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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 01:01 am
 Illinois State Fair  Aug 8-18, Thu-Sun.  An abundance of fried food-on-a-stick, a butter cow, beer tents, exhibits, livestock judging, a carnival and top-notch grandstand acts. Childre...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 12:01 am
 Starting out in a new school for the first time can feel like a journey into the unknown, whether the student is an awkward tween or a shy preschooler leaving a parent’s side for the first tim...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 12:01 am

Check out these tales from local authors

 Do you have a child who is into the fantasy genre, but maybe isn’t quite ready to sit down with a Harry Potter novel? Maybe a child who is inquisitive about what the future on Earth may look l...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 12:01 am
 Sometimes the signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are subtle – developmental delays or not smiling or cooing as much as other babies.  Sometimes the red flags are hard to ignore, such...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 12:01 am

Ways parents can teach what it means to be a good sport

 We’ve all seen it – the parent who stands on the sidelines criticizing the decisions made by coaches and officials; the one who yells at his own child when she makes a mistake; the fan that...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:01 am
 Gliding along the monorail line during a recent trip to Disney World, I struck up a conversation with the dad sitting next to me. He had a worn-out little boy asleep against his shoulder, as I w...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:01 am

Playing in dirt isn’t just loads of fun – it’s healthy, too!

 There’s no question, playing in the dirt tops the list of fun for young children, despite the protests of many well-intended parents. If you’re one of those parents, you can put your fears a...


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