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How to Set Appropriate Screen Time Limits This Summer

How to Set Appropriate Screen Time Limits This Summer

While summertime is full of fun with vacations, sports, picnics, and park time, it also includes a lot of downtime for your kids. After all, parents often still have the same amount of work and housework to do over the summer. Then, there's the extra time spent...

Best Outdoor Activities for Families

Best Outdoor Activities for Families

Being outdoors offers families opportunities to have fun and establish closer bonds. Certain outdoor activities are particularly well-suited for families and allow each member to participate fully. These five outdoor activities are some family favorites! Camping...

How to Keep Kids Learning When School’s Out

How to Keep Kids Learning When School’s Out

When the school halls empty out for the summer, kids still have plenty of great learning opportunities. These exist at home and beyond. The following tips will help inspire active summer learning that will also work to bring families closer together. Create a Calendar...

Age Appropriate Chores for Children

Age Appropriate Chores for Children

Many parents make the mistake of waiting until a child is in their teens to implement chores, at which point teens may see chores as a horrible punishment that they should resist. Starting at an earlier age helps to build a work ethic and create independent children,...

How to Encourage Your Children to Volunteer

How to Encourage Your Children to Volunteer

Volunteering has been shown to have a significant impact on both mental and physical health. The act contributes to overall wellbeing and even longevity. What is true for adults is also true for children, perhaps even more so. Volunteering can help instill a sense of...

Benefits of Sports for Children

Benefits of Sports for Children

Participating in sports has many benefits for children. These benefits extend beyond health. Playing sports also helps improve self-esteem, encourage teamwork, and teach discipline and resilience. These skills often carry over to other areas of life, such as a child’s...

How to Encourage Reading in Young Children

How to Encourage Reading in Young Children

Reading is an important part of your child’s academic and personal growth. If your child isn’t naturally inclined towards reading, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways you can encourage them to enjoy literature. Read Aloud to Your Child Reading out loud to your child...