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Helping your child with self confidence

Children are born confident — or not. Some research suggests that confidence is genetic, that children are born predisposed to be self-confident or timid and meek. Luckily, just because it’s in the genes doesn’t mean it’s fixed and unchangeable. We can train our kids to be sure of themselves. We can grow and nurture the seeds…

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Tips to help your child take notes

Your child may be able to type “CUL8R” faster than any of his text-messaging friends, but that doesn’t mean he understands the process and purpose of taking notes. As he moves through middle and high school, he’ll need to develop the ability to take good notes — from class lectures, reading assignments and research materials.…

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First day of school photo tips

As families with K-12 students know, the first day of school is the REAL start of the new year. It’s a day filled with promise and excitement, coupled with a tinge of stress due to the back-to-school schedule that takes some getting used to! Taking first day of school photos shouldn’t add to this stress,…