One-Minute Parent

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How to Talk to Your Children About Terrorism

How to Talk to Your Children About Terrorism

Emily Buckley, editor in chief This morning, when I looked at the calendar, I felt an obligation and a desire to talk to my kids about the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. But, I didn’t know where to begin. How do you explain the unexplainable to children...

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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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Why Do Baby Teeth Matter?

Why Do Baby Teeth Matter?

Brandon Nakken, DDS, ABC Pediatric Dentistry One of the concerns we dentists address with parents of young children is, “Why do baby teeth matter? Aren’t they just going to fall out?” While cavities in baby teeth don’t always require fillings, especially when the...

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Be an All-Star Classroom Parent

Be an All-Star Classroom Parent

Emily Buckley, editor in chief Volunteering in your children’s classroom is a wonderful opportunity for parents to serve, get involved with their child, and get to know his or her teacher and peers. Whether you are a first-time classroom helper, or a seasoned veteran,...

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Routine for Success

Routine for Success

Frank Schofield, Superintendent, Logan City School District For many families, summer months are significantly more relaxed than the school year, and children enjoy more flexibility in their schedules. The transition from the comparatively unstructured schedule of...

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Seven Tips for a Successful School Year

Seven Tips for a Successful School Year

Jenda Nye, public information specialist & webmaster, Cache County School District Create a partnership with your child's teachers. Take advantage of opportunities like back-to-school night, parent-teacher conferences, and classroom events to get to know your child’s...

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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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Helping in the Kitchen at Every Age

Helping in the Kitchen at Every Age

Kids can help in the kitchen beginning at a very young age. The following are suggested tasks for each age group. 2-3 year olds  (They’ll still need lots of instruction, but they’ll likely be very eager to help!): Rinsing fruits and vegetables Picking fresh herb...

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Kids Test Kitchen: Fancy Toast

Kids Test Kitchen: Fancy Toast

With a little instruction and supervision, kids of all ages can help in the kitchen. This not only provides them with lifelong skills, but also gives them opportunity to contribute to the family, learn about healthy living, gain confidence, and have fun! Cache Valley...

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Read with Your Children

Read with Your Children

James Britsch, Director, North Logan City Library I love libraries. I have worked in libraries of all kinds, and I love those “ah hah!” moments when a student suddenly comprehends a concept, or when a patron finds a book they love. Libraries create a lot of happy...

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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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Cache Valley Family Magazine Has a Sit with Mitt

Cache Valley Family Magazine Has a Sit with Mitt

Emily Buckley, editor in chief Current republican candidate for United States Senate in Utah, Mitt Romney  was the 2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States and served as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. Prior to...

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Teaching Kids to Fish in Utah 

Teaching Kids to Fish in Utah 

Jon Sutton, contributing writer There are plenty of ways to enjoy a weekend morning in Utah with your children. But teaching your kids how to fish and introducing them to the world of angling is undoubtedly one of the best.   Fishing is a healthy, constructive...

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A Summer of No Regrets

A Summer of No Regrets

Tara Bone, contributing writer It’s time to stash the backpacks and live in flip-flops. Summer 2018 has arrived. Like the beginning of every summer, well-meaning parents start June with visions of grandeur and long activity lists, but often the excitement wanes and...

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Birthday Party Planning

Birthday Party Planning

Schae Richards, community editor Kids’ birthdays often bring friends and families together for a fun celebration. Along with celebrating these sweet milestones, can come a lot of unnecessary work and stress. Here is a birthday party checklist to help you keep things...

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10 Non-Candy Ideas to Fill Your Bunnies’ Baskets

10 Non-Candy Ideas to Fill Your Bunnies’ Baskets

Easter comes early this year! If you are still wondering what to put in your kids’ baskets, we can help. We have rounded up 10 Easter gift ideas you can pick up locally at The Book Table at 29 S Main in Logan or Stork Landing at 99 W Center in Logan. Egg Mazing Egg...

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Boost Your Brain Power with Music

Boost Your Brain Power with Music

Ashley Cox, teacher, Let’s Play Music Think back to a certain lesson taught or important skills you learned at a young age. Are any of those things connected to a song or music? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” It reaches...

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Travel Tips for Families

Travel Tips for Families

Sarah Lyons, contributing writer With spring break and summer vacations on the horizon, parents everywhere are thinking about the complexities of getting everyone to their fun-filled destination safely and sanely. Whether you take a two-hour plane trip or a 14-hour...

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Embracing the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Embracing the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Emily Buckley, editor in chief  In an age of rapid-fire responses, efficiency-obsessed, tiny-keyboard communication, I still have a special soft spot in my heart for hand-written letters. I think it stems from my pen pal relationship with my grandmother, who had the...

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