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  • May 22, 2024 Baby playing with blocks
    Lifelong Learning

    Help Your Baby Reach Key Milestones Through Creative Play

    It’s sometimes assumed that all parents know how to play with their children in the earliest years, but that’s not necessarily true. Despite the chubby cheeks and adorable belly laughs, babies can be intimidating. After all, they need everything all the time, and many new parents get hyperfocused on the big three — feeding, changing […]

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  • May 20, 2024 Mother and daughter cooking pasta
    Lifelong Learning

    Guiding Your Middle Schooler Toward Independence This Summer

    For children and parents alike, the summer can be a welcome break from the daily grind of schoolwork. But the learning doesn’t have to stop! Families can use summer vacation to teach big-picture skills that encourage healthy life-long habits and behaviors, while getting children to think about life as college students and beyond. For example, […]

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  • May 15, 2024 Computer with the words "time for a break" on it
    Lifelong Learning

    3 Surprising Outcomes from Our Family Tech Break

    How one busy family found balance by ditching technology for a week In today’s digital age, it’s easy for families to become reliant on technology to keep everyone entertained, informed and connected. But what happens when that reliance starts to take over our lives? Recently, we spoke to one working mom about her family’s decision […]

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  • April 3, 2024 Cooking school
    Path to College

    5 High-Paying Skilled Trade Jobs to Explore with Your Teen

    When you’re a parent to a teenager exploring post-secondary plans, it helps to remember that one size doesn’t fit all. Not every child is interested in or suited to the traditional path of earning a four-year college degree. And in the current job market — which has grown increasingly reliant on gig workers, freelancers, skilled […]

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  • April 3, 2024 two young girls reading in the grass
  • March 25, 2024 young kids with arms around each other
    Financial Literacy

    From ABCs to 529s: The Smart Path to College Savings!

    Learning the ABCs and opening a 529 Savings Plan have more in common than you might think! Just like mastering the alphabet or any new skill, starting a college savings plan might seem daunting, but it’s simple once you begin. As we head into the summer months and schools close their doors, there’s no better […]

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  • March 25, 2024 Girl swimming underwater with mask
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  • March 14, 2024 Grad cap and diploma
    Path to College

    5 In-Demand College Degrees for Tweens and Teens to Consider

    When it comes to helping your college-bound student choose a major, experts say the best approach is one that encourages your student to embrace their curiosity, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and weigh the advice of guidance counselors, teachers and mentors. But it’s also important to apply a healthy dose of practicality — about tuition […]

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  • February 19, 2024 kindergarten children
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