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  1. Child Development & Health

    Using peer pressure to your parenting advantage

    You likely remember your parents warning you about the dangers of peer pressure. “If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you do...
  2. Family Activities

    Fun (and messy!) activities with your kids

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    When’s the last time you and your kids had some good, messy fun together? Set aside an afternoon for the entire family to wear their...
  3. Crafts

    Creating a birthday scrapbook

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    Keeping a scrapbook for your children is a great way to keep the birthday memories alive! If you need some inspiration for birthday...
  4. Family Activities

    10 Family fun nights under $20

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    In the age of texting, tweeting, blogging and skyping, families can go days without face-to-face conversations. That's why planning...
  5. Toys and Play

    5 Fun ways to get wet this summer without the beach

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    Not near a beach? No problem! Check out our five ways to have some water-related fun this summer no matter where you are.
  6. School Age Kids

    How to recognize when peer influence turns to pressure

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    As much as we talk about helping kids to resist “peer pressure,” it exists. Even for the most self-assured, independent-thinking...
  7. Crafts

    How to make a handprint plaque for dad

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    Looking for a sweet way to memorialize your little one's growth for dad? Try a hand-print plaque craft. This craft can be as simple...
  8. Super Moms Guide

    Make a summer bucket list with your kids

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    Hot, lazy days spent lounging and playing are great -- but they shouldn't be the only kind of days you and your kids have this...
  9. Child Development & Health

    How to talk to your kids about natural disasters

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    When natural disasters -- like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes -- happen you can’t shield kids from the news and they...
  10. Child Development & Health

    How to help your child manage simple fears

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    It’s that shriek you know well. “Mommy, I’m scared!” What is it this time, you wonder and groan? A dog? A dust bunny? Something else...
  11. School Age Kids

    Talking careers with your younger children

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    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a ubiquitous question. And it’s the way we start, at a very early age, to introduce...
  12. Child Development & Health

    Why is one child a risk taker and the other a couch potato?

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    Every day mothers across the country and across the world marvel: How can two children from the same home be so different?! Same...
  13. Children's School & Education

    What is unschooling?

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    To those brought up in a strict school environment, the idea of unschooling seems almost unfathomable. But this growing movement...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Supplementing your child’s art education

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    School budgets all over the country are taking hits. Hard, hard hits. Even while there are increasing demands on academic...
  15. Mom & Dad

    Skechers Shape-ups for girls: Cute or inappropriate?

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    Skechers recently introduced its apparently not-so-functional and previously adult-sizes only Shape-up shoes for young girls, and...
  16. Child Development & Health

    Small changes: Improve your family’s eating habits

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    We constantly hear about the obesity rate in the United States -- how children today are far heavier than they should be and how...
  17. Preschoolers

    How to prep your child for bridal party duties

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    Every couple wants a memorable wedding, but sometimes the inclusion of miniature brides, flower girls or ring bearers of a certain...
  18. Children's School & Education

    Homeschool: Why are so many parents choosing it?

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    What is behind this growing movement in home education? With over two million students being homeschooled in the United States,...
  19. Family Activities

    7 Kid-friendly outdoor activities

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    With spring fast approaching, it's time to get the kids back into nature. Exposing them to a wide range of outdoor activities at a...
  20. School Age Kids

    Is the iconic Barbie bad news?

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    Barbie might be an icon, but she’s also a hot button topic for controversy. Some say the blond bombshell is all in good fun, while...