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Over 25 Free Best Apps for Kids for #APPFRIDAY February7th! - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

Over 25 Free Best Apps for Kids for #APPFRIDAY February7th! - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Another outstanding APPFRIDAY with over 25 FREE apps. We have apps for Education with some top math apps such as Quick Math for the times table and Todo Telling time, some science apps with Piiig Labs and languages arts ones; 6 great books apps including CosmoCamp: The Incredi-Ride! and Mighy Kids Poison Patrol; Some fun and Games with a super cool one - Star Thief. To finish a special for you to follow the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics!

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Can Apps Encourage Parents and Kids to Use Media Together? - Fred Rogers Center - Blog

Can Apps Encourage Parents and Kids to Use Media Together? - Fred Rogers Center - Blog | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach.
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10 Tips to Stay Connected With Kids at Camp

10 Tips to Stay Connected With Kids at Camp | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Sending your child off to camp introduces him to a wonderful world of diverse experiences and adventures. It also requires you to relinquish sharing in these experiences or to find out about them many days later.

 

 

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Travel Tips: Keeping Your Family Safe While On Vacation

Travel Tips: Keeping Your Family Safe While On Vacation | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Keeping Your Family Safe While on Vacation Guest Post So you’re planning your family vacation? You probably have a dream where the vacation goes perfectly. In these fantasies your family creates b
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From Crying it Out to Cosleeping Sleep Advice for Parents of Newborns

From Crying it Out to Cosleeping Sleep Advice for Parents of Newborns | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

You have a newborn.

You've never slept a moment in your life. You've heard about sleep. Some of your friends have done it. You've read articles about it. Sleep sounds like fun. It sounds downright exciting.

 

 

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Marriage tips for couples of special needs children

Marriage tips for couples of special needs children | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Tips on making your marriage a priority while parenting a special needs child.
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Money Saving Tips: 122 Ways To Trim Your Budget - Frugal Dad

Money Saving Tips: 122 Ways To Trim Your Budget - Frugal Dad | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

A while back All You Magazine offered to give away a few subscriptions to Frugal Dad readers.  The rules for entering the contest were simple–leave a money saving tip in the comments.  What happened next was one of those magical moments you can only get from blogs, and the sense of community they inspire.  Over 150 readers shared some of their favorite money saving tips, on a diverse set of topics from home haircuts to coupons to energy savings.

 

 

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Anxiety Disorders in Children

Anxiety Disorders in Children | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses in children. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 25 percent of teens (age 13-18) suffer from anxiety disorders. Left untreated, these children are more likely to perform poorly in school, avoid important social experiences and abuse substances.

 

 

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Six ways to help the stressed-out teen in your life

Six ways to help the stressed-out teen in your life | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
A whole cohort of stressed and anxious adolescents is in our midst. Here are some steps parents can take to help (Six ways to help the stressed-out teen in your life.
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Early New Warning Signs for Autisms

Early New Warning Signs for Autisms | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Yale researchers have determined that the earliest markers for autism materialize as early as 6 months in some infants. Click to find out what they are.
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Reducing Stress in Kids Tips That Work

Reducing Stress in Kids Tips That Work | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Reducing stress in kids is a goal of parents everywhere. These easy research based tips can be applied immediately so that you and your child can relax.
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Play Chess to Learn Strategies for Success

Play Chess to Learn Strategies for Success | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

What do Ben Affleck, Will Smith, Christina Ricci, Kobe Bryant, Keanu Reeves, Madonna and Beethoven have in common? They all play or played chess. So do an estimated 700 million people around the world today, in nearly every country.

Why is chess so popular, and is it right for your child?

 

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10 Ways to Host an Event for Kids With Special Needs

10 Ways to Host an Event for Kids With Special Needs | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Holding a party where all the kiddos-with or without disabilities-can have fun isn't difficult if you plan ahead and think things through. Here are some tips to ensure you are being inclusive, thoughtful and welcoming to all your child's friends!

 

 

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How Old Is Too Old for the Pediatrician?

How Old Is Too Old for the Pediatrician? | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

You've heard of "Should I Stay or Should I Go?," right? It's a popular Clash song from the 1980s, but it is also a question I hear frequently as a pediatrician. After years of having me handle the pediatric needs of their children, parents ask, "When is my child too old to keep coming here?"

 

 

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10 Gross Motor Activities to do Outside with the Kids | hands on : as we grow

10 Gross Motor Activities to do Outside with the Kids | hands on : as we grow | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
These are 10 gross motor activities that you can do outside with your kids. Doing the activities with your kids is a great way for us to get exercise too!
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Supporting Your Teen's First Love

Supporting Your Teen's First Love | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Suddenly, your 13-year-old son is getting phone calls, texts and even in-person visits from giggling teen girls. Or perhaps your 15-year-old daughter picks out a scandalously short skirt for the big party her friend is planning. Or your 12-year-old daughter announces over dinner that she's got a boyfriend now.

Prenatal baby classes never prepared you for this! Parents often freeze when it comes to topics related to love and sexuality. But your children need parental guidance here just as in any other arena of life.

 

 

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It's Never Too Early to Play With Your Newborn.

It's Never Too Early to Play With Your Newborn. | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Play is how babies and children learn about the world. Newborn infants (birth to 3 months) don't pretend to bake cookies, play dress up or throw balls around, which we normally think of when talking about play, but they do benefit from other types of "play."

 

 

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Tips from a psychologist on talking to your kids about Boston - Daily News - April 2013 - Central Pennsylvania

Tips from a psychologist on talking to your kids about Boston - Daily News - April 2013 - Central Pennsylvania | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Talking to your children about tragedy is never easy. They’re bound to raise difficult questions to parents about issues adults have trouble grasping.
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What Baby's Body Language Means

What Baby's Body Language Means | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Get in touch with your child's feelings, before he can tell you about them himself.
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Bored Kids: Empowering Kids to Entertain Themselves

Bored Kids: Empowering Kids to Entertain Themselves | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Our kids have more toys, games, books and electronics than we ever dreamed of when we were kids. Given the abundance of things to do and play with, it astonishes and frustrates parents that they complain of boredom.Find out how to empower kids to entertain themselves.

 

 

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Indoor Madness: Easing Cabin Fever

Indoor Madness: Easing Cabin Fever | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Going stir-crazy? Kids getting a little restless? Even if you're housebound, you can create a fun house (Let the #staycation begin!“@parenting:
Don't let the kids go stir crazy!
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Special Needs Camps: Choosing the Right Camp for Your Child

Special Needs Camps: Choosing the Right Camp for Your Child | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

For children with special needs, summer camp is an opportunity to build self-esteem, social skills, independence and friendships. Camp is a place where children find acceptance, adventure and a rare chance to be themselves, no questions asked.

 

 

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Open Wide... Your Child's First Dental Visit

Open Wide... Your Child's First Dental Visit | Parenting Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"Getting children in at an early age is key," says pediatric dentist Lawrence Louie. "I like to see them when the first tooth erupts. It gives me a chance to get a good look at the child's mouth and lets me share oral health care and nutrition information with the parents."

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