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Guiding our children to become the best versions of themselves and our future leaders is a big job. It is also one of the most joyful and rewarding experiences of my life.

Susan Arthur
President, The ABCs of Everything, LLC
MA, Counseling Psychology

Every Day Is Earth Day

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We hear more and more each day about the damage us humans are doing to our natural world and it may seem like little progress is being made to fix these problems. Perhaps we need to be reminded that the natural world does not need mankind to survive and flourish but mankind does need the natural world for it's survival. If we see ourselves as stewa...
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Encouraging Imagination

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge" Albert Einstein ​ It seems these days there is a lot of emphasis on structured learning and at younger and younger ages. Are our children getting enough unstructured time to engage their imagination? Much research has been done around the value of imagination for successful learning and found that chil...
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Getting Kids To Go To Sleep

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As a parent, getting your kids to go sleep at night can be quite a challenge. Having a child that goes right to sleep at bedtime is like winning the lottery and probably about the same odds. As difficult as it can be it's still one of the most important things you can do for your child's well being and your own sanity. Every child is different in t...
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Healthy Eating Habits Begin In Childhood

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The eating habits we develop early in life tend to stick around. I have always eaten a diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables because that was the type of foods our family ate the most of while I was growing up. Not because we were particularly health conscious, but because we lived in an agricultural area and those food items were the le...
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Sharing The Holiday Spirit

Sharing The Holiday Spirit
The holidays are traditionally the time of year when we seem to put more attention on others and look for opportunities to be more giving and kind to each other. Of course this is a state of being that we really want to practice every day. A lot of research has been done around why we feel good when we are kind or giving to others. Researchers call...
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Why Are Costumes So Much Fun!?

Why Are Costumes So Much Fun!?
​ In our family, Halloween was our favorite holiday and a lot of time and thought went into planning our costumes. I'm not talking about the kids, I'm talking about us adults. Of course the kids were excited about what they would be for Halloween, but let's be honest, they can pretty much wear costumes whenever they want. Halloween is no longe...
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Eating Dinner Together Is More Than A Meal

Eating Dinner Together Is More Than A Meal
I've always believed that food is love and sharing a meal together is a wonderful bonding experience. In the less hectic past, family dinners were the norm. However, with the demands of current work schedules, commutes and outside activities, getting everyone together at one time for a family meal is more challenging. It's challenging but not impos...
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Flour-less Banana Bread

Flour-less Banana Bread
​Ingredients: 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 3 medium ripe bananas  2 large eggs 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruit (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Lightly grease a 9x5 inch pan Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and mix i...
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The Joy Of Doing Nothing

The Joy Of Doing Nothing
​ The next time someone asks you what you are doing tomorrow or over the weekend, tell him or her you are doing nothing. The baffled look on their face will give you an insight into how confusing and uncommon it is to do nothing. To make no specific plans, have no obligations, no "To Do List" to get through, in other words no scheduled activities. ...
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