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Help you child learn to understand other people's emotions: Tell them fairytales.

How to Tell a Bedtime Story

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Ground the wheels of a stroller that has a jam-packed diaper bag hanging on the handles by attaching ankle weights just above the front wheels.

New Uses for Old Things: Kids Edition

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  • Heather Dunigan
    Heather Dunigan

    OMG Carly [Therapeutic Interventions] GENIUS

Sureshop Grocery Bag: This reusable tote attaches to the front and back of your stroller, so the weight of your groceries gets distributed safely and evenly.

8 Problem-Solving Products—for Parents!

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Fantastic Beach Toys: Each piece is made from corn and completely biodegradable, so if they’re abandoned in the sand or lost at sea, they’ll disintegrate instead of

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

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  • Sami King
    Sami King

    Unless your kids have a corn allergy! ECK- nightmare!

  • Carolyn Bridges
    Carolyn Bridges

    That's what I was thinking, Sami!! I'm severely allergic to corn and all these new eco-friendly corn products (cups, plates, toys, etc) sound terrifying!!!

Organization tip: Attach half of each strip to the back of lightweight stuffed animals and the other half to the wall, using the Velcro's soft side on the toys to avoid potential scrapes.

10 Cheap Organizing Hacks for a Clutter-Free Home

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Put medications in a locked cosmetic case for an easy way to keep curious kids away from poking around the medicine cabinet.

Beauty New Uses

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  • Katie Winham
    Katie Winham

    Might this make them more curious?

  • Nikki Ann
    Nikki Ann

    or put them up high where young kids cant reach them and teach older ones to respect boundries? I can't imagine locking and unlocking my meds 3 times a day. thats crazy maybe if you had a person with drug issues in the house?

  • Kristen Stacey
    Kristen Stacey

    What's one second to a overdose because you can't lock your responsibility up. They do this in group homes, medical places, and like special care, we should be doing the same at home. Its a great idea.

Learn what to do if your child breaks something…or if one breaks something of yours.

What to Do When Your Kid Damages Someone’s Property

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  • Sade Alread
    Sade Alread

    Who owns a $25 wine glass? :?

  • Anne Solomon-Buckner
    Anne Solomon-Buckner

    I guess I do. Ha.

  • Anne Solomon-Buckner
    Anne Solomon-Buckner

    You 're hilarious though ...

  • Sade Alread
    Sade Alread

    Did?

  • Anne Solomon-Buckner
    Anne Solomon-Buckner

    :)

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Easy (really!) steps on how to cut your kid's bangs.

How to Cut Your Kid’s Bangs

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  • Romona Morgan
    Romona Morgan

    Always remember if you cut hair wet, it will dry a little shorter so "measure twice" before cutting :-)

  • Jessica Stroface
    Jessica Stroface

    If your child has a cowlick then I wouldn't even try attempting this..

  • Nocona Park
    Nocona Park

    Thank you Melissa Hester

  • Real Simple
    Real Simple

    Very good point, Romona!

  • Jessica Gomez
    Jessica Gomez

    When in doubt plz go to a professional. Ive had alot of moms come in with their kids wanting us to fix their mistakes.

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Saying no is never easy, but it’s often necessary. Here are several ways to make it easier on both you and your kids.

How to Say No to Your Kids

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  • Klickn
    Klickn

    Good to know!

  • Yasmin
    Yasmin

    Please say it at home occasionally so they don't hear it for the first time when they get to my classroom! ;)

  • Shauna Younge
    Shauna Younge

    There are grownups that have a hard time saying "no" to kids?

  • Maeve Severus
    Maeve Severus

    hahaha Shauna I like you :P

Organize chaos by stocking shelves with opaque containers labeled with graphic photos of what’s inside.

9 Decluttering Secrets From Professional Organizers

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Teach your young kids the rules for recycling and composting; they will not let you screw it up or forget it.

A Surefire Way to Stay Accountable

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15 things you need to know about vaccines.

What Are Vaccines?

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  • Todd Gates
    Todd Gates

    Yes, the government and the CDC have never been wrong, premature, or withheld information from the public. Did you know there is a special Vaccine Court to handle all the lawsuits by the families of damaged and disabled children.

  • Fallon Normyle
    Fallon Normyle

    Non of this stuff is based on fact!!! All "fact" is, is a check made out to the FDA by big business pharmaceutical companies. Who knows the long term affect on mankind, choose wisely, think wisely, live wisely!

