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Children and allowances are a frequently discussed topic among parents. Should you give your children an allowance? Should children have to earn their allowance or is it given gratis? What’s the appropriate monetary amount to give a child? These are just a few of the questions that parents face when it comes to their children and whether or not to provide an allowance. This article sets out to provide some answers and insights to help you make the best decision for you and your child. To Earn or Not To Earn One of the biggest arguments surrounding children and allowances…

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As a parent, one of your most important tasks is making sure every one of your child’s birthdays is magical. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to turn your life upside down to bring together a birthday party for your kids. Some parents do just that, going to insane lengths to try to create an epic birthday party that tops what all the other parents did for their children’s parties. You need to find a balance. Make sure your child’s birthday party is special, but don’t go overboard. Use the following guide to plan a wonderful birthday party for…

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Family reunions are a great way to catch up with everyone and spend some quality time together. Because so many families don’t live near one another, family reunions have become a necessity for in-person familial bonding that people wouldn’t get otherwise. Perhaps that’s why this event has been gaining in popularity in the past several decades. According to an Ipsos survey, around 63% of people have attended a reunion, and around 29% has attended a reunion in the last two years. While family reunions can be incredibly fun, it takes a lot of planning for this to happen. Thanks to…

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The process of changing a child’s eating habits can be challenging if the new meal options will feature healthy foods. However, if proper steps are taken while working strategically with kids, everyone can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner while eating delicious foods that are tasty and healthy. According to experts, there are surprising ways to get kids to eat healthy, and you can get practical results during each meal by implementing a few easy procedures. Prepare Dinner Items for Breakfast Most kids will quickly eat healthy foods for breakfast if various items are combined strategically with breakfast products. For example,…

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Even if your children spend most of their time on the allotment, you probably don’t know what they usually do. Parents will often stay out of it as long as the kids are having fun. Besides, finding activities to keep your children occupied during summer could prove challenging. As such, you might be wondering why you should get your kids into gardening. Every child should participate in some gardening activity. However, getting them interested might not be easy even though the garden is a great playground. Your kids will love gardening, albeit in short bursts. Letting your children assist and…

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Your kids’ bedrooms should be comfortable and relaxing places for them to play, study, and sleep. However, if their rooms are just a jumble of clutter, they can become more of a spot filled with tension and angst. Kids have a lot of stuff, and keeping it organized and off the floor can seem like a monumental task, but having the proper storage solutions can help. Here are eight great storage options to make any child’s room a more delightful place to grow. 1.Loft Beds Loft beds can be a great option when you have vertical space but not a…

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Rainy summer days can be a challenge for moms and kids alike. You dread hearing that infamous phrase of “Mom, I’m bored!” or incessant whining. This summer, ward off rainy day blues with these six fun and festive ideas that will keep your kiddos entertained for hours. You might even find yourself looking forward to the creativity and family time that naturally spring from these activities. Make a Blanket Fort (or Ship or Covered Wagon) This retro idea may be a throwback to your own childhood, and you can pass the fun on to the next generation by building forts…

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In many households, the idea of children coming, whether from the delivery room or from friends and relative visits is both scary and intimidating. Too frequently, the idea of making houses kid friendly is reduced to child proofing against falls down the stairs, electrocution, fires and access to ingestible small pieces and chemicals. However, making a house kid-friendly is more than this. It requires a consideration, not just to their safety but their interests and comforts as well. You have to consider not just what will keep them safe, but also what will make them feel at home, relax and…

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Today’s college degree is yesterday’s high school diploma. Every parent dreams of sending their kids off to college someday. However, college can be expensive, and it may be cost-prohibitive for your kids if you are unable to contribute a healthy sum of money toward their education. College savings requires an effective plan as well as regular effort through periodic contributions. Whether you are just getting started with your college savings effort or you are wondering if you are doing enough in this area, you can easily follow these steps to create an ideal plan or to improve your existing plan.

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It is so important to spend time with your kids to create a lasting bond that the two of you will have for the rest of your lives. Unfortunately, a lot of families don’t know of many ways to have a blast with their children without spending a ton of money first. Sure, going to the zoo is a great idea and can be a day full of excitement, but it can also be costly and your budget will take quite a hit. Amusement parks are wonderful but are notoriously pricey and even going the cheap route by getting season…

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