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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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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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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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Teaching Your Child Time Management

As children grow up, it is important for them to learn how to manage the time they spend on work, homework, and play, and keep track of where their time goes! This important skill is easy to overlook and hard to really know how to teach, so here are three...
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