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Tips for Parenting In Uncertain Times: Part 1 – Parents Article

Whether you have a 1-month old, 1-year old, or 10-year old, chances are you are currently parenting very differently than you were mere weeks ago before schools were closed, events were cancelled, and you were asked to practice social distancing. Parenting under a pandemic is uncharted territory for pretty much all of us. It’s not like a “snow day,” or “summer break” where you can fill your days with park playdates, trips to the pool, or overnights at Grandma’s. There…

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How to Help Your Twins Develop Their Own Unique Identity — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

Twins will always share a special bond, no matter how it might seem at times to their parents. For many parents of twins, there is a tremendous amount of pressure to raise two well-rounded individuals with their own unique personalities. But when they have this natural bond, what can you do as a parent?  Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do to help each kid become their own unique personality.  It sure is cute to have two little…

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5 Tips for Handling Daylight Savings Time — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

The start of daylight savings, or “Spring Forward,” is fast-approaching!  Even people without young children lament the lost hour of sleep, those of us with children are wondering how much coffee we’ll need to survive the upheaval that is headed our way. And, with twins, there is double the chance they will get even more off-track!  Why haven’t they canceled daylight saving by now anyway? So how can you skate through the time change like a pro?  Here are our…

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Taking the Guesswork out of Pumping for Twins — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

Breastfeeding a newborn is a serious job. Not only is it time-consuming, but it can take a toll on your already exhausted body. Add a second newborn to the mix, and you’ve basically found yourself a new full-time job. In the beginning, many new moms of twins will need to feed and pump as often as every two hours in order to build your milk supply. What many moms find is that pumping is a must to maintain a substantial…

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Signing With Your Babies — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

As a mother of twins, I understand the motivation to give your children every opportunity and advantage to learn and grow. As a speech-language pathologist, I’ve seen the benefits of using sign language to supplement the communication skills of children with developmental delays. But is sign language the magic pill to produce smarter and brighter children? Is it really worth the effort to teach signs to children who are also learning speech at a typical rate? Will it cause them…

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Must-haves for the perfect diaper bag — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

During pregnancy, there are plenty of things that need to be planned, packed and prepared. You need to plan to the nursery, pack the hospital bag and prepare your life for your babies. What many soon-to-be moms of multiples (MOMs) overlook is the importance of the perfectly packed diaper bag.  Inside the perfect diaper bag What most MOMs will tell you is that your diaper bag will often be your lifeline and source of sanity. Here is our insider look…

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Hands-on Fun: Fall STEAM Activities – Parents Article

As parents, many of us strive to provide our children with well-rounded experiences that, hopefully, aid them in their learning and understanding of the world. Following the STEAM model of education is a practical way of giving your preschooler (and older children) opportunities to learn a variety of skills across multiple platforms of education. These positive, fun early experiences help to ignite a child’s natural ability and their love of learning. They enhance your child’s confidence and self-esteem, cementing the…

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How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? – Parents Article

How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? Being a parent and managing a family can be stressful at times. Sleepless nights with a newborn, toddler upsets, or a bout of illness can all test a parent’s ability to handle challenging moments with grace and ease. While these moments are generally fleeting—children eventually sleep through the night; toddlers learn to regulate their emotions; illnesses pass—constant stress can take its toll on us as parents. It’s important to know some…

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Spring Into STEAM – Parenting Now! – Parents Article

Spring Into STEAM As your child gets to be preschool and kindergarten age, you might hear a lot of talk about the importance of STEAM, or its earlier version STEM. STEAM is an acronym for: Science Technology Engineering Art Math STEAM (and STEM) is a way for educators and parents to help children combine different areas of knowledge and learning: Science: a way of observing the world around you; making guesses, asking questions and drawing conclusions about how things work.…

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Utilize and Support Area’s Programs Fighting Abuse – Parents Article

What if we knew how to create healthy families, improve health, build thriving communities and reduce problems like child abuse, neglect, substance abuse, obesity, and even cancer? Wouldn’t we do those things? What if you heard that we already know what we need to do in order to create thriving families and communities? That what it takes is available at an incredible cost-savings for our community, compared to doing nothing? Wouldn’t you want to take advantage and urge our policy-makers to adopt these…

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