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Screen Time Guide

iPhone’s & Galaxies, Laptops, desktops, ps4’s & iPads. YouTube, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tick Tock,  Fortnite & What’s’ App. What next? Screen time is replacing, fresh air & family dinners, eye contact & real conversations. It’s replacing riding bikes & dog walks. It’s altered routines ( there is no pause button). It’s replaced walking…

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Parents Fortnite Fury

Does your child have ‘Fortnite’ fever, and their obsession slowly starting to worry you? Well here’s what you need to know about the game’s compelling popularity that has not only you, but many other parents worried too. This “how to” guide will help you not only understand the frenzy but also guide you on what…

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Help your child overcome shyness

We’ve found following article  by John Malouff  to be really informative and practical. Anyone with children who are a little shy or even those with kids that experience severe anxiety will greatly benefit from this read, enjoy! About the author: John Malouff, Ph.D., J.D. The information and suggestions in this document are based on my…

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The War on Homework

This article will, hopefully, shed some light on why homework is necessary and provide you with some tools to motivate your kids to knuckle-down and get the job done, without threats or bribes. Sometimes kids, especially kids with attention issues or a learning disability, struggle with or just refuse to do homework. Homework is supposed…

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Why you should read to your child

At Au Pair Link we encourage our au pairs to read to children here’s why… Academic excellence. One of the primary benefits of reading to toddlers and preschoolers is a higher aptitude for learning in general. Numerous studies have shown that students who are exposed to reading before preschool are more likely to do well…