Category Archives: Kids

Info and advice for parents of school-aged children.

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Talking to Kids About News

It’s our duty as parents to protect our kids from the very bad in the world, but it may not always be possible. Here are some ways to communicate with your kids, especially if they ask you questions that leave you feeling clueless as to how to answer them. Figure out what the question your child is tr ...
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When Toddlers Hit

When your toddler turns around 20 months, you may start to notice them wanting to gain some control. If you notice your little one get aggressive when things aren’t going their way, resulting in kicking, shoving or even hitting someone else, it’s time to take matters into your hands. The first thing y ...
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It’s No Big Deal

That phrase has become a mantra for me the last few weeks as I mull over my new-found attitude to parenting. Finding out, that for our little 4- year old, life can be a big deal or no big deal. I suppose I should have seen this coming. After all, when I was growing up my parents would always hesitate ...
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10 Classic Children’s Books You Should Be Reading to Your Kids

While every year the websites and libraries are filled with new children’s books, there are some classic children’s books that seem to live forever. I am always amazed when I see books I remember from my own childhood staring back at me on the kid’s shelf at the library. While it may ...
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Parenting Tips for Summer

We often forget how grateful we should be for school, especially as parents. School keeps our kids busy for about eight hours a day. Then when our kids come home they have a couple hours of homework to do, or extracurricular activities before it’s time for dinner and bed. When the summer comes along a ...
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The Importance Of Healthy Snacks For Your Toddler

Healthy snacks are a great way to nourish the body, without spoiling your appetite. When it comes to toddlers, snacking on healthy snacks should be a staple in their diet. It’s next to impossible to give them all their nutrients needed during for the day, especially when their stomach is so small. Whe ...
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3 Signs of Indulgent Parenting

Parenting is a tough job. We all have our moments when we find ourselves saying “What was I thinking?” from time to time. But indulgent parenting can be a trap we fall into without even realizing we are doing it. As we become more aware of how this style of parenting can create entitlement ...
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How To Raise Kids So They Aren’t Entitled

How do we raise grateful, appreciative kids instead of entitled and spoiled ones? There are many different approaches when it comes to parenting, and we can’t really say one parenting method is right and another is wrong – however there are a few key things that will help you avoid raising a little en ...
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Gene Therapy For Congenital Deafness

Parents will be happy to know that the genetic defects which cause congenital deafness may be correctable within the next 5 to 10 years. According to The Independent, researchers have been experimenting with gene therapy and have made recent breakthroughs. The research was being conducted on laborator ...
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The Top Phrases You Shouldn’t Say To Your Children

Many parents find themselves saying these phrases daily, sometimes even hourly to their children. There’s a lot of phrases that are important to say to your children, and then there are the phrases that you shouldn’t tell your children. “I’m on a diet.” It’s common to diet years after delivering your ...