Brother and sister staring at each other

Honey, Don’t Stare

Children are not the most tactful people in the world, especially when they’re very young.  They don’t understand that staring is rude, so it’s up to us to teach them.  Here are some ideas you can use instead of simply saying, “Honey, don’t stare” when someone is different. It’s not that children intend to be […]

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HOBBIES ARE HEALTHY

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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Teenage Girl Sitting Outdoors Using Mobile Phone

How to Stop the Cell Phone Wars

So many teenagers the country over have cell phones. Either theyíre talking on them constantly or using text messaging to communicate with friends. While you want them to be able to stay in contact with friends, you probably also want them to stop spending so much time on their cell phones. There are a number […]

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Young girl putting coin into piggy bank smiling

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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Grandmother and granddaughter outdoors in garden smiling

Child Safety Tips for Yard and Garden

As adults, it’s easy to overlook the potential hazards in our yards and gardens. But the truth is, accidents will happen, but many are preventable. To minimize problems and maximize safety, here are some child safety tips for yard and garden. Garden Chemicals: Garden chemicals like weed killers, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers should be kept […]

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