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Need Some Parenting Inspiration: Look No Further Than Jurassic Park’s Dr. Alan Grant

When describing the character of Alan Grant, what springs to mind? He is without doubt a respected Palaeontologist, a self-confessed technophobe and most definitely a dedicated hat-wearer. But what about a father figure? Okay, initially he appears to be allergic to children, as indicated by his disturbingly vivid description of a raptor attack (‘you are…

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Are Boys Harder To Raise Than Girls?

According to a recent survey, baby boys are harder work for their mums than baby girls. In the past, mums who had boys died earlier than mums who had girls. The reasons for this aren’t quite known, but it seems that mums put more effort into raising their sons than their daughters, and that boys…

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No More Room On The Fridge? What To Do With Your Child’s Artwork

Your child is an absolutely prolific art fanatic. They spend hours every day sitting at the kitchen table happily immersed in drawing spaceships, unicorns, monsters, spiders and goofy portraits of you. They come home from school with a backpack stuffed with Styrofoam sculptures, cardboard animals and enormous painted scrolls. Every day their oeuvre grows exponentially…

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Easter Basket Ideas For Teens

Easter may typically be considered a holiday for kids, especially when taking into account egg hunts and the Easter Bunny. However, no matter how little they might show it, teens enjoy a bit of attention and celebration during special times of the year, including Easter. It might be tempting to purchase a chocolate bunny for…

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4 Crafty Activities For Dads And Kids

It can sometimes be hard to find really good artistic activities that both kids and their dads will enjoy. Spending time together engaging in different forms of craft is an important part of developing the bond between parents and kids, and there’s no reason why dads should miss out! Here are 4 crafty activities for…

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Making Your Teen’s First Car A Good Experience

Every teenager looks forward to his first car.  Purchasing, owning, and driving the car can be a battle, a disappointment, or a great experience.  The approach the parent takes can make the difference. Communication Is The Key To A Good Experience  Before your teen plans to buy a car, you should have a serious talk with…

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How To Organize An Easter Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunts are fabulous fun for children over the festive period. You can always attend a local event with your kids but there is nothing like the thrill of organizing your own occasion for family, friends or your kids’ school. It doesn’t have to be on the scale of some of the well-publicized events…

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6 Things Your Kids Can Learn From Their Grandparents

As children, our grandparents are often our favorite relatives. Grandparents can be fun and kind, and they can teach their grandchildren so much. Here are just some of the things your kids can learn from spending time with their grandparents. The Importance of Tradition Oftentimes grandparents have much more experience with cultural and familial traditions,…

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How To Show Unconditional Love To Your Kids

You love your kids unconditionally, but do they know it? On some level they do, but you need to demonstrate your unconditional love for them whenever you can. Here’s how you can show your kids unconditional love, acceptance, kindness, and understanding. Tell Them You Love Them It may seem obvious, but it’s so important that…