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Ideas and activities to promote screen free time; technology and families; outdoor activities; family time; unplugging; ideas to limit screen time for kids; teens and cell phones; book suggestions and reading lists; experiences; family game night; social media; managing technology time

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The goal of camps is a good summer for your family, not a “better” summer than anyone else. Avoid the comparison game – whether it’s number of camps, costs of camps or accelerating in a sport or talent. Our guide will help you do just that, so you can choose the right summer camp for your kids.

Find the Best Camp for Your Kids

The goal of camps is a good summer for your family, not a “better” summer than anyone else. Avoid the comparison game – whether it’s number of camps, costs of camps or accelerating in a sport or talent. Our guide will help you do just that, so you can choose the right summer camp for your kids.

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50+ Screen-Free Activities for Tweens and Teens

There is no reason to feel guilty for giving your teens a reasonable amount of screen-time. But many parents are feeling like there's been nothing but screens for months on end. You might even be

 Our family argues about phones, tablets and video games more than anything else. It was time to disconnect those devices so we could reconnect with each other! So we decided to stop arguing and start working together to figure out a solution Kids Learning Activities, Teaching Kids, Note Taking Strategies, Screen Time For Kids, What To Study, School Planner, Strong Family, Parenting Teenagers, Create A Family
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How to Create a Family Tech Plan Everyone Can Agree On

Screen time. Our family argues about phones, tablets and video games more than anything else. It was time to disconnect those devices so we could reconnect with each other! So we decided to stop arguing and start working together to figure out a solution using these 5 steps. #technology #screentime #teens #tweens

We compiled this list of board games based on suggestions from teens and tweens themselves. Not only are these games fun to play, but they also teach important life skills like cooperation, strategy, patience and sportsmanship. Take a look and see how many you already own! #familyfun #familygamenight Tween Games, Games For Teens, Raising Teenagers, Parenting Teenagers, Screen Time For Kids, Reading Comprehension Skills, Fun Board Games, Hacks, Old Games
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Best Board Games for Teens & Tweens

We compiled this list of board games based on suggestions from teens and tweens themselves. Not only are these games fun to play, but they also teach important life skills like cooperation, strategy, patience and sportsmanship. Take a look and see how many you already own! #familyfun #familygamenight

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11 Family Activities That Don't Involve Screen Time

It seems like screen time has taken over the lives of families everywhere. These 11 scree free activities will give your family back the quality time it deserves. #family #familytime #parenting #familyactivities

This DIY Inexpensive STEM Challenge Kit includes 25 printable STEM Challenge Cards, a supply list and free printable labels to make a great gift for kids! Science Kits For Kids, Stem For Kids, Fun Activities For Kids, Kids Fun, Indoor Activities, Family Activities, Stem Science, Preschool Science, Experiment
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Free Printable STEM Challenge Cards for Kids

Need some fun activities for kids while stuck inside? This STEM Challenge Kit is easy to put together and SO MUCH FUN! If you are looking for educational STEM activities for your kids, it includes 25 free printable STEM Challenge Cards that are easy to pull out and give your kids fun screen-free time. Putting together all of the things you need for this STEM kit makes it simple to pull out and easy for your kids to have STEM fun.

Are your kids spending too much time playing video games? Here's a list of 50 alternative activities to video games that any age will enjoy. Activities For Teens, Free Activities, Infant Activities, Family Activities, Games For Kids, Indoor Activities, Summer Activities, Parenting Toddlers, Kids And Parenting
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Alternative Activities To Video Games Your Kids Will Love Playing

Are your kids spending too much time playing video games? Here's a list of 101 alternative activities to video games that any age will enjoy. Click to read this list. #videogames #toomuchscreentime

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Spring Gratitude Photo Scavenger Hunt

Gratitude is a journey that lasts all year, especially when spring is in the air and the world begins to bloom again. The spring of 2020 looks a bit different this year because we're staying at home, but there's always something to be thankful for. This photo scavenger hunt will give you something fun to do with your family, and it will teach your kids to be grateful even when life is hard and uncertain. Gratitude is a life-saving habit that we need now more than ever.

