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Homesick and Happy

Homesick and Happy

An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp—and why it is so important for children to be away from home…if only for a little while. In an age when it’s the rare child [...]

12 Hours to a Great Marriage

12 Hours to a Great Marriage

If most people were asked what they wanted most out of life, nearly all of them would say they wanted a great marriage, one that would last forever. Yet nearly half of all marriages today end [...]

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Now that there are less daylight hours and it’s dark before dinnertime in much of the country, children are less active and their outdoor playtime is reduced. This is supported by a study done by the [...]

Empathy and Friendship

Empathy and Friendship

How to help your child learn the skills to be a better friend. Empathy and Friendships Are you concerned that your child is having trouble making or keeping friends? Considering how important friendship is to children, [...]

Airplane Travel

Airplane Travel

Making air travel enjoyable for kids and the other passengers. Kids and Air Travel In today’s world, air travel means arriving at the airport early to leave ample time to go through security – meaning children [...]

Sibling Jealousy

Sibling Jealousy

What to do when your children are jealous of one another. Sibling Jealousy If there’s one sure way to create a little sibling rivalry among kids, it’s to treat two siblings differently. That’s because kids have [...]

How to Be a Good Step Parent

How to Be a Good Step Parent

How to be a good step-parent, not a wicked one. Good Step-Parenting If you’re a step-parent, figuring out your role can be a challenge. After all, you’re not their parent even though you may have many [...]

Why Kids Need Healthy Breakfasts

Why Kids Need Healthy Breakfasts

Why serving your child a healthy breakfast is a must. Healthy Breakfasts They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and no wonder. Most children will have gone a full ten or more [...]

The Purpose of Allowances

The Purpose of Allowances

The real reasons why we give kids an allowance. Allowances It’s not uncommon for parents to tie children’s allowances to their chores, their homework or even their grades. But Jolene Godfrey, author of Raising Financially Fit [...]

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Studies show that vaccinating young children against the flu significantly reduces emergency room visits. After comparing the number of children that visited ER departments at Montreal’s Children’s Hospital and the Children Hospital in Boston, researchers found [...]