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7 Reasons Why Parents Should Send Their Child to Camp

With summer calendars quickly filling up, it can be hard to try and squeeze in one more thing. But if you have never sent your kids to a summer camp, here are seven reasons why you should consider it!

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An A capella Primer for Parents of Hopeful Vocalists

The concept of a cappella is cool: making beautiful music without using instruments. Singers create sound using only vocalizations, which seems easy and effortless, but is actually neither. A cappella performed well requires hours of focused work and repetition. The primary goal of a cappella is working together.

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Educational Activities for Young Minds

Does it seem like every time you turn around, your home has been taken apart by your little explorer? Don't despair. It may only result from an extraordinary desire to learn. Who knows, your child may be a future scientist, inventor or leader in the making. When your child needs to occupy her creative energy, have her try some of these fun, educational activities.

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How Families Can Navigate the Road to Cooperation

Who doesn't want more help around the house? That's probably a universal wish. But some of us have the feeling that we have to do it all by ourselves. In many families, someone will gravitate toward the role of "boss," and in certain seasons of life (new baby, new job, moving) this can be an efficient, short-term way to run a family. However, if we hold on to the "boss" role for too long, we will come to find that it's an energy- and relationship-draining way to run the family.

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How Parents Can Help Teens Dealing With Obesity

As a childhood and adolescent psychiatrist, I see young people each day who are struggling with being overweight. It's a problem more common than many parents might think, with obesity now affecting about one in five children and teens in the United States. For most young people, carrying too many extra pounds is a sensitive topic and one they're not eager to talk about. I advise all parents to take a family approach to a teen's weight challenges.

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Kidpreneurs Break Ground in New Ventures

Adult business owners enjoy full control of what they choose to sell and all details regarding the sales. Aside from a few rules to running a business, the leeway to creativity is as open-ended as the sea, with multiple channels moving in a steady stream of flowing ideas. While kid business owners also enjoy the process of business ownership, they get the best of both worlds of growing up as a kid while gaining unique experience conducting business transactions.

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The Facts About E-Cigarettes, Teens and Vaping

With the rise of vaping among teens and the increase of lung-related illnesses, even death linked to e-cigarettes, understanding the facts about vaping has never been more crucial. In late October, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 1,888 vaping-related injuries across the nation with more than half of those cases involving people under the age of 24. Here's what you need to know about teens and vaping.

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