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    Join the Club!

    Join the Club!

    Is your child spending too much time in front of screens, alone and sedentary? Want to get them involved in some healthy and stimulating activities with other kids? Joining a club or team may be the answer. Group activities help kids develop teamwork and leadership skills, and let them meet friends with similar interests. But [...]
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    Playing Favorites

    Playing Favorites

    “Mom, which one of us is the favorite?” Favoritism affects us immensely when we’re young, and can mold us as adults. Kids who were always playing second fiddle to a sibling can grow up to resent both that sibling and the parent who favored them; kids who played the “golden child” tend to be happier [...]
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    Rainy Day Fun for Everyone!

    Rainy Day Fun for Everyone!

    If the last rainy day you spent inside with your child was full of tears, boredom, and tantrums – not to mention what your child was doing – then it’s time to take control. Check out these ideas to add a splash of fun to you and your children’s next rainy day together! Start Moving! [...]
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    Overnight Sleepover Success!

    Overnight Sleepover Success!

    Most kids love a visit to Grandpa’s house, or a day with their favorite aunt. But what about spending the night, the weekend, or even a whole week with a relative? No matter how much your children may enjoy spending time with their relatives, the prospect of staying overnight with them can sometimes cause anxiety. [...]
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    Family Fire Safety

    Family Fire Safety

    Most kids have experienced fire’s allure. Their eyes light up at the twinkling candles on their birthday cake, and a mesmerized hush falls over them when toasting marshmallows on a crackling campfire. Kids are naturally curious about fire, but what begins as exploration can sometimes lead to disaster. How do you teach kids how to [...]
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    Winter Fun for Everyone!

    Winter Fun for Everyone!

    Winter Fun for Everyone The novelty of the first snow has long worn off, and your kids are starting to wonder if their T-shirts and shorts have been put into permanent storage. Sometimes winter can seem…long. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to make winter an exciting time for everyone, whether you decide to embark [...]
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    Bon Appétit!

    Bon Appétit!

    From getting messy with Mom’s flour to sneaking licks of frosting off the spoon, being a kid in the kitchen is a lot of fun. And although your little one’s first attempts at cooking may not win them a place on Top Chef, encouraging their culinary curiosity now can reap delicious rewards later. Benefits of [...]
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    Best Behavior!

    Best Behavior!

    Are your kids always on their best behavior in public? Do you wish they were? Public places can sometimes bring out bad behavior even in normally well-behaved kids. Check out these tips to make sure that when your child goes out and about, they’re on their best behavior. Preparation Begins at Home If you don’t [...]
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    Where Are All the Heroes?

    Where Are All the Heroes?

    Every kid needs a hero, and it’s not always the kind with a flowing cape. Children are constantly on the lookout for role models of all kinds, and it’s important for you, as a parent, to help your children choose the right ones. Idolizing celebrities, fictional characters, and other kids is natural, but it’s fraught [...]
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    Dear Diary

    Dear Diary

    We know your kids get up to some pretty interesting stuff every day. Don’t you wish they kept track of it all? Maybe it’s time they started keeping a journal. Keeping a journal is as simple as putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard), and it’s a fluid activity that can be tailored to [...]
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