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5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer

5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer

The teen years are filled with questions: What do I want to do with my life? Who will I be? How can I get there? As parents you can help steer your teen toward their destiny, and the summer months are prime time for testing the waters. Here are some ways to help your kids […]

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Air Travel With a Toddler – Tips for Parents

Many families avoid air travel with their children until they are old enough to behave. However, some families do not want to postpone their get away until their kids are in their teens. For those of us who want to get back into traveling, it is essential to find ways to reduce the hassles that come up when […]

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Interactive Educational iOS Apps for Toddlers

Are you a busy parent who occasionally allows your child playtime on your smartphone in order to get work done?  Do you feel guilty that you use your smartphone to occupy your child? Rather than feeling remorseful over your digital-rearing, why not turn your child’s tech-time into an opportunity to learn? Check out the following educational […]

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Safe Water Play for Kids

Looking for ways to get your kids out into the fresh air and sunshine? Why not set up a sprinkler or get the pool ready for some summertime fun! Here are a few ideas for backyard entertainment for the kids. Pool Tag All you need for this game is a pool full of water, a […]

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How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when breathing in and out, or on the awareness of the breath as it goes in and out the nostrils. As thoughts come up, return to focusing on breathing. Meditators start with short […]

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Camping with Toddlers 101

Camping with Toddlers 101

Whether you’re an experienced camper or you’re looking for a new way to spend family time, camping with your toddler can be wonderful and exhausting. Here are a few things you can do to make your trip a little less stressful and a lot more fun. Food Toddlers are food-focused. Let them experience some of […]

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5 Travel Safety Tips for Families

Nothing is as stress-inducing as getting ready for a family vacation – packing up the car, making snacks, and planning activities are just some of the things on your trip to-do list. Traveling is full of fun and excitement, but it’s important to be aware of safety issues while on the road. Whether you’re a […]

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School’s Out for Summer: How to Keep the Kids Occupied

Summer is here! Before you know it, you’ll be looking for ways to keep your kids entertained. To help you fight the relentless protests of “I’m bored”, here are some great boredom busters and activities you can do with your kids this summer. Visit Your Local Library Libraries are a great place to take kids. […]

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5 Inexpesnive Ways to Keep the Kids

5 Inexpensive Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

It doesn’t take long for the excitement of summer vacation to give way to boredom. Soon enough, your kids will be sitting around the house, playing video games and complaining that there is nothing to do. When boredom strikes, it’s time to rely on your creativity and find inexpensive ways to entertain your family.  These […]

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How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it did 30 years ago. Today it is a rarity to see children and teens without their heads buried in their phones, iPods, and video games. With the increasing reliance on technology […]

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