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5 Ways to Beat Cabin Fever This Winter

5 Ways to Beat Cabin Fever This Winter

Feb 07, 2021Ana Moeddel

You know the phrase all too well: “I’m bored.” Every parent dreads it—and every parent tries hard to combat it. Making it through cold and dreary days during the winter can be a struggle for anyone, let alone a family with children. And as tempting as it may be to turn to a screen for entertainment ...

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Goals and Resolutions: Not Just for Grown-Ups

Goals and Resolutions: Not Just for Grown-Ups

Jan 04, 2021Ana Moeddel

Who said resolutions and goals were strictly for adults? (Not us!) [...] consider introducing your children to new year resolutions. Not only is a great teachable moment about the power of setting goals and sticking to them, but the practice of choosing an achievable resolution in 2021 can be fun.

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Winter Holidays Across Cultures

Winter Holidays Across Cultures

Dec 10, 2020Ana Moeddel

As parents, we know the importance of introducing our children to diversity in all aspects—from the food they eat, the friends they play with and even to the holidays that are celebrated in other cultures. It opens their minds to the world around them and helps them to understand that the differences between us can actually bring us closer.

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Create Traditions for Your Family: Start Now

Create Traditions for Your Family: Start Now

Dec 02, 2020Ana Moeddel

When we look back at our childhoods, usually one thing always stands out: traditions at the holidays. They are near to our heart and hold a wealth of memories. [...] No matter which activities and memory-makers you decide to start, do it twice and your children will understand it’s a tradition—simple as that.

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The Impact of Trying New Foods: Get Kids Outside Their Comfort Zone

The Impact of Trying New Foods: Get Kids Outside Their Comfort Zone

Nov 10, 2020Ana Moeddel

“Try new food because it might taste good!” she says. [...] Raising a good eater isn’t always the easiest—but by creating a more well-rounded experience for your children when they sit to eat at your table, it will teach them respect and also expose them to the incredible diversity of the world.

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The Benefits of Educational Toys and Activities

The Benefits of Educational Toys and Activities

Nov 10, 2020Ana Moeddel

The end of the year is quickly approaching and that means wishlists are bound to be made. [...] When choosing a toy or activity for your child, consider ones that engage a child’s senses, spark their imaginations and encourage them to interact with others. Oh, and of course, opens their mind to the world around them.

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Life Skills around the Home: Not Just Chores

Life Skills around the Home: Not Just Chores

Oct 23, 2020Ana Moeddel

As parents, we spend much of our time teaching and instructing our children [...] But what about after the toddler years? How do we begin to raise them as meaningful contributors to our families (in the hopes that one day they will be examples to their own children)? It’s easier than you think.

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Building Global Awareness in Children: It Starts with Us!

Building Global Awareness in Children: It Starts with Us!

Oct 20, 2020Ana Moeddel

There are more than 7.5 billion people in the world—and no two are the same. Each has his or her own culture, heritage, habits, likes and dislikes. As parents and adults, we know about these differences—and the importance of embracing these differences. The question is … do our children? It may seem silly to admit, but building global awareness with our children begins with us.

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