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3 Ways to Make Halloween Fun for Your ASD Kid

by ParentCo.

Crowds of children, the fear of personal contact, and the idea of approaching strangers for candy can be too much for a kid on the spectrum.

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My Place With the Playground Benchwarmers

by ParentCo.

Where there is a playground, we will be there as Protectors of the Peace, like mundane super heroes keeping an eye on petty criminals.

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The Benefits of Team Sports That Extend Beyond the Game

by ParentCo.

Here are six reasons you may want to consider letting your little sportie try out for basketball or soccer next year.

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All Parents Should Kick It Like Beckham 

by ParentCo.

Youth sports have become less about having a good time and getting exercise and more focused on competition. It's time to bring some playfulness back.

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10 Rules for Sharing Every Sibling Should Know

by ParentCo.

What if you erased everything you’ve taught your kids about sharing and started fresh? What rules or guidelines would you put in place?

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Research Shows Recess Might Be More Important Than We Think

by ParentCo.

Recent research suggests that for toddlers and preschoolers, recess might be key to childhood development.

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Karaoke Therapy is the Family Bonding You've Been Missing

by ParentCo.

Besides improving our mood, singing karaoke offers many physical, emotional, social, and educational benefits.

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Celebrate World Space Week With Space-Themed Music

by ParentCo.

World Space Week 2017 is an ideal time to introduce your family to space-themed orchestral music and the magic of astronomy. 

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Harnessing the Power of Play, Even if I Have to Steal it From my Kids

by ParentCo.

When adults play they are able to let go of daily stresses and be present in the moment, if only briefly.

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The Play Kitchen That Was a Recipe For Disaster

by ParentCo.

Our toddler's behavior was telling us what she couldn’t articulate: kitchen was not fun.

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Gender-Fluid Apps and Games Because it's 2017

by ParentCo.

More and more young people are embracing this idea and identifying as fluid, and there are a handful of apps and games to reflect their experiences.

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Why Pretend Tasks Aren't as Fulfilling For Kids as the Real Deal

by Sanya Pelini

A new study has been released and it suggests that kids don’t really want to play with toys – what they want is the real thing.

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5 Questions to Consider When Signing up Your Child for an Afterschool Program

by ParentCo.

Over the course of a typical school year, there are around 525 hours between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. How can you make sure your kids needs are met?

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7 Steps to Leading an RPG for Your Kid and Their Friends

by ParentCo.

If you want to help your budding adventurer and her buddies to go on a quest of epic proportions, these steps to leading a seriously fun RPG can help.

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Helping Your Introvert Navigate Recess

by Amy Walter

The energy and chaos of running around on the playground isn't the break all kids need during the school day. Introverts may do well to have an alternative.

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My Kids Loved Summer Camp. This Is Why I Made Them Quit.

by Pam Moore

While the ACA accreditation is a valuable credential, it is no replacement for doing your homework about the camps you enroll your kids in.

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How to Make the Sensational Memories of Summer Last

by ParentCo.

We have to enjoy every second of summer because it seems to come to an end before we're ready to see it go.

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Your Family's Guide to Observing the Solar Eclipse Like Pros

by ParentCo.

Here’s what you need to know about experiencing the incredible phenomenon of a total eclipse with your kids.

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Camp Songs Could Be Your New Drug of Choice

by Pam Moore

Science also shows us that we may be wired to feel even better when we sing in a group – and the bigger the group, the better.

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10 Outside Adventures That Require Little to No Planning

by ParentCo.

These 10 nature-based activities require very little in the way of supplies and can be implemented in (almost) a moment’s notice.

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Magic, Minecraft, and Makers: The Games Your Kids Won’t Stop Talking About

by ParentCo.

Innovation, creative thinking, and open-ended play has engaged curious kids for generations.

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Why the Lazy Days of Summer Are Actually the Most Memorable for Kids

by ParentCo.

The memories kids will cherish aren't particularly the ones we might expect. For them, the hazy, lazy days of normal living are what summers are made of.

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Destination Durango: Your New Favorite Family Vacation

by ParentCo.

Nestled between the San Juan Mountains and the Animas River Valley lies Durango- a town where families find big adventures and a surprising amount of fun.

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Rules for Surviving the Public Pool

by ParentCo.

If certain rules of basic conduct and human decency were observed by all my fellow swimmers, our sanity would no longer circle the pool drain.

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