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Updated: June 28, 2021

A Summer Activities Bucket List for Kids & Families

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It’s finally summer! Your kids have anxiously been awaiting a season of fun, and there are a string of long, empty days ahead just waiting to be filled. If you need a little inspiration, here’s a list of activities to keep your whole family busy and entertained no matter what kind of day you are looking to have.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

5 Must-Have Summer Toys

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It’s finally summer! Adding any of these must-have toys to your family’s summer days will be a recipe for the ultimate summer of fun. There’s something for everyone whether your kids are looking to swim, splash, play, or learn

The Judge's Role in Your Divorce

The Judge's Role in Your Divorce

Perhaps the most important person you'll deal with as you go to trial is the judge—just another human being, albeit one who has the power to make decisions for you and your spouse. In a small number of states, your case might be tried by a jury, but if not, a judge will decide the outcome. As the decider (trier of fact, in courtspeak), the judge listens, takes notes, sometimes asks questions, and when the case is over, makes a decision.

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What Boys Learn from Their Dads

What Boys Learn from Their Dads

Fathers are different from mothers. They look different, they sound different, they play in a different way, and they usually have a different approach to raising children than a mother does. And that's a good thing. A boy learns from his father, without even realizing he's doing it, what a man is and does. He learns about masculinity, about what men like and don't like.

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Common Baseball Injuries

Common Baseball Injuries

It's as American as apple pie and mom. It's the quintessential all-time American game, loved by everyone from eight-year-old Little League players to the parents playing on company teams. Baseball: nostalgic, beautifully orchestrated, and possibly hazardous to your health.

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Direct vs Indirect Child Support: Which Is Right for You?

Direct vs Indirect Child Support: Which Is Right for You?

Child support comes in two flavors—direct and indirect. Child support is when one parent pays support to the other parent directly on a regular basis—every week, every other week, or every month. Indirect child support, on the other hand, involves payments made to third parties for expenses such as school tuition, camp, lessons, after-school activities, and healthcare costs.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

The Top Toys for Kids from Amazon's Top 100 Toy List 2019

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by: Rebecca Henry, M.A., LMHC

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How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School

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How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School

Childhood anxiety has become more pronounced and prevalent in our children. In fact, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, one in eight children has an anxiety disorder. A certain amount of anxiety is healthy; however, anxiety is identified as a disorder when the indicators are excessive and controls a child's overall functioning.

Here are 5 Positive Phrases to Say to Your Anxious Child About School.

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Great Books for Boys

Great Books for Boys

The Stupids Step Out, by Harry Allard
The Stupid family and their dog Kitty have a fun-filled day doing ridiculous things.

Patrick's Dinosaurs, by Carol Carrick
When his older brother talks about dinosaurs during a visit to the zoo, Patrick is afraid, until he discovers they all died millions of years ago.

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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: July 11, 2019

Quick Cures for Homesick Kids

Quick Cures for Homesick Kids

Being away at camp isn't the only time that children can get homesick. Overnight visits to relatives and friends can also be a challenge, especially for young children. Here are some tips to help your children handle homesickness — no matter where they are.

  • Whenever your kids leave home, make sure they know when they're coming back, and who's going to be taking care of them.

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    Updated: May 15, 2019

    Turn-Off Tips from TV-Free Kids

    Turn-Off Tips from TV-Free Kids

    Enjoy this interview with two kids who don't watch TV. They're creative, bright, articulate, and curious about the world around them. Coincidence? Or cause and effect?

    At the time of the interview, Lucy was 12 and in sixth grade. Her sister Maddie was 8 and in second grade.

    Why do you think kids watch so much TV?

    Lucy: They think there's nothing else to do.

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    Genealogy: Researching Cemeteries on the Internet

    Genealogy: Researching Cemeteries on the Internet

    Incorporate online resources into your work, to help with identifying cemeteries or gathering information about a particular cemetery. To learn about cemeteries in a geographic area, try searching by state, county, city, or town. Search USGenWeb.com and RootsWeb.com lists.

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