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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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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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What to Do When Your Child with ADHD Is Being Bullied

Bullying can be defined as unsolicited, aggressive behavior involving an imbalance of power. It can be physical (punching, kicking, etc.), and can also take the form of insults and taunting. Prolific use of the Internet has led to the problem of cyberbullying, in which social networks are platforms for humiliation and ridicule. Cyberbullying is particularly worrisome […]

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Parenting Books Recommended for Parents By Child Development Institute

Search Search for products… Your Child’s Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence Ages and Stages: A Parent’s Guide to Normal Childhood Development Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Early Adolescence Through the Teen Years $14.95 $10.75 $27.95 $19.06 $19.99 $17.45 Child Development: Early Stages Through Age 12 You Are […]

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How to Be a Better Sideline Parent

How to Be a Better Sideline Parent

Each and every parent wants to see their child succeed in whatever sport or activity they take up. As a child, many American children decide to play one or more sports as an after-school or summer activity. Unfortunately, we’ve all heard horror stories of parents yelling at their children from the sidelines, engaging coaches and […]

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How Fathers Can Nurture a Special Bond with Their Daughters

How Fathers Can Nurture a Special Bond with Their Daughters

Every father has undoubtedly heard the phrase “daddy’s little girl.” This popular saying speaks volumes about the importance of the relationship between a father and his daughter. While some men may look forward to having a son to do “masculine” things with, such as playing sports, hunting, or handy work around the house, there is […]

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Activities to Build a Family Bond Any Time of Year

Activities to Build a Family Bond Any Time of Year

With the transition to spring, the days of sunshine, rain, and warmer temps are here. There is no better time of year to get outside and enjoy activities as a family than spring. After a long winter stuck inside, your family finally has the opportunity to get out and do things. In truth, there is no […]

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