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Creating a Game Plan for Family Priorities

Creating a Game Plan for Family Priorities

Okay, it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on resolving the power tactics of of your in-laws. How can you straighten out the power plays in your family? Start by figuring out what you want within your family structure. It's a waste of time to realign the power structure unless you get want you want.

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Family Games: Charades

Background

Family Games: Charades

Winning Plays

Charades is believed to have originated in France in the eighteenth century as a riddle game. The goal of the game was to come up with a word or phrase by trying to figure out the riddle. The riddles were given either in prose or in rhyme.

Here is an example:

    “My first is a Tartar,

    My second a letter;

    My all is a country,

    No Christmas dish better.”

    (The answer is Turkey.)

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Family Games: Charades

Background

Family Games: Charades

Winning Plays

Charades is believed to have originated in France in the eighteenth century as a riddle game. The goal of the game was to come up with a word or phrase by trying to figure out the riddle. The riddles were given either in prose or in rhyme.

Here is an example:

    “My first is a Tartar,

    My second a letter;

    My all is a country,

    No Christmas dish better.”

    (The answer is Turkey.)

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Family Games: Sardines

Family Games: Sardines

Sardines is a fun family party game that reverses the old classic, Hide and Seek. All the kids close their eyes and count while one person hides. When the counting is completed (usually to about 25 is fine for this game) all the “Its” must begin the search. When one of the “Its” finds the hider, he or she doesn't say anything but quietly crawls into the hiding spot with the hider.

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The Game of Chess

Set up and chess pieces

The Game of Chess

The game of Chess today is played by two people and is renowned the world over for complicated maneuvering and strategic planning. You can learn the basics of Chess and have a good time playing it, or you can learn Chess notation and find out how the great players of the world think.

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Finding Time for Family Fun

Finding Time for Family Fun

Finding the time is always hard to do now that families spend so many hours at work or involved with some kind of extracurricular activity. Anyone with a teenager and a phone bill knows that kids that age want to hang out with their friends or gab on the phone all night. Prying them away from their personal lives can be a challenge. And then there's our younger kids who have aliens to blast, and levels to beat in their latest computer game craze. And we can't forget about the tremendous amount of homework to be done.

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Games Are Everywhere!

Games Are Everywhere!

Thank goodness for “everywhere games.” These games have been handed down through the ages and are great for kids' parties and long car trips. Car games are inspired by the imagination and can be played just about anywhere (and had to be the brainchild of desperate parents on long road trips with bored children). For these games you don't need any accessories—just a creative mind and the ability to keep the kids interested for lengthy periods of time.

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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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Parenting as Partners: Family Vacations

Parenting as Partners: Family Vacations

Think Twice

Don't assume that what is fun for the two of you will be fun for your children. If you consider your children's needs when you make your vacation plans, then the whole family will have a good time.

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The Family That Plays Together

The Family That Plays Together

You will probably have an easy time remaining connected to your youngster if you genuinely enjoy the video games, skateboarding, carnivals, shopping malls, arcades, and movies that are the lifeblood of this age group. If you're willing to serve as cub scout leader, coach T-ball, or sponsor a club at your tween's school, you will have a positive mutual involvement that can help keep your relationship strong.

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401(k) Plans and the 403(b)

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401(k) Plans and the 403(b)

A section 401(k) plan, commonly known simply as a 401(k), is a qualified profit sharing plan that gives an employee the option of putting money in the plan (up to $10,500 per year) or receiving taxable cash compensation.

You either can take the money home as additional pay, or have the funds deposited into a 401(k) plan for you. An employer usually adds a percentage of the employee's contribution to the employee's plan.

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After-School Olympic Games

After-school Olympic Games Activities for Kids

After-School Olympic Games

This is a party activity in which friends and family participate in Olympic-type events.

Materials

  • Each child brings a prize, wrapped up (used or new), which is then put in a big bag upon arrival.

  • Big container of lemonade or water

Directions
  1. Make a list of all the events you can remember from the Olympic games. Include other events that might be special to your neighborhood like grass rolling, acorn picking, leaf catching, or creek walking.

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Road Trip: Car Games

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Road Trip: Car Games

Kids love games and it's amazing how the games we played as kids are now being played by our own kids. The games just keep getting passed down from generation to generation by virtue of experience. The car games our parents taught us on long car rides are now being taught to the next generation of kids … and the cycle continues.

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Plan to Have Good Sex

Plan to Have Good Sex

Think Twice

Don't be shy! As in every type of communication, letting your spouse know what your needs are is critical for him or her to be able to provide what you need. The same is true for your sexual relationship. You need to let your spouse know what feels good to you and find out what he or she needs as well.

The Spice Rack

When you plan ahead to be intimate with your spouse you have the added benefit of anticipation!

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Updated: November 17, 2020

Our Favorite Minute to Win It Games for Kids

30 minute to win it games for family fun

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Plan a Healthy Year for Your Child

Plan a Healthy Year for Your Child

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Check in for a Checkup
If your child sprains an ankle, complains of a sore throat, or develops a rash, you probably stop by the pediatrician's office. But what about taking your child to the doctor when she isn't sick? Should you schedule preventive checkups, too?

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