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Why You Should Encourage Your Kid to Take up New Hobbies

Why You Should Encourage Your Kid to Take up New Hobbies
Not that long ago, it was pretty common for kids to have some type of hobby. From collecting stamps and baseball cards to building model cars and sewing outfits for their dolls, children stayed pretty busy and happy with their chosen interests. Although today’s kiddos might seem more interested in making their iPad or video game console their hobby, parents may want to encourage their children to take up hobbies that don’t involve plugging any.... read more

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Back to School

Back to School
Depending on where you live, school either has already started, or will start very soon. What about the 160,000 children who will stay home from school on any given day because they are afraid of being bullied? How aware are we as parents of what is really going on in our children’s lives? I’ve heard the comments about the “helicopter” style of parenting and wonder if maybe they have the right idea. Perhaps they go too far in being involved in .... read more

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Know Your Child's Options for a Post-High School Education

Know Your Child's Options for a Post-High School Education
Not all students are created equal. Luckily, the options for post-high school education are just as diverse as the upcoming batch of high school graduates. But with so many options, how do you help your future grad select the best path toward success? Post-secondary options exist for every type of student and career aspiration, so work with your child to assess his or her skills, interests and abilities. Set your student up for success by under.... read more

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Bringing Up Your Child in a Digital World

Bringing Up Your Child in a Digital World
Digital technology is all around us. Unless you are going to commit to an Amish lifestyle, it is probably best to accept this and develop strategies to teach your child the proper use of electronics and the Internet. Many children in America use computers and tablets in school, Internet-enabled video games at home, and smartphones everywhere else. The benefits and responsibility of using tech is dependent on the age and maturity of your child. .... read more

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Countdown to Back to School

Back to School
Best Tips for Easing Back into the School Routine Don’t want to think about Back to School yet?  You’re not alone – but the more prepared you are, the smoother the transition will be for both you and the kids!  So, as you squeeze in one last trip to the beach or get packed for a final summer getaway – take a minute or two to begin getting yourself organized for back to school.  You’ll be glad you did.  And to help you out, .... read more

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How to Travel the World With Kids

How to Travel the World With Kids
Parenting does not require you give up the things you love. One of the joys of having children is introducing them to the things that you cherish. For many of us, travel, exploring new places and tasting the fair of different cultures is a joy that is best experienced through the eyes of a child. The less fun part is getting a child from point A to point B while still retaining the sheen of adventure. Don’t worry. With a little planning, travel.... read more

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Preparing for a Vacation as a Family of Children with Special Needs

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by Brian M. Yankouski, M.A., BCBA, (BEST NJ, LLC).  www.bestnjllc.com With August winding down, many families are gearing up for their last family vacations of the summer.  Taking a vacation during the summer months is one of the highlights of the summer for most families.  However, planning for a vacation can often be stressful.  This can be even more of a daunting task for families of children with special needs.  In f.... read more

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A Guide To Getting Your Kids To Wear A Helmet

A Guide To Getting Your Kids To Wear A Helmet
Head injuries are no laughing matter. Trauma from bike riding, motorcycling, skating or football accidents can lead to neurological disease and behavioral issues. One study in Scientific American even shows prison inmates are seven times more likely to have suffered a traumatic brain injury in the past. Of course, getting your children to understand this danger is akin to convincing them candy is yucky. If your child will not listen to you, then .... read more

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On The Road With Family: Car Trip Boredom Busters

Traveling by Car
Top 12 Family Car Trip Boredom Busters Ideas Family road trips can be a trunk load of memories, fun, and…. endless, mind-numbing questions: Are we there yet?  Are we there yet?  Are we there yet? But don’t let car boredom ruin the trip.  Stave off the incessant questions with some of these sure-fire car trip boredom busters.  Soon, your kids will be clamoring to get back into the car and head off on another road trip. &nb.... read more

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Safe Summer Boating Tips

Safe Summer Fun: Go Boating on New Jersey's Waterways
Safe Summer Fun: Go Boating on New Jersey's Waterways There's no better way to enjoy the sunny days of summer than on the deck of your boat, exploring New Jersey's many waterways. From Swan Bay to the Shrewsbury River, the Garden State is full of scenic maritime playgrounds, and thanks to massive clean-up efforts after Superstorm Sandy—more than 450,000 cubic yards of debris and sediment have been removed from marinas, bays and inlets thus far—N.... read more

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