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Talking with Your Kids about Online Pornography

I want to begin this article with a painful premise. Before your kids turn eighteen—likely before high school—they almost certainly will see something you wish they hadn’t on an electronic device. It is going to happen on their iPod or Kindle or your iPhone or their friend’s computer or smart phone. It will happen at your […]

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Highland Games at The Hermitage — Fun for the Whole Family!

Get ready, mamas! The Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival returns to Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President for the third annual celebration Saturday, September 9, from 9 am until 5 pm. So pack up your kiddos and head out to The Hermitage for (educational!) family fun. “This event is great fun and […]

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Is Overscheduling for Real? 5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Balanced

I’m standing in the kitchen at a three-year old’s birthday party talking with the other moms about our kids’ interest in music when a quiet, yet distinct turn takes place in the seemingly benign conversation.  Suddenly, we have entered the realm of, “My kid will be better than yours because I am a better parent than […]

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Developing A Vision Statement For Your Child’s IEP

IEP. Those three letters make most parents cringe. My short experience with developing my son’s IEP has been anything but enjoyable. An IEP, Individualized Education Plan, is a document for a public school child who requires special education. My son has autism and the public schools deemed him eligible for an IEP based on his […]

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Kids’ Reading List :: Age Appropriate Books for Reading Aloud Together

Experts says that reading aloud is the number one best thing parents can do to prepare their child for reading and learning. The benefits of reading aloud are numerous—including language development, creating a bond with your child, building literacy skills, brain development, and establishing a love of reading. And remember! You don’t have to stop […]

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5 Great Ways to Connect to Nature, Learn New Skills, and Have FUN this summer!

Time in the outdoors is an important part of a child’s summer break from school. And connecting with nature can help decrease the summer learning gap as well.
 At Leadership Academy, they believe that spending time outside helps to increase creativity, confidence and social intelligence. Leadership Academy’s five summer camps are founded in this belief, […]

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April 2017 Guide to Family Events in Nashville

It’s spring in Nashville! That means there is no shortage of family fun in Music City! Have a look at our guide to see what’s happening in your neck of the woods. Don’t forget to see if tickets are required, and call ahead if you think weather could affect the event. If we forgot one, […]

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