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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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3 Simple Ways to Help Your Child Make More Friends

One of our responsibilities as parents is to ensure our children receive a well-rounded education. This includes the development of social skills. There are things that you can do to facilitate friendships between your child and those in their age group with whom they maintain regular interaction.

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5 Great Reasons to Cook with Your Kids

Cooking is a skill that almost everyone used to learn is often no longer being taught at home. This article reviews five reasons modern families should work to reverse this trend.

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4 Ways You Can Influence Your Child’s Relationship to Food 

Depending on your attitude toward food, you can influence your child’s relationship with food either positively or negatively. Your children pay attention to everything you do and say. Telling them how to eat and what to like will likely backfire on you even if your intentions are good.

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5 Signs That Your Child Needs to See the Eye Doctor 

Vision problems are not always apparent, even to the children who suffer from them. Many vision deficits start slowly and progress gradually, making it difficult for children, and their parents, to see what is really going on. If you want to protect your child’s vision, you need to watch closely.

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Must-Haves for Back to School

Back to school for the little ones means loads of changes, shopping, paperwork, and a bit of stress for everyone. The most important thing, of course, is ensuring your child has everything they need to make their day easy for them and for you.

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7 Ways to Get Your Child Ready for Back to School

More than one million US kids will start Pre K this year. Already, back-to-school sales coming to an end, signaling an end to long summer days. We all remember those few last weeks before school, full of excitement and nervousness.

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Don’t Forget Yourself, Mom!

Many of the commitments of caring for children, family members, and friends often fall to the woman of the family, by tradition. Then, on top of all that, you may have a job or help in the local community. It’s important to take care of yourself as well as everyone else, for the sake of your own health and well-being.

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15 Cheap or Free Activities to Engage Kids During the Summer

There is no reason for kids to be bored during times when school isn’t in session, and you don’t have to rely on a screen to entertain them or spend a lot of money on local amusements. Here are 16 cheap or free ideas for activities you can do with your kids when they are on summer break.

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More Creative Ways to Entertain Your Kids This Summer

We are more than halfway through the summer, and there is a good chance that your kids are driving you up a wall. Despite the plethora of toys, books, and electronics–not to mention sunshine, warmth, and the outdoors–they are booooored, mom!

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5 Simple Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

Father’s Day is fast-approaching and if the stress of finding the perfect gift is getting to you, consider making a gift with your little ones this year. Kids love doing a variety of arts and crafts and it’s good for their development as well!

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