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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. Listen  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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Making School Lunches Easy

Are you in a rut when it comes to your child’s school lunch? Does it feel impossible to pack healthy and delicious lunches every day? Here are just a few ways you can make lunches healthy and easy with some simple ingredients. 1. Include delicious proteins Protein is crucial for...
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Involving Your Little Ones in the Housework

No matter their age, toddlers to teens can learn valuable lessons by helping around the house. Here are some tips to involve your little ones in the housework. 1. Make a Chores Chart A chores chart will help your child keep track of their progress, and stay on task. It...
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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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Helping Your Teenager Through Depression

Depression is fairly common among teenagers, as they figure themselves out, approach adulthood, and face a variety of pressures. Although it can be a real challenge, here are some ways you can help your teen through the struggle. 1. Recognize the signs Depression is different from the occasional mood swings...
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Decorating Easter Eggs With Your Child Of Any Age

Decorating Easter eggs is an age-old family tradition! As kids get older, however, sometimes it can get a little dull to dye them the exact same way year after year. Here are some fun ways to involve kids of all ages in decorating Easter eggs! 1. Use crayons and washi...
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Helping Your Child with Separation Anxiety

Most children go through some amount of separation anxiety, but how can you help your child through those fears? Here are some ways you can help your child with separation anxiety cope and work through it! 1. Know what to look for Your child’s separation anxiety will take slightly different...
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Helping Your Child with Spring Fever

The weather is getting warmer, sports are starting up, and kids are starting to get spring fever! When the weather is finally mild again after the winter, almost everyone is itching to get back outside and play, sometimes at the cost of important school work. Here are some ways to...
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Valentine’s Day Crafts to do with Your Child

Valentine’s day is right around the corner! Kids are having little Valentine’s parties in school and at church, but what are some ways that you can celebrate this holiday as a family? Here are some fun crafts you can do with your child! 1. Love Bugs Without any scissors, this...
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