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Teaching Children to Recognize Emotions With Art

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The key to teaching children to recognize emotions is by getting hands on and involving them in the teaching and learning process (like in this post on learning to identify emotions with cupcakes). Using art is another great way to do just that! Why Is Teaching Children to Recognize…

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Encouraging Active Play: 10 Ways to Get Your Child Moving

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Active play is defined as any type of physical activity that children do which involves moderate to high bursts of energy, thereby raising their heart rate. Research shows that encouraging active play in children helps boost mental development and resistance to infections, among other benefits. Below are 10 ways of…

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Family Fun: How to Have Fun With Your Kids

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Play—Every now and then there are these moments when your child is home from school (be it vacation or sickness) and all his/her friends are away. In cases like this, you are the person that will have to keep your child entertained. Not many parents are used to indulging…

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Family Fun: Unique Ways to Make Special Memories With Your Kids

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Do you date your kids? Sounds like a funny question to some, but in this New Year, my husband and I are making a big effort to have fun and inexpensive dates with our kids! To create special and memorable moments with your kids, you do not have to…

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6 Ways to Stop Bullying and Spread Kindness

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Have you ever witnessed cyber-bullying? As a parent, have you had anti-bullying conversations with your children? Identifying ways to stop bullying on the spot isn't easy. That's why teaching children to choose kindness is critical. Through our partnership with Google, we have learned awesome parenting tips to prevent cyber bullying.

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Thanksgiving: 6 Ways to Express Gratitude

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." This quote from William Arthur Ward is one of my favorite quotes about gratitude. We should be expressing gratitude as we feel it for the benefits of those we thank and ourselves. Here…

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