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Updated: January 23, 2020

Family Novel

Family Novel

^"Ages:5 and up

Materials:Common household objects

This won't be the first -- or the last -- time that a group of authors got together to create a literary work. It works like this. Each member of the family goes to a different room in the house and collects a bag full of items -- a toy, a book, a shoe, a hat, etc. (You can specify the number of items to be collected.)

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Common Family Conflicts

Common Family Conflicts

It's much better to decide what you cannot tolerate from family members and take the time and effort to tell them about it ahead of time, than to blow up when it happens. First, try to figure out what is bothering you. This is not always easy. Common conflicts with family members include:

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Family Games: Charades

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

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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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?

The Essence of Family Organizing

Sharing household tasks

Sharing Household Tasks

Who will do which household tasks? This is often an area of constant negotiation. The question is challenging whether there are two full-time workers and children too young to pick up after themselves; only one working adult and teenage children; or two able-bodied adults in the house who have different values about homemaking. Lynne Weygint, coauthor of The Joyful Family, is a professional organizer who helps families get organized.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Thanksgiving Family Activity: Pass the Talking Fork!

Thanksgiving Family Activity:
Pass the Talking Fork!

Before your family leaves the dinner table this year, raise your fork and demand a story! Try this conversation-starting activity.

Start a New Tradition

This old storytelling game has been around forever, but it just might do the trick when the kids have cleaned their plates and are ready to fly out the door again.

Just ask: "Did everybody use a fork?"

They'll all nod.

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Juggling Career and Family

Juggling Career and Family

It is a day-to-day challenge when you are juggling career and family. Priorities need to be set in both areas for you to be successful in parenting your child. You need to come up with a strategy that involves serious personal choices.

Questions to Ask

Some questions you should be asking yourself about how your family will be organized include:

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Updated: April 20, 2022

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Resolving Family Conflicts

Resolving Family Conflicts

There are always conflicts, and that's a good thing! When effectively resolved, conflicts between people can lead to improved understanding and increased closeness. Here are some general tips for resolving conflict (and we'll get into specifics in a moment):

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by: Erin Dower

12 Simple but Special Traditions for Your Child's Birthday

12 Simple but Special Traditions for Your Child's Birthday

Planning a picture-perfect, creative, straight-off-of-Pinterest birthday for your child is so last year (not to mention LOTS of work). The most meaningful and lasting birthday memories can come from simple gestures you repeat each year to make your child feel special.

Resist the urge to go overboard and try one or two of these easy birthday traditions for your child. We promise they'll be thrilled!


Top 5 Best and Worst Gifts for Babies First Birthday

Check out the best and worst presents for a first birthday party.

 

Updated: January 23, 2020

Colorful Family Mobiles

Colorful Family Mobiles

iMagstn.gifAge: Preschool through elementary
Time: 30 minutes or more
Type of activity: Arts and Crafts

Making a mobile of your family is an unusual way for your child to share the people who are important in her life.

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The Family Bed: Is It for You?

The Family Bed: Is It for You?

The family bed, where everyone sleeps not only in the same room but in the same bed, has worked for generations of babies in other cultures. Although this practice is less common here, some parents find it very practical. If your baby still wakes several times a night for food or comfort, for example, you may find it easier to keep her in the same bed with you. For this reason, a family bed makes the most sense when your baby is very young and still feeding around the clock.

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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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Updated: June 4, 2021

15 Unique Family Reunion Ideas

Family spending time with each other and playing with balloons at family reunion

Somehow you have managed to get the entire family to meet together in one location on a chosen date. Congratulations! If you can do this, you can do anything… including a plan for the rest of the reunion, or delegate someone to help. If you’re in need of some creative inspiration, Family Education has your back. Here are 15 unique family reunion ideas that are sure to build lasting memories.