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I Can Do It! Helpful tips on fostering self-help skills in children.

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Unplug and Re-Engage in Life

Everywhere around us, we see people constantly checking their smartphones. You might wonder "what could be so important that would have people tied so closely to those little devices?" Are they checking texts from friends? Facebook or Instagram updates?...

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5 Cures for Cabin Fever For Families

Families: 5 Cures for Cabin Fever

Posted by Karla Belzer - Parenting

"Mom, he's touching me." "No, mom, HE's looking at me." "MOOOooooM, tell him to stop touching MEEEEEE." "I'LL STOP touching you when you stop looking at ME!" Ah, winter. Where children and parents are bound together for nearly endless days of togetherness with little opportunity for outdoor activities to burn off energy and lift the spi...

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Cabin Fever? Clear the Clutter

What to do on these dreary midwinter days? As the winter lulls on and spring creeps closer, it is the perfect time to shake cabin fever by clearing the clutter that has accumulated in our homes. If you're anything like me, "inside" projects take precedent during the long winter months. While the cold, dark weather leaves little opportunity for outdoor activities, indoor activities and h...

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Family Night In - February

Posted by Cara Allen - Parenting

Rituals are an important part of life.  Think of the pleasant rituals from your childhood.  They generally make us feel loved, warm, and safe.  Set aside a night in February to start a monthly "family night in" ritual with your family.  What is a family night in?  It's doing something together at home that everyone in the family can enjoy.  It doesn't have to be an important event - si...

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