A Parent’s Guide to Mature Video Games
May26

A Parent’s Guide to Mature Video Games

We all hear horror stories about children developing violent behavior as a result of playing these video games. As games become more realistic, the thought that this activity could increase comes to mind. However, with some adult supervision, parents can help their kids understand violent content, and thus help them to deal with it in constructive ways.

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Why I Love My Public Library
May26

Why I Love My Public Library

Some of my fondest childhood memories come from the time I spent at the public library. I clearly remember how excited I felt every time my family had the chance to go. The library’s calm, thoughtful atmosphere always provided a sense of security for me. As I changed houses and schools, made new friends, and learned new things, the public library was my familiar, consistent haven. As hard as we tried, my sister and I never had enough...

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Fun Ideas for Rainy Summer Days
May26

Fun Ideas for Rainy Summer Days

In an ideal summer, every single day would be 70 and sunny. All of our time would be spent outside at pools, water parks, drive-ins, picnics, and bonfires. Unfortunately, the occasional rainy day is expected each year, and, with the famously fickle Midwest weather, planning several activities for rainy or cold summer days is not a bad idea. Here are a few ideas to help you enjoy your summer no matter what the weather. Go...

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Teaching Children to Shop
May26

Teaching Children to Shop

For parents and children, one of the big transitions in life is the switch from parents buying all of their children’s clothing to their children making those decisions for themselves. Without the proper guidance, children might become overwhelmed at the options and prices they find when shopping by themselves for the first time. Parents, on the other hand, might be worried with what their child will choose to buy and how much they...

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Favorite Books from My Childhood (Your kids will like them too!)
May26

Favorite Books from My Childhood (Your kids will like them too!)

Though summer means that children will be playing outside more often, there is never a bad time to read a good book. Getting excited about reading while young can influence a child’s reading habits for the rest of their lives. Whether they are old enough to read by themselves or need Mom or Dad’s help, children will only gain by learning to appreciate reading as soon as possible. Of course, the key to loving to read is finding the...

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