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The Mozart Effect: Fact or Fiction?

  The Mozart effect is a theory in psychology that refers to research purporting that young children learn better when they listen to the music of famous classical musician, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Early studies indicated that when Mozart was played, short-term improvements in some cognitive functions were experienced by children. However, over time those assumptions […]

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Stop That Screaming – Dealing With Tantrums

It can happen to you. Your child will be lying on the floor in the middle of the supermarket having a full-blown meltdown. You will get judgmental or sympathetic looks from other shoppers, depending on their experiences. You shouldn’t feel guilty, though; tantrums are more complicated than a spoiled child being told they can’t have […]

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So Easy a Toddler Can Do It: Chores Simple Enough for a Toddler

Life with a toddler can get messy. From finger paints to piles of laundry, it seems like the chores may never get done. By involving your toddler in cleaning, you can get help with the chores, and teach your child critical life skills. Here are some simple chores a toddler can learn to do. Put […]

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Financial Skills Your Child Needs Before Heading Off to College

A child leaving for college is a difficult experience. After all, you watched your child enter the world, you held his hand as he took his first steps, and you listened anxiously as he spoke his first words. It’s normal and natural to have mixed feelings about your child going off to school. One of […]

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How to Support Your Child’s Creative Side

For many children, art comes naturally. From painting and drawing to making music; the arts are not only a source of fun but also a way to inspire collaboration, build confidence and foster problem-solving skills. If your little artist is ready to learn how to play music, act, paint or draw, follow these tips to […]

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Benefits of Making Babyfood at Home

Benefits of Making Babyfood at Home

If you’re a new mom, you want what’s best for your baby. A healthy baby begins with good nutrition. Supermarket shelves are loaded with prepared baby foods of all types and descriptions. But have you stopped to read the labels on these products? Many have significant amounts of added sugar and salt to add flavor […]

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Keeping Your Teen Safe: Parties

When it comes to raising teenagers, parents can go through a difficult time in worrying about where they are and what they are doing. The majority of teens will go to parties, feeling like they are adults and able to handle any situation that may occur. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Due to the […]

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Tech Treats for New Parents

Are you an expectant mom preparing for the birth of your eagerly anticipated child? Or are you a protective partner stressing over the arrival of your new responsibility? If your bundle of joy has left you with frayed nerves, you can toss your worrying aside and instead think about the tech treats you’ll be able to […]

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5 Family-Friendly Backyard Activities That Are, Literally, Cool

As a parent, you probably don’t want your kids to while away summer break glued to their iPads and smartphones. But on days when the mercury is climbing and your neighborhood looks like a ghost town, you can’t exactly blame your kids for wanting to stay indoors. Heck, you’ve even found yourself devoting more time […]

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Raising Healthy Kids in an Unhealthy World — 10 Ways to Encourage Smart Snacking

Raising kids with healthy eating habits is becoming more difficult by the day. We live in a preprocessed and prepackaged world, and getting kids to choose healthy snacks can be a real challenge. If your kids would rather hit the fast food drive-through than grab a healthy snack, you might want to take some time […]

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