Parenting Elementary

Think You’d Know if Your Child Was Being Sexually Abused By Their Teacher?

Think you’d know if your child was being sexually abused by his or her teacher? Think again. My phone was a buzz. “Did you hear?”  “I don’t believe it!” “Thank god my daughter doesn’t go to that elementary school”. It happened again, another teacher arrested, more children at risk for sexual abuse. It will continue…

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8 Tips to Create a Special Learning Space With Your Child

Ways To Create A Special and Successful Learning Environment For Your Student As parents, we want our children to thrive in their learning environment even if they are not physically at a desk in their regular school setting. Here are some fun and smart ideas on how to make your student’s working area special. Allow…

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Getting into Back to School #HomeSafe Mode – You’ve Got This

In just a few weeks a brand new school year will begin, challenged by a pandemic that has forced every family to create workarounds. Many parents like you seek ways to give their children the tools and activities needed for a positive learning experience in these unusual times. Until we return to a pre-Covid world,…

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Want to Raise a Problem Solver? Play the What if? Game

Problem solving is an important daily life skill that needs practice. As parents we often ‘fix’ our children’s problems. Sometimes it is to save time. Sometimes it is out of fear of our child getting hurt physically or emotionally. But we now know that as parents a gift we can give them is the opportunity…

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State by State Guidelines for Leaving Kids Home Alone

Click Here to find out what your state’s guidelines are for leaving kids home alone.

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We Need Our Kids To Know They Can Come To Us About Anything

  We often assume that if our child has a problem they would come to us no matter their age. But often a child/teen might hold back from talking with you about something important because they do not want to add to your burden.  It is imperative, especially in these times when we are under…

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What’s in Your “Endurance Bag”? Coping during COVID-19 and beyond

What if you knew there were easy steps you could take to keep your children safe? And how wonderful would it be that these steps not only kept them safe, but also ensured they would have healthy coping skills for life?  You can create your own “Endurance Bag” and help your children with this too!…

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Celebrate Children With This Easy Pinwheel Craft To Make at Home

Hello Everyone! In celebration of April’s Pinwheels for Prevention Month let’s have some fun making Pinwheels at home. A HUGE thank you to Aunt Annie’s Crafts!   https://www.auntannie.com/FridayFun/Pinwheel/ Easy Pinwheel What you will make: Just in time for a breezy April day, make this colorful paper pinwheel with nothing more than paper, a pencil and…

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Coronavirus Through The Eyes of Our Kids

How we manage this current crisis—however long it lasts—will have a huge impact on our children. Hurricane Wilma ravaged South Florida in 2005. For me it was a terrifying storm with a complicated aftermath.  My daughter was ten at the time.  She didn’t have a sense of time or how much school was missed; she…

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Florida Mandates Child Trafficking Prevention Education – What does this mean for our young children?

Child Trafficking Education. These words can be frightening. What do they mean for you and your child? Florida leads the nation in promoting child trafficking education for children. We are the first state to require instruction in child trafficking prevention for students in grades K – 12. As that wonderful idea sinks in, let’s talk…

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