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You Can Help The Post Office With Operation Santa

Giving a gift is just as exciting as receiving one. Once again, you can help out Santa by "adopting" a letter to St. Nick and sending the child a toy, a new coat, or whatever else is on their Christmas list. Operation Santa is a program of the U.S. Postal Service that continues to evolve. When kids...
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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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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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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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