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5th Grade Smart Start

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Meaningful Opportunities to Volunteer as a Family

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online/Family Tech Plan

Understanding the Teen Brain

Parenting Through Societal Pressures

Empowering your Preschooler

Get The Most Out of Parent - Teacher Conferences

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“I keep my CARES handouts posted to my pantry wall, and with each child, I go back to the basics (i.e, the 24 hour rule, avoid being your child’s best friend, resist the urge to rescue, and many more). These nuggets have provided a sense of security and sanity through many challenging moments of childrearing.”

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