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Must-have free educational apps for your kids

There are many free educational apps you can download to your phone or tablet to help your kids learn and have fun doing it! From preschool to junior high, more than ever kids are using smartphone apps to enhance their learning. Kids 5 and Under Sight Words Learning Games – …

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Five Ways to Help Misbehaving Kids

Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution. This assumption about the importance of self-control has profoundly shaped how we think about behavior, including that of our children. If only they had willpower and good character, they would be able to behave well …

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Dad’s bedtime stories found to improve children’s language skills

  A study at Harvard University in the US into the effect on infants language after a year of hearing stories read by their parents found that girls seemed to benefit particularly from being read to by a male. Elisabeth Duursma, who carried out the research, said: The impact is …

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Need school lunch ideas? These 17 tips will help.

  Does the thought of packing your childs school lunch fill you with dread? Does the idea of slapping together another PB&J make you cringe? As the kids head back to school, parents head back to the drawing board, tasked with making lunches for the next 10 long months. “It’s …

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9 tips for raising a socially aware child

  Raising a child to be socially aware is a top priority for any activist parent. You can teach your kids why diversity, equality, acceptance and critical thinking matter, but these ideals don’t have teachable boundaries like the ABCs or 123s. Beatrice Fennimore, an advocate specializing in promoting social justice …

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Cooking With Kids: 5 Reasons You Should Be Doing It

  Children should learn to cook. It’s a basic life skill, after all, being comfortable enough in the kitchen to pull a few ingredients into a simple meal. It’s healthy – a hungry 13-year-old who can cook, home alone after school, may decide to stir-fry some leftover rice with whatever …

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10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

  You probably wouldn’t use old-school phrases like “Wait until your father gets home” or “I wish you were more like your sister” with your kids. But there are lots of less obvious ones that you should avoid, for their sake and yours. 1. “Great Job.” Research has shown that …

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How to make a purse out of construction paper

  I am so excited to be a part of this sponsored campaign for #playon with BAND-AID® and NEOSPORIN® through The Motherhood, because play is pretty much of life right now (with four kids ages 8 & under). Did you know that kids who play do better in school.  Kids who play …

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Why You Should Still Call The Police If You See A Child Alone In The Car

  Have you seen the article going around about the 3 moms whose lives were derailed because they had left their children/babies alone in the car for a few minutes? It seems to be popping up everywhere as it’s written from the perspective of one of those moms. The moms …

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