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Raising Resilient Kids through Letter Writing

Letter writing, often considered outdated, is the best therapy. Raise resilient kids with these tips for writing intentional, expressive letters. Everyone knows that journaling is good therapy, but did you know that the same could be said for writing letters? Teaching kids to write letters from a young age not only helps their cognitive and […]

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7 Controversial Topics You Should NOT Discuss at Thanksgiving (and 7 You Should)

Arguing politics over the turkey? Steer your family away from these seven controversial topics at Thanksgiving dinner with these seven conversation starters. With large crowds of family and friends at Thanksgiving, it’s hard to control the conversations. Steer your family away from controversial topics with these fourteen things to discuss and NOT discuss at Thanksgiving

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17 Tips to Save Thanksgiving Dinner

From planning ahead to fixing overcooked turkeys to avoiding politics at the dinner table, we’ve got all the tips you need to save Thanksgiving dinner. Between cooking the turkey, preparing side dishes, organizing the guest list, decorating your house, and the millions of other tasks on your oversized plate, it’s no wonder that something can

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Top 37 Family History Questions to Ask Relatives

Want to learn your family’s history but don’t know where to start? These thirty-seven family history questions are the best way to start conversations with even the most distant relative. If you want to learn about history, you crack open a book. History books hold all the important information—names, significant events, dates, and their impact

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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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15 Ways to Build a Positive Parent-Teacher Relationship

Teachers are like having another parent in the family. Building a positive parent-teacher relationship is easy with these simple tips. Teachers are like having another parent who watches your child for eight hours a day or more. They not only teach kids about English and math but they also teach kids important social and cognitive

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