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Updated: April 12, 2022

6 Autism Awareness Month Activities for Kids

Autism Awareness

April is National Autism Awareness Month and April 2, 2022, is World Autism Awareness Day. Find cool activities for your kids to learn about autism in school and at home. We can all do more to observe the occasion and boost support for autistic people.

More: 15 Great Children's Books About Autism

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Updated: December 11, 2021

The Ultimate 2021 Holiday Gift Guide by Age

Ultimate Gift Guide

Trying to find the perfect gift for your child is no easy task. With technology ever-evolving and your little one's interests ever-changing, how do you know exactly what to buy? How do you know what is appropriate for your child's age? Well, look no further because I am about to lend a helping hand. In this holiday gift guide, we are going to discuss the best gifts for every age from 1-12 years old, which you can easily find on Amazon!

by: Katy Abel

Stamping Out Teen Smoking

Stamping Out Teen Smoking

Teen Smoking Rates Decline, but Quitting Is Still a Challenge

Sixteen-year-old Haley A.'s New Year's resolution is to not criticize other people. As admirable asthat goal may be, Haley's mother wishes her daughter had made another resolve: to quit smoking. But the teenis indifferent to the idea. She enjoys smoking, and at five or six cigarettes a day, does not believe she isaddicted to nicotine.

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Updated: June 26, 2019

School Lunch Ideas: 10 Healthy Ways to Fill Your Kids' Lunchboxes

School Lunch Ideas: 10 Healthy Ways to Fill Your Kids' Lunchboxes

When you're looking for school lunch ideas, it's easy to throw a handful of cheap, pre-packed lunchbox fillers into your shopping cart and call it a week. But what are those shortcuts really costing? Besides the empty calories, sodium, and sugar, there's the guilt you feel sending your child off to school with something you'd never cook or eat at home. For example, did you know Lunchables have between a quarter and a third of the daily recommended sodium for an adult?

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Teach Kids About Buying on Credit

Teach Kids About Buying on Credit

Using a credit card to pay for things is more common in many places than using cash. So it's important as teens become more independent to be able to get their own credit cards and handle them well.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

The Causes of Down Syndrome During Pregnancy and How to Test for It

Baby Boy With Down Syndrome in NICU

You may have heard about genetic testing for Down Syndrome during pregnancy. But what exactly is Down Syndrome? What are your chances of birthing a baby with this condition? Researchers do not know a lot about what causes Down Syndrome, but they do know a lot about how it works. There is also a lot of knowledge out there about some specific risk factors that increase your chances of having a baby with Down Syndrome. 

More: Screening Tests During Pregnancy

How Much TV Is Too Much for My Toddler?

How Much TV Is Too Much for My Toddler?

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Most of us underestimate the amount of TV we—and our children—watch. Try keeping a log for two weeks or a month. Write down the exact time you turn on the TV, when you turn it off, and what programs or videos your child watched during that time. You may be surprised at how much time your child spends in front of the TV.

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by: Alvin Poussaint, M.D.

Obesity Among Children

Obesity Among Children

Obesity Epidemic
It's not "cool" to be fat, but that has not prevented an obesityepidemic from occurring among America's youth. Childhood obesity increased from 5 percent in 1964 to about 13 percent in 1994. Today, it is about 20 percent – and rising.

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by: Katy Abel

Ten Ways to Make More Time for Your Kids

Ten Ways to Make More Time for Your Kids

The Frenzied Family
As you head into the back-to-school year, you wonder: Can you really do it again? Pack lunches at dawn, dash from carpools to business meetings, apply mascara at stoplights, help with homework, race to piano lesson pickups -- only to return home, rush everyone off to bed, and then wake up to a go-go weekend of hockey practice, soccer games, and birthday parties?

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Teaching Kids About What Things Cost

Teaching Kids About What Things Cost

Kids have no idea what things cost. When they're very young, there's no difference to them between the cost of a candy bar and the cost of a video game. To take things one step further, there's no difference to them between a low-priced video game and a high-priced one. Price is meaningless to them.

Older kids may know what things cost, but they may have little idea about whether they're getting value for their money. They may know that a pair of sneakers costs $100, but are they worth the money?

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Build Family Identity Through Family Time

Build Family Identity Through Family Time

In Spend Special Time with Your Child, you learned about the importance of special time—one-on-one sessions with each of your kids. It's also vital to spend time together as an entire family to cement your family identity.

Behave Yourself!

There's no two ways about it, watching TV together does not count as family time. Turn it off, stop focusing on the screen, and look at each other!

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Getting Homeschooling Children to Focus

Getting Homeschooling Children to Focus

In the Beginning...
My first day homeschooling was a disaster. I'd turned our den into a little classroom full of "educational" stuff: posters, blackboard, desk, and workbooks. My five-year-old daughter, Jessica, was excited and ready to begin.

So what went wrong? Within a very short time, major boredom set in. Jessica was simply not interested in what I was trying to teach her. She became uncooperative. I was frustrated and angry. The more I pushed, the more she resisted.

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