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How to Choose between a Daycare or Nanny

How to Choose between a Daycare or Nanny

Which is better, daycare or nanny? When searching for someone you trust to watch your child, it’s essential to consider all your options. From family members to a full-time nanny, the number of possibilities can be a bit overwhelming.  To get started in your childcare search, first look at your budget and time requirements to understand what is feasible for your needs. How to Choose between a Daycare or Nanny First, you’ll want to generate a wishlist and see what options are best for you. If you’re considering a daycare or nanny, keep reading to see your options. How to…
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How Much Allowance Should I Give My Child?

How Much Allowance Should I Give My Child?

How much allowance should you pay your child? It's a complicated question without a clear answer. Allowances are a personal decision based on many factors. One report shows the average allowance amount for kids between the ages of 4 and 14 is $9.59 per week. Broken down by age, 4-year-olds averaged $4.18 per week while 14-year-olds averaged $13.87 weekly. Age is one factor, but it's not the only one. Allowance may depend mainly on your financial situation. Many parents also factor in chores and what kids have to do to earn the allowance. We've put together a guide with different…
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How to Enjoy the Outdoors With Highly Sensitive Children

How to Enjoy the Outdoors With Highly Sensitive Children

Are you looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors with your highly sensitive children? Highly sensitive children are a joy to be around. They're alert and empathetic, understanding, and attuned to their surroundings. At the same time, their powerful emotions can give way to jarring reactions. This poses a challenge if you enjoy certain activities with lots of stimuli. Fortunately, the outdoors can be the perfect setting for highly sensitive children. With minimal noise and fresh air, you couldn't ask for more. How to Enjoy the Outdoors With Highly Sensitive Children So how can you make the most of the…
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Is My Teen Getting Enough Sleep? 5 Methods for a Full Night’s Rest

Is My Teen Getting Enough Sleep? 5 Methods for a Full Night’s Rest

Are you worried about your teen's grogginess, inability to pay attention in class, or frequent nap sessions? It could be that they are sleep deprived. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the majority of teens are not getting the sleep they need on school nights. But don't worry, we have a bunch of proven methods to help your teen get a good night's sleep. How Much Sleep do Teens Need? Studies show that at the bare minimum, teenagers need 8 hours of sleep to be well-rested. However, many teens need up to 10 hours of sleep to be fully functional as…
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Kick Off 2020 By Decluttering Your Home

Kick Off 2020 By Decluttering Your Home

Does starting a new year feel any different to you? For some people, it's just another day, in another year. For moms, the day-to-day life carries on as usual. However, this is a perfect time to reflect and alter the aspects of your life that you wish functioned better. In 2020, make it a goal to be more organized by decluttering your home. After all, it will allow the regular daily routine to be more relaxed for the whole family. Kick Off 2020 By Decluttering Your Home When beginning your more-organized journey, the number one factor in succeeding is decluttering.…
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5 Ways to Raise Tech-Savvy Kids (& Responsible!)

5 Ways to Raise Tech-Savvy Kids (& Responsible!)

If you are a parent, you already know technology is eventually unavoidable. So how do you raise tech-savvy kids, that are responsible too? Keep reading to find out our top five tips! How to Raise Tech-Savvy Kids From robot vacuums to 24/7 access to the internet, technology is all about making our lives easier—and we love it for that. For kids today, this life of tablets, laptops, and intelligent devices are all they know. So how do we teach our kids how to be responsible, hard-working individuals when technology makes many of our daily tasks so easy? raise tech-savvy kids…
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Starting 2020 with Better Choices & Healthy Favorites

Starting 2020 with Better Choices & Healthy Favorites

I’ve partnered with Green Giant, Optimum Nutrition, vitafusion, and L’il Critters as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Our family has a resolution this year of making better choices with our health. While we love our vegetables and family dinners, we often replace meals with fast food on busy nights and don't always get the exercise we need! That is why we are starting off 2020 by making better choices and some healthy favorites. One of the biggest ways I am working towards this goal for our family is by preparing…
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How to Teach Kids Basketball  using Apps

How to Teach Kids Basketball using Apps

Kids develop an interest in lots of hobbies as they grow older. Sometimes, they fall in love with a sport and stick with it for years, if not for the rest of their lives. When you have kids that play basketball, you may feel the need to help them improve their gameplay. You may also worry about not being much of a help, especially if you have little or no idea how to play the game. Luckily, there's a way out! Learn how you can Teach Kids Basketball using Apps! It may sound crazy, but you can embrace their love…
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7 Top Tips for Visiting Kids Theme Parks

7 Top Tips for Visiting Kids Theme Parks

I still remember the first time we went to a theme park with our children. I wish then I would have known these 7 top tips for visiting kids theme parks back then! The biggest tip is that safety is key, especially if you're visiting a kids' play area with little ones! The last thing you will want is this happy trip to turn into an ER visit! 7 Top Tips for Visiting Kids Theme Parks If you're planning on going to a kids theme parks, here are a few things you need to remember to make that experience a…
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8 Fun Learning Activities for Children and Parents Alike

