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3 Things You Need For Family Beach Outings

Heading to the beach? We can hardly blame you. A little sun and surf sound delightful, especially when the temperatures heat up, and your family is longing for some fun in the sun. Kids want to be active, and the beach is ideal for running free and playing around in the sand and water. The activity also brings up thirst and hunger, so always be prepared as the saying goes. Our vacation experts have a few interesting items for you to pack along with the towels, cooler, umbrella, Frisbee, kite, and that all-important SPF sunscreen.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe on Vacation

Family trips are a great way to create lasting memories. The quality time that you spend on a vacation is unlike any other; you and your kids will be able to laugh and relax in a way that you just cannot always at home. Through all the fun, though, you must make sure that your children are safe. There are always safety concerns about kids, but it can become especially important when they are away from home and in an unfamiliar environment. If you are looking for ways to keep your children safe while still having fun, consider these five tips.

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5 Reasons Why Kids Might Need Braces

We, as parents, want the best for our children in all aspects of their lives, which requires us to juggle a lot of things at once. And with so much on our hands, it’s easy to overlook something that can develop into a bigger problem later on. One of those things is whether your child might need braces. It can be difficult to tell whether it is a necessary investment, but you can watch out for the telltale signs even before you take your child to an orthodontic evaluation. Here are some of the potential reasons that can mean your child should receive orthodontic treatment.

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5 Reasons to Get Your Kids Involved in Dance Competitions

The world of competitive dance can be complex, making it understandable that you may have a challenging time understanding this activity. However, the benefits of this passion are clear. This activity delivers a host of invaluable skills and gifts that will benefit your child in many ways. Here are five reasons that you should consider getting your child involved in dance competitions.

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Trampolines Benefits? Check out some Exercise Comparison

Kids have a blast jumping, bouncing, and playing games invented just for the trampoline while the ‘big kids’ (parents) sit on the sidelines pretending to be too adult for this stuff. But are we? Not only is it good to allow your inner child out every once in a while, but there is also a multitude of health benefits associated with exercising on this piece of equipment. Funny, kids don’t realize this is good for them. Would they actually indulge if they knew? Big yes! You can’t help it. It’s way too much fun even to try to avoid it.

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How to Create Your Own DIY Summer Camp (+ Printables) 

Summer camps have been a summertime staple for kids for decades. These camps teach kids survival skills and foster their independence all while helping them learn to appreciate the outdoors in a safe environment. For many reasons, however, some families are unable to make summer camp work. And this year, COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are postponing or canceling many of these fun summertime activities. 

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6 Ways to Help Your Kids Enjoy the Outdoors 

The average American child spends just four to seven minutes playing outside each day. This doesn’t exactly bode well for their health. From a higher risk of obesity to stunted emotional and cognitive development, a lack of outdoor play can have some serious side effects. If your little one is already in the habit of plopping down in front of the TV for hours, don’t lose hope. It’s possible to cultivate a love for the outdoors in your tech-savvy 2-year-old or tween. You’ll just have to get creative. Here are six suggestions to get you started!