Category Archives for "Articles: Parenting"

November 13, 2015

Raising Children who are Thankful and Giving (9 ideas and examples)

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine. It’s not, in particular, the holiday that matters: it’s the time leading up to it, I think. I enjoy the cooler weather, the Autumn leaves and leaf piles, the warm blankets at night, puddles for the kids to jump in, hot chocolate, popcorn, and more. The holiday itself […]

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November 10, 2015

Ten things I learned from growing up in a large family

By Larry Moran Growing up in a family with ten children was comparable to being in a large litter of puppies around feeding time. When trying to get food there was extreme chaos with lots of shoving, but after dinner everyone got along with plenty of playfulness. There are so many things that I learned […]

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September 4, 2015

The importance of play and the rise of prescription drug use

We’ve all read the headlines again and again: “The importance of play!” Are we listening? Are we putting this advice into action? A report dated June 18, 2015 states: Drug overdose death rates increase in 26 states. The report shares: “Nearly 44,000 people die from drug overdoses each year, a figure that more than doubled […]

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August 26, 2015

14 Fun Ways to Foster Reading and Writing Skills

By now most parents understand the value of reading to children (although some folks evidently consider it an unfair advantage). Science has recently proven that reading to children affects their brains in a positive way (which many parents have long known, of course: no research needed). While reading is a wonderful part of a child’s routine, […]

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