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5 Family-Friendly Backyard Activities That Are Literally Cool

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 mercury is climbing and your neighborhood looks like a ghost town, you can’t exactly blame your kids for wanting to stay indoors. Heck, you’ve even found yourself devoting more time […]

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How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

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 did 30 years ago. Today it is a rarity to see children and teens without their heads buried in their phones, iPods, and video games. With the increasing reliance on […]

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How to Tap Into Nature with Your Kids This Summer (1)

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 into the “how many days before school starts” blues. There are only so many pool parties, play dates, and beach days you can stand before the kids become bored […]

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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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Free Indoor Activities for Kids

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 many fun activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. From summer reading to more creative activities, your options are endless! If your children love to read, […]

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How to Talk to a (5)

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 to ‘just a phase’ the teenager is going through. Alternatively, some parents in sheer desperation tackle such issues head on, in what can appear to the teenager to be a […]

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How What You Say and How You Say It May Affect Your Child's Temperament (4)

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 we say it may affect the development of emotional traits of a child starting at a very young age.  We once thought that how a person was wired (temperament) was […]

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6 Tips for Flying with a Toddler (5)

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 their kids are in their teens. For those of us who want to get back into traveling, it is essential to find ways to reduce the hassles that come up when […]

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