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Money lessons for kids of all ages (access required)

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5 simple tips to make family meals count (access required)

While coordinating regular family meals can sometimes be challenging, the benefits of spending time around the table with loved ones are definitely worth the extra effort. Family meals not only help strengthen relationship bonds, but can also be linked to higher self-esteem, positive social behaviors and higher grades in school for kids. Check out these ...

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Families find an unlikely remedy for pandemic stress (access required)

There’s no doubt these are stressful times. Due to the pandemic, everyone’s lives have been turned upside down. This is especially true for families coping with altered routines at school, learning from home or both. Children are stressed about their routines, and parents are anxious, too. Emily Hanley, mother of 6-year-old Cameron, said this year became ...

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Bitsy McCann: Why not ‘Mama?”

My kid won’t say mama. It’s rude, right? I carried her for nine-plus months, experienced extreme everything, changed my diet drastically (gestational diabetes, y’all), and suffered a migraine in my third trimester so intense I thought I was having a stroke. I forgot how to form words. Have you ever tried to call 911, and ...

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Books to help explain the 2020 elections to kids (access required)

School-aged children might not be eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election, but the November elections can provide many opportunities to teach kids about how the U.S. government works. Through the election process, kids can learn about civics, the electoral process, current events, the historical context and campaign politics. Because of the presidential election, ...

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