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Sports safety tips for kids

Watching your child play an organized sport can be a great thrill as a parent, as this is a chance for your little one to build early exercise habits, make friends, learn about teamwork and have a good time. However, it's important to make safety a priority for your child when he or she is on the field or court. Here area few considerations to ...read more

Advice for finding the perfect babysitter

After spending many long hours raising your young ones and keeping your household in relative order, chances are you need to get away from it all with your significant other every now and then for a night out. Before you start planning that romantic evening together, you're going to need to find a proper babysitter to watch the kids. If you can ...read more

Fun ways to prepare for Easter with your kids

Spring is finally here, which means that Easter is right around the corner. If you're looking for fun and creative ways to celebrate this seasonal holiday with your little ones, there are numerous ways you can blend Easter traditions with the thrill of being able to enjoy the warmer weather outdoors. Here are a couple of holiday activities ...read more

How to get your kids involved with spring cleaning

If your little ones have always been resistant to doing chores, it can be a battle to convince them to help out around the house. With spring cleaning season coming up quickly, there's a good chance you and your significant other will need some extra hands around the house. Here are some simple tips to make this project easier on your children ...read more

Separating a reluctant older child from a favorite stuffed animal

As a parent, there are few things cuter than a young child whose best friend is a stuffed animal. While it might have been appropriate for your little one to drag around a favorite stuffed buddy everywhere as a toddler, the same can't be said as your child moves beyond preschool and kindergarten. However, convincing your son or daughter to leave th ...read more

Three tips for getting kids to stick to a regular bedtime

Sleep is important for kids to grow up healthy and strong, but getting your little ones to adhere to a regular bedtime can be easier said than done. If it always seems like you have to fight with your children for them to turn the lights off at a decent hour, consider the following bedtime tips. 1. Turn off electronics early TV, video games a ...read more

Fundraising with your kids at school

Many parents hope that their children don't just excel in personal, academic and athletic pursuits, but become contributing and concerned members of society as well. A great way to encourage your children to help others is by organizing fundraisers and charity events at their school. Here are a few beneficial community events to consider planning ...read more

Three post-holiday health tips for your family

After all the buildup to Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa, the holiday season is finally coming to a close - meaning your family is probably still recovering from all the delicious appetizers, dinners and desserts you've eaten in December. If you and your kids are feeling pretty sluggish after seasonal snacking, consider the following post-holid ...read more

Three New Year’s resolutions you can make with your children

The holiday season is hitting its stride, and your family is likely getting into the festive spirit. While Christmas is probably the most important date on your children's radars, kids love celebrating New Year's Eve as well. Here are three New Year's resolutions that you can make with your little ones for 2013. 1. Working harder in sc ...read more

Talking to your kids about school shootings

When a tragedy like the shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, occurs, parents often wonder if and how they should talk about it with their children. Try as you might to shield your little ones from newspaper headlines or TV news reports, chances are they're going to find out something about the event so ...read more

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