Articles in Printable Templates, Cristian Hardy, Family Life and Holidays

Bringing Back Old-Fashioned Toys

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The scene is all too familiar. Toys are scattered around the room—the noise of blinking toys, buzzing toys, talking toys—all lit by the glow of the television and smartphones in hand.... Read full article

Yes Means Yes, No Means No: Teaching Consent to Your Children

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Sexual assault is an overwhelming issue. High profile cases of rape are splattered across news websites, newspapers, and social media.... Read full article

Sensible Enough to Stay Alone?

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How to decide.... Read full article

Staying Calm In The Face Of Rudeness

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Rudeness and bad attitudes are more about forming a self than most parents realize. Building a self takes a long time. ... Read full article

Calming Your Child's Night Fears

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Since both you and your child need sleep, the goal is to help your child sleep through the night in his own bed without needing you.... Read full article



Top 10 Family Fun Holiday Destinations

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Looking for something to do with your kids this holiday season? Check out this list of fun and local businesses with family-friendly entertainment for you!... Read full article

Raising Readers One Book at a Time

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A recent Baby Center email for my seven year old (yes, I still open them to read about her development!) had the headline, “How to Encourage Reading.” I laughed and read along, knowing the advice doesn’t apply to me just now.... Read full article

Sugar Overload

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Mardi Gras, Easter, birthday celebrations, class parties, Halloween, Christmas–the excuses for consuming unhealthy amounts of sugars knows no limits! Many New Year’s resolutions are totally derailed by the January introduction of king cakes into the ... Read full article

Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

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What are the best ways to include younger children in the pumpkin-carving festivities while keeping everyone safe? ... Read full article

Raising an Expressive Child

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Does your child throw temper tantrums when things don’t go his way? Does he hit siblings when he is mad? Does he throw toys across the room when he is frustrated?... Read full article

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