To Compete or Not to Compete?

by Dana Smith Bader
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 We can all agree that sports, or at least exercise, is good for our kids. Making sure children have a dedicated time when they are active, exercising, and, preferably, enjoying being outdoors is essential to keeping them healthy. By taking part in weekly sports classes or team sports children can be active with expert coaching to ensure they are engaging in the right kind of exercise for their age group. They can even develop essential social skills by regularly interacting with their teammates. However, the one drawback is whether or not they can deal with the competition. To compete or not to compete, really is the question.

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Learning Language by Age and Stage

by Dana Bader Smith
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Language is essential for building relationships, expressing our needs and wants, verbalizing our feelings, helping us to learn, and for sharing knowledge. As a result, parents and educators alike put a lot of emphasis on learning language. Parents often worry when their children are young that their speech is delayed or that their children will not be able to speak properly, but most often, parents just do not understand the stages of learning language or the language milestones for each age.

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Healthy Hygiene Habits

by Dana Smith Bader
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I recently read that at any given time anywhere from two to ten billion bacteria can be found on a person’s arm from the fingers to the elbows. Yuck! That’s a lot of germs, and, in light of that statistic, it’s a wonder that any of us manage to stay well, especially those of us with children. The good news, however, is that good hygiene habits like hand washing can eliminate the bacteria, prevent the spread of germs, and keep us healthy.

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