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21 Classic Fall Activities for Families

Cozy movie nights or apple picking, these classic fall activities will give your family a fun taste of the season. Fall is a season synonymous with family togetherness: Cozy nights indoors with hot chocolate and a movie. Good food, celebrations, and seasonal traditions. Even though your family has returned to its regular routine—school, work, sports, […]

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Sharing Family History with Kids

Whatever history kids learn in school, family history is way cooler. The key is sharing family history with kids using these helpful tips. “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Isn’t that getting tired? Instead, how about, “In 1924 grandma repainted the door—in that hot pink color”?  Whatever history facts kids learn in school, family

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Spice Up Your Fall Traditions

The first day of autumn is right around the corner. It’s time to start spicing up your fall traditions with these cultural celebrations and tips. Fall is a pretty special season. It has Halloween, Thanksgiving, Rosh Hashanah, Mawlid, Diwali, Día de Muertos, Veteran’s Day, and so many other celebrations from around the world. Are your

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25 Questions to Ask Your Child Instead of “How Was Your Day?”

Don’t know what to ask your child other than “How was your day?” Liven up your after school conversations with these twenty-five questions. Do your after-school conversations sound something like this? “How was your day?” “Fine.” Simple, no substance, and boring. How are you supposed to have conversations with your kids when they won’t put

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Tips for Creating a Productive Study Space at Home

Creating a productive study space at home will be your best strategy for overcoming the perils of academics. Here’s everything you need to get your family learning together! A great study space can defeat even the most boring or stressful assignments. Setting the stage for successful learning begins with crafting the perfect study space right

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Setting Healthy Screen-Time Limits for the School Year

Some kids just want to game, but sometimes they need to use their screens for school. So how do you set healthy screen-time limits during the school year? Gaming, watching funny YouTube videos, and working on creative school projects—whether or not you like it, technology is a permanent part of kids’ lives. Finding the right

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Recognizing and Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

What Is “Back-to-School Anxiety”? Kids and teens might simply have anxious personalities; they may experience intermittent anxiety, or they may even have an anxiety disorder. But back-to-school anxiety can be its very own issue: anxiety specifically about returning to school. This type of anxiety can occur in kids with no history of anxiety concerns. What

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Coping with First-Day Jitters: Helping Your Child Adjust to the First Day of School

The first day of school is the number one culprit of giving kids butterflies. Help your kids fight the first-day jitters with these simple strategies. Whether your kid is a baby bird just leaving the nest or a seasoned student starting a new year for the third time, some kids just get nervous on the

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