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Parents become tired out but kids seem to go on and on. This is what it seems like but kids do need to replenish their energy levels in a healthy way. This is done via food. Your child must eat the right foods.
Many kids have over-the-top energy that results in bad behavior. Too often, this is due to eating the... Read all »
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The first thing to consider is how to recycle items around the house for a child's bedroom. Take tin soup cans and clean them thoroughly, sand down any rough edges around the lip, and paint them a festive color. They can now be screwed into the wall above the child's desk for a fun way to store pencils and... Read all »
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Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson. These tales are great for bedtime reading because many of them can be shared in one sitting. It's a great way to have a certain amount of time to get ready for sleep and these tales are the perfect setting. They are also great for a child's imagination.
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No matter how well intentioned you are about getting your kids to eat and live veggies it can be very trying. Inevitably there is going to be a battle of wills at the dinner table. It really is best not to force your kids. The best approach is to encourage them by eating and enjoying vegetables. However, until they... Read all »
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Flip Flop Cake
You Will Need:
one 10 and ¾ ounce pound cake
one cup of your child's favorite ice cream flavor
four ounces whipped topping
red licorice twists
bright colored round candies
graham cracker crumbs
Follow These Steps:
1. Cut the pound cake in half.
2. Using a serrated knife, cut... 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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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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As a parent, it is always difficult to let go and trust your kids even with the most mundane kitchen tasks. Of course, there is need for caution especially depending on the age of your kids. For the tinier ones, you can limit their participation to maybe getting something for you from the bottom kitchen cabinets. You... Read all »
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From the start, involve your kids in prepping their school lunch. By bringing their lunch every day, you can control the choices they make and be sure that they are healthy ones. Be sure to pick things they like within your energy and good food guidelines, and they will more apt to eat what you both prepare.... Read all »
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As always, fruits and vegetables are healthy snacks to send to school with children. Many children might not eat whole fruits or vegetables because they are not the most exciting snacks. There are many ways to send fruits and vegetables in ways that are fun for children.
Tasty Avocado Layer Dip
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Young, preschool age children are not developmentally ready for many sports and musical instruments. Their fingers are not dexterous enough for the small pieces on many instruments and they do not have the understanding of physics to catch balls or do many of the skills that are involved in... Read all »
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It can be a challenge to get kids to eat foods that are healthy and to encourage them to eat the portions that are healthy, but it can be done with some planning and preparation. One thing to consider is that your children may not get a portion of every single food group in every single meal, but if you think of how... Read all »