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How You Can Give Hope to Sick Kids

How You Can Give Hope to Sick Kids

Thinking about the number of kids and families affected by serious chronic childhood illness is hard. But there are many, and they need support and hope. The "Give Hope to Sick Kids" box will help your family realize that health is a gift. It will also give you a tangible way to show families with sick kids you care.

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The Best Way to Build Resilient Kids in an Anxious World

The Best Way to Build Resilient Kids in an Anxious World

Statistics about children and teens presented by The National Alliance on Mental Illness are sobering. We can't promise our kids a life free of crisis or pain, so we need to equip them with the right attitude and skills. But science and our many years in the classroom agree on the best way to build resilient kids in our very anxious world.

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4 Traditions That Are Worth Your Time (Every Time)

4 Traditions That Are Worth Your Time (Every Time)

Kristie and I pooled our favorite fall traditions and dug into them to explore why they mean so much to us. What we found made us realize that the value of solid traditions goes way beyond the “feel-good” factor: they can make us healthier, strengthen our relationships with friends and neighbors, and create memories that link generations together.  Bottom line: some traditions are worth the time even when time is the one thing we never seem to have.

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How to Create a Family Tech Plan Everyone Can Agree On

How to Create a Family Tech Plan Everyone Can Agree On

Screen time. Our family argues about this more than anything else. We've read all kinds of tips and tricks to reduce screen time, but it seems that nothing consistently works. Technology is a reality and it's not going away. It also benefits us in a lot of ways. So we decided to stop arguing and start working together--as a family--to figure out how to manage this growing technology addiction. These 5 steps made the process easy.

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