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Is Your Teenager Experiencing Summer Boredom?

  Have you ever heard your teen remark that they are bored? It can be like a broken record by summer’s end. Here are some …

4 Crafting Ideas for Kids

  Most children love to do crafts and it’s a fun way to teach them new things. There are endless possibilities when it comes to …

How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

  Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it …

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: …

5 Summer Activities to Do with Dad

What are some outdoor activities your children can plan with Dad? Consider the following ideas. 1. Camping – This is one great activity for children …

4 Summer Outdoor Games for Children

    As a parent, you want your children to be active and have fun during the months that they’re off of school. These fun …

How to Tap Into Nature with Your Kids This Summer

  Summer is a long-waited-for event, but can also be a long dragged-out process at times. The lazy, hazy days of summer can sometimes turn …

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 …

Free Indoor Activities for Kids

  Looking to have some summer fun with the kids but it’s too hot to go outside or it’s a rainy day? There are so …

4 Ways to Connect with Other Moms Over the Summer

Does the sound of summer give you a small feeling of panic and dread? Do questions such as, “What will I do with my children?” …

How to Keep the Reading Going All Summer Long

While kids and parents are looking forward to the end of school and the beginning of summer, most parents want their kids to continue to …

4 Outdoor Activities to Keep Kids Busy Over Summer Break

Summer is coming up, which means your kids are going to be off school. This can be a blessing since you get to spend more …

How to Introduce New Foods to Your Kids

During the school year, everything seems so harried, from school lunches to after-school activities. Conversely, there is something about summer that resonates a laid-back, peaceful …

3 Ways to Ignite Your Child’s Imagination This Summer

Summertime means longer days, starry nights, and days at the beach – and unfortunately sometimes hearing your children say that they are bored. It is …

Fun Ways Moms Can Stay Active Over the Summer

If you are like most moms, you run around all school year long and look forward to the lazy, hazy, even lazier days of summer. …

Teen Communication: How to Talk to a Teenager

Parents often feel an insurmountable communications barrier is developing between themselves and their teens. There’s frequently an inclination to ignore it and put it down …

6 Reasons Why Reading Fiction Is Crucial for Children’s Development

Obviously, the ability to read is vital for children’s academic progress since without it, they would not be able to understand their textbooks. Schools aim …

6 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Daycare Center

Leaving your child on their first morning of daycare is a momentous occasion, but the natural worry all parents will feel can be eased by …

How What You Say and How You Say It May Affect Your Child’s Temperament

The results of a recent experimental study published in the March 2016 issue of Developmental Psychology found that not only what we say but how …

5 New Summer Hobbies for Kids

There is no better time than summer to try to encourage your child or teen to take up a hobby. Sure, summer is filled with …

How to Shape Up Your Family This Summer

  It can be fun to get into shape over the summer. Some say it’s easier because the weather seems to coax everyone outdoors and …

6 Tips for Flying with a Toddler

Many families avoid air travel with their children until they are old enough to behave. However, some families do not want to postpone their get away until …

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 …

Summer Sun Safety for Kids

With all the information out there telling us how bad the sun is, it is a wonder anyone goes outside these days. But staying indoors …

Moving Onwards: Your 16 to 18-Year-Old

The moment has arrived – your child is a child no longer. Or has it? You might think the child you’ve nurtured from their first …

Summertime Camping 101

  Does your family enjoy camping? Many consider summertime camping to be a requirement for the summer months. They know summertime camping equals summertime fun. …

Moving Onwards: Your 13 to 15-Year-Old

Your child is now officially a teenager, and it can be a challenging time for both of you. They’ve come so far since those first …

When to Consider Summer School

Sometimes extra time in the classroom may be needed for your teen. Deciding whether that time is best served during the school year or the …

5 Hiker Survival Skills You Can Teach Your Child in a Weekend

With the theatrical release of Reese Witherspoon’s Wild in 2014 and this year’s A Walk in the Woods starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, there …

When to Give Your Child a Phone

While phones used to be a luxury of the rich or the province of the parents, it has since become common for children to have …

How Early Is Too Early for a Dental Exam?

Most children in the United States don’t go for their first dental visit until sometime after their second birthday. The average age for a first …

5 Ways to Get Your Teen to Stop Drinking Energy Drinks

Are you concerned that your teenage son or daughter is drinking too many energy drinks? Between 30% and 50% of young adults say that they …

5 Reasons Why Your Toddler Won’t Pipe Down

When your preschooler learns to talk, you’ll be able to enjoy a proper conversation with him. But he may expect that conversation to carry on …

4 Remedies to Common Childhood Mishaps

Childhood is messy, sticky, and gooey, but we wouldn’t want it any other way. The time you have with your kids is short, and crying …

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 …

10 Quick and Easy Toddler Snacks

Fruits and vegetables are ideal snacks for little ones. They’re packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and also contain useful amounts of minerals and trace elements. …