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10 Terrific Things to Do with Kids this Week

We've done the hard work for you, sifting through our extensive kids' event calendar to let you know which events are sure to please. Have fun, make memories and go on an adventure with your family!

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Advice on Raising Happy Boys

As mom to three sons - Shawn, Jake and Seth, there's not much pink in my home. From the time the oldest was in diapers, my house was strewn with soccer balls, dump trucks and building sets. There were no ribbon dance wands, dream houses or stuffed pandas tucked into corners of my family room.

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Backpack Tips to Preserve Kids' Back Health

When backpacks are used properly and are not too heavy, they are a great way for kids to easily carry books, papers and supplies to and from school. The problems start to arise when the textbooks and notebooks children lug home every day weigh down these backpacks.

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Answers for Your Back-to-School Questions

At some schools, eighth-grade students have the opportunity to take a test called ReadiStep. It's related to the SAT. Exactly what is this test, and what are the advantages of taking it?

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Kids Benefit From Learning a New Language

Want to boost your child's test scores? Improve his focus? Give him an edge in the job market? Delay the potential onset of Alzheimer's in his later years? Consider introducing him to a foreign language, and sooner rather than later.

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Get Active With Your Family

We can get our children moving more if we simply work on what we have the power to change NOW - our home environments and our thoughts about our kids needing to move.

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Healthy Breakfast Helps Kids Focus

We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why do we skip it or blow it off? Breakfast needs respect. With a little pre-planning, we can get breakfast on the table and be out the door, ready to face the day with all of its challenges.

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Kids Need Sleep to Focus

For growing children, adequate sleep is every bit as important as nutritious food and daily exercise. Yet ever since Edison flipped on the first electric light, experts have been worrying about whether any of us are getting enough sleep. Now researchers are warning that online amusements, especially social media, are sabotaging sleep.

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Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Our Flag

On the morning of Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key peered through the smoke surrounding the fort and saw the tattered but still proudly waving flag. He quickly wrote what later became the lyrics for "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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Teaching Kids Responsibility

By the time I attended my first parenting class, I was doing things for my preschooler that she could (and should) have been doing for herself. I quickly learned a common saying among parenting experts: "Never do for children what they can do for themselves."

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School Success From A-Z

Here are 26 ways to help you and your family start the new school year!

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