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4 Entertaining Card Games for Family Game Night

Just about everyone keeps a tabletop game or two on hand for those rainy days at the cabin or a game night with the kids. But if that ancient Monopoly set finally had to be retired, and no one wants to play Scrabble this weekend, consider livening things up a bit with one of these […]

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Moving Onwards: Your 11-Year-Old’s Development

Your daughter is facing some huge changes in her life: a new school, approaching teenhood and a body that’s changing in ways that may feel scary can make life challenging for her. She still needs your support and, though it’s trickier to help her, it’s worth all the effort. Physically, your daughter is fast approaching […]

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Giving Your Teen Space

  Raising a teenager is difficult for the best of parents, just as being a teenager is difficult for all teens, regardless of how easy a childhood they had. But these are the years when parenting needs to be done delicately. Watching your teen draw away from you can be hurtful and worrying but this […]

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What Parents Need to Know About OCD in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes severe discomfort for sufferers. Persistent, unwanted images, thoughts and images take over, causing a considerable amount of distress. OCD currently affects some three million people in the United States (around 0.3 to 1% of children and 2% of adults). The average of onset of OCD is […]

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Tooth Fairy Fun: Helping Your Kids Learn About Oral Hygiene

  The first incarnation of the modern Tooth Fairy can be traced back to a Chicago Daily Tribune article dating back to 1908, though the actual history behind this popular little tutu-clad lady can probably be traced back even further – all the way to the European Middle Ages, when it became customary to slip […]

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Child from Becoming Obese

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of childhood obesity have increased considerably in the past few decades. In 1980, only 7 percent of children aged 6 to 11 were obese. By 2012, this number had jumped to 18 percent. These numbers are disheartening, as the CDC says being obese increases a […]

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