Growing Up

Growing Up


Build a Strong Foundation for Literacy

Build a Strong Foundation for Literacy

by Adam Winger, director, North Logan City Library  As parents, we know reading out loud to our kids has several benefits, yet we may choose to postpone that 15-minute reading time for another night. Here is my pitch: Just do it! Make reading with your children a...

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How to Make and Keep Friends

How to Make and Keep Friends

by Karen Alison, family educator, Family Place “A day spent with a friend, is a day well spent.” No matter the age, gender, race, religion or distance a good friend is something everyone needs. The best part of friendships is the memories you make with a special...

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Make Reading Exciting and Inspire a Lifetime of Literacy

by Adam Winger, director, North Logan City Library Summer is a great time to inspire a life-long love of reading, after kids shut the textbooks for the school year and chart their own reading course. The simplest way to raise literate children is to show them that...

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Porn-Proofing Your Family

Porn-Proofing Your Family

by Jenny Mathews, contributing writer Let’s be honest, to REALLY “Porn-Proof” your family, you’d have to move them to the moon, leaving the Internet behind altogether. Pornography is everywhere online, and so is a growing wealth of research proving its dangers....

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What to Look for in a Babysitter

What to Look for in a Babysitter

by Kate Petersen, contributing writer The job of a parent is full. No wonder it’s often referred to as a juggling act! By hiring a trustworthy and qualified babysitter, parents are given some help while children are given the time to engage and connect with a fun,...

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An End To Bullying

An End To Bullying

The topic of bullying seems to be addressed often enough on a national level that we’re no longer shocked to hear it. But as soon as it reaches us on a personal level: A neighbor, relative or even our own child we quickly realize the detrimental effects it has on an...

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#likeagirl

#likeagirl

We’ve all heard phrases like “you throw like a girl” or “you run like a girl.” Unfortunately these words come off at first as something negative. A recent television advertising campaign that challenges these innuendos left me thinking about what it means to me to be...

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Family Firsts: We’re Going to the Fair!

by Tara Bone, contributing writer My father was a dairy farmer in Cache Valley. From an early age, I learned that animals don’t take breaks for Christmas, family vacations or just because you’re tired. It’s 24/7. So when my husband announced that we were building a...

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Teaching Smart Savings At All Stages

Teaching Smart Savings At All Stages

by Kinsey Love, marketing manager, Lewiston State Bank We live in a world of instant gratification. We digest information, pay bills, shop and share photos all at the click of a button. At times, it can be hard to teach our children the value of delayed gratification....

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Movin Up and Making it Great

Movin Up and Making it Great

From kindergarten to first and from elementary to middle school: What to watch for and how to make a smooth transition by Jenny Mathews   Transition anxiety is common in all ages, but presents differently in children and teens. Learning how to manage these...

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Backpack Safety: Keep it in Balance

Backpack Safety: Keep it in Balance

by Tom Rees, DPT Mountain West Physical Therapy Backpacks are an important part of going back to school. They come in all sizes, colors and shapes. As practical as backpacks are, there is more to consider than just style and function when selecting one for your child....

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Top Four Kindergarten Readiness Tips

Top Four Kindergarten Readiness Tips

Rory Anderson Kindergarten teacher at Thomas Edison Charter School and mother of five Kindergarten readiness starts well before the first time your little one walks through those giant school doors with a brand new pair of sneakers and a hesitant look on his face. It...

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7 Ideas for a Movie Star Summer

7 Ideas for a Movie Star Summer

by Jeff Whipple, vice president Megaplex Theatres If you are looking for some new ways to help the kids entertain themselves this summer, try any or all of the easy tips below to beat the heat and unlock your family’s imagination: 1. Play Charades Take turns acting...

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Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

by David Shapiro Peak Investment Coaching In a recent survey of Generation Z (ages 13 to 22), 39 percent of teens and young adults said they expect to receive an inheritance and therefore don’t need to worry about saving for retirement. However, only 16 percent of Gen...

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Four Ways to Make Your 4th Meaningful

Four Ways to Make Your 4th Meaningful

by Raschelle Goodman Barbecues and baseball games, parties and parades, carnivals and concerts — it’s the fun summer holiday that we look forward to every year.  With all the excitement surrounding the Fourth of July, the meaning behind Independence Day often fades...

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