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Keeping Sports Fun For Kids

The fall recreational sports leagues are on, but many kids will quit the team before the end of the season. 70% of will have dropped out of organized sports by the age of 13. While there are many reasons for kids to drop out of organized sports, in many cases mom and dad can help keep the fires...
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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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Fun 4 Gator Kids Touch a Truck 2019

Join Fun 4 Gator Kids Community Giving, Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida and Gainesville Fire Rescue on September 14, 2019 for the 10th Annual Fun 4 Gator Kids’ Touch-A-Truck event! Smaller children are invited to quiet hour from 9am to 10am so they can enjoy the vehicles without the...
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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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Your Friend's Children Are Costing You A Lot Of Money

Kids are expensive! One report estimates new parents spend an average of $10,721 just in the first year strictly on their child. However being a friend to parents is costing you too. The same report found the friends and family of a child spend on average of $512 on the same child! While that may...
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Our Phones Are Cauing Us To Loose The Plot On TV Shows

Find yourself having to rewind TV shows because you've lost in the plot? You're not alone! Two-thirds of people worldwide struggle to keep up with the story line of a TV program or movie because they are "second screening," which is watching two screens at once. It's a problem program produces have...
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Kid-Proof Your Front-Loading Washing Machine

Last week a 3-year old Orlando boy died when he became trapped inside a front-load washing machine. Police believe the boy died from a lack of oxygen when the door closed and prevented him from escaping. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates there has been around 3,000 emergency-...
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Bubble Gum-Flavored Beer

The 1980s are alive and well in the 2010s thanks to companies continuing to connect with our nostalgia. Blue Point Brewing Company thinks they've got a winner with their new bubble gum-flavored IPA. Bubble Brain , smells like Bazooka Joe but tastes more like a less-sweet fruity brew, with a tart...
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Let Alexa Keep Tabs On The Family Chores

With family chores, kids often spend more time protesting and less time doing the actual job. But why should you be the bad guy? Put Alexa in charge! As with all of Alexa's skills, you need t first create a chore chart using Alexa Skill Blueprints , where you simply fill in the blanks of a template...
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