Teaching Your Child the ABCs of Getting Good ZZZs

Teaching Your Child the ABCs of Getting Good ZZZs

If silence is golden, sleep is paradise. Most new parents will tell you about the importance of sleep, especially if they’re not getting enough. Teaching your child to sleep, however, can be more difficult than it sounds. Getting to sleep and staying asleep can sometimes be difficult for little ones – the ABC’s of getting good ZZZs doesn’t come naturally to all of us. Below are some tips to help you and your child get a good night’s rest.

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How to Raise Active Kids

How to Raise Active Kids

Parents have a tendency to keep children inside as much as possible these days because they prefer to know exactly where their children are, rather than let them out to roam freely throughout the neighborhood. However, concerns over their safety should include a desire to ensure that they are fit and healthy, which can only be achieved if they are active. Parents can raise active kids by following a few simple tips.

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Why Does It Have to Be So Hard Being a 12 year old

Parenting a 12 Year Old is Challenging

Twelve. We now have a twelve-year-old. This is our second experience with having a twelve-year-old and, oh boy, is it a hard year! Looking back, it was a hard year for me. For kids, it seems as though they are always entering a “new phase” from the time they are born until they graduate. Then the phases seem to have wider gaps between them. Each phase comes with new challenges for both the parent and the child. So, why IS twelve such a difficult year for kids? I am going to give you my reasons and what I learned from my now 16-year-old through his twelfth year. 

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Bill of Rights Explained Simply to Children

Bill of Rights Explained to Children In Their Language

America is a special place. While it certainly has areas it can improve in, the blessings it has secured for its citizens is unlike any other nation in the world. These freedoms have been by the sacrifice of many brave men and women throughout our nation’s history.

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It’s a Good Life, If We Make It Good!

It’s a Good Life, Really!

Life is what we make it. For years, I was wishing time away. I love my children but I was also eager for them to grow up and be more independent. Now, they are all pretty independent (still working on some stuff with our 5… almost 6 year old but it’s happening much sooner than I expected). Instead of our lives becoming less hectic… we are seemingly in a constant tailspin. “Our lives are like a runaway!”

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