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Helping Kids Navigate Tough Friendships

No parent wants to see her child suffer. We aim to protect, nurture and shelter our children from pain. It’s why we rush to retrieve Neosporin and Band-Aids at the first sight of a small cut or scrape and run to the rescue at the sight of a more serious injury. But a hurting heart? No tool in the medicine cabinet is able to cure that.

Timely Parenting Research:

What does the latest research say about the potential harm of parents’ online sharing, the concerns about prepackaged, processed meals and the benefits of outdoor family time?

How to Teach Children a Good Work Ethic

Want to be sure your child will develop a good work ethic and the ability to tough it out when things get difficult? Here are some great tips on how to lead her into becoming a responsible, self-sufficient adult.

Your Back-to-School Health Checklist

Back-to-school isn’t just about school supplies, first day outfits and haircuts. Appointments need to be scheduled and everyone needs to be on the same page when it comes to the health of your child.

Best Educational Apps for Kids

Face it, portable internet devices are here to stay, and our kids are fond of them. Screen time for kids becomes more palatable when we know they're learning something at the same time. Here are a few recommendations for both Android and Apple devices.

Team Sports Vs. Individual Sports

Youth sports offer a host of emotional and physical benefits, from helping kids stay active to building self-esteem and learning to work with others.

Correspondence for Kids

The earlier you can teach appreciation for personal correspondence, the happier you will be that you have given your children the tools to handle (and even perhaps enjoy) this form of communication.

Five Realistic Ways to Cut Chores in Half

The last things we want to think about are household chores, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need our attention. Here are some tips to cut chores in half:

Practical Life Skills to Teach Your Children

Although home economics classes have disappeared from most schools, kids have a real need to learn the skills associated with running a home and just generally being an independent adult.

Super Sleepovers!

Special occasions like birthdays are the perfect excuse to have a sleepover. A few games, light party favors—and the kids will be in one room all night, so no need to panic, right? Right??? Wrong! Well to be fair, you should never panic. Sleepovers can be awesome if they are planned effectively. Remember these helpful hints and you’ll be fine.
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