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  • Calm Those Quarreling Kids, Build Stronger Bonds

    Calm Those Quarreling Kids, Build Stronger Bonds

    "She hit me!" "He's bothering me!" Scream. Bicker. Scream.

    by Jessa McClure
    Posted October 24, 2014

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  • Four Ways to Motivate Your Children to Pitch In and Clean Up

    Four Ways to Motivate Your Children to Pitch In and Clean Up

    With busy schedules, homework, and a host of other responsibilities and obligations, it might seem impossible to trust your child to do a quick and efficient job when it comes to chores. But research shows that children who contribute to the household are actually happier, according to…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted October 22, 2014

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  • Four Ways to Motivate Your Young Athlete to Do Their Best

    Four Ways to Motivate Your Young Athlete to Do Their Best

    The opposing team is kicking the ball straight toward my four-year-old daughter who has been talking about this moment for weeks. But as the ball gets within a foot of my pint-sized soccer player, she just stands there, watching the other team kick it past her.I shake my head and watch as she jogs…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted October 02, 2014

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  • End the Kiddie Clutter with These Toy Storage Solutions

    End the Kiddie Clutter with These Toy Storage Solutions

    Your little one is finally asleep after reading Goodnight Moon for the fifth time, and singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" in all of the three bears' voices. You attempt to back out of their darkened bedroom without waking your adorable sleeping monster, and then it happens. You lose your…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 26, 2014

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  • 5 Ways to Limit Over-Gifting at Your Child’s Next Birthday Party

    5 Ways to Limit Over-Gifting at Your Child’s Next Birthday Party

    After the candles have been blown out, the streamers taken down and the elaborate, Pinterest-worthy cake table disassembled, there's just one thing left to do—find room for all of the toys your children have amassed from their birthday blowout.We live in a world of surplus, and kids' parties are no…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 23, 2014

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  • Tips on How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicide

    Tips on How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicide

    While we try to shield our children from the pain and suffering that happens outside of their world, instant communication and the presence of the media in the home has made keeping disturbing news more difficult. But, when children do see something sad or confusing, it helps open the door to talk…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 19, 2014

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  • Back to Home School

    Back to Home School

    Information on getting organized for back to school is everywhere from television commercials to sale ads in the newspapers – and even billboards. But there is an entire population of students and educators who are not included in all of this hoopla: home-schoolers. Educating children at home is a…

    Jennifer Snyder
    Posted September 17, 2014

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  • Three Ways to Win the Backtalking Battle

    Three Ways to Win the Backtalking Battle

    Backtalk. Backchat. Mouthiness. Whatever you call it, it's one of the negative aspects of parenting a budding adolescent. They are beginning to assert their independence, much like they did when they were two or three and refused to eat anything, or threw themselves on the floor of the grocery…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 12, 2014

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  • 5 Ways to Raise Compassionate Kids

    5 Ways to Raise Compassionate Kids

    By Jessa McClureIn a world that values self over others, it can be difficult to find ways to bring your kids back down to earth, and teach them to show compassion to their families and fellow man.While it might seem like a daunting task you can show your overly-connected offspring that there is a…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 10, 2014

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  • Nurturing Your Little Michelangelo Could Benefit Them for Years to Come

    Nurturing Your Little Michelangelo Could Benefit Them for Years to Come

    By Jessa McClure"Can we paint today, Mommy?" While the idea of colored water spilling into the grooves of our dining table and brush strokes ending up everywhere but paper makes me want to run screaming from the room, I know that letting my daughter express herself through art is a good thing.In…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 05, 2014

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