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Use Song Lyrics To Get Kids Excited About Reading

Some kids love to read and then there are those who do not. Since reading is such an important life skill and they’re fighting you on reading more than the school’s required 15 minutes per day, you might want to try this creative hack, especially if they love music. If their books are collecting...
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Health Experts Revise Screen Times For Children

It's a fact of life that we're viewing electronic screens more than ever and there's a good chance we'll see more as time goes on. It's a growing concern for health professionals in particular how much time our kids are staring into video screens. A comprehensive study of 4,500 children conducted...
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Expect The Unexpected And Budget For The Next School Year Now

We are coming close to the end of another school year and as you now know, there are a slew of unexpected costs involved each academic year! But expecting the unexpected can keep your budget ion track. A cornerstone of budgeting for the unexpected is a concept often referred to as “sinking funds.”...
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Is DEET Safe?

With the return of the hot weather, our nemesis the mosquito will once again be out in full force. For many years researchers and experts have said the truly effective way to prevent bites from mosquitos and many other pests is from using an insect repellent that contains DEET. Although experts...
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Adults May Need A Measles Vaccine Booster

In 2000 measles was basically eliminated in the United States but in 2019, there are nearly 700 cases in 22 states today and the number appears to be growing. For most, the measles vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent you from catching this highly contagious disease, which can cause fever...
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How To Get Your Kids To Remember Better

Two words parents say multiple times a day are "don't forget," to which many kids simply forget the item or tasks that we told not to forget. A time management expert says stating "don't forget" is simply a waste of time because it doesn’t put your child's mind to work. If you really think about it...
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Keep Your Kids Reading For Pleasure With These Tips

A new report confirms what many parents already know. The percentage of kids defined as frequent readers, considered those who read books for fun five to seven days a week, drops from 57% among 8-year-olds to 35% among 9-year-olds. It's called the “decline by nine” phenomenon. While 9-year olds...
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Flat Screen TVs Pose A Tipping Hazard For Young Children

When shopping for a new television, you really don't think of it as a dangerous weapon that could injure your family. But between 2000 and 2017, more than 340 people in the U.S. were killed by a television tipping over, often along with a piece of furniture. Of those killed 72% were children often...
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Over A Third Of Children Use Too Much Toothpaste Which Can Damage Their Teeth

While parents battle daily for their kids to brush their teeth, that's actually brush them with toothpaste, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 40% of kids are using too much toothpaste. The report of kids aged three to six found that close to half used a toothbrush with was full or...
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Tricks To Get The Kids Moving in The Morning

Parents know the most difficult challenge of the day is right at the beginning! Getting the kids up, fed, dressed and out the door on time is no easy feat. Packing up lunches, stuffing homework into backpacks and having shoes ready and waiting by the door are a few of the basics that most parents...
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