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Top 10 Games for Tweens and Teens

Board games are a great option for spending time with your teens and tweens. They're also a great alternative to screen time. Board games build reading comprehension skills because you want and need to understand the directions exactly to be able to play. Games also teach cooperation, strategy, patience, sportsmanship. #gamesforteens #gamesfortweens #familytime

Kids stuck at home during the global pandemic? Use this step-by-step process to make sure your family is safe and healthy. Especially when schedules are screwy and they're bored. Peaceful Parenting, Gentle Parenting, Parenting Hacks, Screen Time For Kids, National Institutes Of Health, Family Game Night, Best Husband, Make Money Fast, Mom Blogs
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Kids stuck at home during the global pandemic? Use this step-by-step process to make sure your family is safe and healthy. Especially when schedules are screwy and they're bored. Stepmom | Stepfamily | Stepkids | Tablet rules | Notepad Rules | Phone Rules | Technology Rules #Technology #Electronics #ElectronicPolicy #LifeHasCurves

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Top 10 Things to Do With Tweens & Teens at Home

Many families face an unprecedented situation right now because of the Coronavirus: kids at home for weeks without their usual activities. They can’t really go anywhere or do any of the things they normally do, even during holiday or summer breaks. Our list of ideas will help your tween or teen learn, create, help, move, connect and relax!

The groundbreaking new study on screen time, social media, video games and our kids mental health is really scary. It is clear that the more time they spend the more it effects their learning and mental health. Science Experiments Kids, Science For Kids, Parenting Teens, Parenting Advice, Our Kids, My Children, Screen Time For Kids, Building Self Esteem, Social Media Outlets

I’m Limiting My Child’s Screen Time To Two Hours and Here’s Why

The groundbreaking new study on screen time, social media, video games and our kids mental health is really scary. It is clear that the more time they spend the more it effects their learning and mental health. #screen #time #effects #control #apps #teenager #middleschool

This list is not the same as my list of the top 10 books I WANT to read in 2020. When left to my natural book-reading instincts, I read only fiction...and certain types of fiction. I intentionally push back on that when developing a plan-to-read list each year. I've also discovered that I prefer listening to nonfiction books on audio during my commute to work, so the nonfiction options in this list all have audio options. Top Ten Books, Books To Read, My Books, Books For Tweens, Books For Moms, Summer Reading Lists, Beach Reading, Book Suggestions, Book Recommendations

10 Must-Read Books for 2020

This list is not the same as my list of the top 10 books I WANT to read in 2020. When left to my natural book-reading instincts, I read only fiction...and certain types of fiction. I intentionally push back on that when developing a plan-to-read list each year. I've also discovered that I prefer listening to nonfiction books on audio during my commute to work, so the nonfiction options in this list all have audio options.

21 Creative Outdoor Games for Families and Friends · Pint-sized Treasures

21 Creative Outdoor Games

Spring is around the corner and with it warmer weather to get outdoors. Families will love these super fun and creative games to play outside. Grab some friends, head outdoors and soak up the sun with these unique activities and games for families. Some of these would be so fun to play in the evening with glowsticks! #outside #activities #games #familygames #summerfun

Winter weather making it too difficult to play outside? I hate having to search for ideas for indoor play. Here are 18 indoor family activities for winter including creative, active and warm & snuggly ideas! Perfect for some wonderful family time. Indoor Family Activities, Autumn Activities For Kids, Toddler Activities, Time Activities, Family Games, Things To Do At Home, Winter Kids, Family Traditions, Kids And Parenting
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18 Indoor Family Activities for Winter

Winter weather making it too difficult to play outside? Here are 18 indoor family activities for winter including creative, active and warm & snuggly ideas! #indoorplay #winteractivities #familyfun

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Gratitude Activity For The Whole Family

If your kids have a phone, a gratitude photo scavenger hunt is a great way to use technology to connect with them and spark conversation. Download your free printable and get started on this fun winter-themed scavenger hunt!