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Use an english muffin or a half of a pita bread as the base for the pizza. Let your kids choose the toppings from a nutritious variety. Use a tablespoon or two of tomato sauce, set some mozzarella on top, and let them put whatever they want on top. Let them go all hawaiian with pineapple and ham, or... Read all »
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Because there are so many parties your children may attend or plan, you may be worried about what they’re eating and snacking on during all these parties. While you can’t control what other parents serve during their holiday parties, serving your own children healthy snacks during the Christmas season and finding... Read all »
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Covering up your child properly is the first step to protecting their delicate skin. Even if they aren't going to be playing in the snow, gloves can keep their fingers protected. A loosely knit scarf that you lightly tie around their mouth can keep their neck, chin, and lips from the cold harsh wind of winter... Read all »
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It really is best to prevent such a situation from developing in the first place. You do this by exposing your baby to a variety of flavors and textures as is appropriate with his or her feeding needs and development.
When you feed your baby make sure you do so in a calm manner. Many parents panic when their baby... Read all »
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Decorating a child's room is going to be different than decorating the rest of the house. You need to be mindful of things that might get broken, and things that have a strong scent might not be the best choice since a child needs to sleep in that room.
Here are 5 quick tips for what to use and how to decorate a... Read all »
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1. Keep the Invite List Manageable
Unless you have a large basement where all the kids can sleep and there is more than one adult in the house that can act as a monitor, it’s good to keep your list small and manageable. Consider three friends so you have an even group, or six kids total for teenagers. The... Read all »
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You will pick up that some kids love playing with blocks, some want to sing, some want to listen to stories, some want to tell stories, some want to sing songs and some want to role play. Children are different and they need to play in different ways in order to learn what is required in life.
You are trying to... Read all »
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Tasty, Hearty Oatmeal
One of the healthiest breakfasts is oatmeal. Whether you make instant oatmeal or the original, slow cooking type, oatmeal is hearty and full of good carbohydrates. Instant oatmeal full of brown sugar, sprinkles, or little candies is not the best choice. A better topping for school age children... Read all »
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Learn About Portion Size
Determining how much children need to eat is by learning about portion sizes. There are many different tricks for determining portion size. Parents can learn about portion sizes by comparing them to decks of cards, fist size, and finger size. By knowing what portion sizes are, parents no... Read all »
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For children that are too young to really appreciate traditions and family practices, are these still important? In today's modern age it seems that many traditions are being abandoned as grown children move far from home and don't see the need for observing those traditions every year.
This doesn't mean that a... Read all »
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It makes doing homework a lot easier if kids know they have a specific space allocated for this purpose. Having such a space lets them know that homework is an important task. A proper space also means they have all they need to get the job done.
You can choose any space for a homework zone if it is quiet and there... Read all »
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Here are 10 very good snacks you might offer to your children after school; they’re nutritious and healthy yet still light enough for an afternoon treat.
1. Celery Sticks With Peanut Butter
These are crunchy and nutritious and the protein from the peanut butter will help to fill them up.
2. Apples With... Read all »