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9 Easy Guidelines to Keep Kids Safe Online

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Keeping our kids safe is one of the many responsibilities as a parent.  We lather on sunscreen, strap on a helmet, and tighten those seat belts.  We also teach them to be leery of  strangers and try to explain what “good touch, bad touch” is.  As parents, we try to keep our kids safe, and that should include internet safety.




We’d never let a toddler wander the planet unprotected and alone, so why do we  just hand them our smart …

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raising a gentleman Parenting: Raising A Gentleman

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We are heading into the store and I see acts of kindness all around. I see a gentleman holding a car door open for a lady, another gentleman holding the store door open to let the someone else enter first, and a gentleman picking up a package an elderly woman…

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720 permanent retainers invisalign: Wearing a Permanent Retainer

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My son has been wearing invisalign… for almost a year now. We have seen some big changes in his teeth. To be honest, they moved a lot faster than I had anticipated.  I am a member of the Invisalign Teen Mom Advisory Board. My son has received complimentary treatment from

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720 graduation 17 Graduation Ideas: Food, Gifts, and Party Themes

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It’s that time of year when families across the nation are celebrating the graduation of their kids! Whether they are graduating from high school or preschool, acknowledging students for their accomplishments is very important. Here are a few graduation ideas to help you can make your child’s graduation memorable.




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aerialartsA What To Do When You Have A Free-Spirited Kid

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Kids have the most powerful imaginations. They visualize travel from earth to the moon in a blink of an eye. A simply day on a soccer field is transformed into the World Cup arena. That first dive off a diving board can be the dive that brings home the gold.…

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Andrew 720 invisalign: invisalign to Permanent Retainers

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My son has been wearing invisalign… for the last 9 months, and today we were told by our orthodontist that his treatment is done and he is ready for permanent retainers. He wore 19 trays on the top and 14 trays on the bottom. We are beyond thrilled with how

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driver Parenting: When Should Your Teen Get Their Drivers Permit?

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I know from having 4 children that no matter how old your children get, they will always remain your babies. When your children reach the driving age and the law says they are old enough to get behind the wheel of a car, how do you know if your teen …

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sick childv2 How to Help Your Sick Child Feel Better

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When my only daughter was only 7 years old, we started noticing that she was getting sick more often than not. When she would get a fever or a cold, it would last longer than our other kids. When she got a scratch or a bruise, it would take a…

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Dohm Collage Baby Care: How To Create a Good Sleep Environment

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Now that my baby is two months old, I entered into the world of trying to create and stick to a feeding and sleeping schedule. During the first few months, the baby… was feeding every few hours around the clock so it was normal and healthy for him to sleep

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shutterstock_61020073 Teaching Students How to Use Social Media

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Social media… is everywhere. It’s very popular among adults, but practically essential for preteens and teenagers who enjoy sharing their opinions and keeping up with their friends. The unfortunate truth is that the combination of kids and social media gets a horrible reputation because of certain behaviors in the relatively

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