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Car Ideas From Elissa Sungar of If Not You,!

Ideas to Keep Kids Happy & Busy in the Car Kids and car rides can lead to chaos or make wonderful family memories.  The challenge of spending time in an enclosed car space with little physical movement can be difficult for even short rides. Any parent can have a panic attack if facing hours in […]

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Guest Blog Post from Elissa Sungar of If Not You,

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? You might be thinking, “Of course he is ready – more than ready. Our child has been in the best ranked preschool for 3 years that costs sometimes, we feel, more than an Ivy League education.” OR you are thinking, ” Ready for kindergarten? What a totally crazy question, […]

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Create Your Summer Bag – From Elissa Sungar

Yikes… the official first day of summer is days away.  Warmer weather, family barbecues, trips to the pool, soccer games and….your precious kids home all day or in a non-school routine for three months! During these three summer months, more time is often spent in the car as you shuttle between summer camps, daycare, play dates, […]

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A New Addition to the Family Blog from Elissa & Debi

A New Addition to the Family Blog Excited.. nervous.. happy.. scared.. grateful…jealous? These are all emotions that may be going through your child’s head when they hear another baby is on the way. Children, especially first born, will most likely at some point during the pregnancy or after the birth, have a difficult time adjusting […]

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Are Pre-Schoolers Overscheduled? A guest post from Elissa Sunger

Are Pre-schoolers Overscheduled? Music or art?  Ballet or gymnastics?  One of the more discussed topics among parents is their preschooler’s schedule. Deciding which activities to choose for your child and how often they should participate can be tricky. With so many people and interests vying for a child’s time (parents, other family members, friends, sports, […]

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If Not You, Who ~ A Guest Post from Elissa Sunger and Debi Dutton

Teaching A Child vs. Letting Them Explore There are many times when it is easier and faster for adults to jump in and help a child get something done, even during play time. Showing children where a puzzle piece fits, how to dress a doll properly, or how to make noise with a musical instrument, […]

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