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Do’s and Don’ts that Will Help Your Introverted Child to Socialize

When your child is introverted, it can be tempting to try to make friends for him, speak for him, and become more hands-on when it comes to his social life than is necessary. Especially for extroverted parents, seeing your child struggle to socialize can be a challenge. These do’s and don’ts can help you and your child make some small strides. Do’s: Do give

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10 Signs That Your Preschooler is Ready for Grade School

While it seems just like yesterday that your child was moving from the infant room to the toddler class, now she’s a preschooler! And as she moves through her preschool years, she’ll be picking up all sorts of new skills that will prepare her for the next step in her academic career: grade school. Is she ready for the big transition? Here are ten

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Raising Kind Kids: 7 Strategies

While your child may be focused on presents and candy this time of year, helping her to understand the importance of compassion and generosity, not just during the holidays, but year-round, is crucial to the development of her character. Our seven tips may help you to get started. Send compassionate thoughts. Do you know someone who is struggling with difficulty? If you are sending

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Three New Year’s Resolutions for Your Family

What do your New Year’s resolutions normally look like? Maybe you’ve toyed with the idea of cutting out sugar, or visiting the gym more frequently. Perhaps you’ve vowed to get yourself on a strict spending schedule or spend less time on your phone. These are all great ideas, but most people have trouble sticking to New Year’s resolutions focused on self-improvement. This year, try

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How to Help Children Cope with Their Anxiety

Even children without a formal anxiety diagnosis can still experience anxiety from time to time. Helping your child to cope with his feelings of nervousness or to work on his fears can be a challenge. Whether he is nervous about swim lessons or has a hard time in social situations or large groups, you can help him to navigate his feelings by talking with

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Five Healthy Recipes to Prepare With Your Young Child!

Your young child is growing more and more aware of what Mommy and Daddy do around the house, and may be interested in helping with such tasks as cooking, sweeping, and making beds. You can involve your child in cooking meals for the family with these five kid-friendly recipes which are fun to prepare and nutritious! Oatmeal-Chocolate Snack Cakes. These cakes seem like decadent

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Enlist Your Kids in Giving Back to the Community for the Holidays

Many families engage in charitable activities throughout the year and during the holiday season as well. But moms and dads often give back on their own time, and as a result, kids don’t learn about charity, generosity, and gratitude for the community until they are older. Involving your kids in your acts of kindness this year can help them to more fully understand the

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Making the Leap from Crib to Bed: 7 Tips for a Smooth Transition

When your toddler finally throws one leg over the side of her crib and hurls herself over the edge, running to greet you in the middle of the night, you’ll know that another milestone is upon you. Transitioning from an enclosed crib to a toddler rail, toddler bed, or twin, means a big upheaval for you and for your child. But with some careful

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Simple Ways to Teach Young Children About Consent

From politicians to celebrities, the topic of consent has been making big headlines lately. When young people come forward with their stories of being violated by people in positions of power, many parents may begin to worry about how to prepare their children to protect themselves as they get older. Learning about consent as a young child can help children to identify behavior that

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Create Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts with Your Young Child

If you host Thanksgiving at your home, you may think of new ways to enhance your guests’ experience each year. From new recipes to interesting décor, every host likes to innovate every once in a while. This year, get your young child in on the action by asking him to create Thanksgiving arts and crafts with you. Preschoolers and even toddlers can help you

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