Growing Up

Growing Up


Teen Driving Safety Tips

Teen Driving Safety Tips

Contributed by Discount Tire and Automotive Each new year brings a new group of teenagers entering the driving world. This is an exciting and scary milestone for our children. We want them to have their freedom and, of course, to stay safe. Here are some tips for new...

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Peer Pressure: How to Help Your Child Cope

Peer Pressure: How to Help Your Child Cope

  Schae Richards, community editor The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting time for many students; however, some students come face-to-face with every parent’s worst enemy: peer pressure. Jaynan Chancellor, a school counselor for Lincoln and Millville...

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Chapter Books to Read with Your Kids

Chapter Books to Read with Your Kids

Emily Buckley, editor in chief Reading with your children is a great way to increase their interest in books, foster their imaginations, and create a bonding experience. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud daily to children helps build...

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Pump the Breaks on ADHD

Pump the Breaks on ADHD

From Murdock Family Chiropractic As the new school year begins, parents worry about giving their child every opportunity to succeed. Few parents know this feeling better than those with children with attention deficits. For them, every day can seem like a battle, and...

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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 transitions...

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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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