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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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1. Get Help
This is especially needed if you work outside the home, as trying to juggle a job and a baby can be exhausting, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Even if you don’t have a job while raising your baby, you may still find it’s good to get help on a regular basis. Pay to have someone clean your... 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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Global Connections with Music
Music is something that people all over the world understand. Music helps people communicate and it creates memories. Musical memories are easy to access because of the sensory experience that music creates. Through studying the brain, researchers have learned that learning occurs when... 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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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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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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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 »
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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.
Whole grain cereals with low fat milk... Read all »
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To help your children better understand what’s involved with grocery shopping and meal planning, you might tell them how much money you have for the family’s groceries for a week. Sit down with them and come up with some menu options. If they’re too young to understand the advanced math involved with... Read all »
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One reason for this is that all your children need to feel as if they’re important to both their parents. If daughters see that their brothers get time with their father and they don’t, this can make them feel like they’re not loved as much. When children don’t feel important to their parents, they won’t... Read all »
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First be sure that your parents or in-laws are agreeable to watching your children. They may be enjoying their retirement or may be too elderly and don’t have the energy to keep after your children. You might suggest your parents and your in-laws switch off weeks taking care of your children so that each one gets... Read all »