How To Create a Fairy Themed Party In Your Garden

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You have a daughter that loves bugs, fairies, wildlife, ladybirds and want to create a lovely garden themed party.

When designing this garden theme think about enchanted forests with doors everywhere, toadstools in red and white colours, butterflies and fairies. A great idea for this party is a smoke machine for the pop of fairies or when they create a spell. Kids can do creation activities like making their own fairy wand. Create mini doors to stick on trees and plant pots in the garden. Use little bridges over the soil for fairies to walk on and gold coins as stepping stones. Add butterflies made from card, paper and sprayed silver to flowers, add miniature bug toys to flower beds and leaves of the flowers.

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8 Important Signs To Look Out For If You Think Your Child Is Being Bullied

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Do you know what it feels like to get bullied at school? If you have never experienced it then you might not understand what your child is going through. It will be very hard to pick up the signs. Even if you were bullied at school you might have forgotten what it was like. Hopefully you’ve picked yourself up and put it behind you. Now you just need to make sure your child is OK.

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Traveling With Toddlers

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My daughter and I are snowbirds so, at 2 years old, she has already been on a lot of flights, stayed in resorts, and adjusted to new time zones, as well as the extra hours of daylight up north. She has been a stellar traveller, and I’ve been congratulated on every flight by passengers sitting near us. There is no doubt in my mind that she is a very cool and relaxed kid, so I can’t take all the credit for keeping her entertained and under control. I do, however, have a bag of tricks whenever we travel, to quickly divert her attention if I sense that she is close to unraveling.

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The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

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Homeschooling has it's benefits, and drawbacksThe homeschooling trend is growing fast. Some analysts estimate it’s growing at a rate of 15 percent per year. There’s a reason this method of education is so popular too. Homeschoolers are scoring better than their public and private school peers on standardized tests, and they’re academically competing at higher levels in spelling bees and quiz bowl competitions across the nation. More colleges and universities are welcoming home school students with open arms. If you’re thinking about homeschooling, you’re certainly not alone. It’s important to note, though, that there are lots of positive aspects to homeschooling, but there are a few drawbacks as well.

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Top 10 Preschool Games

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Preschool is an important time in a child’s cognitive, reflexive, and social growth, and games are one of the best ways to promote sound development. For parents who may be looking for something more stimulating for their children than what smartphones have to offer, here is a list of some of the best classic and contemporary games for preschoolers.

Candyland. This time-honored board game may seem simple, but it teaches some important lessons for preschoolers. Since game play is focused around color recognition, Candyland is like a set of fun flash cards with vibrant characters to go along with them. It also teaches the concept of taking turns, and makes it simple since so little is required out of each turn. Read the rest…

3 Great Websites for Military Children

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Military children have a different life than other children. They are constantly bouncing from having two parents to having one parent when the military parent is deployed (or from having one parent to living with relatives if it’s a single-parent household). On top of that, they are constantly moving around the world depending on where their parent is stationed.

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10 Great Ways That The Family Can Relax Together

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It is important that the family comes together and participates together as a unit. This not only creates a great role model for the children to replicate in their adult lives, but it also teaches the benefits of strong family bonds. Sitting together watching a movie or television program suitable for the whole family is fine every once in a while but if you find you are spending more and more time in front of the square box in the lounge or even worse if you are all spending time in front of your own televisions in different rooms in the house, then it is time to put some family structure in place!

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How to Raise a Well-Rounded Child

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How to Raise a Well-Rounded Child

Raising a well rounded child requires a good family support system at home so children grow up with the ability and confidence to meet their goals and ambitions. Our job as parents is to give our children the confidence so that our children develop their sense of purpose and passion in life.  What defines a well rounded child can all happen at home before they ever even go to school.  If you want to raise a well balanced and healthy child, look at the techniques below to help you get there!

Encourage Special Skills

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5 Summer Snack Ideas Kids Will Love and Parents Won’t Dread Making

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School is out for the summer!  That means you have extra mouths at home to feed during the day that are normally at school. Instead of being caught off guard when hungry mouths come calling, be prepared with an answer when your kids come saying, “I am hungry.  What can I have for a snack?”

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Public Pool Safety Tips

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Whether you’re taking your kids to the local community pool or enjoying a nice swim in the hotel pool while on vacation, pool safety is always a priority. But when it comes to using public pools, there are extra precautions that you need to take for both the health and safety of your children.

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