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    8 MLK Jr. Values to Instill in Your Kids
    Martin Luther King Jr.'s monumental legacy and remarkable values can be hard to convey to children of any age. This guide can help you share quotes and facts about King, as well as the important values he emphasized and simple ways kids can help ...
    Erin Dower
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    Printable "Clean Your Room" Checklist for Kids
    Getting kids to clean their room can be a tricky task — in part because they feel overwhelmed about where to begin. Use this step-by-step visual checklist to help guide kids through the process and get in the habit of tidying up! ...
  • Individuality
    I Did it All By Myself! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Your Child Life Skills
    Are you preparing your child to be independent? Teaching your child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency— it also allows him to feel empowered, works on socialization and reasoning, and helps develop healthy self-est...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Fostering Independence
    Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...
    Start watching TV, choose their own clothes, have a cell phone, wear makeup, and stay home alone? Knowing when your child is ready for these responsibilities really comes down to knowing your child, but seeing how other parents weigh in can give ...
    Erin Dower
  • Individuality
    I Did it All By Myself! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Your Child Life Skills
    Are you preparing your child to be independent? Teaching your child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency— it also allows him to feel empowered, works on socialization and reasoning, and helps develop healthy self-est...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Teen Independence
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen?
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen? iPhones. Email. Skype. In this day and age, keeping in touch with people is almost always just a click, dial, or keystroke away. And this includes your college-aged child. Nobody...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Earning Money
    Online Trading for Kids
    Online Trading for Kids Kids with an interest in computers and computer games probably read PC, Wired, EM2, and similar magazines. They see people in their 20s who were formerly called geeks but now are creating the fastest-growing Internet comp...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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    Adjusting to New Motherhood
    12 Taboo Topics for New Moms
    New motherhood brings a bundle of joy — as well as a lot of prying questions, judgmental comments, and unwanted advice about raising a baby. We've compiled some awkward and awful real-life anecdotes from moms. Learn what topics call for caution...
    Erin Dower
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    Parent/Child Relationships
    How to Live with Your Adult Child
    They're called Generation Y--the growing numbers of young adults who promptly move back home after college, or perhaps never move out at all, in an effort to save money while searching for a perfect job. Living with your grown child can be a stre...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Manners
    How Rude! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Kids Manners
    What's the path to good manners for your children? Get age-appropriate tips for raising polite children, from toddlers to teens, who behave well at the dinner table and beyond. ...
    Erin Dower
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    Manners
    How Rude! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Kids Manners
    What's the path to good manners for your children? Get age-appropriate tips for raising polite children, from toddlers to teens, who behave well at the dinner table and beyond. ...
    Erin Dower
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    Gifts
    8 Charitable Gifts That Give Back
    These gifts pull double duty. Find something for everyone on your "nice" list, and your hard-earned money goes to a good cause like AIDS research, help for endangered animals, support for the homeless, and much more. This year, bring a little joy...
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    The Benefits of Paying Your Kids an Allowance
    Pay an AllowanceAs your children get older, even interest earning will have its limitations, because it won't teach them to budget for themselves. The best way to do that is to give them an allowance and make them learn to use it wisely. Genera...
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    Decision Making
    Decision-Making Techniques for Children
    Decision-Making Techniques for ChildrenThe most important thing you can do to help your children make their own decisions is to keep asking them questions, so they can come up with their own answers. There are lots of techniques you can teach the...
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    Separation Anxiety
    When Parents Feel Separation Anxiety
    When Parents Feel Separation Anxiety by Maya CohenSeparation anxiety isn't just for kids. A lot of parents feel acutely nervous when their child begins school or leaves for summer camp. You may worry about your child's adjustment, or just miss s...
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    Activities and Crafts
    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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    Instilling Values
    How to Instill the Right Values
    How to Instill the Right ValuesSo, how are you going to instill these values in your children? Setting an example is vitally important, of course, but you can also make sure that you spell out what you believe in and why. Instead of saying, "I k...