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TV is Going Family-Friendly this Summer

Bolstering excitement about the summer TV schedule, major networks recently released previews for their planned lineups.& Nearly every major broadcast network has brought a new family-friendly show to the air, a welcome break from sashaying celebrities and bloody, sex-filled teen dramas. Though in the case of any TV programming disagreements, multiple shows can be recorded […]

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How to Encourage Thankfulness by Creating Positive Messages in a Bottle

Imagine receiving a jar chocked full of little notes sharing and emphasizing your strengths. Envision opening a note a day; the notes instantly promote a feeling of gratitude. If you have been wondering how to encourage thankfulness in your children and family creating a message in a bottle is a perfect way to teach them gratitude. They will be […]

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Using Local Civic Organizations to Encourage Grateful Giving

We have all seen the heartwarming stories of random acts of kindness bestowed on unsuspecting recipients…but many service organizations are actively involved in providing much-needed services to your local community EVERY DAY! Do you want to find projects that show you how to encourage thankfulness in your child? Parents who are involved with their children in project participation […]

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How to Encourage Thankfulness In our Children

Our culture has quickly become a thankless culture.  We have so much, yet we have so little that we can find to be thankful for.  Perhaps this is due to a very limited world view. For the most part, American children have everything they need and a lot of what they want.  They give us […]

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How to Help Children Write Thank You Notes – Model It!

The best way to teach anything to a child is to model it. In the poem, Children Learn What They Live by Dorothy Law Nolte c1972, Nolte describes perfectly the idea that we can facilitate correct attitudes in our children by  modeling behaviors that cause them to form positive thought processes and behaviors.  This applies when […]

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A Homemade Mailbox Promotes Letter Writing

Looking to give your child more experience writing letters and cards?  Create a letter writing area at home, complete with a homemade mailbox. With just a few simple supplies from around the house, you and your child can start mailing notes back and forth, creating a fun, learning activity. Material needed: empty shoe box, scissors, […]

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Gifts for Teachers

What kind of gifts work for teachers?  What is the most meaningful for them?  Personalization is the key for teacher gifts.  A teacher can only eat so many apples.  The first step in thinking of a gift for your child’s teacher is to talk to your child through out the year.  Anytime your child mentions something […]

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Encouraging Creative Mother’s Day Gifts

Sometimes it’s difficult for children not to take mothers for granted. Mothers are usually a daily part of their lives, always present, encouraging and supporting, disciplining and teaching…children cannot imagine life without mom. So how can you encourage children to be thankful for someone they take for granted? Here are some creative ideas for Mother’s […]

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How to Encourage Thankfulness When Moving

It’s one of those times that you dread as a parent—telling your children that you’re moving to a new city. Whether you’re moving 200 or 2000 miles away, you know that your children will have to say goodbye to cherished friends and places and start over. Here are some thoughts on how to encourage thankfulness […]

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A Child’s First Communion Celebration

A child’s First Communion celebration is one of the holiest times of their life. Roman Catholic children usually receive their First Communion when they are between the ages of 7 and 8 years old. The girls wear pretty white dresses with a white veil which symbolizes purity. The boys usually wear white or blue suits. […]

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