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Learning at Home: Keeping kids sharp on snow days

Learning at Home: Keeping kids sharp on snow days

On many a chilly morning this winter, parents all over the Region awoke to phone calls from groggy school officials announcing either the closing or delay of school for that day. On some weeks, to the delight of kids everywhere, this became more the rule than the exception.

March 23, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Old Habits Die Hard

Old Habits Die Hard

With New Year, resolutions to form new, good habits are abundant. But what about habits that aren't the best for your child to pick up?

January 02, 2014 6:30 am
Think outside the toy box: Unique gift ideas for kids

Think outside the toy box: Unique gift ideas for kids

Elmo, Barbie, Minnie, Woody… each of these beloved characters are huge hits in the “big box” toy stores every year. Your kids love them, but that could be because they don’t have a choice. The mainstream toys and characters are everywhere they look.

December 05, 2013 7:45 am Photos

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The Gender Gap: Changing roles in education and economy, love and marriage

The Gender Gap: Changing roles in education and economy, love and marriage

For the past couple of decades, more women have been attending college than men, and the gap is projected to continue growing. This trend is reflected in Northwest Indiana’s three largest universities: Valparaiso University has 52 percent women, Purdue Calumet is at 57 percent, and Indiana U…

November 16, 2013 11:34 pm Photos

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Thankful Hearts: How kids perceive gratitude

Thankful Hearts: How kids perceive gratitude

"What do you say?" Every parent is familiar with this quiet prompting that they whisper to their kids after someone does something nice for them.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
Safety First: Ways to stay safe and still have fun on Halloween

Safety First: Ways to stay safe and still have fun on Halloween

The costumes, the pumpkins, the candy... so much about Halloween is fun and exciting for kids.

October 21, 2013 11:30 am Photos

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Delaying that ride off into the sunset: Why young adults are marrying later

Delaying that ride off into the sunset: Why young adults are marrying later

Once upon a time, young boys and girls would marry shortly after graduating high school. They would move out of their parents’ house and into their own newlywed abode. The young husband would work while the wife stayed home with her 2.5 kids. Life was good.

October 13, 2013 8:00 am
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