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Plan a Great Halloween Party for Your Kids!

Halloween is a holiday for kids of all ages. Younger children enjoy dressing up in a cool costume, going trick-or-treating, and eating the candy they collect. Older kids and teens like to choose their costumes and explore the spooky side of Halloween. Adults can get into the spirit by decorating the house, dressing up, handing out candy, and throwing or going to parties. Parents can have fun watching their children enjoying themselves or even having a party for their kids.

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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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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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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. 

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How Busy Parents Can Practice Mindfulness Throughout the Day

Whether you’re a fan of musicals or not, almost everyone has heard the song “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof. For parents, it’s a song that tends to resonate deeply with the idea of your children growing up and slipping through your fingers in the blink of an eye. Sometimes, it seems like you turn around and they’re another year older or accomplishing something new – without your help.  

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What Do Single Moms Need to Know

As a single mom, you have a ton of responsibility on your shoulders. Your child relies on you for guidance and love, but also food, shelter, school supplies — the list can seem endless. You need to be on your A-game all the time, and it isn’t easy to juggle your multiple duties. However, knowing what to expect can spare you unexpected crises — or at least prepare you for them when they occur. Here are seven things single moms need to know to stay sane and thrive in their challenging roles. 

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How Word Games Can Help Your Child Improve Their Writing Skills

Have you ever wondered how word games can help your child become a better writer? What are word games, anyway? Do they really make a difference in writing skills? The answer is yes. Word games enhance the brain’s ability to recall words and improve vocabulary. In addition, word games teach children about word patterns and spelling rules that will then translate into enhanced writing skills. Read on for more information about this fascinating topic!