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A Perfect Christmas List of Apps

Surviving the holiday season requires a little superpower, a little creativity and a lot of organization. While it wouldn't hurt to have Martha Stewart's number in your phone contacts, most of us are not that lucky. Instead we have come up with 15 must-have apps that will make your holiday more organized, more helpful and more fun. Check it out!

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Boost Your Child's Brain Power With Creative Arts

In a highly competitive world that places a huge premium on easily-measured achievements, creative arts are sometimes considered an extra for which there is not enough time or money. However, experts believe that this thinking is dated since research indicates that the arts are every bit as beneficial to brain development and learning as traditional academics.

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Have Yourself a Meaningful Little Christmas

Parents who want to tame modern holiday consumerism face the not-so-subtle message that only substantial amounts of money and effort bring genuine holiday satisfaction. To counter these assumptions, here are eight inexpensive suggestions for creating a meaningful holiday that your kids will hopefully pass on to their own children.

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Books

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

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Parenting Your Child Through a Public Meltdown

You could be at the mall or a solemn religious occasion. No matter where it happens, most parents at some point will endure the socially awkward experience of a child throwing a temper tantrum in public. When we feel like the eyes of the world are upon us and that our behavior is being judged along with our child's, it can be difficult to respond to the situation in an effective way. There are many ways of reducing the chance of a tantrum occurring in the first place.

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President Lincoln's Cottage - A Place for Reflection

In 1862, after his first year of presidency, President Abraham Lincoln and his family moved to a serene cottage surrounded by lush trees and wooded areas roughly three miles from the White House. President Lincoln's Cottage is "a home for brave ideas" that inspires visitors to open their minds to all possibilities, listen to other viewpoints and come up with new ways to honor the human spirit - all hallmarks of Lincoln's presidency.

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What Are the Signs of Mental Illness in Children?

With ER visits by children who attempted or considered suicide doubling, parents should know what signals depression, anxiety and other disorders and how to respond.

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