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The App That Helps Teach Kids About Credit

One of the most important life lessons we give our kids involves money. In a world of immediate gratification and instant credit, it can become a burden for young adults who do not fully understand how credit works. However the Mellow app is designed to help you teach kids 6 through 18 how credit...
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Keep The kids Entertained On A Road Trip

Tablets and smartphones have definitely revolutionized family road trips, but the inevitable utterance of “Are we there yet?” will be mentioned several times from the back seat. So as you hit the road for Thanksgiving, here are some creative ways to keep your kids occupied, organized, and...
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Why We Call Loved Ones By The Wrong Name

Many of us have been called the wrong name by a parent, have confused the names of our closest friends or even called out new love by the name of an ex! But while social etiquette dictates we correctly identity the individuals closest to us, errors occur more frequently than we would like, known as...
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Donate Unused Contact Lenses To Kids In Need

Things change as you get older, including your eyesight. For those of us who wear contacts, the annual visit to the ophthalmologist can mean a change in our vision prescription. While it is good to have 20/20 vision, it can result in a stash of contact lenses that you can no longer use. But thanks...
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Are Children Playgrounds Too Safe?

Not too long ago in the recent past, kid playgrounds were brutal. Asphalt-covered ground with hard metal monkey bars, slides frayed ropes were common. But today's playgrounds are vastly different. With safety being the prime directive, everything about playgrounds, from the materials used to the...
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The Right Hot Water Tank Temperature

There is no universal formula for hot water in your home. It is a setting you have to set yourself, so what is the ideal hot water heater temperature? Well there is no “perfect” hot water heater temperature for every single house but depending on who lives in your home and how much money you want...
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Nasal Flu Vaccine Now Recommended For Children

Although the weather hasn't changed much from summer, it is time for this year's flu vaccine. In a change of recent policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) both say the nasal spray, along with a flu shot, are equally recommended for...
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Mistakes To Avoid With A Child's Allowance

Around two-thirds of parents give their children an allowance averaging about $30 a week. Most parents believe that an allowance should, at least in part, be earned with the average chore work of 5.3 hours a week earning a tidy $6.11 an hour. More than half of parents give an allowance to teach...
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Wean Kids Off Of Sugary Drinks

In a major shift, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry now r ecommends all children under the age of 5 should mostly drink milk and water and not fruit juices and other sugary...
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Teach Your Kids To Blow Their Own Nose

If there's one job parents would gladly surrender to your children, it's extracting the snot from their little noses. Although many kids are developmentally ready to learn to blow their own nose at age 2, some don't succeed until 7 or 8. So try and teach your child how to blow their nose with a...
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