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Raising Your Kids with Respect: How to Teach Your Child to Care for the World Around Them

One of the biggest challenges modern parents face is instilling respect in their children. This isn’t an issue in which you can just tell your child, “Respect is important, so be respectful.” No, the development of respect in a child goes much deeper than words. Respect essentially means placing value in someone or something and responding in […]

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7 Ways to Survive Another Snow Day

  Remember last winter, with its record-setting snow? And the 82 snow days your kids had? Well, this winter is predicted to be even snowier, so get prepared now. After all, we all know that feeling. You hear the words “school canceled,” and a familiar sense of dread and annoyance settles in your stomach. Maybe you’ve […]

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6 Indoor Activities for Teens and Young Adults

By Susie Yakowicz Is family night becoming a bore for your teen and young adult children? Finding ways to keep older kids entertained at home with the family can be a challenge, especially when you’re cooped up indoors. The good news is teens and young adults don’t have to resort to video games or their […]

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Selecting Toys to Encourage Your Child’s Learning & Development

Each Christmas brings a new crop of “must have” toys and games.  If your child has one of those on his/her list, check out reviews to see if it is worth purchasing.  Age appropriateness and the degree a toy taps into your child’s creativity are important to consider.  Toys that tap into creativity will likely […]

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Clever Ways to Keep Kids Entertained During the Holidays

The holidays are exciting, what with all the cookies, lights and too-cute specials on TV, but pause for a moment to consider how all that excitement feels to a child. It’s magical and amazing. But it’s also exhausting. While you’re busy getting all the elf work done to make the holidays special, your child could […]

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