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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 […]

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Tips for Keeping Teens Busy Over Summer Break

  If you have a teen or teens and summertime is just around the corner, you are probably feeling a bit anxious about what they will do with their time. During the school year, you have much of the day accounted for as your child is in school. In contrast, during the summer, a teen […]

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6 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money

Money is an essential part of life, and it’s never too early to teach your children its value  and the importance of saving, so they will be equipped to spend sensibly when they grow up. Learning the principles of responsible handling of money should give them many opportunities for advancement when they are older, which […]

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3 Things to Do on Your Family Staycation

The economy may finally be on the road to recovery, but a lot of people are still feeling the squeeze. Sadly, one of the first things that gets dropped from a family budget is vacations. This is understandable, as they tend to be expensive and short-term. But it is also unfortunate because they are some […]

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High Food Insecurity for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

A new study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has found that low-income families with children that have special healthcare needs have a high likelihood of food insecurity. This is the case even when they receive aid such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or take part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]

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How to Help Your Child Be an Entrepreneur

All parents want to give their children every advantage possible to live a fulfilling and independent adult life. However, many children arrive to young adulthood somewhat clueless in terms of livelihood. These young adults typically have to move back home until they can figure out how to make a living. Today’s educational system teaches kids how to […]

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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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Teaching Kids about Money

My younger sister can’t save money for anything. If she gets $20, she goes out and gets her nails done, without any idea how she will pay for the upkeep. Watching her made me realize that I needed to teach my children about money. Give your children an allowance that is age appropriate. For our […]

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