Category Archives: Family Concerns

When You Don’t Know How to Communicate with Your Teenager

Is parenting your teenager intimidating? Heartbreak, rebellion, hormones, and other issues can make the parent-child relationship difficult. However, communicating with your teenager during these times is crucial. Here are some ways you can make that process smoother. 1. ListenĀ  Effective listening means more than just understanding their words. Good communication...
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Making a Road Trip with Children Easy and Fun

Planning your next vacation, but daunted by the thought of toting your tots around? Here are some ways you can make the trip less frightening and more fun-filled. 1. Start a conversation Few things help the time pass more quickly than a good family chat. For the older kids especially,...
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Simplifying Shopping with Your Child

Do you dread taking your kids to the store? Do you fear the whining and tantrums that inevitably happen on shopping trips? Fear no more. Following these easy tips can help make your next shopping trip a breeze! 1. Prepare, prepare, prepare Before heading out to the grocery store, set...
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Taking Time To Relax With Your Child

As everyone gets back into the swing of work and school after the holiday season, it is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of getting everything done. Here are some ways you can take time to relax with your child! 1. Color with your child No matter...
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Frugal Ways to Celebrate Christmas with Your Child

Christmas is just around the corner! When looking for ways to celebrate, it is easy to feel like everything is extra expensive this time of year. From Christmas gifts for the family to special sprinkles for cookies, it can get overwhelming to think of the extra cost of celebrating, but...
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Fall Fun for the Whole Family

Fall is coming with all its joys, and that includes fun activities for all ages! Here are a few ideas for what you can do with your children of any age, together as a family or one-on-one, to really enjoy the season. Pumpkin Patches & Apple Orchards Chances are you...
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