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    Boys’ Fashion: Favorite TV Characters

    Boys’ Fashion: Favorite TV Characters

    Favorite TV Characters: Wearing Your Hero Every boy has a list of favorite TV characters. From superheroes to TV show characters, there are countless characters to love and countless ways to show your love. Characters appear on everything from sweatshirts to lunchboxes and there's no shortage of ways to mix and match these pieces to [...]
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    Unclinging a Clingy Child

    Unclinging a Clingy Child

    Unclinging a Clingy Child What does your child do when you drop them off at day care? Some kids’ natural curiosity kicks in and they wander away towards a peer or toy. Others are more cautious, preferring to stay by mom or dad until a teacher or caregiver invites them to join the fun. Then there's the clingy [...]
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    Rebuilding Family Trust

    Rebuilding Family Trust

    Losing trust in your kids is something all parents face, whether they have a 7 year old or a 17 year old. There are countless instances in which parent-child trust can be damaged. Maybe you gave your child money for a school field trip and they spent it on something else? Perhaps they said they were sleeping over at [...]
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    Free Range vs. Helicopter Parenting

    Free Range vs. Helicopter Parenting

    Free Range vs. Helicopter Parenting The biggest debate in the parenting world today centers around two schools of thought: free range parenting vs. helicopter parenting. These are more than just dominant parenting trends: they can affect the social, and even legal standing of your family. What’s this generation’s fiercest parenting battle actually about? Our latest [...]
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    When to Praise and When to Reprimand

    When to Praise and When to Reprimand

    Knowing When to Praise and Reprimand What did you do when your child broke your favorite coffee mug from college even though you told them never, ever to touch it? Did you yell? What about when the same child made you that adorable picture for Mother’s Day? Did you praise them? Praise and reprimands are the opposite ends [...]
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    Advice on Picky Eaters — From Moms Who Know

    Advice on Picky Eaters — From Moms Who Know

    How To Handle a Picky Eater If your child is a picky eater now, they could get into trouble in the future. Making it to adulthood as a picky eater can be downright embarrassing – if you’re getting married, you want to be able to eat the cake. But on the other hand, forcing food on your picky eater [...]
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    Stop Your Child from Smoking (Before They Start)

    Stop Your Child from Smoking (Before They Start)

    Stop Your Child From Smoking Although rates of smoking have declined from a decade ago, nearly 10% of all 12th graders have used tobacco at some point in the last month. Over the course of a lifetime, smoking can be a very costly habit – negative effects on health and wellness, money spent on tobacco, and social stigma are [...]
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    Making the Most of Family Movie Night

    Making the Most of Family Movie Night

    Make a New Tradition with Family Movie Night Parents are always on the lookout for ways to increase family time. But if getting your family together can be tougher than it seems. Luckily, a family movie night provides an easy and affordable way to anchor a recurring family activity on everyone’s calendar. Do it right, and family movie [...]
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    Your Child Loves Volunteering (They Just Don’t Know It Yet)

    Your Child Loves Volunteering (They Just Don’t Know It Yet)

    A Kid's Guide to Volunteering Volunteering is an essential experience for kids from late middle school through high school. In addition to the obvious benefit of helping others, volunteering will put kids in contact with like-minded teens and look great on college and job applications. But as their schedule grows busier it's all too easy for them to [...]
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    App Roundup: Best Apps for Creative Play

    App Roundup: Best Apps for Creative Play

    Apps that will Unlock Your Child's Creativity Since your child is old enough to play on a phone or tablet, why not give them an app that's more stimulating and challenging? There's a growing trend of fun apps designed for educational and creative play so here's a few of our favorite games built to encourage, [...]
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