Parenting

4 Ways Kids Can Talk to Santa This Year

As a parent about to celebrate Christmas, it’s only right that you’ve threatened your children with the phrase “I’ll call Santa,” one too many times. While some parents might use it as a way to get their children to behave, others might actually want to find a way to talk to the big guy, or […]

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Parenting

5 Things To Do With Kids Over Christmas Break

Every child looks forward to having time off school, but that leaves parents with the task of continually looking for ways to keep them busy. These activities are sure to be a hit around the holidays when looking for something to pass the time. Salt Dough Ornaments These nostalgic homemade ornaments are easy and fun […]

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Parenting, Technology

3 Screen Time Fears Debunked

As technology becomes more widespread both in and outside of homes, so does the discussion about screen time for children. Researchers, scientists, parents, and teachers have all contributed to the discussion, posing both its benefits and challenges. Sara DeWitt, a longtime team member of PBS Kids, has focused her work on, “harnessing the power of […]

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Parenting, Technology

4 Apps To Help You Co-Parent Through The Holidays

With the holidays bearing down on all of us and schedules filling up fast, it’s worth considering how many blended households there are out there. The kids are shuffled from Mom’s to Dad’s and several Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents during Christmas-time, and it’s incredibly tough to keep track of it all. So today, we have […]

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Parenting

Don’t Let Your Kids Grow Up To Be Trolls

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term troll is probably the popular toy of the nineties, fully equipped with colorful hair and a star in place of a belly button. Unfortunately, an internet troll isn’t quite so cute. Internet trolls have more in common with the unfriendly creatures of Scandinavian […]

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Learning, Parenting

5 Tips for Partnering With Your Child’s Teacher

Like parenting, educating children is an evolving practice. Children are constantly learning, whether it’s at home or in school, from books or behaviors. Teachers and parents each have their own practices and techniques, so, when it comes to teaching our children, how do we know what’s best? According to a survey published by the National […]

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Kids + Food, Parenting

What To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

Photo credit: jeff_golden / Foter.com / CC BY-SA Halloween is over, and your kids have dipped into their stash as often as possible, it won’t be long until it’s an afterthought. I don’t mean to say that your kids are tired of candy, but if you regulate it a bit, you’ll realize that it’s often […]

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Landra, Parenting

Let Teens Earn Their Independence

In one way or another we prepare for our children to leave the nest from their first breath. We love them and protect them, watch as they learn to do more and more on their own. As they enter their teens, their focus shifts away from the family and they begin to prioritize peer relationships. […]

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