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Don’t Miss Next Month’s Big Solar Eclipse!

Back in August 2017, there was a solar eclipse with the path of totality…where the sun is completely blocked by the moon…cutting across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. Here in Arizona, about 60% of the sun was blocked out.

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Everything You’d Ever Want to Know About Leap Day

February is a great month. Not only is the entire month devoted to Black History, but the month also has Groundhog Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Arizona Statehood Day, Presidents Day, and don’t forget National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Plus, it’s the last full month of winter!

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How To Make 2024 A Great Year For Your Child

We all know what it’s like to go to work when we’re tired or not feeling well. The day is long, we don’t do as good a job as we usually do, and we’re sluggish and unenthusiastic. If that’s how it is for adults, think of how long and difficult the school day must be for children who aren’t feeling as well as they could be feeling. 

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How to Really Help Kids with Homework

Because parents are unbelievably devoted to their children, it should come as no surprise that when children are agonizing over homework assignments, parents are eager to alleviate the pain by offering their help. This raises several questions: What are the best ways to help kids with homework, and how much help is too much?

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Teaching Kids to Help Others in the Community

Starting this month with Thanksgiving, we approach the holidays with an increased awareness that there are many people in the world who are not as fortunate as we are. As a parent, you recognize that; however, children often have a more difficult time understanding the needs of others.

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Halloween Treats You Can Make with Your Kids

There are several holidays that kids love, and one of their favorites doesn’t even include a day off from school. While they may love the parades and fireworks on the Fourth of July; and they certainly love the decorations and excitement surrounding the end-of-year holidays; and they may even love all the good food and getting together with friends and family at Thanksgiving.

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Helping Kids Understand America’s Instruction Manual

It’s likely that your children are exposed somewhat regularly to news shows and, consequently, have probably heard a lot of discussions about the Constitution. Since September is the month in which we celebrate the Constitution … and 2023 marks the 236th anniversary of its adoption … it seems like a good time to give parents a few tips on helping to educate their children on this most important American document.

A New School Year Means a Fresh Start for Kids

It’s that time of year again that both parents and kids look forward to with excited anticipation: It’s the start of a new school year! For students, it’s a time for new beginnings and a fresh start; for parents, it’s a time to get bored kids back into a routine with plenty to do to occupy their days.