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8 Arts and Crafts Your Kids Can Make for Your Yard

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Arts and crafts are fantastic ways to stimulate your children’s minds and provide opportunities for them to use their creative energy. Here are eight ideas for arts and crafts your kids can make for your yard. These ideas will help them spend more time outside, use their imaginations, and contribute to the aesthetic beauty of your home. Scroll down and keep reading to learn how to make these eight great arts and craft projects! Stepping Stone Handprints Making stepping stone handprints is a great way to make memories with your kids and keep track of their growth over the years. In order to make this craft, you will need: cement, a mold, and rocks or other materials for decoration. First, mix the cement with the right amount of water until it’s the consistency of cookie dough (it shouldn’t be too wet). If it looks too thin, you’ll need to make the concrete stronger to ensure that everything will set properly. After it’s mixed, pour the cement into your desired mold, and wait fo

3 Ideas for How You Can Celebrate Your Child's Birthday During Quarantine

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Because of COVID-19, many birthdays and other celebrations are needing to be canceled. Although most parents don't mind canceling their own plans, they cannot bear to see their children go without some sort of celebration. Thus, the following article includes three ideas for how you can celebrate your child's birthday during the COVID-19 quarantine. Drive-By Party One of the mandatory rules being enforced throughout the country is the limitation of who and how many people can be within your home. This, of course, leads to many parents having to cancel their child's parties. However, there is a way to have all your friends and family come to wish your child a happy birthday without needing to go into your home or even be near you. By organizing a drive-by-party , you can show your child that people still care about them, even during these times. You may ask the people involved to decorate their cars with balloons and other festive decorations to really make the day t

Dental Work Your Child Will Need After They Get Their Adult Teeth

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Many people don’t understand the importance of oral hygiene. The mouth is an extremely important part of your body. It deals with bringing in food from the outside, and is often subject to unwanted bacteria. Fortunately, modern dentistry has developed several procedures that can help keep your child’s mouth clean and healthy. The following are a few procedures you should consider having done once your child’s adult teeth come in. Braces Braces can be a pain, literally. But their benefits can’t be denied. But those benefits go beyond a beautiful smile. Braces can improve your chewing . If you were born with an overbite or an overbite, braces can help. The rearrangement of your teeth can also help with some speech impediments. The straightened teeth also make it easier to keep your teeth clean and flossed. This leads to less cavities and other dental issues. How do you tell if your child needs braces? The obvious signs are cramped and crooked teeth. But the best way to know, is

Questions Every Parent Needs To Answer Before Getting A Nanny Cam

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Do you have concerns about how your children are being treated at home? Does something seem off about your nanny? If so, you are probably considering getting a nanny cam. Here are some important things to consider first. Is It Legal? You might think that you can do whatever you want in your home when you get a nanny or babysitter. But that is not entirely true. Currently all fifty states allow nanny cams to be installed even without the consent of the nanny. However, there are limitations. The cameras cannot be installed in the bathroom or in the nanny’s bedroom if you have a live-in nanny. Although you can videotape without permission, there are restrictions on audio recordings. Fifteen states require you to disclose the use of audio recording to others. Other states allow recordings on the basis of single party consent. That means at least one individual that is being recorded must consent to the recording. How Do I Keep Footage Secure? The point of a nanny cam is to help

3 Ideas for Building a Better Relationship With Your Teenage Daughter

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Navigating the teen years with your daughter is not an easy task. All of the changes associated with this season of life combined with the natural inclination for your daughter to want to pull away may make it difficult to maintain a healthy relationship. Here are three things that you can do to build a better relationship with your teenage daughter. Involve Her in Activities She Enjoy Sometimes it can seem hard to relate to your daughter during this tumultuous time in her life. However, one of the best ways to bring calm to the calamity of the teen years is to engage your daughter in an activity that speaks to her. Depending on your daughter's interests, there are a variety of activities that will fit this need. According to Renewed Hope Ranch , equine therapy lets your daughter work and care for horses, which allows her to see her full potential, work out problems, learn valuable traits, and understand how to create and maintain healthy relationships. Spend Quality Tim

3 Aspects of Your Child’s Life That Are Affected by Their Nutrition

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It is every parent's concern that their child is well fed and well taken care of. It is quite remarkable how much a child's growing body relies on food and nutrients, and it impacts every aspect of their life. Especially for parents who are home with kids for extended periods of time, they know the importance of regular scheduled food and sleep. Here are a few different aspects of every child's life that are impacted by nutritional quality and why this is important. School and Academics A nutrient-deficient diet lowers a child’s academic performance . In a study with 10,000 children they found that 20% of children and around 30% of adolescents skip breakfast regularly. The saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is true, but for every parent out there who experiences the normal challenges of time management and getting the family out the door on time it is understandable why breakfast can easily be skipped. The way to overcome this is first to re

What You Need to Make Your Yard Perfect for Parties

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When you're planning an outdoor birthday party for your children, you, of course, want your yard to be looking its best and be safe for all guests. Hosting a home party can save money while allowing you to create a special experience for your family to remember. Plan the perfect party before the big day so you can enjoy the celebration as well as your little ones. Some Privacy Please! Privacy is tricky when it comes to an outdoor birthday party gathering at your house. Avoid early mornings or early evening parties so as not to disturb your neighbors . Try to host your party during afternoon hours, especially on a weekend so parents can attend and help facilitate a faster setup and cleanup. Be specific on your invitations stating that adults are welcome and encouraged! Keep your party short and sweet by sticking to a schedule so that your festivities don't bother neighbors with noise. Perhaps speak to your neighbors beforehand about a special celebration. You might even