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5 Hands-on Ways to Make Gardening Fun (and Educational) for Kids

5 Hands-on Ways to Make Gardening Fun (and Educational) for Kids

To a child, and even many adults, the garden is a magical place where life sprouts from almost nothing. The passion for gardening starts early when children are given the opportunity to learn and grow in nature. Here are a few ways to help your child experience gardening from an early age.
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8 Tips for Supporting Your Kids Through Team Tryouts

8 Tips for Supporting Your Kids Through Team Tryouts

Trying out for a team can be as stressful on parents as it is on children. It's hard to watch your children put themselves on the line, and it's heartbreaking if they fail. But competition can be an incredible learning experience, and there are ways you can increase the benefits no matter the outcome. 
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Three Great Snuggle-Time Children’s Books for Fall

Three Great Snuggle-Time Children’s Books for Fall

No modern technology can compete with good old-fashioned, sit-on-my-lap story time for little ones and those that love them most. Here are three titles that make for an especially rich story time or even a treasured gift for a beloved child.
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6 Quick Tips for Staying Cool During a Toddler’s Tantrum

6 Quick Tips for Staying Cool During a Toddler’s Tantrum

While they might not mean to be “difficult,” parents of toddlers can feel frustrated or overwhelmed by the tantrums that come with this great learning period. The good news is that there are several things parents can do to keep their cool. Here are six tips to get parents started.
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Toddler Appropriate Chores

Toddler Appropriate Chores

The old adage "many hands make light work" couldn't be truer and even the smallest set of hands can help. In fact, toddlers love helping their parents or older siblings with chores because it not only teaches them basic housekeeping skills but makes them feel important, too.
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What Every Parent Should Understand About Bullying

What Every Parent Should Understand About Bullying

We do our best to make sure our children are neither bullies or victims. But that way of looking at the problem only envisions two possible roles: bully or bullied. Psychologists know that bullying behavior includes other children too. If you want to address or prevent bullying, it helps to understand how everyone contributes to it.
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5 Tips to Naturally Help Teething Babies

5 Tips to Naturally Help Teething Babies

Teething is, unfortunately a necessary part of life. While there are plenty of medicinal teething remedies flooding the modern market, a lot of moms just don't want to turn to medicine unless they have to. If you want to help soothe your teething baby naturally, there are a lot of different things you can try.
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How to Build Routines that Help Children Battling ADHD

How to Build Routines that Help Children Battling ADHD

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have difficulty paying attention to tasks and are easily distracted. A firm and engaging schedule of routine tasks, with achievable goals, gives children with ADHD a system to aspire to and, in doing so, supports them with a coping mechanism.
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Swimming Without Fear: Teach Your Family Pool Safety

Swimming Without Fear: Teach Your Family Pool Safety

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S. among children between the ages of 1-14. We all know not to leave your child unattended in the pool, but there are several other tips you should know that could help prevent another needless tragedy.
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Five Summertime Learning Activities for Kids

Five Summertime Learning Activities for Kids

There's a good chance that the summer months are your child's favorite time of the year: the weather's warm, the days are long, and (most importantly) school is out. Unfortunately, many teachers report that during long summer breaks, children stop engaging and learning.
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