Category: Children


8 Worst Things to Buy New for Your Kids

Jul 17, 2015

Kids cost a lot to raise – about $245,000 for food, housing, childcare, education and other expenses for the first 18 years of a child’s life, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you’re a parent, it’s understandable that you want to give your children the best. But considering how expensive it […]

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Air Travel with Toddlers

Jul 10, 2015

Parents traveling on the plane with small children get it. It might be the “put your bag on the empty seat next to you” move. Or it’s the “pretend to talk on your cell phone” maneuver. Either way, the message from fellow passengers is clear—I can’t handle a three-hour flight with an energetic youngster next […]

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How to Use Allowances to Teach Kids About Money

Jun 12, 2015

The practice of giving kids an allowance seems to have caught on in a big way. In the 2015 Parents, Kids & Money survey from T. Rowe Price, 70 percent of parents reported giving an allowance to their children ages 8 to 14. That’s way up from 47 percent in 2013. Among kids who receive […]

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Moving to a New City? Don’t Pack the Stress.

May 22, 2015

Are you curious about what life would be like in another city, but think the move would be too stressful on you and your family? The logistics of long-haul moving can be hectic, but if you prepare in advance, you can leave the stress behind in your Do Not Pack box. Here are some of […]

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Three Ways Parents Can Reduce Stress for Teens

May 08, 2015

Between studying, activities, friends, social networking, jobs, and other responsibilities, teens experience a lot of stress. It’s no wonder they are moody. What can a parent or guardian do to create an environment that is calming? Here are three easy and inexpensive ideas to try: Show your affirmation. Sometimes a few simple words of positive […]

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