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Helping your Child Cope with Social Anxiety

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are times when your child will be suffering from phobias for being exposed in public. If the child has become too distressed or unable to deal with having social relations then it could be a reason for concern. Social anxiety is a way for people to be alert and to put forth their best foot forward when in public. However, it becomes counterproductive when the child has become too shy. If your child is worried being in the social spotlight here are some strategies you can use to help them cope. Ask them to open up It is always healthy for parents to reach out to the child and talk about their worries. As a parent it is important that you are able to get an honest...

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The Picky Eater Patrol

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Parenting | 0 comments

The Picky Eater Patrol

We’ve all been worried that our toddlers, who can’t seem to finish even half a cracker, aren’t getting enough food. We’ve also all been exasperated trying to get those same toddlers to try new fruits and vegetables. Sometimes it’s hard to get your kid to eat, so what can you do? There are a few things I always did with my kids, and they worked like a charm. Maybe they’ll help you out, too. One, always give your children a new food to try only when they are hungry. Not only are you making it more likely that they’ll be willing to try it, but all food tastes better when you’re hungry. This isn’t just a rule with kids, though–this works on pretty...

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CreativeKrate on NIREC News

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in CreativeKrate Updates | 0 comments

CreativeKrate on NIREC News

CreativeKrate was featured on NIREC for Start Up Weekend Elko! We’ve discussed our founding before, but NIREC gives you a really good idea on what went into CreativeKrate and why we’re doing. We can’t be grateful enough for NIREC to feature us. We spent over 40 minutes on the phone in an interview! It was a ton of fun and we’re looking forward to more meetings like that one! To read the full article, you can check it out on NIREC’s website here. Thanks again, NIREC!

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Self-Inflating Balloon

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Activity Ideas, Creative Projects | 0 comments

Self-Inflating Balloon

    I’m sure we all remember doing this one in our elementary school science classes. They were fun then, and they’re sure fun now. So, in case you forgot all the elements, here’s a quick guide to making your own self-inflating balloons!         What you’ll need: A plastic bottle One balloon 2 teaspoons of baking soda 1 tablespoon of vinegar Put the two teaspoons of baking soda INTO the balloon. That’s right. Get one of your little guys to hold that balloon open while you pour in the teaspoons of baking soda. It’s easiest to put two fingers on either side of the opening and pull open. Then, put the tablespoon of vinegar into...

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We Are Packing Our First Boxes!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in CreativeKrate Updates | 0 comments

As of this week, CreativeKrate has begun to build our first boxes! This is hugely exciting, and let me tell you, what we’ve got here is truly special. We’ve spent hours upon hours printing, stuffing, and developing these awesome packages (and a little bit of playing on the side–hey, we don’t have to be totally grown up all the time!). These introductory boxes are really phenomenal, and we can’t wait to send the first few out!

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