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Talking To Your Kids About The Paris Attacks

Over the weekend the world was rocked by the terrorist attacks on Paris. While the politicians try to figure out their next move, yours should be talking to your kids about what happened. The images are...
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7 Ways To Have Less Chaotic Mornings

Mornings can be extremely chaotic. With work, school, errands and any number of places to be, getting out of the house on time and with everything in tact can be challenging to say the...
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Visiting A New Mom

When visiting a new mom, consider these very important do’s and don’ts! Trust us, knowing these will make all the difference. DO's  1. Do bring food. With a brand new baby, there is a little time to...
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Developing Your Child’s Financial Intelligence

The next time your child throws a tantrum in the toy aisle, think of it as an opportunity to dust off that piggy bank and teach them a few things about money. According to...
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Dinnertime Meltdowns? Here’s What To Do

A rite of passage for every parent seems to be dinnertime meltdowns. Don't let dinnertime become a nightmare. Here are six tips to help! 1. Offer lots of choices. One of the best things to do is...
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The Bashful Child: Helping Your Child Overcome Shyness

Kids stepping into the classroom for the very first time may suffer from anticipatory anxiety surrounding a brand new environment. This is particularly true for children who are genetically predisposed to shyness. Although a...
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Encouraging Confidence In Your Child

Some kids are more confident by nature. How do you help those less sure children develop a sense of confidence in themselves? Read on for eight important tips to help build confidence in your child. 1....
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When Your Child Is Left Out – Here’s What To Do

Has your child come home crying or upset because he or she was excluded from a birthday party or sleepover invite? We’ve all been there (even as adults, too)! Here are some strategies to...
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Tips For Getting Back Into A Routine

Lazy mornings, afternoons at the pool, and late nights—summer is a wonderful time where kids can relax and take it easy. However, once school rolls around, it can be hard to shake those late...
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How To Find A Reliable Babysitter

Are you dying for a date night with your spouse or just a free afternoon to get your haircut? Check out these tips on how to find a babysitter that's reliable (and trustworthy)! 1. Get personal: Getting...
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Does Your Child Hate School? Here’s How To Help

Back to school time is here. Many kids are happy and excited to be back in their classrooms with new teachers, new friends, and new adventures. What about your child who struggles, or simply, hates...

Teaching Your Kids To Be Organized

Most kids love back-to-school shopping. Picking out neon folders can be a blast, but for some kids, staying organized throughout the school year can also be a challenge. If kids seem particularly forgetful or...

10 Questions You Should Never Ask a Working Mom

If you are a working mom, you may have heard some of these questions aimed your way (or some variation of them) and cringed. Here are the top ten questions never to ask a...
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What To Ask Yourself Before You Enroll Your Child In Preschool

When your child turns three or four years old, a big question on your mind may be whether or not your child is ready for preschool. Here are seven important questions to consider before your...

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Childproofing Hotel Hacks Every Parent Should Know

Face it, hotel rooms are more adult friendly than they are kid friendly. As much as it is nice to get away from home,...