• Parenting

    12 Simple Activities to Help Kids Brush their Teeth (without a fight)

    Guest post written by Charlie from Paper Scissors Craft. Brushing a kid’s teeth can be a fight, but with a little extra effort and some simple activities, it doesn’t have to be.  Brushing Kids Teeth I don’t think I have ever enjoyed brushing my children’s teeth. I think I can count on 1 hand the times it’s actually not been a fight to get my children to brush their teeth.  They hate it, and sometimes it’s impossible to get them to open their mouth, and keep it open.  Plus, they have all those teeth. Yikes! Our kid’s pediatric dentist told us that we should be brushing our kid’s teeth until…

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    How to Start Homeschooling

    2020 has been a challenging year so far. COVID, quarantine, the fight against racism, job losses, a tanking economy, and loss of countless souls. If you are a parent of a school-age child you are also facing the decision on how to continue their education this Fall. Is it safe for kids to return to school, to socialize and learn in a somewhat awkward classroom setting? What if someone gets sick? Will the whole class have to go into quarantine? How to start homeschooling? Is it even legal? Are you working fulltime, or you have a child with special needs who throws social distancing out of the window the moment…

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    Keeping Your Kids Mentally Healthy In Uncertain Times

    Keeping your kids mentally healthy – 2020 has been the most challenging year as parents for my husband and me so far. Not only because there is a pandemic forcing us to isolate from others but there are worries about our financial situation, education, health, and now riots in the street because of racism. It seems like every time we can take a relaxing breath something else happens. Our kids are in the midst of all trying to cope with what our world has become. And they struggle.How do you explain to your child what is going on without scaring them? How do you get through months of social distancing…