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6 Indoor Activities for Teens and Young Adults

By Susie Yakowicz Is family night becoming a bore for your teen and young adult children? Finding ways to keep older kids entertained at home …

7 Wet Day Activities to Do with Your Bouncy Kids

If you have lively children with lots of energy to burn off, it can be tricky keeping them calm and happy on a wet day. …

5 Reasons You Should Read to Your Child Every Night

By the time you’ve tucked your kids away in bed, you’re usually ready for well-earned rest! But before you plant that final kiss, there’s one …

3 Ways to Use Pokemon Go to Connect with Your Kids

Pokemon Go is one of the most interesting games available. This app might be free, but it’s worth its weight in gold when it comes …

5 Family-Friendly Backyard Activities That Are Literally Cool

As a parent, you probably don’t want your kids to while away summer break glued to their iPads and smartphones. But on days when the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Why You Should Get Involved in Your Child’s Activities, Hobbies, and School

It’s probably no secret that children who have involved parents are more happy, healthy, and well-adjusted and excel at their educational and extracurricular pursuits. It …

4 Entertaining Card Games for Family Game Night

Just about everyone keeps a tabletop game or two on hand for those rainy days at the cabin or a game night with the kids. …

6 Tips for Reading to Your Children

A recent research study conducted by the Early Start Research Institute at the University of Wollongong in South Wales, UK, found that reading to children …

5 Tactics to Become a More Connected Parent

For most parents, the desire to love and provide for their child is as natural as breathing. But the truth is in this day and …

Camping with Toddlers 101

Whether you’re an experienced camper or you’re looking for a new way to spend family time, camping with your toddler can be wonderful and exhausting. …

Why Playing Hide-and-Seek is Good for Your Child

Children love to play hide-and-seek from their earliest days, but it’s not just a silly game. Playing peekaboo with your baby leads to searching for …

The Value of Teaching Your Little Ones to Cook

From the time that your little one can stand and walk on her own, she’s ready to become mommy or daddy’s kitchen helper. Exactly what …

How Fathers Can Nurture a Special Bond with Their Daughters

Every father has undoubtedly heard the phrase “daddy’s little girl.” This popular saying speaks volumes about the importance of the relationship between a father and …