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9 Ways to Have a Debt-Free Holiday

It happens earlier and earlier every year. The holiday music starts playing at the start of November, and the stores have holiday items out before Halloween is even over. What will we get for our relatives this year? How will we show our appreciation for people like teachers and daycare providers without burning up our credit card? Don"t worry ... here"s some help!

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Caring for Yourself Can Be Good for Your Child

Taking care of yourself, especially if you are a parent, is critical. Good self-care helps you be creative in your responses to your children. By taking care of yourself, you send a message to the world that you matter, and that can lead to a sense of respect.

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Reads

Revel in the holidays with these wonderful reads! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or the start of snow, your entire family will enjoy these books.

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How Screens Impact Young Children

With so many games and apps available, it"s easy to put screens into little hands. Yet, experts say there are good reasons to hold off. Diana Shepherd, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Child Development at California State University, Chico says that for children under the age of 5, there are few (if any) benefits from using screens - and potentially many harmful consequences.

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies

As parents, we know how vital veggies are to our kids" health, But not all vegetables are created equal. Each vegetable comes with its unique combination of nutrients and benefits - some, in particular, are a powerhouse source of nutrition. If you have a picky eater, that"s all the more reason to have your child try a broad variety. There"s bound to be a couple of veggies your child will dig if the vegetables are prepared just the right way.

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How to Handle Cyberbullying

Recently, my daughter in middle school has been getting bullied online. The people who are bullying her are classmates. They say she only gets good grades because she is the teacher"s pet. What can she do? What can I do?

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iFly High in Gaithersburg, MD

For some, the adrenaline - heck, the anxiety! - is too intense to jump from an airplane. However, thanks to iFly, located in Ashburn and Gaithersburg, you can have that same experience but from a wind tunnel!

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I'm Dreaming of a Crafty Christmas

December may be the busiest month of the year, but it's also one of the best times to take part in craft activities with your kids. Before the hustle and bustle of the season sweeps you into the New Year, get your children involved in these metal-making, taste-tempting, glimmery-glowing activities. Then watch their faces radiate at what their hands have made.

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It's All Fun and Games this Holiday Season

Make your holiday party entertaining and enjoyable. Encourage your guests to get off their chairs, put down their plates and join in the fun. Playing a game breaks down the walls we build around ourselves as we share the holiday spirit and joy of the season.

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