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Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it did 30 years ago. Today it is a rarity to see children and teens without their heads buried in their phones, iPods, and video games. With the increasing reliance on […]
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Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement says
Everybody loves summertime activities with the kids splashing in the pool, outdoor adventures and maybe some time at the beach or the lake. Beware, though: Even a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of getting skin cancer later on, according to the U.S. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To keep your child’s delicate […]
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What are some outdoor activities your children can plan with Dad? Consider the following ideas. 1. Camping – This is one great activity for children to enjoy with their fathers or other significant men in their lives. Does it mean you have to pack up a car, drive a long distance and find a secluded […]
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As a parent, you want your children to be active and have fun during the months that they’re off of school. These fun summer outdoor games for children will encourage your child to get outside and have fun rather than sitting in front of the television or computer all summer. Think back to […]
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Summer is a long waited-for event, but can also be a long dragged-out process at times. The lazy, hazy days of summer can sometimes turn into the “how many days before school starts” blues. There are only so many pool parties, play dates, and beach days you can stand before the kids become bored […]
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The teen years are filled with questions: What do I want to do with my life? Who will I be? How can I get there? As parents you can help steer your teen toward their destiny, and the summer months are prime time for testing the waters. Here are some ways to help your […]
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Looking to have some summer fun with the kids but it’s too hot to go outside or it’s a rainy day? There are so many fun activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. From summer reading to more creative activities, your options are endless! If your children love to read, […]
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Does the sound of summer give you a small feeling of panic and dread? Do thoughts such as, “What will I do with my children” and “How will I stay connected to other moms” fill your mind? Summertime can be a time of isolation, with too much freedom, lack of structure, and the dreaded boredom […]
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While kids and parents are looking forward to the end of school and the beginning of summer, most parents want their kids to continue to learn during the break. A good way to do this is to encourage your child to read. How to keep summer reading going is another story, no pun intended. However, […]
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Parents often feel an insurmountable communications barrier is developing between themselves and their teens. There’s frequently an inclination to ignore it and put it down to ‘just a phase’ the teenager is going through. Alternatively, some parents in sheer desperation tackle such issues head on, in what can appear to the teenager to be a […]
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Obviously, the ability to read is vital for children’s academic progress since without it, they would not be able to understand their textbooks. Schools aim to have children master reading by about the age of seven albeit with a simple vocabulary. To aid that process, creators of schoolbooks match the vocabulary and language to the […]
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More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk
Summer is coming up, which means your kids are going to be off school. This can be a blessing since you get to spend more time with them, but before too long, you hear the inevitable “I’m bored” from their lips. These outdoor activities will keep them busy during summer break, but also out of […]
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Summertime means longer days, starry nights, and days at the beach – and unfortunately sometimes hearing your children say that they are bored. It is hard for active and busy families to stay connected with routine, structure, education, and even creative imagination. However, it is important to continue with all these things, especially for child […]
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During the school year, everything seems so harried, from school lunches to after-school activities. Conversely, there is something about summer that resonates a laid-back, peaceful feeling. Why not carry that easygoing feeling into your summer cooking as well? Barbecues and summer recipes as well as summer beverages just get more and more creative as the […]
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If you are like most moms, you run around all school year long and look forward to the lazy, hazy, even lazier days of summer. However, the logical part of your brain knows that it is important to keep up with some level of activity during the summer as well. Keeping active has many benefits: […]
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Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says
Leaving your child on their first morning of daycare is a momentous occasion, but the natural worry all parents will feel can be eased by choosing your daycare center well. Asking these questions before enrolling your child will help you make the right decision and ensure your child is left in good hands. Who is […]
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The results of a recent experimental study published in the March 2016 issue of Developmental Psychology found that not only what we say but how we say it may affect the development of emotional traits of a child starting at a very young age. We once thought that how a person was wired (temperament) was […]
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There is no better time than summer to try to encourage your child or teen to take up a hobby. Sure, summer is filled with lots of outdoor activities like going to the beach and swimming in the pool – and, let’s face it, sleeping till noon for teens. However, all that wears thin very […]
