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Why Reality Slides Into Fantasy for Preschoolers

“Why does Daddy have a stomachache?” Our toddler began to cry. “Daddy, I will help you,” she said. We were playing Chutes and Ladders, a gift from her 3rd birthday party earlier that week. Her daddy landed on square 49, in which a boy eats an armful of green apples. He had to slide all the way back down to square 11, […]

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5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

  Are you tired of nagging your kids to clean their rooms? Are you tired of asking your partner to clean out the basement? When you’re exhausted from nagging, reminding, and pleading, it’s time to resort to other tactics. Here are a few ways to motivate your family to clean house. 1. Stop playing pick-up. […]

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Family Hiking 101

  You don’t have to trek hours into the woods lugging a backpack and camping supplies to reap the benefits of hiking. Hiking and walking are essentially the same thing. Although briskly walking around your neighborhood for thirty to sixty minutes, three to five times a week, is good for your heart, taking in some […]

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5 Ways Dads Can Be More Involved with Their Children

Dads often feel left out when a new baby arrives. The changing, feeding, and general caregiving tasks are often left to Mom. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a dad to anxiously await the time when his child is older and they can play together. Yet these early years are critical for social, emotional, mental, […]

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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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8 Simple Thanksgiving Traditions to Make Your Holiday Special

Thanksgiving is a day to show gratitude for all of the wonderful things in life. For most, the things that top their “I’m thankful for… ” lists aren’t things at all. We are most thankful for our friends and family. Here are a few great ways to show your loved ones just how thankful you […]

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