• Great Note on Kids and Chores

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      I saw Hal Runkel (ScreamFree Parenting) at a PEP event and have been reading his Daily “ScreamFree eQuips” ever since.  This one is so spot on, I had to share it with you.  It always makes me laugh that
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  • PEP News and How Brain Development Plays Into Parenting and Discipline

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          Editor’s Note:  I am happy to share that I recently accepted a volunteer Board of Directors position with PEP, the Parent Encouragement Program, and am chairing their marketing committee to help their incredible team find new ways
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  • The Social Life of the App Addicted Teen

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                This infographic really caught my eye.   Thanks to Tara Heath, journalist, and Teen Safe for sharing this amazing infographic, illustrating how and where our kids are connected, and how we can use this information
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  • When Mom Travels for Work

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    Amy Kossoff Smith, the founder of a parenting Web site, has a ritual when she travels. She leaves a printed itinerary of all the carpools, sports practices and games, baby-sitter hours and anything else her husband might need. Read more
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PEP on FOX News About Toddlers and Swearing

Kudos to Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)’s Dana Spencer, a parent educator, on her recent appearances on FOX News.  Here’s a clip from “Correcting Bad Behavior: What To Do If Your Toddler Is Swearing.” DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG Even
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How to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

                Math packets and summer reading are probably last on your list.  After a long school year, everyone is ready for a break.  But there’s loads of research that shows that a complete
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Summer Camp – Creative Ways to Stay In Touch

Summer camp is such a gift for both kids AND parents, and whether your kids are at day camp, sleep-away, or “mom camp,” there are tons of great resources for parents. I wanted to share some of my favorite camp
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MomTastic Find: Marimba Chat

        Sponsored Post There’s nothing more fun than working on a PR project for a family-friendly product that I view as “MomTastic,” and Marimba Chat is a perfect example!  I wanted to share this exciting news at
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