" be hitting those specific milestones and comparing yourself and your kid to others...

Jennifer Kropf Sep 01, 2022
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Easy and Fun Ways to Connect with Your Kids During the Holidays

The holiday season is consistently busy and bustling with activities, gatherings, and preparation. As parents, we often get to the new year and breathe a sigh of relief. We may even feel like with the...

Jennifer Kropf Aug 26, 2022
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How to Teach Kids Empathy and Compassion

Teaching our children how to be kind, empathetic, and compassionate human beings can feel like an overwhelming task. Especially when your kids are being, well, kids! Most parents agree that these core...

Jennifer Kropf Aug 19, 2022
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5 Ways to Create Unforgettable Memories in Your Home

We all want our kids to have beautiful, positive childhood memories, but sometimes that can seem really difficult to create for your kids when there is just so much going on. So to help you, here are...

Jennifer Kropf Aug 18, 2022
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5 Easy Ways to Show Your Teacher Appreciation This Year

It takes a village to raise our kids and educators have a huge impact on their students each year. Teachers instruct, coach, cheer on, and comfort our kids daily. And this is just the tip of the many...

Jennifer Kropf Jul 21, 2022
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5 Ways to Help Young Kids Build Vocabulary

Teaching your children to build on their vocabulary can sometimes be challenging, especially depending on the child’s personality, but it is essential to helping your child succeed in life. If you’re...

Jennifer Kropf Jul 19, 2022
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5 Life Skills That Help Kids As an Adult

As parents, our goal is to raise happy, healthy and impactful children. To do so, we must start early, be patient and have a plan! And the basic foundation of our plan should consist of life skills...

Jennifer Kropf Jun 21, 2022
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