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In the U.S., approximately 8.5 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 17 will eventually receive a diagnosis for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the disorder disproportionately... 

As parents of young children know all too well, kids rank as some of the pickiest eaters on the planet. While most preschool aged cuisine connoisseurs will outgrow their picky eating phase by the age of four of five, parents still need to find a way to... 

While a wonderful and rewarding job, parenting can also offer a variety of challenges as parents try to negotiate the unique hurdles that come with each age and stage of their child’s development. Parents who have grade-school age children can have... 

While parents hope that every communication they receive from school talks about how their child excels at his studies, the good news occasionally gets outweighed by reports of lying, fighting, bullying, or disrupting class. Even though these types of... 

Going through a divorce can be a very painful and confusing time, especially for young kids. Children of divorce can feel as if they have been the hardest hit when their parent’s relationship comes to an end. Some children are asked to negotiate peace... 

Take your Halloween pumpkin carving to another level with these tips! The kids have their Halloween costumes picked out and are eagerly anticipating trick or treating! And one of the best parts of Halloween for most kids is carving Jack O’ Lanterns. Around... 

Popularity of Homeschooling on the Rise Homeschooling continues to grow in popularity but is it right for your family? A 2007 government study showed that 1.5 million children (2.9% of K-12 students) in the United States were homeschooled, an increase... 

People the world over seem to be arming themselves with alcohol gel, antibacterial soap and changing the way immune systems, and even nervous systems are developing. The change however, isn’t necessarily for the better. Studies are beginning to... 

Everyone who has ever experienced one says that the sauna is the absolute ultimate pleasure, which can offer better health, relaxation and removal of some of those aches and pains. A home sauna will offer you a brighter outlook, and raise your metabolism,... 

Teaching kids to wash their hands will help keep them healthy and happy. With reports recently of an increase in staph infections that are resistant to antibiotic treatments, its important that we teach out kids to take good care of their health by teaching... 

Kids love to fish, especially if the trout are biting! It the end of august and summer vacation is almost over so last weekend we took the kids trout fishing. The weather was perfect and the kids were bored, so getting out for an afternoon adventure was... 

Create your own natural baby salve to keep your baby feeling smooth and comfy!Taking care of our skin is a life-long necessity, and for a baby it’s even more important. Why? Skin is the largest organ in the body and it is our body’s first... 

Learn how to make your own all natural baby wipes at home! One of the great assists in parenting is having a good all-purpose baby wipe. But why not make them at home with ingredients you can trust. Follow these steps to make your own all natural baby... 

Growing a garden is something you can share with your kids and will give them a greater appreciation for how plants grow.School is almost out; so now what do you do to keep your kids occupied until the school bell rings again? Why not start a garden with... 

Talking to your teen isn’t the easiest thing in the world; sometimes it seems like you’re speaking two different languages. You only want to keep them safe and happy, but they seem to think that you’re trying to make them miserable. Is... 

Elves do not have a corner on Christmas. These little industrious folk appear in folklore and legends around the world. By far the most prevalent appearances occur in Northern Europe, especially Norse myths. In this setting, however, elves are not... 

In many homes, some of the traditional wonder of Christmas is lost when children grow out of believing in Santa and the “magic” of the holidays. There’s no stopping our kids from growing up, but there are ways that the holidays can... 

Because of its placement on the calendar and this holiday’s significance in many cultures as the beginning of Winter, it’s not surprising to discover that there were dozens of superstitions and folkways tied to Christmas. The thought was... 

Reindeer Games Throughout the holiday season it’s impossible to overlook all the Reindeer images. What is the history of these creatures? Well, apart from their rather famous role in Santa’s holiday gift deliveries, reindeer are among humankind’s... 

Kids furniture is a separate category, as we know if we’ve ever tried to find it. Children love miniature furniture, something that smacks of what the adults are using, in their own size and style, so that they aren’t overwhelmed by it. Children... 

Materials needed: Old magazines, Farmers Almanac, Health or Guideposts size approximately 7” by 10 or 12”; green paint; glue stick; glitter; confetti; old newspapers. This craft is one my daughter brought home as a school project a few years ago... 

The Origins of Santa – The jolly old elf we see every Winter Holiday actually started a long time ago. We can look to the real-life persona of Bishop Nicolas of Smyrna from Turkey. This generous man lived in the 4th Century CE and earned fame... 

This fun and easy decorator craft will make even Santa chuckle. Made in three parts, it works up so rapidly and is so easy that even the smallest child can help with it.. Make three copies of the pattern below cut from card stock or cardboard. Cover... 

Christmas can be a real headache when you’re trying to figure out what’s acceptable to give to someone and what’s not. Let’s face it – your kid’s teacher is going to get enough ornaments to make the tree bend, or... 

These little angels are cute, easy to make and a lot of them would look good hung from ribbon in a window, from the ceiling, or trimming a childrens Christmas tree. Made from simple things you will already have at home, they arent at all expensive to...