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Turning the Page: Getting Teenage Boys Excited About Literature

Most small children love to hear stories. Then when they can read themselves, they voraciously devour any reading material set in front of them. But then a shift occurs somewhere around the tween years when it comes to the male gender. Research shows that boys become disinterested in reading and without working on the problem, it could hamper his success in the future.

If you have a tween or teenage boy who you need to force to sit down to read a book, here are some ways to engage him with reading in a relatable way.

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Dear College Freshmen: It’s Harder On Your Parents

Over the next few weeks, nearly 3 million U.S high school seniors will be embarking on a new and exciting stage of their life – going to college. For parents, its downright nerve wrecking to watch their children leave the nest. I think this Facebook post from San Diego State University will always be fitting for the bittersweet college send-off.

Xoxo,

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7 Spring Break activities for a family Staycation in California

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Spring break is just around the corner and the perfect time for a family staycation! Whether you’re looking to soak up some sun or stay off the radar and recharge your soul until summer, California is jammed packed with things to do. But when it comes to family vacations it’s easy to follow the pack and head for popular spots like amusement parks and beaches. But I say skip the big crowds and long lines this year and do something different! I gathered a list of seven  spring break staycation activities you may not have considered.

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