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What's Expected of New Dads

What's Expected of New Dads

Do you know what to expect from fatherhood? Are you planning to go about your regular routines and maybe just change a few diapers now and then? If you don't expect or plan to make more time to be with your family and your new baby, then you aren't going to be a very helpful father.

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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Holidays Without Debt

Holidays Without Debt

Avoid overspending in the middle of this Season of Greed? That seems as likely as not overeating at a mile-long dessert buffet! Stay true to the real spirit of the holidays by sticking with our easy-to-follow tips for a debt-free -- and carefree -- season. So read up, slow down, and save big. It's a great way to end the year -- and start a new one.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Go Play Outside!

Go Play Outside!

Kids of all ages can learn a lot about their connection to the natural world. By exploring what's around them, kids begin to develop investigative skills which will help them later when they have to grasp many different science and math concepts.

Younger Kids Outside

With younger children, I've always found it's better to plan many activities that take short amounts of time, rather than say, a long hike on a cold day.

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Updated: May 14, 2019

It's Time to Ditch the iPads When Dining Out

child using ipad while dining out

The idea of a family dinner out at a restaurant sounds so appealing in theory. Eating out can be a way to celebrate a special occasion, to get in some quality time as a family, or to explore a new area when traveling. The reality of dining out with kids can often be very different though. Sometimes, they may struggle with sitting still and using indoor voices. Other times, you may find yourself doubling the server’s tip due to food thrown on the floor or shattered plates needing to be cleaned up. 

Updated: August 27, 2019

Staff Tips: 9 Morning Routine Hacks to Get Your Kids to the Bus Stop on Time

Morning Routine Hacks

It's 7:29am, the school bus is pulling up in front of your house, and your child has one shoe on, can't find the other one, her homework is still on the kitchen counter, and the contents of her backpack may or may not actually be what she needs to bring to school that day. The morning routine is way off course.

You open the front door and wave the bus driver away...looks like another day of driving your kid to school, being late for work, and generally watching your morning collapse in chaos. Or is it?

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How to Punish Without Punishing Yourself

How to Punish Without Punishing Yourself

It was late in the afternoon on July 4. We had planned to go to the evening fireworks display. Our children were arguing more than usual. I threatened them, hoping they would stop: "If you don't quit arguing, we are not going to the fireworks." What a foolish thing to say. If they did not go, we did not go; there was no way we would have found a baby-sitter at 5:00 p.m. on the Fourth of July, as every teenager in town was going to the fireworks. The children did not stop, and we did not go. We were punished along with our children.

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Updated: November 20, 2019

Will Your Hanukkah Survive the Christmas Frenzy?

Separating Hanukkah from Christmas

Will Your Hanukkah Survive the Christmas Frenzy?

Separating Hanukkah from Christmas
Raising a non-Christian child in a predominantly Christian country is a constant challenge. But around Christmas, life can get particularly complicated.

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Updated: October 21, 2020

8 Alternatives to Trick or Treating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

8 Trick or Treat Alternatives for 2020

October has arrived, and families have one of the most exciting holidays for kids to look forward to at the end of this month, Halloween! Yes, we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, but that also means that families are in need of some normalcy and SAFE fun more than ever.

More: 14 COVID Masks that Can Be Worn as a Halloween Costume for Kids

Alternative Holiday Celebrations

Alternative Holiday Celebrations

If you're tired of throwing parties on traditional holidays, plan a party for a seldom-celebrated special day, such as one of the following (all of which are real observances!):

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Labor Day Picnic

Labor Day Picnic

Although you might be tempted to spend Labor Day doing anything but labor, a picnic is a nice way to gather with friends without breaking (much of) a sweat.
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Updated: May 15, 2019

ADHD: Making Medication Decisions

ADHD: Making Medication Decisions

One Family's Story

Amy Schneier of Needham, Massachusetts, said that she didn't want to put her son Adam, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), on medication until his second-grade teacher suggested that it might help.

"I didn't want him to become reliant on medication. However, Adam's teacher said that she couldn't read his writing, he was distracted, and, when recess ended and his peers knew how to calm down in class, he couldn't."

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Making Special Time for Yourselves Without the Kids

Making Special Time for Yourselves Without the Kids

Think Twice

Don't forget yourself. Many people spend so much time and effort trying to make everyone else in the family happy that they forget about themselves. Always remember that the most important factor to ensure the happiness of your family is for you and your spouse to be happy!

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Updated: July 22, 2019

Kids’ Party Idea: How to Throw The Ultimate Curious George Birthday Party!

Kids at a Curious George birthday party

Whether you’re looking for birthday party ideas, want to organize a fundraiser with a twist, or just need to perfect your playdate one-up-momship, we’ve got just the thing. Inspired by our favorite little monkey, here is our guide to throwing the ultimate Curious George pizza party for young children. You’ll find all of these ideas and more on the Curious World app, the #1 early learning app for igniting curiosity.