October 2021 Issue

Happy Fall Y’all!

We’re all welcoming the cooler temps and the fun Fall activities being planned across our community.  Make sure you check out this month’s Fall Festival Guide and all the other great content to encourage your family.

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5 Halloween Traditions to Start with Your Kids

Halloween means costumes, pumpkin carving, and trick-or-treating. Traditions create lasting memories andsomething to look forward to each year. Halloween is a perfect time to start some new traditions with your kids. Try some of these ideas. Ready Set Decorate Before you can go trick-or-treating, everyone will need a costume. Have some fun and create coordinating […]

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What Do Your Teens Want?

Should You Read Your Child’s Texts? Parents of teens often acknowledge they’re navigating uncharted territory and are open to advice from those who’ve gone before. Teens are going through tremendous emotional, physical and social changes while their parents may also be facing a series of firsts: aging, end of reproductive cycles, and mid-life crisis issues. […]

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Teaching Children the Value of Work

What are your views on teaching children good work habits? Many of our friends don’t require their kids to help out or work around the house, but we both strongly feel that instilling a strong work ethic early in life is one of the best things you can do as a parent for your children. […]

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12 Creative Consequences for Kids

Before becoming a parent, the idea of disciplining children seemed fairly straightforward. It follows logic that if you set limits, use consistency, and respond firmly, but lovingly, children will learn to correct their behavior. As I became a more experienced mother, I quickly learned that traditional methods of discipline, such as time outs, do not […]

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It Takes a Village

I am often sitting across from a child who has made some bad choices. In one specific situation, a boy complained, “My parents won’t let me go on a camping trip with my friends and a few of their dads because they are afraid I will do something stupid without them.” Due to the onset […]

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