age 7

  1. Travel

    Travel kits for kids: 15 ideas

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    Most kids love going on vacation, but long car rides can be a bore. Here are some tips on assembling fun and inexpensive travel kits...
  2. K-12

    Your "accident-prone" child

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    When your child seems to get a lot of bumps and bruises -- more than what you think is typical -- your first instinct may be to...
  3. School & Education

    7 Signs your child needs help in school

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    If your child is falling behind in school, you may be the last one to know about it. Your child might be too embarrassed or ashamed...
  4. Family Fun

    Family bonding: Trying something new, together

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    Last weekend, we took the kids to a climbing gym about an hour away. We'd seen the ads for the place and wanted to try it for at...
  5. School & Education

    4 Ways to get kids to school on time

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    For most families, the most hectic time of day is when the alarm clock goes off. Getting the kids out of bed, dressed, fed and ready...
  6. K-12

    How to find a music teacher for your child

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    It turns out the trumpet was the right choice for your daughter. She loves it and wants more than the weekly 20-minute lesson at...
  7. K-12

    How to explain to your kids why parents fight

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    When kids witness their parents butting heads or engaging in a yelling match, they may be confused, scared or even worried that the...
  8. K-12

    Is 3-D okay for your kids?

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    Advances in technology are bringing 3-D into movie theaters, the home and even your kid's hand-held video game. But the technology...
  9. K-12

    How to help your child choose a musical instrument

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    It’s the beginning of the school year and elementary schools across the country are introducing musical instrument instruction to...
  10. Parenting

    Is your child over-scheduled?

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    As a parent, it seems there are a million opportunities to sign your child up for some sort of activity. Whether it's sports, clubs,...
  11. Tips & Advice

    Keeping your babysitter happy

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    If you've found a good sitter that your kids like and who is dependable, you've got a good thing going. Sometimes finding the good...
  12. Family Fun

    How many activities should my child have?

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    Here's a quick guide to activities for kids of all ages, including recommendations on what different age groups can handle.
  13. Tips & Advice

    Kids help with the cooking? Sure!

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    Sometimes our lives get so busy that feeding our family can feel like a chore. After a long day, toiling in the kitchen seems...
  14. K-12

    Getting your sedentary children moving

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    Sometimes resolutions for fitness in a new year aren’t just personal goals. Sometimes it’s a goal for your whole family. If your...
  15. K-12

    Helping the introverted child make friends

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    Being introverted can make it hard to develop friendships -- especially for children. But parents can help.
  16. Family Fun

    Family dinners that the kids can make

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    Get your kids involved in the family dinner rotation with these easy meals that kids can make with little or no help!
  17. Tips & Advice

    How to teach your kids to do the laundry

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    You've heard it before: “Mom, I need my soccer socks clean today!” And it’s not laundry day. Or after a day of household chores,...
  18. K-12

    Teaching your kids not to be sore losers

    You probably can hear your own mother saying it now, just like you say it to your kids, “Don’t be a sore loser.” Whether it’s a...
  19. K-12

    Bring back the jungle gyms

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    A new study says that the move toward safer (and less risky) play equipment for kids could be stunting their emotional growth. What...
  20. School & Education

    12 must-do rules for back to school

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    Some parents wait to the last minute to get everything in order for the new school year, but it doesn't have to be that way! Here...