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Groove-y Video Contest!

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Summer Fun Tips For You & Your Kids

Here are some articles to help you make summer break great for the whole family — from fun activities to safety tips and even nutrition advice.

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Road Trip Food Ideas

An essential part of making a road trip successful is the food you take along. Here are a few great recipe suggestions to make sure your family is well fed on the road.

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Creating a batch of enchiladas can be quite time consuming. Not anymore! Discover one timesaving strategy that'll have your family fed in no time

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Should You Really Send Your Child To A Summer Camp?

When you think of summer camps, thoughts of roasting s’mores by a fire pit, singing campfire tunes, having fun in the sun and enjoying outdoor watersports come to mind. Most adults reminisce about their weeks attending summer camps as children. It’s the age old childhood American tradition, often exemplified in movies like The Parent Trap and Camp Rock. Our childhoods were much different than our kids’ – the internet, cell phones, cyberbullying and fear of lawsuits around every corner didn’t exist. Now that we’re raising our children amongst these unknowns,… View Full Article
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Redshirting: Should We Give Kids the “Gift of Time” in Youth Sports?

Image via; U.S. Army MWR   Can a decision made by a parent while their child is still in kindergarten affect the child’s athletic prowess and college opportunities more than a decade later? It may seem far-fetched, but an increasingly larger number of parents believe it to be true. Parents are proactively “redshirting” their children – most often boys – to allow them to catch up or move ahead of their peers. Redshirting Explained Redshirting is a parent-initiated process that holds a child back a year academically before they enter… View Full Article
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The Real Reasons Why Your Kids Don’t Do Their Chores

Image via: Andrew (Megan) Laing (Hack) Growing up, I had two types of chores: paid and unpaid. My unpaid tasks included picking up apples that fell from our two fruit-bearing trees. Paid chores included cleaning my dad’s office. This meant vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom and taking the trash out of the first floor of a single-family home he converted into office space. Research shows I’m far from alone in having these experiences. In fact, 82 percent of parents today had chores growing up. Both of my experiences — picking up rotten… View Full Article