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How to Raise Kids Who Love Reading

  We all know how important reading to kids is for their literacy, but what do you do if your children—particularly school age and older—aren’t naturally eager readers? We spoke to New York Times-bestselling author Michael Northrop, who has penned thirteen books, including a middle-grade adventure series, TombQuest, a YA survival tale, Trapped,about how to engage children in books, particularly beyond the baby years. How many years...

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A Very Happy 50th Birthday To ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

On average, every 30 seconds someone in the world buys a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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I’m Not Avoiding Or Ignoring You, I’m Trying To Manage My Anxiety

Clint Edwards Scary Mommy SCARY MOMMY AND VICTORIA BORODINOVA/MIKE CHAI/PEXEL I was at a conference recently, chatting with two friends I’d know online for years but never met in person. They asked if wanted to go get something to eat, and I gave them a few false starts. I tried to figure out how to say no without coming across as a jerk. I was already feeling anxious because of the long flight I’d had that morning and all the social...

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The Children’s Jewish Education Group has a new home!

  Summer vacation is upon us, and many moms are thinking ahead to fall and making plans for the next school year.  Some are exploring religious schools and for those that are raising their children Jewish, are considering which community is the best fit.  While many families join a traditional temple in the area, and enroll their children in Hebrew school, there are some great alternative options that may appeal to families who...

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What Happens When the Symptoms of Concussion Last Longer Than Expected?

What happens if you (or your child) has had a concussion but symptoms last for weeks or even months beyond the normal recovery time? The culprit could be Post Concussive Syndrome. We spoke to Dr. Kate Mullin with the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache (NEINH) about what you need to know. What are the symptoms? Symptoms include headache, dizziness, fatigue, light sensitivity, nausea, sleep disturbances and irritability....

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6 Mistakes Most Toddler Parents Make

  Toddlers are cavemen. If you’re reading this and are actually parenting a toddler, you probably don’t need further explanation. You’re familiar with the grunting, the lack of table manners, the random tantrums and general refusal to express emotions in a civilized way. See? Total caveman territory. Parenting guru Harvey Karp, who wrote Happiest Toddler On the Block as a follow up to his first bestselling book, Happiest Baby on...

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