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Alternative Halloween Trick-or-Treating Treats

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Well, it’s the big day! Trick-or-treat time! Are you ready for those adorable little ghosts and goblins and witches to come to your door, looking for some treats? The traditional Halloween candy treats – candy corn, fun-sized chocolate bars, mini candy boxes – are great, but sometimes kids have allergies to Halloween candy, or their

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Fun Fall Events for Kids in Chicago

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October is a time that makes you think of pumpkins and scarecrows, witches, ghouls, goblins, and the beautiful color-changing fall foliage. There is a lot of fun stuff going on to mark the change in season, and celebrate a little longer before winter sets in. Need some ideas for some fun fall things to do

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4 Tips for Teaching Your Child Good Manners

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Don’t you love when you come across a polite young child that has impeccable manners? Interacting with a child who consistently says “Please” and “Thank you”, and “Excuse me”, is one of the most delightful experiences possible. Here are a few tips to help your kid be that polite child with great manners: 1. Understand

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Kid-friendly Restaurants for Dining Out with Your Toddler

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Previously, we gave some Tips for Dining Out with Your Toddler, but if it’s been so long since you’ve been able to leave the house for a meal, let alone with your toddler, you may need a bit of a brain jog to think of where to go with them. Here are a few ideas

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Tips for Dining Out with Your Toddler

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We’ll just say it right now – eating out at a restaurant with a toddler is not always going to be a clean, easy, or casual thing. But with the right attitude and focus, it can be a great thing for your child, your family, and your sanity to get out of the house, share

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Teaching Your Child Empathy

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One of the most important character traits a parent must teach their child is empathy for fellow human beings. There are various ways this invaluable life skill can be imparted, and a good thing to keep in mind when teaching children how to be empathetic towards other people is that empathy isn’t just an inborn

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Ways to be Involved with Your Child’s Daycare/Preschool Class

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Participating in your child’s preschool classroom provides a number of benefits to yourself, your child, your child’s teacher, and your greater community at large. Being a preschool classroom mom or dad keeps you closely connected to your child and his or her sphere of influence, keeps you in the know about what their daily life

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Creating Good Eaters

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One of the best things you can do for your little one is to introduce him or her to the wonders of healthy and adventurous eating. And the earlier, the better! Young children who have been exposed to a wide variety of foods from the outset are much less likely to reject new veggies and

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Teaching Safety to Your Kids Without Instilling Fear

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As any parent knows, there are seemingly innumerable dangers and risks your child will encounter every day from the moment he’s born. Natural disasters, accidents, and, unfortunately, some of those dangers will even come from other people. But the world isn’t all gloom and doom or impending disaster. You know that, and you want your

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Is your family ready for a pet?

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Having a pet can teach a child a lot of great things – responsibility, maturity, self-control, how to care for something, and lessons in health, life, and death. But having a pet is also a big responsibility that is not to be taken lightly. When you are thinking about getting a family pet and assessing

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