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It can be fun to get into shape over the summer. Some say it’s easier because the weather seems to coax everyone outdoors and into fun activities. If you want to shape up your family this summer, here are some ideas. Cookouts With physical activities and healthy food, cookouts are a great way to […]
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Many families avoid air travel with their children until they are old enough to behave. However, some families do not want to postpone their get away until their kids are in their teens. For those of us who want to get back into traveling, it is essential to find ways to reduce the hassles that come up when […]
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If you have a teen or teens and summertime is just around the corner, you are probably feeling a bit anxious about what they will do with their time. During the school year, you have much of the day accounted for as your child is in school. In contrast, during the summer, a teen […]
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With all the information out there telling us how bad the sun is, it is a wonder anyone goes outside these days. But staying indoors does not have to be the answer. Taking precautions and protecting your skin from dangerous ultraviolet rays may take extra planning, but it will also let you enjoy your summer […]
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Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression
Pediatricians' report details the many benefits
Study finds both partners struggle when mothers feel overwhelmed
The moment has arrived – your child is a child no longer. Or has it? You might think the child you’ve nurtured from their first few moments of life to near-adulthood is ready to be independent and doesn’t need you anymore, but that isn’t really true. Physically, your child is nearly mature. Boys mature later […]
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Does your family enjoy camping? Many consider summertime camping to be a requirement for the summer months. They know summertime camping equals summertime fun. If your family hasn’t gone camping in recent years, you may want to think about the following when you make plans: Where to go, what to take, safety concerns, costs […]
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Summer camp can be a wonderful opportunity for children and teens to grow and develop. While at camp they learn to be more independent and develop self-confidence. It is a chance to improve social skills, learn about nature, improve sports skills, learn cooperation and responsibility while having fun and engaging in active outdoor activities. Here […]
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Your child is now officially a teenager, and it can be a challenging time for both of you. They’ve come so far since those first hesitant steps but, though they might be striding more confidently, they have a way to go and still need your help. Socially, your child is more reliant on peer relationships […]
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Sometimes extra time in the classroom may be needed for your teen. Deciding whether that time is best served during school or during the summer is a decision that many parents have to make. Here are a few considerations to make when investigating summer school for your child. What Is Summer School? Summer school […]
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With the theatrical release of Reese Witherspoon’s Wild in 2014 and this year’s A Walk in the Woods starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, there has been a surge in the popularity of long-distance hiking. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy lists statistics of those who attempted a thru-hike of the 2,100-mile trail by decade, and the […]
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While phones used to be a luxury of the rich or the province of the parents, it has since become common for children to have phones as well. Toddlers and even babies are being introduced to cell phones and tablets so that they can watch their TV shows, listen to music and play games. But […]
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Most children in the United States don’t go for their first dental visit until sometime after their second birthday. The average age for a first visit is around two and a half years old. Many people see early dental appointments as a waste of time and money since the child has very few teeth at this […]
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Are you concerned that your teenage son or daughter is drinking too many energy drinks? Between 30% and 50% of young adults say that they regularly consume these high-caffeine, high-sugar beverages. With health effects of energy drinks ranging from heart palpitations to dental decay, parents need sensible strategies to help their teens cut back. Help […]
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When your preschooler learns to talk, you’ll be able to enjoy a proper conversation with him. But he may expect that conversation to carry on all day, even when he can see you’re busy. In fact, the busier you are, the more he’ll bombard you with questions and observations — probably the same ones, repeatedly […]
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Childhood is messy, sticky, and gooey, but we wouldn’t want it any other way. The time you have with your kids is short, and crying over spilled milk, gum in the hair, or even the dog’s unplanned haircut takes away from the enjoyment of this short season in life. Here are a few life hacks […]
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Money is an essential part of life, and it’s never too early to teach your children its value and the importance of saving, so they will be equipped to spend sensibly when they grow up. Learning the principles of responsible handling of money should give them many opportunities for advancement when they are older, which […]
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Fruits and vegetables are ideal snacks for little ones. They’re packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and also contain useful amounts of minerals and trace elements. They also tend to be low in calories, protein and fat, which are all key components to support your toddler’s growth and development. Fruits and vegetables should feature at all […]
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