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Family Garden: How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Child

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When I was a little girl, I would work with my grandmother in her garden on the south side of her house, learning how to pick cherry tomatoes and spy the worms that destroyed the tomato plants. She also had a flower garden, which included columbines and sunflowers. I would…

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Parenting: How to Teach Kids to Make Their Own Breakfast

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I'm a big believer in tasks and chores. I'm pretty much a die-hard Momma Drill Sergeant, handing out orders and jobs to anyone in my path. We've handed out a small list of "duties" and responsibilities to my 7-year-old, but I have a favorite: he takes care of his…

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Get Your Child to Love Reading

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Reading is a huge part of a child's development. In the early stages, it should be a shared experience between parent and child which can impart a love of books from an early age. Reading skills are an essential part of building a strong imagination, love of story-telling, and interest

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Emotion Coaching: A New Way to Guide Very Young Children

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Parenting is one of the hardest jobs we’ll ever have. More than anything we want to help our kids grow into healthy, happy adults. Yet when they don’t behave the way we want them to, it’s all too easy to resort to tactics we’re not proud of. Yelling. Threatening.…

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12 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Teens

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So, your teenager has a boyfriend/girlfriend. Valentine’s Day can sometimes add pressure to a teen relationship. Teen dating shouldn’t be demanding, though. Instead, it should be a fun time when they can get to know many different people. Suggest a group or double date to have fun with more friends.…

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