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How To Help Kids Cope With The Loss Of A Pet

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One of the most difficult parts of losing a family pet is breaking the news to the kids. Choose a private place to tell the kids about the loss where they feel safe to express emotions. Base the amount of details you share about the situation on their age and let their questions be your guide. Check out these tips for helping kids understand and cope with the loss of a furry family member. Read More »

Can Peanut Allergies Be Prevented?

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Peanut allergies have become a serious affliction for a rising number of children in recent years, requiring homes, school and even airlines to remove any peanut-related food items from their cupboards and menus, as accidental consumption of peanuts – or even just a sniff - can often be fatal. While EpiPens have infiltrated thousands of kids’ backpacks and family emergency kits, things may be taking a turn for the better. Read More »

How to Choose a Summer Camp – in 6 Steps

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Sending your child to camp for a week or a whole summer is not a decision to be taken lightly. The incredible variety of camps to choose from is nothing short of overwhelming – where is a parent to start? We have put together a simple, step-by-step guide to assist you in your search for the camp experience that suits your child best. Read More »

Curing Summer Camp Homesickness:

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This is it! The year your child will be going to camp for the very first time! As summer rapidly approaches, you may be worried about how your child (and let’s be honest, YOU) will handle that separation. But take heart, a little homesickness is completely normal and there are plenty of things you can do to help ease the transition… for the both of you. Read More »

How To Teach Kids Not To Interrupt

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It’s never too early to teach kids manners, especially when entertaining. Having additional people around adds an element of excitement youngsters don’t ordinarily have to cope with. When toddlers have something to say they can’t help but blurt it out. Their enthusiasm just takes over and they forget their manners. Teaching kids not to interrupt adult conversations can be quite simple. Try these three simple tips. Read More »

Homemade Baby Food Made Easy

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Making homemade baby food is something wonderful you can do for your kids. It allows you to know exactly what goes into every meal and more importantly, what doesn’t. Even if a jar says “preservative-free” or “all natural,” that still means the once healthy whole fruits and veggies have been super-heated and processed beyond recognition, removing tons of nutritional value and flavor. Read More »

5 Tricks to Save Up for the New Baby

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Having a baby entails its own special economics. It needs an entirely new kind of financial responsibility that requires planning way ahead before giving birth. Aside from crunching big numbers involving hospital bills, medical expenses, and even school tuition fees, however, there are small but smart ways you can save up for your new baby. Read More »

5 Ways to Inspire Kids To Love Reading

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Let’s face it, reading affects every area of our lives. If kids struggle with reading, it is highly likely they will struggle in other areas of their academic life too. Parents can influence kids to form better reading habits and help them become better readers. Check out these five tips to inspire your kids to love reading Read More »