Teach Your Kids

Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills

Swallowing a pill is an important skill that many of us take for granted until we have a child who needs to swallow a pill. Many things—from anxiety to stubbornness—can make it harder for some kids to swallow pills. But

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Creating Work Outside of the Box

By Pam Molnar With today’s economy being what it is, teens are having a hard time finding work. Jobs that have traditionally been filled by teenage workers in our society are now being filled by under-employed adults and recent college

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Creating a Reader-Friendly Home

A home filled with reading material is a good way to help kids become excited readers. What kind of books should you have? Ask your kids about their interests. If they’re too young to tell you, ask your local librarian

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Heart-Healthy Eating for Teens: General Guidelines for Training Your Children to Make Wise Food Choices

by Myrna Beth Haskell   It was the fall of 1978 when my fourteen-year-old friend and I decided to join America’s newfound fitness craze. We devised a plan during sixth-period lunch. We would bike clear across town without stopping. Here

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Worry Less in 3 Steps:

A What-to-Do and When-to-Do It Guide Everybody worries. Grown-ups do it and kids do it too. But what should you do about it? Whether your worries are big or small, you can take these three steps: Try to figure out

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Make Housework a Family Affair

Parents, trust me here: Society will not be pleased with you if you set your kid loose at age 18 with zero life skills (like how to do laundry without turning it all pink, or how you should take out

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Becoming a High Energy Mom

You hurry all day, tackling your too-long to-do list. By mid-afternoon, you want to collapse on the couch or get a quick fix of caffeine and carbs. Don’t. We have expert advice on how to get—and sustain—the physical and emotional

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How to Make a Bucket List: Summer Bucket List Essentials—24 Ideas to Start Yours

As parents, we look to summer as an opportunity to capture memorable family times. But whether our kids’ vacation days are spent lazing by a pool or learning new skills at a camp, the time speeds by. Soon we’re scrambling

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Apologizing: Teaching Kids to Say Sorry

At first blush, teaching kids to apologize seems simple. You instruct them to say sorry to whomever they wronged and you move on. But did your child only say sorry to appease you? Does she really understand what she did

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