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How to Nurture Brain Development In Young Children

  Despite all of our modern technology, reading still is the key to learning.  And while children and adults can learn much through experiential learning, to get an education that prepares one for life, reading is essential.  Because of this, parents may think that they need the latest electronic gadgets to help their children acquire […]

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5 Great Reasons to Read to Your Kids

In a recent survey, one in three parents said that they read bedtime stories with their children every night. However, over half the parents said that their kids spend more time with video games and television than with books, and an alarming percentage of families do not have any books in their home at all. […]

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Family Fun Card Games Everyone Can Learn

If you’re looking for a way to get the whole family together and make it enjoyable for all, then a game night is for you. Most people enjoy games, especially games that are easy to learn. You don’t have to go out and buy expensive board games to entertain everyone in your family. There are […]

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5 Activities to Help Moms Bond with Their Teen Daughters

Busy lives and typical teenage behavior sometimes make it difficult to find quality time to spend with your teenager. Yet while their behavior may say “leave me alone”,  teenage girls really do crave quality time with their moms. It can be a difficult balance. However, the time you spend together now can have a lasting […]

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Helping Kids Find Their Future Through Targeted Daydreaming

Researchers in the social sciences have found a powerful visualization tool that brings both short-term and long-term benefits to young people. It is an exercise that takes just twenty minutes and is easy and enjoyable to do. It gives people an immediate mood boost and is a kind of targeted daydreaming. Everyone can benefit from […]

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How to Survive Traveling with Your Kids This Holiday Season

Simply the idea of traveling with kids over the holiday break can be enough to make you scream, and the reality can be just as painful. Something that is supposed to be fun and exciting can quickly turn into a Griswold family vacation if you’re not careful. Whether you’re traveling with one child or four, […]

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8 Tips for Getting Your Kids Out Into Nature

Between television, the Internet, computer games, and afternoons filled with enrichment activities, kids have more reasons than ever to stay indoors. Richard Louv, author and journalist, hypothesizes in his book Last Child in the Woods (2005) that many modern children suffer from “nature deficit disorder”. He posits that constant separation from nature during developmental years leads […]

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6 Easy Christmas Cards for Kids to Craft

Card-making is a wonderful activity for children during the Christmas season.  It keeps them occupied indoors during bad weather, allows them to explore their creativity and helps them engage with the festive spirit of giving.  Aunts, uncles, grandparents and family friends will be pleased to receive handcrafted cards made especially for them.  Pre-folded blank cards […]

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