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How to Handle Homesickness (Without Bringing Kids Home)

Being away from home and loved ones causes feelings of homesickness in almost everyone. As many as 95 per cent of kids experience mild sadness, and some feel intense, long-lasting distress. Younger kids and those who have never spent time away from home have the most trouble at camp. You may be worried that your attempts to comfort your homesick child will only make the problem worse.

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When Your Child Wants to Quit Sports

When I was growing up, the extent of my athletic experience was whatever they made me do twice a week when I put on my goofy blue gym uniform. I hated it! How times have changed! All three of my children have been involved in soccer, baseball, swimming and Taekwondo. And all three say that gym class is one of their favorite classes. I realize that sometimes it's not easy to get kids to commit to sports activities. But the long-term benefits for your child make it worth the battle.

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Choosing Extracurricular Activities: How to go from Questions to Answers

Parents often ask the following questions: Is enrolling my child in extracurricular activities in addition to school or camp a good thing? How many activities are considered too many? What do I do if my child doesn’t like the activity even though I know it is good for them? How do I choose the best activity for my child when there are so many different activities available?

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25 Benefits of Internet, Computer and Console Gaming

Can’t get your child off the screens this summer without major battles? Relax! Parents are well advised of the risks of the internet and gaming, but are not often pointed to the many benefits of this new technology. All is not lost. Your child’s brain will do more work this summer if you don’t pull them off the computer and gaming console. And if you can’t beat them, join them! It’s fun, keeps your brain in shape, and a great way to connect with your children.

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