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Why You Should Give Your Teenager Food Independence

Adolescence is difficult. Older children and young adults are appropriately battling to find out who they are and where they fit in. They want to make choices on their own, but at the same time they’re not always ready to handle the responsibilities that go along with those choices. As might be expected, younger teens […]

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No Cost, Fun Summer Activities

No Cost, Fun Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Although you may not be able to afford a summer vacation this year, there are many low-cost, fun summer activities for the whole family. Here are a few ideas. Pick a tree in your back yard, lay down a blanket and have a picnic! Make some lemonade, and dive into this summer’s must read list. Bond with your family by […]

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Fun Summer Ideas for Kids: Reading

  As kids look forward to the last day of school, teachers remind their students to read at least 25 books over the summer. While this certainly seems like a daunting challenge, there are ways reading can be included in summertime fun. Kids spend more hours at school than working adults spend at work, so […]

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How Old Should My Child Be Before They

How Old Should My Child Be Before They Go to Summer Camp?

Children love to spend time with their friends, and as summer approaches, they may ask if they can go to the same camp as their friends. You may ask yourself, “How old should my child be before they go to summer camp?” The answers will vary, depending upon the parents and the child, but here […]

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CHOOSING GOOD FRIENDS

Choosing good Friends

Friendship is an important part of your child’s healthy development.  Companionship helps children mature emotionally and morally and also teaches them social skills such as communication, problem solving and cooperation.  It is important to make sure that your child develops good friendships early on.  It’s easiest to help them make the best choices when they […]

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Healthy Eating Starts at Family Meals: A How-To

All parents want their children to grow up to be fit, healthy, and strong. One way to ensure their well-being is to encourage your teenager to make the right food choices now. If they learn to cook and eat healthy foods at home, they’re much more likely to continue eating in the same manner when […]

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How to Encourage Your Child to Feel Important

How to Encourage Your Child to Feel Important

 It’s imperative for a child’s healthy development that they feel important and worthy. Healthy self-esteem is a child’s armor against the challenges of the world. Kids who feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflicts and resisting negative pressures. They tend to smile more readily and enjoy life. These kids are […]

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How to Connect with Your Child without Overdoing It

How to Connect with Your Child without Overdoing It

All parents want to connect and be involved with their children. Children of involved parents generally feel more confident, assured, and have a higher level of self-esteem. They tend to excel in school and do well in extracurricular activities as well as with their hobbies. But is there such a thing as too much involvement? In […]

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