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Feeling Grateful is How to Encourage Thankfulness

My friend’s adult children are admirable people; people who each seem to embody so many traits most parents would like to see in their own children. For example, her son and his new wife hand wrote personal thank you notes for all of their shower and wedding gifts. These notes were special. They were special […]

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How To Encourage Thankfulness at Easter with This Variation on a Spring Egg Hunt

Children love advent calendars, surprises, anticipation, and they adore Easter egg hunts, so why not take advantage of all these favorite things to encourage thankfulness in a continued activity leading up to Easter? To encourage children to develop the habit of being thankful and to express appreciation for the world around them, here is a […]

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Thinking Green for your Children’s Spring Party Themes

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and, like the rest of us, your children are probably suffering from spring fever—though hopefully not spring allergies! We were thinking about children’s party themes and have some green plant ideas to share. If your area of the country is still buried in snow, buy some spring […]

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Modern Day Uses for Calling Cards for Kids

Calling cards for kids are still useful and a lot less painful than in the old days when you had to wait outside in your carriage for the servant to let you know if you passed muster. These are some modern ways to use these traditional etiquette devices. Turn them into gift tags: It’s always […]

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Capturing Kids at Their Cutest – Photo Tips

How many times have your kids done something so adorable that you couldn’t wait to tell your spouse, but you can’t remember it the next day? How many times did you want to capture it for posterity? How many times did you actually get a usable photo or video? You can’t scrapbook it without some […]

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How to Encourage Thankfulness in Kids

We recently got this note from a fan, and thought we’d share it with you: As a mommy to three little ones, ages 7, 5, and 3, I am often struck by how much “stuff” my kids have.  From toys to books to video games, we seem to have one of everything!  We don’t give […]

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How To Help Children Write Thank You Notes To Grandparents

Getting the hang of how to help children write thank you notes to grandparents will turn a chore into a rewarding experience for everyone involved. Get your kids off to a good start with being grateful for the gifts they receive, and brighten a grandparent’s day. Act promptly. Grandparents usually dote on their grandchildren. They’re […]

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Children’s Party Ideas That Aim To Please

Each year children attend almost as many parties as there are children involved. If you want to add a little variety to your next celebration, why not try some of these children’s party ideas? Hold a party where guests must win their loot bags and any number of prizes by accumulating points. Meet each guest […]

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How To Encourage Thankfulness in the Classroom

If you’re a teacher in the classroom, one of the best lessons you can teach children is to be thankful for the multitude of things around them there are to be thankful for. As students grow, they model the behaviors they see around them. Some people they observe have difficulty because all they see are […]

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How to Encourage Thankfulness after a Snowstorm

So the blizzard has arrived, and you’re stuck at home with the kids. All the usual weekend activities have been canceled, and it’s too cold and snowy for your children to be outside yet, building those snow castles and hurling snowballs. The blizzard’s energy has got them revved up, so their usual indoor activities are […]

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