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Tips to get your kids involved in the family budget

One resolution many families will try keep in 2021 is staying on top of the family budget. While many uncertainties still abound amid the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping your finances in line are more important than ever. While your thinking about the family budget for the next year, it could also be a perfect time to ...

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2020 taught us we can connect virtually

I realize it’s entirely cliché to look back at the year that just passed, but 2020 certainly was… interesting. I didn’t learn a new hobby or how to bake bread or start a business. I do feel like I learned some things, but a lot of it was reinforcing old lessons I’d kind of forgotten. ...

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How to help kids get rid of old toys

While seeing their face light up after opening that new toy your child has been wanting is a joy for most parents, some will have the realization that all the new toys they have received over the holidays will now be added to the already large collection of old toys. Although the thought of getting ...

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Pandemic year taught appreciation for home, family

Columns share an author’s personal perspective. Most people are wishing 2020 good riddance, and for good reason. More than 318,000 Americans are dead because of COVID-19, and thousands of families have been left behind to mourn their losses. Thousands of businesses have closed, millions of jobs lost — it is estimated that by June 2020, ...

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How to protect against all sorts of winter viruses

Welcome to the germiest time of the year, when it’s time to protect yourself and family from cold, flu and COVID-19, all contagious viruses. It’s not possible to avoid getting sick entirely, but you can lessen your likeli-hood and prevent serious symptoms, said pharmacist and healthy living expert Dr. Lisa Leslie-Williams. Since the pandemic began, lots ...

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Helping children understand how to disagree

Disagreements among adults is an inevitable part of life, but learning to deal with disagreement starts much earlier. Here are a few ways parents can teach children how to effectively communicate, disagree and work together to find solutions, according to expert psychologists:  Start early: Learning to disagree is a lifelong process that begins with basic ...

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