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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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Suggestions for Making Picnics More Fun

Suggestions for Making Picnics More Fun

Summertime is for picnics in the park or on the beach. Forgetting to pack essential items can ruin your day. Here are some tips for a hassle free picnic. Be sure to pack everything you need to enjoy the day. Choose a picnic tote that is compact, to easily be taken on your next outdoor […]

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Hobbies are Healthy

Hobbies benefit children in many ways. It gives a child an opportunity to express themselves, and it allows them to discover themselves and build self-esteem. They are also great educational tools. A child interested in rock collecting learns about geology and science, and a child in writing stories learns about sentence structure and proper grammar. […]

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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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How to Prevent Teenage Obesity

While childhood and adult obesity are getting more attention lately, it’s easy to forget that teens can also be overweight. It’s not just a problem of appearance; being overweight may make teens vulnerable to health problems in later life. According to the Center for Disease Control, overweight teens are at a greater risk for sleep […]

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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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