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Category Archives for Parenting

Family Friendly April Fools Pranks

Here’s some fun pranks to pull on kids this April Fools Day. Got (Blue) Milk? Put a few drops of food coloring in a pitcher of milk (choose your kid’s fave shade). Make sure she’s watching when you nonchalantly fix her morning bowl of cereal! Bath Time Fail Paint a bar of soap with clear nail […]

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College Parents-Decipher Finacial Aid Letters

You’ve received the acceptance letter and the financial aid letter. How to you decide what school offers the best fit and the best aid package. Follow these tips to decipher those Financial Aid Offers.   1) Analyze the components. Terms aren’t always clear, so start your review by going through the offer line-by-line to determine […]

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5 Important Legal Docs to Have when Parents Age

Many of us are facing the prospect of aging parents. It’s never easy to watch a loved one age, but combine that with the shifting role of child to caregiver and a difficult situation can get much worse. Many issues aging parents face are health related. A lawyer can’t answer questions about treatments and doctors […]

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What is FERPA and how does it impact me?

What happened? we went from being given daily updates on our kids school progress to quarterly semester report cards or, if you were lucky, – weekly email updates from Power School. Now the kids are off to college and you cannot access your child’s academic records without their permission. Wait a minute? What?  The Family Educational Rights […]

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How to Raise Successful Children

Love NPR-they are always giving out good info. They talked about this book and it sounds like something we can all use. “Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?” When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a “Just because.” You can […]

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If you have a College Student Please Read This It Could Save you a lot of heartache

Did you know if anything happened to your college student you would have no ability to find out critical health information from their doctor? I know many of you have just sent your babies off to college. You’re happy and scared and excited, probably feeling the same emotions they are. I just came across this […]

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How to Maintain a long distance relationship-with your grandchild

Many of us live far away from our favorite people-our grandkids. Luckily there are many ways to connected. Grandparents in the digital age The Internet can add a whole new dimension to long-distance grandparenting. Email, instant messaging, and video conferencing can all help to shrink the miles and keep you in touch with your grandchildren. […]

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