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  1. Fun Summer Activities for Toddlers

    toddlers hugging and smilingSummer is swell for little kids, but sometimes not so much for parents. Clearly, putting your little one in front of the TV or tablet is not the best solution. The best-case scenario is an activity that combines physical activity with an opportunity to learn or develop motor skills.

    Whatever the activity is, it has to be FUN.

    Here are eight activities for toddlers that can be done right in your front yard or living room, to help you keep your sanity this summer:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  2. Family Vacations on a Budget

    mother and son in backyardIsn’t it funny how the entire concept of summer vacation tends to change when you’re the one who has to plan – and pay – for it?

    School’s out, your kids want to do something fun, and so do you. If you believe the hype, it seems like the best opportunities cost too much money or involve travel—another luxury. Don’t worry, it’s easy to find tons of fantastic adventures that are affordable, and right in your own backyard.

    Here are five suggestions that can help you spend quality time with your kids this summer without breaking the bank.

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  3. New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

    Girl wishing Happy New YearNew Year’s resolutions aren’t just for adults. Making resolutions with your child can be a fun exercise that provides great insight into your child’s goals and dreams.

    To start the conversation, consider discussing the things that your child has done well during the past year and build from there. What can your child do today that he or she was unable to do a year ago? Ask your child how he or she was able to achieve this success. Was it by putting in a little extra work or effort throughout the year?

    Then, ask your child what he or she would like to be able to do a year from now. Help your child to formulate an action plan to show how to work toward accomplishing the resolution.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  4. 7 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress

    Family sitting at table for holiday mealThe holiday season can be a most wonderful time of the year, but it also can be a time of stress-induced, anxiety-filled moments. If you experience stress, you know how important it is to take a moment to breathe and enjoy the time spent with loved ones. Sometimes this is easier said than done.

    We’ve rounded up seven tips for coping with holiday stress, to help you stay happy, healthy and energized:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  5. Quiz: How well do you know December holiday trivia?

    December holiday triviaYou started planning and decorating for the December holidays way ahead of time. Your family remarks that you’ve been listening to holiday songs every evening for two weeks straight. Your enthusiasm for the season is apparent to everyone who knows you – and even to people who don’t.

    However, how much do you know of the history and meaning behind the holidays? Test your knowledge by answering these trivia questions.

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