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  • Children's belief in mythical figures like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Tooth Fairy make special occasions magical. But is it truly about them, or is it more about us?

    Why It's Okay My Son Doesn't Believe in Santa

    Why It's Okay My Son Doesn't Believe in Santa

    by April Sutphen0

  • Summer means longer days, warmer weather, and lots of time with the kids. From making ice cream to going on nighttime nature walks, it's the season to live life to its fullest.

    Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Summer

    Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Summer

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • I believe that from an early age children can benefit a great deal from having a pet. If you want to know exactly what children can learn from looking after a pet you need to read this article.

    What Can Children Learn From Looking After a Pet?

    What Can Children Learn From Looking After a Pet?

    by Cindy Lawson20

  • Creative play is essential for a child's mental and physical growth. In this article, I discuss why "playing princess," a type of creative play, isn't such a bad idea for my daughter after all.

    Why I Allowed My Little Daughter to "Play Princess"

    Why I Allowed My Little Daughter to "Play Princess"

    by Marissa37

  • Parents need to teach their children how to apologize properly. Saying your sorry is more than just uttering the words, and disciplining children requires close attention and guidance by parents.

    How to Help Children Learn to Say Sorry and Mean It

    How to Help Children Learn to Say Sorry and Mean It

    by JP Carlos2

  • When a child looks at a big mess, they have a difficult time breaking it down into smaller, more achievable goals. All they see is this one, huge, insurmountable task that leaves them feeling that it's just too much. Breaking it down is a learned...

    Help Your Child Succeed With A Clean Room Checklist

    Help Your Child Succeed With A Clean Room Checklist

    by Mom Kat10

  • 101 great words and phrases you can use to avoid cussing! Actually, these are arguably better, more interesting, more creative, and far more insulting than any of those cliche old four letter words.

    101 Great Cuss/Swear Word Alternatives

    101 Great Cuss/Swear Word Alternatives

    by TMApsey89

  • Kids need words of encouragement and to know they are loved. Sometimes, it's hard to find the words to say, but the gift of a love letter will stay with them their whole life.

    Examples of Love Letters for Kids

    Examples of Love Letters for Kids

    by Brandi69

  • Emotionally disturbed gifted children are often denied adequate services. This site details why twice exceptional gifted children are not identified. It also details best-practice instruction for students who have been identified as ED.

    Emotionally Disturbed Gifted Children

    Emotionally Disturbed Gifted Children

    by arizonataylor0

  • Kids are noisy! Do you have loud children that you would like to be quiet and calm down? Read this hub for suggestions to help your child be quieter and to bring some peace to your home.

    Loud Children: How to Get Noisy Kids to be Quiet

    Loud Children: How to Get Noisy Kids to be Quiet

    by lisabeaman22

  • Have you ever heard a woman blame an error on "Mom Brain"? Have you ever wondered what is really going on inside that brain? Continue reading to find out what it is and how it comes to be.

    What Exactly Is Mom Brain?

    What Exactly Is Mom Brain?

    by Kayla Hebert4

  • Fevers are a body's natural method for fighting of viral or bacterial infections. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to lower a fever - a combination of fever reducing medications and natural fever reducers may be used to comfort a sick child.

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    by Leah Lefler17

  • Considerable debate surrounds whether or not parents should give kids chores. Learn how assigning chores is foundational for a strong work ethic, good character, and success!

    9 Reasons Why Kids Need Chores

    9 Reasons Why Kids Need Chores

    by Vivian Coblentz0

  • If you are a parent travelling solo with a baby or small children, learn from my mistakes and make your trip go smoothly. I’ve run of nappies/diapers while stranded overnight so you don’t have to, I’ve left the toddler’s favourite blanket in a suitcase that went astray so you don’t have to…

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    by Yvonne Spence45

  • Learning how to discipline is one of the most important parts of raising your child. Many default to spanking, but there are many other ways to discipline that does not involve physical force.

    How to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

    How to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

    by Angela Michelle Schultz41

  • Find out about 10 fun and unplugged activities you can do with your children. These are inexpensive and educational adventures that will bring your family closer together.

    Ten Fun Activities to Enjoy With Your Kids

    Ten Fun Activities to Enjoy With Your Kids

    by Sarah Johnson55

  • Mothers used to scold us for sitting too close to the television, claiming that it would ruin our eyesight. They may be correct, but television might just have a bigger impact on children than that.

    How Television Affects Children

    How Television Affects Children

    by Chris Long0

  • For centuries, it's been believed that there is no right or wrong way to be a parent, as long as love is behind everything you do. However, a little tough love actually can hurt indefinitely.

    Side Effects of Parental Aggression

    Side Effects of Parental Aggression

    by Raven Young1

  • Time for the tooth fairy to visit? Add some magic with a letter from the tooth fairy. This article includes many fun ideas for what to write.

    Tooth Fairy Letters for Your Child

    Tooth Fairy Letters for Your Child

    by toothfairymom129

  • Over 90 charades ideas specifically selected for kids including movies, television shows, books, and animals, as well as some pre-game questions to make sure the game ends in smiles, not tears.

    Ideas and Word Lists for Kids Charades

    Ideas and Word Lists for Kids Charades

    by Kristy Callan29

  • Fun and simple Thanksgiving crafts, games, and activities designed for young children—but fun for the whole family.

    Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

    Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

    by Samantha Harris5

  • While the term "risky play" might sound daunting, taking a step back and biting your tongue when you want to shout "be careful!" is important for your child's gross motor development and confidence.

    The Importance of Risky Play in Early Childhood

    The Importance of Risky Play in Early Childhood

    by Sofia Ringo0

  • Every child has unique character traits that make him or her a special person. Parents can work with children to help them establish a good sense of themselves through every day circumstances.

    What Makes a Child Special?

    What Makes a Child Special?

    by Dianna Mendez92

  • Why is it that some children enjoy reading more than others? Well, here's your chance to help your child enjoy reading, but it requires your attention and immediate action.

    How to Help Your Child Enjoy Reading

    How to Help Your Child Enjoy Reading

    by JP Carlos4

  • I had waited a year for my first opportunity to go to the daddy/daughter dance. That night my little girl stole my heart, and I learned a valuable lesson about being a father of a girl.

    Dancing with Cinderella

    Dancing with Cinderella

    by Jason White3

  • It is difficult for parents to learn their child is a bully, but this does not mean there is nothing you can do to help your child. Changing bullies can change lives—his/hers and others.

    What to Do When Your Child Is a Bully

    What to Do When Your Child Is a Bully

    by JP Carlos6

  • The struggle can be so hard when you know your child is going to get picked on for something you gave them, but did I want to surgically alter my child so he might fit in a little better?

    Why I Won't Pin My Son's Ears Back

    Why I Won't Pin My Son's Ears Back

    by TheirBadMommy0

  • If each member of the family has household chores they are responsible for it brings everyone together as a team. Children need to feel like they are a part of something and the family is the most important team there is. Everyone wants to feel needed and necessary in their family.

    Kids and Household Chores

    Kids and Household Chores

    by Roxanne Lewis69