Category: Children

Have a Positive Impact on the Lives of Others

Jan 15, 2016

January is National Mentoring Month, a time to recognize those who volunteer to make a positive impact on the lives of others through coaching or mentoring. We have more than 40 associates who volunteer as mentors, board members or advocates with various mentoring organizations and programs. No matter what program you go through, being a […]

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Taking a Mulligan

Oct 23, 2015

Let’s face it: None of us is perfect. We all make mistakes every now and again. And while it’s easy to get down on ourselves and focus on what went wrong, the healthier (and more productive) response is to use these times as a learning opportunity.  Lessons in Failure Thomas Edison once said, “I have […]

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Seven Tips for When Your Child Starts Kindergarten

Aug 04, 2015

Few things are more satisfying in life than watching your children grow and progress through the transitions we all face. Throughout their lives, but especially when the kids are young, parents may experience higher highs and lower lows than the children themselves. Such is the case for many parents when their children go off to […]

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8 Worst Things to Buy New for Your Kids

Jul 17, 2015

Kids cost a lot to raise – about $245,000 for food, housing, childcare, education and other expenses for the first 18 years of a child’s life, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you’re a parent, it’s understandable that you want to give your children the best. But considering how expensive it […]

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Air Travel with Toddlers

Jul 10, 2015

Parents traveling on the plane with small children get it. It might be the “put your bag on the empty seat next to you” move. Or it’s the “pretend to talk on your cell phone” maneuver. Either way, the message from fellow passengers is clear—I can’t handle a three-hour flight with an energetic youngster next […]

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