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How to Choose a Summer Camp – in 6 Steps

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Sending your child to camp for a week or a whole summer is not a decision to be taken lightly. The incredible variety of camps to choose from is nothing short of overwhelming – where is a parent to start? We have put together a simple, step-by-step guide to assist you in your search for the camp experience that suits your child best. Read More »

Curing Summer Camp Homesickness:

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This is it! The year your child will be going to camp for the very first time! As summer rapidly approaches, you may be worried about how your child (and let’s be honest, YOU) will handle that separation. But take heart, a little homesickness is completely normal and there are plenty of things you can do to help ease the transition… for the both of you. Read More »

Keeping Your Teen Away From Drugs & Alcohol

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It’s not easy being a parent to a teenager these days. It’s almost impossible to keep track of everything you need to be aware of. Danger seems to be lurking around every corner. One of those dangers continues to be drugs and alcohol. That’s why we’ve put together some ways to help parents raise healthy and drug free kids. Read More »

10 Tips on Getting In-State Tuition

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About 17% of college students go out-of-state to college. They pay dearly for it; the typical out-of-state tuition rate at a 4-year public university is 3x to 4x more than the in-state tuition rate e.g. $30,528 vs. $8,760 per year at CU-Boulder. Unfortunately, that expensive out-of-state tuition rate is out-of-reach for many students despite their strong desire to transplant themselves. So many such students settle on going to college in the state where they grew up. Don’t settle, decide; you have options. You may be able to earn in-state tuition in your chosen state at your chosen college. Here are 5 tips. Read More »

E-Cigs: What Parents Need to Know About the Latest Teen Trend

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According to the Center for Disease Control, tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, and more than five million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use. The game-changer was thought to have come to the aid of tobacco users nearly a decade ago with a product that uses water vapor and limited amounts of nicotine. But public health officials are now warning consumers of possible risks, and legislators are quick to respond. Read More »