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Helping Your Child Build Friendships

How many organized after-school activities are necessary and healthy for your kids? It is definitely important to encourage extracurricular activities. Too much downtime is inevitably spent watching television, playing on a mobile or a tablet and bickering with siblings. In addition, it is important for kids to learn how to balance mandatory activities like homework, household chores and tooth brushing with their fun, elective activities. For many kids, building friendships comes as naturally as breathing in air or waking up in the morning.
For others, the process is filled with land mines of fear, anxiety, and discouragement. Experts agree that friendship-building is a skill that can be learned. 

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8 Things to Remember When Your Child Throws a Tantrum

When your child throws a tantrum, it is easy
 to get frustrated, overwhelmed, angry, and embarrassed, especially if the tantrum occurs in public. Unfortunately, the occasional tantrum cannot be avoided; they happen to every parent. But while your child is in the throes of a fit, try to remember these tips. 

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5 Fun Conversation Games to Play at the Dinner Table

Finally carved out a night for your family to sit down and eat a meal together? Now that you’re all present, make mealtime playful and fun with games that are sure to spark conversation between you and your children, and strengthen your relationship with one another. 

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‘How to Co-Parent’ Survival Guide

I divorced 12 years ago. Being a child of divorce myself, I knew the depths of pain that divorce can bring. I never expected to divorce myself, much less see my children go through it.

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