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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.
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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.
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Kids should have snacks that are packed with protein and fiber to help them stay fuller longer, and packed with nutrients to help them be mentally and physically active. Here are some nutritious snacks that you and your kids can make and bring to school.
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Parents should teach their children about proper Internet use and they should never leave their children alone while they are online. With that being said, these are some of the best websites for kids, because they provide age appropriate activities in a safe environment:
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A child who has eaten a food he or she is allergic to will usually rapidly show specific symptoms. These symptoms could be a swollen throat or mouth, abdominal pain, hives, nausea, wheezing, vomiting, itching and difficulty breathing. There is a common belief having a blocked or running nose is caused by allergies to... Read all »
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First start with your decorations. You want lots of trees on the wall so you create a forest theme. You can easily make trees with butcher block paper, which is available at any craft supply store. Outline the tree trunk and draw on some branches, then cut out the trees and put them on the walls. Use green... Read all »
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Typically this type of setting includes enclosed play places that are suspended in the air, like a tree house. They may also have a tree house setting on the ground for smaller children, complete with artificial tree trunks and even ropes they can climb on.
A tree house setting is a great choice for kids because... Read all »
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It’s vital that you weigh the pros and cons of each type of schooling before you decide. Public schooling is typically free, and many families might struggle with the cost of private schooling. When a child goes to public school he or she will meet a wide range of children and other personalities, and this can... Read all »
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Children and teens will always try to get their own way if possible. Respecting authority and rules doesn’t seem to come naturally. This has to be taught to children from a young age. Their first authority figures are parents. If parents aren’t respected then there’s very little chance they will respect teachers... Read all »
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College and the Gifted Child
While the idea of sending your young child off to college may sound like a dream come true, many high school-age children are not developmentally ready to be on their own in college. If you have a gifted child, you should work closely with the administration and counseling departments... Read all »
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Most psychology offices today will have psychologists who specialize in treating children. They will have experience working with anxiety and helping children understand their fears. The psychologist will let you know whether or not you need to be in the room while the psychologist is working with your child. You... Read all »