age 7

  1. Parenting

    Online arcade games for kids

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    Summer screen time doesn't have to mean buying the latest game console or heading to the arcade and spending a lot of money. From...
  2. K-12

    Tips for adjusting kids routine for school

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    You've got the school supplies, you've been carefully talking up the start of school and acknowledging the mixed emotions that come...
  3. School & Education

    Keeping school skills sharp during the summer

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    As the school year winds down, the freedom of lazy summer days beckon. Weeks - perhaps months - on end to laze and play and...
  4. Tips & Advice

    No, life is not fair

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    The other day, I overheard my five-year-old son tell my seven-year-old daughter that, “Life is not fair.” While the heated...
  5. K-12

    Mom, where do babies come from?

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    There’s a part of me that thought the day I would have to cross this conversational bridge was years down the road, like thinking...
  6. Toys and Play

    Top travel toys for kids

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    Travel toys are a must when traveling with kids. Whether you are traveling by car, airplane, train or boat, check out our pick of...
  7. K-12

    How much independence should an elementary school child have?

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    The path to adulthood and independence starts the moment your child is born. Yes, it does. While you wouldn’t dream of give...
  8. Family Fun

    8 Backyard games to keep kids entertained

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    This season, your backyard may be an alternative to theme parks and mega-resorts, or as the place to decompress after one of these...
  9. Tips & Advice

    8 Ways to make cleaning fun for your kids

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    Who couldn't use a hand with all the cleaning that needs to be done around the house? And why do we have children, if not to make...
  10. Tips & Advice

    10 Quick tips for organizing the playroom

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    Toys, toys, everywhere: Sometimes, that’s how a playroom feels. But don’t let yours be that way! With a few easy tips, you can have...
  11. Parenting

    10 Simple ways to bond with kids

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    Between work, school and extracurricular activities, you may feel disconnected from your family and kids. If you feel like you are...
  12. K-12

    Why teach responsibility?

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    As a parent, aren’t you amazed by the fact that kids are able to easily absorb some lessons while others take a little…prodding?...
  13. K-12

    Daredevil kid? How to keep your adrenaline-seeking child safe

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    You’ve got one of those kids who just loves adrenaline and to push his or herself beyond the comfort zone. Most of the time...
  14. Tips & Advice

    "I'm not here to be your friend."

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    Growing up, I cannot tell you how many times I heard, "I'm not here to be your friend, I'm here to be your father!" Anytime I...
  15. Family Fun

    9 Experiences your family should have this summer

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    From watching fireworks to jumping in puddles, these easy (and mostly free!) summer activities are sure to make lasting good...
  16. School & Education

    Are homeschooled kids really lacking in socialization?

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    With the growing numbers of homeschooled kids getting into Ivy League universities, most people would now agree that homeschooling...
  17. Tips & Advice

    Top 5 Interview questions to ask a potential nanny

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    Once you’ve decided that a nanny is right for your family and you have potential candidates, it’s time to get down to the business...
  18. K-12

    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...
  19. Family Fun

    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...
  20. Family Fun

    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...