getting kids to help

Dig in! Gardening with kids

March 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that more than 60 percent of our children do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables they […]

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3 Tips for encouraging your child’s communication, productivity, and financial literacy skills

March 30, 2016

Parents hope their kids will develop into productive, confident adults. There are very specific strategies that increase the odds of making that hope a reality. […]

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Practical ways to instill accountability in kids

February 18, 2016

In my experience as a social worker, I often see parents who do not instill accountability in their kids. Being accountable is so much more […]

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Summer slide: The importance of play and practicing skills

June 30, 2015

If you’re the parent of a school-age child, I’m sure you’ve heard about the dreaded “summer slide.” The highly feared loss of academic ground that […]

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5 Fun tips for spring cleaning with kids

March 25, 2013

It’s that time of year again for spring-cleaning. It’s a hard task by itself and adding kids to the mix can make it a bit […]

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Chocolate football sugar cookies

January 24, 2013

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday or any game day with some fun treats that kids and adults alike can enjoy! These cookies freeze well and are […]

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How to survive a family holiday vacation

December 7, 2012

Grandma and Grandpa just called to say they would like everyone to spend the holidays with them at their Florida condo. Just imagine: All the […]

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Tips on how to communicate with your kids about money

September 27, 2012

A Dad’s Point-of-View What are the biggest problems in marriages? Kids? Money? Sex? Communication? All of the above? What are the biggest challenges in parenting? […]

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