8 Fun Learning Activities for Children and Parents Alike

Winter break is almost here, and if you have little ones at home, you need to keep them entertained! Far too many children spend their holidays staring at a screen, behavior that's detrimental to their mental and physical health. So what can you do to keep children of all ages active and learning when they're not in school? Easy! All you need are some activities that delight adults and kids alike. Try these eight Fun Learning Activities for Children and Parents Alike! 8 Fun Learning Activities for Children and Parents Alike Visit a Museum Nearly every town has a museum…
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Helping Your Child Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Helping Your Child Develop Healthy Eating Habits

The healthy eating habits we form as children follow us throughout our lives. A lot of them depend on what our parents taught us, and the effectiveness of those lessons can have a pretty significant impact on our overall nutrition and health. Because of this, it’s crucial that you properly pass down your knowledge to your kids, to make sure that they prosper on their own when they grow up. Helping your child develop healthy eating habits is easier than you think though! Helping Your Child Develop Healthy Eating Habits Eliminating processed foods is a big part of the lesson…
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6 Tips to Help Children Cope with Cyberbullying

6 Tips to Help Children Cope with Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying presents one of the biggest challenges for a parent. The fear that your child is being undermined can be crushing. The statistics show that 34% of kids in the US have experienced cyberbullying at least once. Not to mention that bullies most often ridicule disabilities and mental problems like autism (75%), physical defects (70%), and learning problems (52%). 6 Tips to Help Children Cope with Cyberbullying Parents of neurodiverse children face a real struggle with cyberbullying. Unfortunately, you can’t always prevent this from happening. What you can do is to learn the ways to help your child if they…
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9 of the Most Common Child Injuries You Should Know About

9 of the Most Common Child Injuries You Should Know About

As a parent, you quickly get used to the everyday bumps, scrapes, and bruises that come with seeing your little one explore the world. But did you know that every year, more than 9.2 million children end up in the emergency room due to accidental injuries? For a further 12,000 children or young adults, these injuries prove fatal. You can keep your child as safe as possible by familiarizing yourself with common child injuries. Doing this will help you to understand the difference between minor and major injuries - and it'll make it easy to decide what to do next.…
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The Ultimate Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Autistic Teenagers

The Ultimate Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Autistic Teenagers

Buying presents for teenagers can be tough!  Add in an Autism diagnosis, and you may be left wonder what is the perfect gift.  Autistic children express themselves differently and may like different things, but they are children all the same!  The trendy new movies, video games, and hot topics are always a great place to start.  If you need a jump start on some of the best gifts this season that your autistic teenager will enjoy, you are in the right spot!  Here are 75+ gift ideas for autistic teenagers: Gift Ideas for Teenagers with Autism  1. Amazon Echo Dot…
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How to Help Your Children Sleep Better this Winter

How to Help Your Children Sleep Better this Winter

Wintertime can be a wonderful time of the year. The changing of the seasons can bring beautiful snowfalls and frost that young children love to play in. The change in temperature can also make it difficult for young children to sleep, however, and all the coughs and colds that come with winter can keep kids up through the night. So, how can you Help Your Children Sleep Better this Winter? There are a few steps every parent should consider taking when they see winter approach to help keep their children, and themselves, more comfortable through the winter nights. In this…
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Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for Thanksgiving

Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for Thanksgiving

There’s a pretty big gap between what kids learn about Thanksgiving in school and the true meaning. While your kids may know that it’s an occasion that allows them to consume pie in vast quantities and watch TV all morning, there’s so much more to the holiday than that. To teach your kids the real meaning of Thanksgiving and get them excited for the holiday this year, here’s how: Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for Thanksgiving By Candice Shaffer of 100 Shawmut, ARO, 830 Brickell, 200 Amsterdam,  Madison Realty Capital, The Belnord, One Dalton Cook some traditional food: We hate to break it…
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How to Choose the Best Car Seat for Your Child

How to Choose the Best Car Seat for Your Child

Choosing a car seat for your little one can be a tough decision. You want to make sure they are comfortable and, most importantly, safe. When it comes to how to choose a car seat, there are a few main factors to consider. Not only are there several different types of baby car seats, but there are also several for toddlers and older children. From when to place a child forward-facing to when to move to a booster seat, this handy guide will cover everything you need to know about car seat safety and how to choose the right car…
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Swimming and Autism: Benefits, Risks and What Parents Should Know

Swimming and Autism: Benefits, Risks and What Parents Should Know

The Center for Disease Control estimates that one in every 59 children has autism spectrum disorder. It is characterized by challenging social interaction, speech delay, inability to pay attention, among others.  However, early intervention can help autistic children improve learning, develop their communication and social skills, and improve on brain development. Swimming and Autism: Benefits, Risks and What Parents Should Know One such way is through exercise. More than 20 minutes of vigorous activity has proven to be effective in helping children in the spectrum. It helps reduce aggression, self-stimulatory behaviors, hyperactivity, self-injury, and destructiveness. Is Swimming Good for Autism? Swimming,…
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5 Tips for Having Kids Share a Room

5 Tips for Having Kids Share a Room

Part and parcel of growing up with siblings are usually sharing a room with them. This does leave parents searching for Tips for Having Kids Share a Room. It's an age-old tradition that saves space in the home and leads to some (mostly) great childhood memories of bonding with a brother or a sister. Making your kids share a space that helps their development. It teaches them valuable social skills they'll use for the rest of their lives: sharing, adaptability, socialization, problem-solving, reducing anxiety, etc.  The Chicago Tribune even states that while the home size is growing, more and more families are…
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