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How To Teach Children Social Skills Through Play

How To Teach Children Social Skills Through Play

Looking for ways to teach your children social skills through play? Keep reading to learn why this method works and how to implement it. Learning social skills is a crucial part of your child's development. These skills help them to succeed at school, and for the rest of their life outside education. They learn skills such as communication and cooperation by interacting with others, and play facilitates and develops those interactions. Children will also use play to act out scenarios. They model behavior that they've seen so that they start to understand social situations. What social skills do children learn…
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Get Camping! Our Best Tips for Camping with Autistic Children

Get Camping! Our Best Tips for Camping with Autistic Children

With everyone being cooped up for months, it is time to get outdoors! For Families with Autistic Children, these Camping tips are gold! Keep reading to find out how to make your next camping trip amazing for your children with Autism. Camping with children already requires a lot of work, but the challenge is more apparent if you’re camping with a child with autism. You must put your extra effort on everything: from the pre-trip preparations up to packing up post-trip. However, it is essential to point out that all these efforts are worth it, as being out in nature…
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5 Life Lessons to Teach Kids During Lockdown

5 Life Lessons to Teach Kids During Lockdown

There are both negatives and positives to being stuck at home these days. But one positive is that we are home with our children. During the COVID 19 stay in place orders, there are 5 easy Life Lessons to Teach Kids during lockdown. Let's jump right in and see the fun things we can do! Thanks to recent events, parents from all over are doing their best to create some semblance of a school routine while at home. Keeping your kid’s attention, while attempting to continue to teach and cultivate new skills is a challenge. While guiding them through their…
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3 Difficult Conversations to Have with Your Teen Today!

3 Difficult Conversations to Have with Your Teen Today!

Do you know the difficult conversations to have with your teen? Let's check the top three and help you know how to prepare your teen for the real world! Raising a teenager is tough. Teens believe they’re invincible and that their parents should treat them like adults. Parents, on the other hand, often struggle with giving their children more independence. Difficult Conversations to Have with Your Teen One way you can give your teenagers a little more responsibility is to have challenging conversations with them. Here’s a list of difficult conversations to have with your teen. Once these talks are…
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4 Amazing Tips for Parents Working from Home During Coronavirus

4 Amazing Tips for Parents Working from Home During Coronavirus

The global impact of coronavirus has been massive. Schools are closing and employees are being forced to work from home. Millions of parents have found themselves working remotely which has caused extra challenges as they try to find the balance between looking after their children and getting their work done at home. 4 Tips for Parents Working from Home During Coronavirus Everyone who has found themselves in this position is quickly having to figure out the best ways to work from home. As someone who works from home and knows a lot of other remote workers, over the years I’ve…
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5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in Your Child

5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in Your Child

Concerned your child is falling behind? These 5 learning disability symptoms may help you figure out what is going on in your child's education. It's easy to think that your child is lazy or doesn't want to learn. If your child doesn't seem to be interested in school, it isn't necessarily because they are lazy or don't want to learn. Look for learning disability symptoms, and see if they are experiencing a hard time and need specialized help. If you don't know what signs to look for, we are here to help. 5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in…
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6 Fun Things to Do with Your Daughter

6 Fun Things to Do with Your Daughter

Want to spend more quality time with your precious girl? Here are seven incredibly fun things to do with your daughter to build a stronger bond! Your little girl is only going to be little for a short while. Before you know it, she'll be leaving the nest and heading toward her future. Take advantage of all the time you have left with her with mommy-daughter days. 6 Fun Things to Do with Your Daughter There are a lot of fun things you can do with your daughter, such as baking, creating works of art, heading to the bookstore, and…
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Kids and Sports: 5 Benefits Kids Get From Playing Sports

Kids and Sports: 5 Benefits Kids Get From Playing Sports

Kids and sports are a touchy subject for many parents as our children are playing fewer sports than we used to at their age. Only 38% of American children aged six to twelve played a team sport in 2018. Sadly, this figure is only getting worse. Children aren't as enthused about sports these days. The cost of participating in a team sport has also increased. Kids are spending hours on online games, smartphones, and websites like YouTube, which were non-existent 20 years ago. This isn't a good thing, as shown by rising levels of obesity, depression, and antisocial behavior amongst children. Kids…
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3 Ways to Take a Vacation Without Leaving Home

