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How to Survive a Road Trip with Your Kids, Parent Savers

How to Survive Road Trips with Kids

It’s time to travel with your kids. So, what do you need to know before you hop in your minivan and head for your destination? What tips and tricks can make travel a little easier, whether you’re bringing babies, infants or toddlers? How can you beat the boredom and the dreaded question “Are we there yet?”

Are you a helicopter parent? Parent Savers

Are You a Helicopter Parent?

As parents, we all want to protect our children and keep them safe and healthy. But it can become problematic when parents continuously remove obstacles to ensure that their kids never experience disappointment discomfort, heartbreak, or pain. What typically causes parents to “hover” over their kids? What are the pros and the cons? And what traits and characteristics typically develop in your child as a result?

Germs: Friend or Foe?, Parent Savers

Germs: Friend or Foe For Your Family?

It never fails. Your child picks up an object and tries to put it directly into their mouth! Or perhaps your toddler sneezes all over the toys and forgets to wash his hands. Germs are probably all over your home, but does it really matter? Do we really need to be lathering our kids up with antibacterial wipes and disinfectants? Can some of these germs actually be helpful?

Sibling Fighting, Parent Savers

Sibling Fighting: How To Keep the Peace

Fighting among your kids can really frustrating for parents. How do you know where to draw the line? What role should parents have during these disagreements? What are some of the positive and negative consequences of sibling rivalry that can sometimes lead to fights? Plus, we’ll discuss some strategies to help you keep the peace!

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Distant Families: Way to Stay in Touch, Parent Savers

Distant Families: Ways to Stay in Touch

We love our children and we want to spend as much time with them as possible. But, reality is many kids are forced to be separated from their parents for reasons such as divorce, business travel, military deployment and more. This separation may be physical, but it doesn’t have to be overly emotional. Today we’ll explore some simple ways parents can strengthen and maintain the connection with their child when away.

Showing Favoritism with your Kids, Parent Savers

Showing Favoritism with Your Kids

Parents with more than one child typically try to keep an even playing field with their kids. After all, it wouldn’t be fair if only one child was rewarded for finishing their brussel sprouts at dinner, right? But there are times when parents may unintentionally show favoritism toward a specific child based on the situation. So, how does this impact your children and the relationship they have with you as well as their siblings?

Toddler Naps, Parent Savers

Toddler Naps: Do’s and Don’ts

Naps are important- for both you and your child. It gives everyone a break and allows us to re-boot and prepare for the rest of the day. How often should your child be napping, and for how long? What should you do if you accidentally skip a nap or your schedule is off? And what are your options if your little one is absolutely refusing naps altogether?

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