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Small Businesses, Big Results: Courthouse Academy Traditional & Spanish Immersion School

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Owner: Kym Pomares Founded: 1992 Location: 3217 Monet Dr., Virginia Beach Number of Employees: 48 Kym Pomares originally founded Courthouse Academy in 1992 exclusively as a pre-school with half days, a total enrollment of less than 25 children and staff … Continue reading

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Parents of Successful Kids Have These 12 Things in Common

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Parents of Successful Kids Have These 12 Things in Common Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults. And while there isn’t a set recipe … Continue reading

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5 parenting styles that cause entitlement in kids — and how to change them

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We all have them: the “What were we thinking?” parenting moments. We let our kids sneak in after curfew because we don’t want another battle. Or we stock our purse with candy to make it through errands. Or maybe we’ve … Continue reading

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Why self-care is an important part of parenting, and how to make time for it

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In traditional ground-fought wars, the command post behind the lines would often have hot coffee, good food and dry clothes. Was this because the generals were selfish? Or because they deserved it for having made the highest ranks in the … Continue reading

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Reframe the Behaviour

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Feed Your Babies Peanuts, New Guidelines Say

The latest government advice to parents is: Let them eat peanuts! Guidelines for new parents is known to shift with the times and the latest government recommendations on when to expose children to peanuts represents a dramatic shift from previous … Continue reading

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Babies exposed to stimulation get brain boost

Many new parents still think that babies should develop at their own pace, and that they shouldn’t be challenged to do things that they’re not yet ready for. Infants should learn to roll around under their own power, without any … Continue reading

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Virginia Beach school teaches kids to be bilingual by giving them teachers who speak only Spanish

A 3-year-old boy looks up at a visitor and shyly whispers, “Hola.” Meanwhile, a second-grader starts to ask her teacher a question in English, but is corrected and told to speak Spanish. These kids are students in Courthouse Academy’s Spanish … Continue reading

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