Family Fun, Parenting

5 Perfect Board Games For Your Next Family Game Night

What’s your favorite family board game? Whether it’s too hot to go outside or raining cats and dogs, board games are perfect for family entertainment. Aside from the laugh-out-loud fun that many of these games entail, board games can also promote learning and develop important life skills like problem-solving, sportsmanship, and the ability to laugh […]

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Online Safety, Parenting

This Facebook Tool Helps Find Missing Children

Most parents can remember a time when only milk cartons, radio broadcasts, and local news programs were used to disseminate information about missing children. Unsurprisingly, these largely outdated mediums were limited in their reach as images of missing children took weeks to appear on milk cartons, radio bulletins lacked visual representations, and the local news […]

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Technology

7 Tools That Help Work-From-Home Parents Stay Productive

Working from home comes with many distractions. The dishes are screaming for attention. The laundry begs to be thrown in the washing machine. The TV beckons parents to take a break. Being a work-from-home parent can be rewarding, but, it also requires lots of self-control and organization to stay productive. And, if the kids are […]

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Parenting

How To Discuss Current Events With Your Kids

How do you talk about tough topics with your kids? It seems that each day there is a new world event to interpret. When it comes to talking to kids, how do we know what to share? Some current events can be confusing and, at times, scary. But, staying up to date is important and […]

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Parenting

How To Be a Great Role Model For Your Children

Children learn about the world by observing their surroundings. It’s not surprising that at eight months, children begin imitating others through facial expressions and hand gestures. Parents quickly become their child’s guide to navigating different situations. A Gallup study found that 71 percent of teens say their social and political ideology is the same as […]

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Chores, Parenting

Spark Motivation and Get Chores Done

Parents know how challenging it can be for children to complete chores and tasks around the house. Sometimes there’s begging, nagging, and even occasional punishing. But, those things aren’t required. Incentivizing good behavior, recognizing effort, and rewarding completion can make chores a lot more fun for everyone. Just like their ever-evolving interests, kids are only […]

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Technology

Teens Choosing to Break Up With Social Media

It’s not surprising that rapidly texting in group chats, uploading disappearing videos, and constantly updating social media profiles comes more naturally to today’s teenager than riding a bike. They’ve been raised with devices in hand and it’s a part of their generation’s make up. So, when a 2016 study of 790 teenagers found that nearly […]

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