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How to Set Limits on After-School Activities

   School-age children are faced with many choices for extracurricular activities, and finding the right balance between school and after-school activities can be a challenge. ...

5 Tips to Help Students Write Better Papers

In this era of text messaging and Facebook, many kids don’t spend a lot of time honing their formal writing skills. This can be a ...

Why You Should Give Your Teenager Food Independence

Adolescence is difficult. Older children and young adults are appropriately battling to find out who they are and where they fit in. They want to ...

5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

Are you tired of nagging your kids to clean their rooms? Are you tired of asking your partner to clean out the basement? When you’re ...

Family Hiking 101

  You don’t have to trek hours into the woods lugging a backpack and camping supplies to reap the benefits of hiking. Hiking and walking ...

3 Signs That Your Child Is Overscheduled and What To Do About It

Children are resilient and adaptable. They have a myriad of interests and they’re generally not great at setting limits for themselves, and it’s tempting to ...

Summer Safety Tips: Water Safety

Beaches and pools are synonymous with summer. However, its important to keep safety in mind when playing near water. To make this an enjoyable and ...

Fun Summer Idea for Kids: Writing/Journaling

Writing is an important skill children practice every day in school. When school is out for the summer don’t let the writing stop. Check out ...

No Cost, Fun Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Although you may not be able to afford a summer vacation this year, there are many low-cost, fun summer activities for the whole family. Here ...

Food Allergies and Summer Camp: What to Consider

Summer is about having fun and taking a break from school. For parents, it can mean finding a way to entertain their kids; sending them to camp is ...

Summer Food Safety Tips

Like cold and flu season, there seems to be a food-borne illness season – food-borne illnesses are at their peak during summer months. The warm ...

Tips for Keeping Your Teen Safe on the Road This Summer

Your teen has just received his license and the worrying begins. Summer is just around the corner and your teen will be spending more time ...

Top Five Summer Jobs for Teens

As summer approaches, it’s time for your teen to get a job. Summer employment will provide preparation for their future role in the workplace. Here ...

Fun Summer Ideas for Kids: Reading

As kids look forward to the last day of school, teachers remind their students to read at least 25 books over the summer. While this ...

Suggestions for Making Picnics More Fun

Summertime is for picnics in the park or on the beach. Forgetting to pack essential items can ruin your day. Here are some tips for ...

Five Healthy Lunch Box Tips for Teens

High school cafeterias are notorious for offering foods that are less than healthy. If your teen is getting sick of hamburgers and pizza for lunch ...