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15 Social-Emotional Activities for Preschoolers

Little kids feel big feelings. Parents and teachers of preschoolers know all too well that children at these young ages feel their emotions deeply. It’s normal and healthy.  Unfortunately, sometimes the feelings outpace a child’s ability to communicate, self-regulate, and interact with others.  This is why social-emotional development is so essential for preschool-aged children.  Children …

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How To Make Playdough

Homemade playdough is a fantastic alternative to the store-bought stuff. Once you know how to make playdough you’ll never go back to buying. But, finding the right recipe can be a bit of a challenge. So, I’ve collected together a selection of different recipes. They have various ingredients, so no matter how last-minute your decision …

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Why are Parents Gluing Pennies to the Bottoms of their Kids’ Shoes?

There’s always a new phase and trend when it comes to parenting, but the current trend of parents gluing pennies to the bottoms of their kids’ shoes seems a little nonsensical.  In reality, it’s pretty brilliant. In an attempt to keep her kids entertained during all the extra time at home, one mom found some …

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15 Family Tradition Ideas For Your Family

Traditions are important. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t survive from generation to generation.  A family’s traditions help children develop a deeper understanding of who they are and what is important to their family. Traditions make connections and create a sense of security in their repetition.  When you think of family traditions, typically people focus on …

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Babies Chewing on Cribs: Is It Dangerous and What Can You Do?

Have you noticed that when your child is teething, they will chew on literally everything? It can be cute, infuriating, and scary all at the same time. It’s adorable when they reach that chubby little hand for the teething toy and start gnawing away. However, it’s really aggravating when they soak your blouse before you …

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Child Abduction Facts Every Parent Should Know

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: your child being kidnapped. While child abduction might seem more like the storyline of a dramatic movie than real life, it is, sadly, something that occurs throughout the United States. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports that in recent times, over 400,000 children have been reported missing …

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18 Fun Spring STEM Activities For Kids

It is essential to give your children opportunities to enrich their understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Even young kids will benefit from the creative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that are hallmarks of STEM activities.  Celebrate the new season by incorporating some spring STEM activities into your family time.  #1 Flower Dissection While …

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20 Chores for 5-Year Olds

Chores provide so much benefit to the family household; not only are you getting some much-needed help around the house, but your children are also learning the importance of pitching in and helping out. Everyone wants to feel needed in life, and that they are making a contribution, even children.  By having your child do …

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How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

As parents, we tend to worry about many different aspects of our children’s well-being. We worry about whether they’re eating healthy foods, getting enough exercise and fresh air, hanging out with the right friends, handling life’s emotional roller coasters in a positive way, and whether they’re getting enough sleep. Sleep is a big concern for …

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