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Three Questions to Ask Your Child Every Night

After a long day of work, errands and carpool, it’s easy to forget to engage your child in real conversation. You know, questions that are deeper than your typical “how was school today?,” or “did you like your dinner?”

However, it’s very important that you don’t forget to have real talks with your kids because if you do, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to teach your kids how to healthily communicate with others and express their feelings.

Every night before bed, we suggest you ask your kids these three questions:

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Actions to Take When Your Kids Aren’t Listening

Oh, kids… so full of wonder and innocence. Some would say that they’re our greatest gift to ourselves… until they become possessed by an angry monster that can only do the opposite of what you ask them to. Instead of becoming frustrated and punishing them, have you ever asked yourself why they might be acting out?

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What Chores Your Child Should Be Doing at Each Age

Chores are common in almost every household, and they give children a sense of purpose and responsibility. Even though kids complain about completing the tasks assigned to them, when they successfully finish the chore, they will feel accomplished and proud.

Even if your child’s chore isn’t as efficient as it would be if you did it, it’s still important to remember that your children should develop a work ethic at a young age. This will help them to engrain self-discipline in their personalities to use for the rest of their lives.

Here are some chores that we believe are the most appropriate for each age range.

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How to Entertain Your Kids During a Hurricane When the Power Goes Out

If you’re near the east coast of the United States, then Hurricane Irma could be headed your way! Once you’ve prepped your house and gathered all supplies necessary, you’re probably going to be stuck inside for a day or three while you’re waiting for the storm to pass.

How are you supposed to keep your kids entertained when the power goes out? Sure, the batteries on their iPads and phones will have another hour or two left, but what happens next? Here are some ways to distract your kids from boredom during a hurricane.

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Six Things Parents Should Do in Front of Their Children

Because they look up to you, your children are always observing. Although this may sound like a lot of pressure, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Having children can challenge you to be the best version of yourself because you are always setting an example, so make sure it’s a good one.

Here are six exercises that you and your partner should always practice in front of your children.

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50 “Date Night” Activities For You and Your Kids

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Why is it important to “date” your kids?

Because of the exact same reason you go on dates with your partner. You are spending quality time with them and you’re given the chance to learn more about each other. If you only see your children at home and you follow the same everyday routine, they will not be encouraged to talk to you about new subjects. However, if you’re both in a new environment together, more conversation topics will arise, and you will have more opportunities to learn and grow with your child.

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50 Positive Things to Say to Your Children

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Sometimes the smallest things that we say to our children end up being the most influential to them as they grow up. It’s important to remember this when interacting with them. If you show love and compassion, then they will show the same to others as they develop into society.

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Activities For Your Kids and Dogs to Enjoy Together

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As a parent, you know that having kids can be a tiring full-time job. As a dog owner, you also know that dogs are a huge responsibility and time commitment. If you’re both? Good luck getting anything done.

What if there was a solution to entertain both your children and your dog while you catch up on some work, or even get a suntan? Here are some great activities for your children to do with your dog so that everyone stays entertained while you take some time for yourself.

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