3 Ways to Take a Vacation Without Leaving Home

Looking for a way to have a family Vacation Without Leaving Home? We all need our breaks from time to time. Vacations are a great way to spend quality time with loved ones, gather our thoughts, and come back refreshed and ready to take on all that life throws at us. It can be upsetting and even stressful when a vacation gets canceled—especially when your child was looking forward to it. However, just because you’re staying home doesn’t mean you can’t have your refreshing getaway. If you had to cancel your trip because of the spread of COVID-19, consider replacing…
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Keeping Children Healthy And Why It Can Be Tricky

Keeping Children Healthy And Why It Can Be Tricky

Looking for easy tips for keeping children healthy? Keep reading for three simple steps! Keeping our children safe and healthy is our number one role as parents. We want to ensure that our children are healthy at all times. But sometimes we can drop the ball, and sometimes it is impossible to do so. Children aren’t always keen on the idea of keeping themselves healthy. Whether it’s from climbing trees and falling, or trying to get into things that they really shouldn’t be while outdoors, there is always a reason to observe. While this is part of our role, it…
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7 Things to Consider When Buying Toys for Toddlers

7 Things to Consider When Buying Toys for Toddlers

Do you know what to consider when buying toys for toddlers? If not, keep reading to find out what you need to know! Has your baby just graduated from the toddler stage? Congratulations! This is a magical time when your child will explore the world and start growing up, right before your eyes. It's also a very critical stage, where you have to guide your baby and help develop their skills. And what better way to do this than playtime? 7 Things to Consider When Buying Toys for Toddlers As your baby advances into a new stage, it's also time…
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Keeping Your Teenager Safe Online

Keeping Your Teenager Safe Online

What you need to know about Keeping Your Teenager Safe Online! Parenting teenagers is tough! There are so many emotions and new situations that both parents and children are learning to navigate! With modern technology, there is even more for parents to figure out. Keep reading to find out what you can do to keep your teen safe online. Keeping Your Teenager Safe Online Keeping children safe online is one of the biggest challenges a parent will face in the 21st century. Online safety can be hard enough with younger children, but teenagers bring additional challenges, like their growing need…
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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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What do you do when your child refuses to go to school?

What do you do when your child refuses to go to school?

Are you experiencing your child meltdown everyday right before going to school? Are you feeling frustrated and angry when they refuse to go to school? So what do you do when your child refuses to go to school? Most children will blame physical issues such as stomach pain or leg pain for avoiding school. However, you may find that pain vanishes once they stay at home. You may find yourself reacting to your anxieties and emotions rather than acting in an effective and a well- planned manner.  What do you do when your child refuses to go to school? Having…
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Tips to Create The Perfect Family Room & Help Kids Unplug

Tips to Create The Perfect Family Room & Help Kids Unplug

Create The Perfect Family Room Unplugging kids from their devices can be one of the hardest things a modern parent has to do. Spending quality time together has gotten harder as platforms like Youtube and Snapchat, become increasingly popular. Like most parents, you probably miss interacting with your child for more than five minutes before their attention inevitably goes to their phone, tablet, or tv. Tips to Create The Perfect Family Room & Help Kids Unplug A solution to that issue can be a designated family room; A room that is dedicated to family, togetherness, and interaction. Whether you're converting…
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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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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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Renting with Kids: What to Look for in an Apartment

Renting with Kids: What to Look for in an Apartment

Renting with Kids comes with both pros and cons. However, certain key things need to be considered prior to signing a lease. In today's post, we're going to check out what you need to look for in an apartment when you have children. Renting with Kids: What to Look for in an Apartment When you decide to start a family, you have to pay more attention to your living environment. If you own your home, you'll have the freedom to modify certain aspects to accommodate the little ones better. However, as a renter, look for an apartment that already comes…
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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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