To Sleepover or Not To Sleepover?

I have always thought sleepovers were a right of childhood passage. What could be more fun than ditching your dorky parents for your besties’ cool ones? Snuggling into bed at night with a friend next to you and staying up half the night talking, the stuff of childhood memories.  I have allowed my boys to…

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My Car My Radio: How to Win the Radio War with Teens

It’s my car and I have always said I will control the music in my car. As they got older, however, that became harder and harder.  I used to be the sole owner of my car. It was my happy place. Windows down, music blaring, dreaming of the future that lies ahead. I used to not…

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15 Things Girls Should Know Before They Turn 18

Below are a few key things every girl should know before she departs your home:  1. Scissors are to be used for opening bags of chips, not for your hair. Especially NOT your bangs. EVER. 2. Never use bleach and ammonia at the same time. It creates a toxic gas that will cause you to suffocate….

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Table Talk: Summer Safety

Find out how much your kids know about water safety and more by asking these questions over dinner. This gets them talking and allows you to educate them at the same time. Winner winner chicken dinner 10 Summer Safety Tips for Kids 1. What is the number one rule of swimming? A: Have a buddy. You should always,…

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Sample Thank You Card Wording For Kids

Thank You Card Cheat Sheet for Kids It’s the holiday season and your kids have Thank You Cards to write. Here are some to help make it go smoothly for all of you. Upon receipt of a gift, your kids need to write a handwritten Thank You Card to express their gratitude. These work for birthdays, graduation and any…

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Family Chatter: Over 560 Questions to Get Your Family Talking

How do I get my kids to talk to me? Listening and talking are learned behaviors. How your children will communicate with others and you is something they are learning from you. Are you talking with and listening to them every day? About things that don’t matter, not just peppering them with questions? Is your…

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Family Chatter: Get Your Kids Talking Today – Week 51

How do I get my kids to talk to me? Listening and talking are learned behaviors. How your children will communicate with others and you is something they are learning from you. Are you talking with and listening to them every day? About things that don’t matter, not just peppering them with questions? Is your…

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Family Chatter: Get Your Kids Talking Today – Over 500 Qs

How do I get my kids to talk to me? Listening and talking are learned behaviors. How your children will communicate with others and you is something they are learning from you. Are you talking with and listening to them every day? About things that don’t matter, not just peppering them with questions? Is your…

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Family Dinner Questions: Table Talk Week 47

How do I get my kids to talk to me? Listening and talking are learned behaviors. How your children will communicate with others and you is something they are learning from you. Are you talking with and listening to them every day? About things that don’t matter, not just peppering them with questions? Is your…

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