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Struggling with Parenting? 3 Tactics to Try

Loving your children is easy. However, no matter how much you love them, there are days when being a parent wants to make you tear your hair out and cry. Children are a lot of work; they push your buttons as they learn to understand their boundaries. Keeping your head when kids are acting up is key. If you feel you need help with employing the tactics laid out in this article, there is no shame in seeking out parent coaching. Raising a child is no small task, so asking for help when you need it shows you care.

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4 Considerations for Allergy-Conscious Home Shopping

If you live with allergies or asthma, you know that environmental factors in your home can make or break your overall health and well-being. That means it is critical to carefully investigate potential allergy factors before buying or renting a home. If you have strong allergies, you will likely recognize potential allergy irritants the moment you walk into the open house. It’s hard to hide even invisible mold from someone who has strong allergies, and you should trust your reactions. However, the real estate process has plenty of distractions, so you should make a checklist of allergy factors to investigate as you are shopping for your next home.

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5 Tips on How to Prepare Your Teen Kids to Travel Without You

Raising a teen is no picnic, even if you have the most well-behaved, sensible kids in the neighborhood (or even the galaxy). With the potential war you’re waging against acne and silent treatment, not to mention the style crises teens go through (many of us have had the “I’m too metal for this world” phase), thinking about their ever-growing independence can be difficult. 

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5 Gift Ideas for Your Kids When They Graduate

Your child may experience many different graduations in their life, and any graduation is an exciting time in your child’s life. The most common graduation is high school graduation. High school graduation is accompanied by graduation parties, and graduation parties mean gifts. It can be tough to pick the right gift for your child, but here are some of the best gifts to give to your child for their graduation.

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How to Get Your Kids to Do Chores Without the Drama

Getting your kids to do household chores is always a challenge. A typical scenario would involve a parent and a kid arguing about neglected chores. Some children would even resort to pouting and mumbling, while others will choose to ignore you. A lot of drama has to happen before your child finally heads off to the kitchen to wash the dishes or to the bedroom to clean up and organize. Even throwing the trash can be a burden for some kids.