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Putting kids to bed

Avoid common mistakes like running to your infant whenever you hear the slightest whimper. Don't let your child watch TV close to bedtime; it's associated with sleep disturbances. There is other advice for dads on how to get an infant to sleep in this article by Jessica Brown at child.com.  

Looking at, and Swimming With, the Sharks

Here’s an idea for a rainy Saturday: Take the kids to the aquarium. In this article, the New York Times reviews an aquarium in New Jersey, but you can go to the one in your city. It’s hard to imagine an aquarium that one won’t find entertaining, especially little kids. Read more...

Camping with Kids

P { margin: 0px; } There's nothing 6 year olds or older kids love more than being in the outdoors. Camping is an outdoor recreational activity involving spending one or more nights in a tent, a primitive structure, a travel trailer or recreational vehicle at a campsite with the purpose of getting away from civilization and enjoying nature. Natio ...read more

How much allowance for kids?

An allowance for kids is an important part of growing up and plays a significant role in developing the ability to manage money. Seen this way, your management and communication about it may be different than if you think of it as just a tactic to control the inflow of toys into the house. When to begin your kids' allowance? Age ...read more

Letter to your kids

A while back, I read a second tier short-time NYT bestseller titled The Letter Left to Me by Joseph McElroy, which tells the story of a young man who ascribes phenomenal power to a rather dull letter written by his now deceased father. I remember little of the book and nothing of the all-important letter, but the concept of a letter written to leav ...read more

Skiing and little kids

P { margin: 0px; } Hello from snowy Squaw Valley where all, or seemingly all, of the kids in California are spending their vacation. If your ski week is coming up, a few refresher suggestions may be in order. If you only ski once a year, or just rarely do a vacation rental, it's easy to forget the little stuff.   1. Plan to pack. If you ...read more

Kids and kites

With spring coming up, now is the time to start thinking about a kite flying outing with the kids. Kite flying is a great afternoon activity for dads and kids from three on. Dads get to dream of the wild open spaces and the kids love the concept of controlling a kite on a string like a dog. If you have a birthday coming up, consider a Kids Creatio ...read more

Clicker Training for dogs and kids

P { margin: 0px; } Kids can make great dog trainers. It's just a matter of starting them off on the right foot, using the right methods and always remembering that the experience is supposed to be fun for your child and for your dog. That means that you need to use a training method which rewards the dog for doing the right thing, but which ...read more

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