Creating an Eco-Friendly “Arty Party” For Children

With just a few, simple supplies and a little planning, you can create an “Arty Party” that will be a smash hit. Not only will your young guests participate in saving the planet, they’ll have a blast doing it, and will walk away from the party with a hangable work of art. Forging a bond […]

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Childrens Party Ideas for Summer

The children are out of school and looking forward to time spent with friends. It is important that the children are safe while having fun so planning parties for them is a fun way to spend time with friends. Let your child help with researching childrens party ideas.They do not have to cost a lot […]

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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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Childrens Party Ideas: Stepping Beyond the Typical Backyard Bash

A recent gathering in Raleigh, North Carolina saw children and adults literally taking off their shoes. Not only did they walk barefoot, but they spent the day without their shoes to call attention to the fact that over 400 million young people go without a necessity most of us take for granted — literally the […]

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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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Children’s Birthday Party Themes

Your child’s birthday is in a few months and you want to do something special. How about a themed birthday party? Talk to your child and see if he/she has any ideas—I’m sure they will! There are many ideas for children’s party themes and they can be designed to fit your child’s personality, number of […]

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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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Outdoor Fun: Keep Your Family Happy and Healthy This Summer

Children ages 8 to 18 spend on average 7.5 hours a day engaged in entertainment media, watching TV and playing video games, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Stop the unhealthy madness! Summer is the perfect time to help kids learn healthy habits and embrace an active lifestyle with these fun ideas: […]

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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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Summer Party Ideas For Kids-Making Manners Training Fun

Summer provides us with lots of time to fill with fun activities for our kids. One activity that kids particularly like is eating outside whether it be at a picnic or just having dinner on the back deck.  It also provides parents a check up on how well their kid’s table manners have developed…or not. […]

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