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Character development in the field: A Q&A with the YMCA of the USA

Last updated: 08/16/2018

For this interview the Afterschool Alliance spoke with Tasha Nicole Johnson, Ph.D., the senior director of the Character Development Learning Institute at the YMCA of the USA. This

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31+ Halloween Jokes for Kids That Will Have Them Rolling • The Simple Parent

Last updated: 08/16/2018

If there’s one thing my kids love, it’s jokes and riddles! They also happen to love Halloween so putting together this list of Halloween jokes for kids was a total spook! Total

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Empowering Kids to Make Decisions

Last updated: 08/15/2018

We make a great many decisions over the course of our lives. The sum total of these decisions helps to define what we do, and who we are. Sometimes, we decide things quite quickly,

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Ten Early Readers and Transitional Chapter Books Not to Be Overlooked by Alyson Beecher and Michele Knott

Last updated: 08/15/2018

As the start of the school year quickly approaches, I have been finding ways to book talk as many books as I can to teachers. Recently, I shared picture books, early readers and ch

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The Hardest Part Of Parenting: Letting Go As They Move On

Last updated: 08/15/2018

When I became a parent at the relatively tender age of 23, I expected it to be tough. The responsibility of caring for a new life as well as providing for a family of three was dau

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How to Raise a Lifelong Learner

Last updated: 08/15/2018

"Look! When I mix these paints, I get a whole new color!" Hearing your kids get excited about learning feels like glitter bombs exploding in your heart. And it's confirmation that

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Why I Use Harry Potter To Teach A College Course On Child Development

Last updated: 08/14/2018

As the course evolved over the years, I found another benefit of using J.K. Rowling’s famous books: The story of Harry Potter, who lost both his parents to traumatic deaths at an

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How Parents Can Help Kids Develop A Sense Of Purpose

Last updated: 08/14/2018

Purpose is critical, because it is linked to dedication, energy and resilience — “psychological goods,” Damon said, that most aspire to. “Purpose is the number one, long-te

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180 School Jokes! Start Your Day with a Smile!

Last updated: 08/14/2018

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Self-Publish or Not: Advice from a Traditional Publisher

Last updated: 08/14/2018

Why do people self-publish instead of working with a publisher? If you don't see yourself as making a career from writing, but want to create a book for a very specific or limited

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