Parenting

Sesame Street Gives Autism a Voice With the Muppet Julia

There’s a new Muppet on the street, and she looks at life a little differently. Her name is Julia, and she has autism. Some may already be familiar with Julia’s online presence. Julia quickly grabbed the attention of viewers as a cartoon character and will be in an episode on April 10 on PBS and […]

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Parenting

Communicate and Connect With Your Kids

For some, technology can be a reoccurring character in the family drama. It might seem like communication is lacking, quality time is missing, and parents and kids are all around not connecting like they used to be. It doesn’t have to be like this. In fact, when used properly, none of these statements hold true. […]

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Landra, Learning, Parenting

Money Management Tips for Teens

Few teenagers are fully prepared to handle the basics of money management as they enter adulthood. A shocking 60 percent of American teenagers don’t have the financial literacy skills to make a monthly budget and track spending. However, one in three high school seniors and over one in two college freshman have credit cards. Put these […]

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Parenting, Technology

Should Your Kid’s First Phone Be A Smartphone?

You know it’s time. You’ve been putting it off but can’t procrastinate any longer. You have to get a cell phone for your child. For the frugal parents reading this, it sounds painful. You probably already feel like you’re handing over an arm and a leg each month for your cellular bill, and adding another […]

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Parenting

5 Ways to Raise a STEM Lover

“I can’t help it; I suck at math!” If you’ve ever heard this phrase uttered in your household, you’re not alone. Children often develop negative opinions surrounding STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects from an early age. This negativity typically stems from non-interactive classroom lessons and receiving poor grades. Fortunately, the classroom isn’t the […]

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