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10 Ways to Work Out Your Priorities

10 Ways to Work Out Your Priorities

  1. Age -- Although most will consider age to be a barrier, in reality you can do almost anything at any age. However, you might decide to do some things now and leave others until you are older. Work out what you want life to be like as you pass into each new decade.
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Stepparents and Discipline

Stepparents and Discipline

Now that you've determined an approach to discipline and made a few decisions, the main question comes up again: What about discipline and the stepparent? What part is done by you, and what part does the bioparent handle?

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Teaching Kids to Navigate the Streets

Teaching Kids to Navigate the Streets

Tales from the Safety Zone

Close to 1,000 child pedestrians ages 14 and under die each year as a result of being hit by motor vehicles on streets and in parking lots and driveways. Pedestrian injury is a leading cause of unintentional deaths in children ages 5 to 9. This is one reason we think children under age 10 aren't ready to deal with traffic. More boys are hit than girls. Their upbringing may make boys bolder about taking risks.

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Dealing with New In-Laws in Your Second Marriage

Dealing with New In-Laws in Your Second Marriage

Diane married Glenn after a brief courtship that began about two years after his divorce from his previous wife, Lisa. "Out of curiosity, I asked Glenn how his mother, Rita, had felt about Lisa," said Diane. "He said Lisa had been like a daughter to Rita. The alarms went off. I knew I might have some trouble winning Rita over to my side -- and boy, I was right."

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6 Stress-Free Birthday Party Tips

Pirate-Themed Birthday Party

Who doesn't love celebrating the birth of their little one? It's so much fun to host a kids birthday party, but sometimes it can become overwhelming. Whether it's a Princess or Paw Patrol party, check out these fun tips to help make it easy and stress-free.

How Much Allowance to Give Your Child

How Much Allowance to Give Your Child

Piggybank on It

Whatever your decision, your child's sex shouldn't have anything to do with the dollar amount of the allowance. Boys and girls should be paid the same (and statistics show that they generally are).

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Day Care Cuisine

Day Care Cuisine

With more mothers working full or part time, childcare is a fact of life for most families. Nearly 13 million American preschoolers are enrolled in childcare programs, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That means that more than 60 percent of the nation's children ages six and under are supervised during the day by someone other than a parent. As of 1995, a third of the infants and preschoolers enrolled in childcare programs participated in center-based care, while 20 percent were cared for in home-based programs.
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When a Teen Cheats: Passing Phase or Doomed Destiny?

When a Teen Cheats: Passing Phase or Doomed Destiny?

Tuning In

What if a friend is cheating off your teen? Here's what you might recommend. Before the next test, suggest that your teen offer to help his friend study. If the offer is denied, then the next morning, encourage your teen to say: “I'm sorry. I worked really hard on this, and I'm worried we'll get caught if we keep coming up with the same answers.” Your teen may feel this solution is nerdy, but by suggesting it, you're conveying that he has the right to protect his work.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Stupendous Sandcastles

Stupendous Sandcastles

An Imagination Station Activity

Materials needed:

  • Sand
  • Water
  • Patience
  • Pail or bucket
  • Shovel or spade (optional)
  • Plastic knife, and spoon (optional)
Few things make a longer lasting impression than great sandcastles. Memories of individual summers may fade, but the recollections of the castles of summer will stay with us to the end of our days.

A Family Project

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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Rain Gauge

Rain Gauge


Materials

  • Popsicle stick
  • Ruler
  • Waterproof marker
  • Clean, empty soup can
  • Colorful contact paper or paintbrush, acrylic paints, and clear acrylic spray (optional)
  • Glue
  • Plastic bucket and sand (optional)

Directions

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Forgetfulness: The 'Pregnancy Brain'

Memory Aids During Pregnancy

Forgetfulness: The 'Pregnancy Brain'

Are you finding yourself standing around lately wondering what you're supposed to be doing? Do you forget important appointments? Does your mind feel too full to take in any more data? Yep—you're pregnant. This mental fog is a natural result of the body's intense focus on baby-making. Powerful hormonal changes are going on that affect your ability to concentrate and remember. Don't fight it—you'll only get more flustered. Work with it.

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Teens: Sleeping Through the Snooze Alarm

Teens: Sleeping Through the Snooze Alarm

You may blame morning sleepiness on too much late-night television. But today leading researchers agree that biology plays a large role. Recent research conducted at sleep disorder clinics indicates that during puberty, kids exhibit “delayed phase preference,” meaning that they feel more active later in the day than early in the morning. (The clinicians could simply have interviewed parents to find that out!)

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Your Teen's Doctor

Your Teen's Doctor

When it comes to your teen's medical care, you have one very specific job: to let your teen gradually take charge of his or her own health and to eventually disappear from the examining room. But first there are a few issues to tend to.

Is your current doctor appropriate for your teen? Whether you remain with the doctor who has been seeing your child (most likely a pediatrician), really depends on personality.

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How Did Kids Get So Out of Shape?

How Did Kids Get So Out of Shape?

Just how out of shape are they? One study comparing national fitness test scores of 6- to 14-year-olds from 1980 to 1994 found today's children have significantly less endurance than their counterparts 15 years ago. For example, the number of boys ages 10 to 14 who can't perform a single push-up has risen 64 percent.

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Updated: July 11, 2019

Learning to Play: Tips for Parents of Young Musicians

Learning to Play: Tips for Parents of Young Musicians

Brought to you by MENC: The National Association for Music Education

Whether you play an instrument yourself or can't even whistle, these tips will help you guide your child into the wonderful world of music-making.

Choosing the right instrument

  • Ask your child what sounds she likes and what instruments appeal to her.

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    Illustrate Your Favorite Book

    Drawing Pictures from Your Kids' Favorite Stories

    Illustrate Your Favorite Book

    Materials

    • Paper
    • Art materials
    Directions

    Remember those picture books you read as a child? Have you ever read a book with no pictures? Did you wish there were some? Here is an opportunity to illustrate one of your favorite books.

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