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9 Great Benefits for Teens Attending Camp

Summer camp is often a place to send elementary-age kids so they aren't sitting around the house bored and so they'll make friends and learn new things while having fun. But what about sending your teen to camp? Here you'll learn about some of the great benefits of teens attending summer camp.

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Different Types of Common Childhood Rashes

Alarmed by that angry red rash splashed across your child's body? Rashes run the spectrum, signaling anything from a mild viral infection to a chronic or even life-threatening illness. Since the list of rashes and their causes is extensive, you may wonder what's what and when to call the doctor. Below are the more common types of childhood rashes and typical treatment methods.

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Help Your Teen Find a Summer Job

Often considered a rite of passage, a teen's first summer job is not only a way to earn money, but to gain skills that will position him or her for future success. Here you'll find great advice your teen can use to land that summer job.

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How to Build Your Child's Vocabulary

Teachers know that one of the marks of a bright child is the size of his or her vocabulary. The definition of vocabulary is the knowledge of words and word meanings. Children who have larger vocabularies communicate better, read and write with greater understanding and radiate confidence in their learning ability. Help boost your child's vocabulary with these great tips.

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How to Host a Winter Wonderland Party

Winter is a tough time to host a birthday party. It's cold and generally unpleasant outside, forcing you to be creative with your indoor party theme. This year, embrace the chilly weather by hosting a Winter Wonderland party. It offers the best part of Mother Nature's frosty venue, but in a much warmer space.

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How to Recognize and Treat Eating Disorders in Adolescents

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia, which at one time affected mostly teenage girls and young women, are now seen in preteens - and increasingly among boys. Learn how you can recognize them and address them.

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Teach Kids About Peace and Martin Luther King Jr.

As the news and rhetoric heat up about racial- and ethnic-related violence, perhaps it's time to reflect on what messages we want to send our kids. These seem like weighty topics to tackle with kids, yet, children are exposed daily to our country's struggle with race and culture. The first rule of thumb about discussing race with children is to model the behavior you want.

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The Many Benefits of Dance for Children

Dance can enhance your child's life in so many ways beyond physical fitness. Dance helps children develop emotionally, socially and cognitively, and the dedication, discipline and focus children must learn and practice are important life skills that will transfer over to school, work and other aspects of their lives. Learn about all the benefits dance and how dancing can enhance your child's life.

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Toys Can Replace Electronic Games

Here are some great toys that can replace phones and tablets while your young children are waiting around at doctor's appointments or riding in the car.

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Why Families Benefit With Limited Screen Time

Most of us feel some concern about our children's fixation on technology and the amount of time they spend on electronic devices. What few of us realize (or perhaps do not want to admit) is the connection between our children's worrisome media habits and our use of electronics that we are modeling for them. Parents can lead the way by modeling the behavior they want to see in their kids.

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