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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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5 Family-Friendly Backyard Activities

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

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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The Pros and Cons of Giving a Mobile

The Pros and Cons of Giving a Mobile Phone to a Teenager

Most teenagers own a mobile phone. Some are able to buy their own phone from the money they earn from working part-time, but the more likely scenario is that you, their parent, ends up buying them a mobile phone. You may be perfectly happy to do this, but often the arrangement ends up an unhappy […]

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Cool Education Resources for Parents to

Cool Education Resources for Parents to Discover

Are you the cool parent who discovers new tech treats before anyone else? Are you constantly on the hunt for educational tools that combine learning and fun? Check out some of the recent product offerings from startup companies within the educational gaming space. You just might find your children’s new favorite interactive video game! RangerRom […]

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Protect Your Kids From the Summer Sun

Protect Your Kids From the Summer Sun With These Easy Tips

Everybody loves summertime activities with the kids splashing in the pool, outdoor adventures and maybe some time at the beach or the lake. Beware, though: Even a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of getting skin cancer later on, according to the U.S. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To keep your child’s delicate […]

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5 Child-Friendly Apps to Encourage a

5 Child-Friendly Apps to Encourage a Love of Storytelling

Does your child have a vivid imagination? Do they love telling tales of curious creatures? Thanks to storytelling apps, your child can turn their imaginary tales into virtual stories. Adding a child-friendly storytelling app to your iPhone or iPad can encourage your little one’s active imagination while keeping them busy for hours. Check out these […]

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Summer Fun with the Kids-

Summer Fun with the Kids: Free Indoor Activities

Looking to have some summer fun with the kids? There are so many fun activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. From summer reading to more creative activities, your options are as endless! If your children love to read, why not have everyone act out a small part of a storybook […]

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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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How to Handle Your Budding Picasso – Some Tips for Preserving Your Child’s Artwork

If you are like so many parents, the family refrigerator is overflowing with great works of art your son or daughter has created through the years. From that first construction paper creation to the latest works of pen and ink, you have carefully preserved their art work – perhaps even framing a few of them […]

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