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Teach Kids About Giving to Charity

Teach Kids About Giving to Charity

Piggybank on It

If the dollar amount that's appropriate for your child to spend seems too little to buy what he might consider to be a decent present, suggest that your child pool his funds with a sibling (when it's a gift for you) or a friend (when it's a gift for another friend). Just make sure that the joint gift-givers agree on what the present should be.

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Avoiding Beastly Bedtimes

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Avoiding Beastly Bedtimes

We all want serenity at the end of the day, a slow wind-down, a gentle cuddle, and drifting off into sweet dreams.

Well, dream on. For many families, bedtime is the major battle. Since bedtime comes in the evening when everybody is exhausted, tempers fray easily. As the parent, you may be so tired and wanting to spend a quiet half hour with your partner that your tolerance is out the window. At the same time, your kids begin their wildness. The more fatigued they get, the more resistant to bedtime—and you.

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Picking the Right Camp

Picking the Right Camp

According to the American Camping Association (ACA), more than eight million children attend camp each summer. Picking the right camp can be a daunting task. In addition to looking at the quality and variety of daily programs and activities offered by a camp, the ACA suggests parents consider the following while evaluating camps:

  • What safety and medical accommodations are at the camp?

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    Toilet Training 101

    Toilet Training 101

    Toilet training begins with the introduction to the potty seat or the toilet itself. As a beginner, your child can use either a potty seat (essentially a small chamber pot with a lid) or a specially designed ring that fits over the toilet seat and narrows its opening, making it the perfect size for toddler tushies. (There's also a transition seat that combines the two—first fitting over the potty and then sitting on top of the toilet.) Each has its advantages.

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    Toilet Training Problems

    Toilet Training Problems

    By the time your child has started toilet training, you are probably more than ready to say goodbye to diapers forever. But certain times will still demand the use of diapers.

    You should probably return your child to diapers whenever:

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    Places to Go

    Places to Go

    Creating memories with children means taking them to places where you can have fun and create memories together. In the diapers and naps stage, outings are necessarily short, but when children reach the preschool years, the possibilities become endless. Consider the following guidelines before you head out and you can eliminate many of the problems that can get in the way of the good times you want to have together:

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    Updated: February 12, 2020

    Are Vegan Diets Safe for Kids?

    child eating vegan meal

    Following a vegan diet has become a very popular lifestyle choice for many families. Though people may have found it difficult to stick with a vegan lifestyle in the past, things have become much easier for vegans thanks to clearly labeled grocery ingredients and lots of vegan options both at the grocery store and at restaurants. With vegan foods and meals so much more accessible and scientific evidence showing benefits of vegan diets, it’s no wonder why more parents are deciding to raise their children vegan.

    Setting Up a Budget for Your Child

    Setting Up a Budget for Your Child

    The purpose of having a budget is to set up guidelines for your child to follow in spending (and saving) his money. The budget isn't binding or fixed in stone; no alarms will go off and no police will arrest him if he overspends from the allotted amount from one category and underspends from another. But, the better he sticks to the plan, the better able he'll be to pay for the things he wants and needs.

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    I'm Unique: Teaching Your Toddler to Value Differences

    I'm Unique: Teaching Your Toddler to Value Differences

    You can begin to battle the influence of bias in our culture by teaching your toddler to value differences. One way to start is by encouraging your child to appreciate her own uniqueness.

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    by: Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

    Put the Past in the Past

    Put the Past in the Past

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    Schools must do their best to separate problems they had with parents in the past from current relationships, and work hard not to perpetuate negative family images. Parents can also move forward when they don't let the baggage of past events get in the way of future successes.

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    What Is Sensory Integration?

    What Is Sensory Integration?

    Sensory integration refers to how people use the information provided by all the sensations coming from within the body and from the external environment. We usually think of the senses as separate channels of information, but they actually work together to give us a reliable picture of the world and our place in it. Your senses integrate to form a complete understanding of who you are, where you are, and what is happening around you.

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    Weaning Wisdom

    Weaning Wisdom

    Weaning a baby can be your choice, or it can be baby's. It should not be your mother-in-law's, or even your husband's choice. I weaned my boy at eight months because he was growing so fast and nursed so much that I just got tired. Some more diligent advocates of nursing might have thought that a lame reason to wean, but it was good enough for me. He had taken an interest in solid food and we were both happy.

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    by: Dr. Kyle Pruett

    Tips for Avoiding Parent-Teacher Conflicts

    Tips for Avoiding Parent-Teacher Conflicts

    With over twenty years of experience as a teacher and a school administrator, Dr. Kyle Pruett knows a thing or two about parent-teacher conflicts. Here are some ideas for parents to help them avoid the pitfalls.

    • Expect that your child's teacher knows what he or she is doing and that your child faces something worth anticipating. Odds are he or she does and this will help your child be open to a good connection. Cynicism is its own reward.

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