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Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

On the third Monday of each year, the United States celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to commemorate the birthday, life and achievements of the late civil rights leader.

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Save Money

Saving money is a common struggle among many adults, but teaching your child to save money from an early age can save him a lot of grief later in life. As we ponder our New Year and resolutions, some of us are probably thinking about our own saving habits. Here are five ways you can begin to help your child learn about saving money.

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How Holiday Traditions Differ Across the Globe

There are many holidays celebrated during December and the way those holidays are celebrated around the world differ greatly from one country to another. We can often see many of these different celebrations in communities right here in the States.

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What Should You Tell Your Kids About Santa?

The question returns each year… Is keeping Santa’s story alive good for children? Indeed, it might be time to consider what Santa means in your family and whether you want to maintain the story. To help you decide, it will help to review the old man’s history.

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Birthdays in December: Celebration Ideas for Kids

Kids with birthdays near major holidays often receive little recognition due to time constraints. December birthdays can be the most difficult, as November and December both hold major events. Kids often require less elaborate celebrations than we think. Here are a few low-key birthday ideas to make your child’s day special.

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How to Make Winter Bird Feeders with Your Children

The weather has turned cold and snowy, yet you want to get your kids outdoors and give them the health benefits of nature play.  During the colder months of the year, wild birds have difficulty finding enough food.  You can help fix both problems by making treats for the birds and hanging them outside a window where you and your child can watch the feeders do their magic.

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Fall adventures to enjoy with the family

The hot days of summer are beginning to fade, making way for sweaters, crisp weather, and colorful autumn leaves! But just because it’s cooler doesn’t mean your family can’t enjoy some quality time doing seasonal activities.

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The Benefits of Teaching Your Baby Sign Language

There are many benefits to taking a baby sign language course and keeping up with the learning. Teaching your baby sign language can make for an easier start to life for both of you. It can lessen the communication frustration that can lead to tantrums and can give you a better insight into your child.

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8 Signs Your Child Might Be Carrying a Private Burden

If you’re a parent, your top priority will be the well-being and happiness of your child. But suppose they have a problem you don’t know about? Children don’t always tell their parents everything and sometimes bear a burden of anxiety, fear or misery without speaking a word about it to anyone. However strong the rapport between you, something could crop up which your child finds too difficult or painful to reveal.

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Fun Ways to Get Kids to Help with Chores

No one “loves” doing chores, especially kids. But how do you encourage your kids to help with the housework? If you make it fun for your kids, they’re far more likely to do their chores without a struggle. Here are some fun ways to get kids to help with chores and get the housework done in record time and learn valuable life skills as well. 

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4 Reasons Why Kids Should Receive an Allowance

It may be frustrating to hand your child money knowing that it may not go exactly where you want it to. However, giving your child an allowance comes with a host of benefits. These four are of particular importance.

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How to Raise a Polite Child

Kids aren’t born with manners. Without a doubt, you’re teaching your child right from wrong so he’ll grow up as a good person. But does he always listen? Rearing your youngster to be a kind, polite adult is not always straightforward…

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10 Ways to Make Your Family More Charitable

As a parent, you teach your kids all kinds of lessons, from how to cook a healthy meal to how to succeed in school. Teaching your kids the importance of charitable giving is just as vital, and the lessons you teach now will last a lifetime. Here are 10 creative ways to make your own family more charitable.

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