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10 Terrific Things to Do with Kids this Week

We've done the hard work for you, sifting through our extensive kids' event calendar to let you know whichevents are sure to please. Have fun, make memories and go on an adventure with your family!

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10 Family Fun Activities for the Summer

Summer is here and you may be planning some fun gatherings with the whole clan. But how can you keep everyone entertained and happy from Great Grandpa to the youngest grandchild? Here are some fun ideas to keep the "children of all ages" happy.

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Communicating With Your Teen How to Handle the Emotions

Physiological changes reduce teens' ability to regulate and control their emotions and impulses, resulting in negative attitudes and backtalk. But while parents can't control what's going on physiologically, there's still plenty we can do to help promote

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Finish Summer Break Strong With Fun at Home

Summer vacation is almost at an end. Just a few more weeks to get through and kids head back to the classroom. Back to routines, homework and regular schedules. What if there was something you could do to save the remaining days of summer? A way to get your kids energy back up, or even your energy back up, and enjoy the last few days of school break?

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Making the Move to Middle School With Confidence

The move from elementary to middle school can be an exciting, but also daunting, transition for students and parents. Hopefully, these students can see themselves as confident explorers who use their knowledge and tools, like the ability to be flexible and ask for help. Parents can assist children with adapting to the new demands of middle school and help their students learn to enjoy their new school "home."

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10 Ways the Summer Olympic Games Can Inspire Your Kids

From the Opening Ceremony to the final flame, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, promises to inspire children with amazing athletic feats and lasting life lessons. Here are 10 ways the Summer Olympics delivers a dose of education, excitement and family fun.

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Top Tips for Baby Summer Sun Safety

Beaches, parks and backyard play: Summer is about fun in the sun. But there's nothing fun about a sunburned baby. Little ones are especially vulnerable to the sun's burning rays. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that most parents aren't doing enough to protect small children from sunburn - sunscreens are often applied incorrectly, leaving little ones exposed to skin damage.

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Yoga for Kids Take Time to Feel the Joy

Kids' yoga classes are popping up all over, and for good reason. Kids have fewer opportunities for exercise or rest during their day and face increasing academic and social pressures at school. Yoga offers kids a chance to slow down and connect with their breath, providing tools to combat the chronic stress and busy-ness that can lead to poor health and emotional challenges.

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