• Posts tagged with parenting

    Let’s Get Gardening!

    Let’s Get Gardening!

    Getting into Gardening Though spring’s full bloom is yet to come, those of us with green thumbs have already started gathering the tools and supplies we will need for our gardens. But did you know that gardening can be a great teaching tool for kids? Tending to a garden lets them see firsthand the connection [...]
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    The Diaper Bag Checklist

    The Diaper Bag Checklist

    Sunshine. Snacks. Smiles. Outings with baby can be a dream. But if you go unprepared, they can quickly turn into a nightmare.  Never fear, though. Our no-nonsense guide puts together a checklist of diaper bag essentials, and some tips for carrying it all. First, let’s break down everything a successful diaper bag should have: Diapers: […]

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    Limiting Sugar Intake

    Limiting Sugar Intake

    Limiting Sugar Intake Parents want their kids to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Eating fruits and vegetables, limiting fat intake, and keeping tabs on portion sizes is an excellent way of doing this, and standard procedure for most parents. One thing that frequently sneaks under parental radar, however, is sugar. According to Forbes magazine, [...]
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    Kids & Social Media

    Kids & Social Media

    Parenting in the Age of Social Media Social media confounds many parents. Parents who don’t have experience with online interactions are at a loss, and many parents who do are unsure how they should monitor and interact with their kids via these channels. The news is full of stories involving kids misbehaving and getting into trouble [...]
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    Let’s Get a Pet!

    Let’s Get a Pet!

    Let's Get a Pet! Choosing to get a pet is a monumental occasion in any child’s life. From the moment you bring that animal through the door, your kids will love it. Most parents eventually find themselves enamored with the family pet as well. All too often, however, families choose pets that they can’t handle, and [...]
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    Making Time for Time Management

    Making Time for Time Management

    Teaching Kids Time Management Time management is an important life skill, and the earlier you can teach it to your kids, the better. Proper time management leads to better academic performance because it lets your kids free up time to do whatever they want, which reduces stress. But when and how do you start teaching [...]
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    Bedtime Means Bedtime

    Bedtime Means Bedtime

    Many kids will avoid going to sleep no matter how exhausted they are. They’ll argue with you while yawning and rubbing their eyes. If this is the situation in your household, you may wonder about whether your kids are really getting the sleep they need. What methods can you use to make sure your kids [...]
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    Closet Cleanup!

    Closet Cleanup!

    Challenge: Closet Cleanup Kids have a hard enough time keeping their room clean. When it comes to keeping a closet neat, most are at a complete loss. Things that don’t have another place tend to end up in the closet, which results in a huge, disorganized mess. This stops you and your children from maximizing [...]
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    Keeping it Current

    Keeping it Current

    Talking To Your Children about Current Events When a major news event occurs – natural disaster, financial turmoil, political scandal – kids get curious, and most often it’s up to parents to explain what’s going on. But this process catches many parents off guard. Most news stories are very complex, so how do you simplify [...]
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    Flu Season Tips for the Whole Family

    Flu Season Tips for the Whole Family

    Dealing with the Flu At its best, the flu can be a few days in bed with a sore throat and other unpleasant symptoms. At its worst, it can require hospitalization. As with many illnesses, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. How can you prevent your family from getting the flu [...]
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