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It’s MINE! How to encourage sharing

Most children are not big fans of sharing, but to make sharing part of life from toddler-hood on up has its advantages. “Maybe I just didn't realize the effort I put into it, but we've never really had problems with sharing, amazingly,” said ...

Get the Whole Family Moving

Taking family walks, bike rides, and going swimming are just a few of the fun activities that families can do together to keep everyone moving. Obesity among adults and children is one of the fastest growing problems in the United States. Obesity ...

Top 15 Favorite Classic Family Movies

Wondering what to watch on family movie night? Parental Guide has created a list of top family movies based on our criteria to ensure family fun. Parental Guide’s Picks for the top 15 family movies were selected based on the following: ...

TV Ratings – What do They Really Mean?

While your child's favorite TV shows may evolve over time, the TV rating guidelines stay the same. This easy-to-use system is designed to help you decide which programs are a go and which are a no. "It empowers the parent," said Heather ...

Get Your Child’s Life in Harmony with Music

‰ÛÏMusic has an incredible influence over people,‰Û said Frank Degler, a world-renowned musician and musical prodigy ‰ÛÒ at age 3 he was playing the piano. ‰ÛÏWe‰Ûªve known this for decades. There is a direct correlation between music education and ...

The Seven Chief Benefits of Musical Instruction Important points to consider when deciding if your child should take Music Classes

1. Increased intellect ‰ÛÒ research conducted over the years has proven that test scores, particularly in math and science, can increase among students who play instruments and learn about music 2. Decreases stress ‰ÛÒ music has a calming effect ...

Bath and Body Products: What’s On the Label?

We all care about our children and want to do what‰Ûªs best for them. I can remember, as a young mother I worried about everything, from the diapers that I chose, to the type of bedding upon which princess would lay her precious little head. Back in ...

Teachers Favorite Books for Middle School

Looking to find a great story for your middle schooler? The reading teachers at Arts IMPACT Middle School in Columbus, Ohio have put together a list of their students‰Ûª favorite books. Bad Boy: A Memoir, by Walter D. Myers Bud, Not Buddy, by ...

Zen of Broccoli join in the effort to eat more vegetables and fruits in our diet

Many of us can remember it. We were sitting at the table when a plate of pale, lifeless, overcooked, overboiled, plain squishy green peas were plunked in front of us. We were handed a spoon and threatened with, let‰Ûªs all say it together, ‰ÛÏYou ...

Vegetables with a Smile Getting kids to eat healthy is one of the greatest challenges for any parent.

We all know that establishing healthy eating habits begins early. The bond between a mother and child begins with that first feeding. The connection between food and human bonds continues to grow as the mother provides this very basic necessity. ...

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