  • Cheryl Brittingham
    Cheryl Brittingham

    Kids Given This Have 22 Times the Rate of Ear Infections 32 times the rate of sinusitis, 4x allergies, 2x asthma, 4x hayfever, 3x ADHD and 19 times higher odds of Autism based on this 7,850 person survey- http://vaccines.mercola.com/

  • Debbe Smith
    Debbe Smith

    Fine then all you non- vaccinators, Just stay away from all those who CAN'T have vaccinations and hope like hell your children don't come in contact with another child whose parents don't vaccinate like you! Vaccinate for heaven's sake!

  • Green Burrows
    Green Burrows

    If pharma companies repackaged vaccines into toxin free single virus doses, stopped demanding unnecessary vaccines (all of which happens outside the US where governments and parents demand it) more of us would feel the benefits outweigh the risks.

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A pizza bar is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. Set out the toppings and cheese and let them build their own pies on easy-to-handle flat breads or pocketless pitas.

Salami and Pepper Pizzas

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A glossy white zone in between kids' rooms is calming and refreshing.

Clever Decorating Ideas for Every Room in Your Home

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  • Vantastic Four
    Vantastic Four

    First thing I noticed......the flag is wrong!

  • E
    E

    Wow, good catch, Linda. I always forget that rule; the right way looks backwards to me for some reason.

  • Shauna Yahraes
    Shauna Yahraes

    Says in the article it's a painting. They can hang it however they want. ;)

  • L M
    L M

    the blue section is in the left corner....it is hung vertically!

  • Karla Peterson
    Karla Peterson

    um..what she said. ^ it's hung vertically, so the stars are in the upper left corner. wow.

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Record how quickly your child has grown by lining up shoes in a shadow box and labeling them with the appropriate ages. This growth chart is way prettier than pencil marks on the wall.

New Uses for Old Things: Kids Edition

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  • Jen Burns Hair
    Jen Burns Hair

    Awe!!! Wish I'd done this with boys

  • Rachel Donegan
    Rachel Donegan

    I would not want to put my daughter's old shoes on the wall-- they are gross!

  • Leah
    Leah

    These look like dress shoes which kids don necessarily wear that often. They shouldn't be that gross.

  • Xime Velarde-Payen
    Xime Velarde-Payen

    This would make a great gift for both grandmas!

  • Alessandra Linhares
    Alessandra Linhares

    I love it

Use these tricks to avoid problems when your children share the same bedroom.

How to Keep The Peace When Kids Share a Room

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How to build the ultimate corner-fort.

Amazing Blanket Fort Ideas

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  • ShemalCH
    ShemalCH

    Reminds me of my childhood!

Did you know you can use conversation heart candies as chalk?

A Surprising New Use for Valentine’s Day Candy: Video

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  • Jillian Broholm
    Jillian Broholm

    Looks like chalk, writes like chalk, tastes like chalk...must be chalk. Maybe with a pinch of sugar.

  • Nurtured Mama
    Nurtured Mama

    That certainly explains why they taste so bad!

  • 1 pinnin mama
    1 pinnin mama

    Oh wow,that's crazy! That's why they're gross!

  • Gwen Barriere
    Gwen Barriere

    Margie Barriere and you eat them

  • Margie Barriere
    Margie Barriere

    Gwen Barriere it is my favorite candy, but try and limit my intake!

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50 fun things to do this spring.

50 Fun Spring Activities

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  • Margo Fisher-Bellman
    Margo Fisher-Bellman

    Where is everything turning green??

How to plan a magic-themed birthday party, start to finish.

Ideas for a Magic-Themed Birthday Party

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24 creative goody bag ideas.

24 Creative Goody Bag Ideas

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8 steps to a happier family life (a.k.a., It's okay to not be "perfect")

A Happier Family Life in 8 Steps

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Host Your Own Olympic Games for Kids.

Host Your Own Olympic Games for the Kids

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  • Neana Dugan
    Neana Dugan

    Shelby Dugan

  • Love is Love Photography
    Love is Love Photography

    Great idea!!

DIY heart-shaped barrettes—ridiculously easy and cute!

How to Make Heart-Shaped Barrettes: Video

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  • Krissy Winters
    Krissy Winters

    Jessica Lane

Valentine's Day Craft for Kids: Pixy Stix Hearts

10 Creative Valentine’s Crafts for Kids

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