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Five Gifts to Give Your Kids for Christmas

Trying to figure out what to get your kids for Christmas? Several years ago we implemented a plan that we love and have successfully used in giving Christmas gifts to our kids. This system has helped make giving gifts meaningful

A New (Improved) Allowance System for Kids

We have a new system for our kids allowance. I am convinced that it is a great new system, as I’ve personally seen the response from my kids and rewards it has brought them. Since our four kids were small,

10 Things Kids (and Adults) Can Do Instead of Watching TV

TV seems to be a wonderful babysitter. You can buy hours of peace and quiet by simply turning on the TV. Few thinking parents, however, are comfortable with kids watching TV nonstop. Excessive TV watching does not promote thinking, growing,

How to Rest When You’re On the Run

Last week on a hot, sunny, dry day, I took a four-mile trail run with my 12-year-old son. Jackson is a cross-country runner and runs sub 7-minute miles. Because of the heat we were both more tired than normal during

How to Create a Family Plan

Earlier this week, Barry Rager shared with us about How a Family Plan Could Change Everything. Today Barry is going to share how to create a family plan, using five easy steps that can be customized to your family needs. The entire

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