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Disciplining: Thinking Outside the Box

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By Daddy Nickell As a parent I know that for every bit of fun and enjoyment to be had with children around, there’s always the possibility of consequences and necessary discipline, too. It’s the parent’s responsibility to teach their children right from wrong, as well, as how to behave, how to treat others, etc. – I know, it’s a BIG ... Read More »

Summertime Fun With Your Kids

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As summer break quickly approaches, moms and dads, grandparents, and caregivers everywhere are getting nervous brainstorming ideas for fun and inexpensive ways to keep kids busy all summer long. Over my many years of parenting, I’ve learned a few things about kids and summer fun. First, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to have fun with your kids. Secondly, it usually involves something you can find in your own home. Kids really do enjoy the simplest of activities, especially when they get to do with you. Here are a few tried and true activities I’ve enjoyed with my kids through the years Read More »

The Importance of Reading With Your Kids

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As National Reading Day approaches on March 3rd, we are reminded about the value of reading in developing your child’s creativity and intelligence. At the same time, reading with your children daily is a major way to build a strong connection with them. All parents can benefit from learning about why reading is integral for a child. Here is why replacing his remote control with a book can truly change your child’s life. Read More »

Dining Out with Kids

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Eating out with kids is a task that’s often easier said than done. Trust me, with seven kids of my own, I’ve dined-out with children more than the average Joe, and from those experiences I’ve learned what works – and what doesn’t. Check out these tricks and tips for a successful restaurant outing with kids. Read More »