Articles for category: Parenting

Karla News

Fifteen Perfect Gift Ideas for Teachers

I’m drowning in coffee mugs: Santa mugs, cartoon mugs, mugs that light up and mugs that make crude noises when tipped. The problem is that I don’t drink coffee; I can’t even drink tea unless I’m running a temperature and my mom’s in town. Unfortunately, I happen to be a teacher. Like ties on Father’s ...

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Turn Magazines into Bracelet Crafts

The glossy bright pages of a magazine serve as a recyclable resource that can be used for collages, book covers or homemade jewelry. A single magazine can provide a variety of beads shapes and sizes for children to decorate with. With the beads and some clear string, girls can create bracelets for themselves, friends or ...

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Great Mother’s Day Quotes

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it. Honor your mother this year by making your own card, or keepsake incorporating one or more of these great quotes about mothers. Quotes to honor Mother Mother’s Day is in honor of the best mother who ever lived – the Mother of your heart. ~Anna Jarvis ...

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The Scoop on the Gymboree Outlet Stores

For years, I have heard people rave about Gymboree clothing, but I avoided visiting an actual store because I thought it would be too expensive. When a new outlet store opened near me, I finally gave in and decided to check it out. If you are thinking about shopping at an outlet store, there are ...

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Easy Cinco De Mayo Crafts for Kids

Cinco de Mayo is an annual Mexican celebration. No celebration is complete without bright and colorful decorations. Cinco de Mayo Crafts are an easy ways for kids to join in the celebration. An inexpensive Cinco de Mayo crafts for kids is streamers. No party is complete without colorful streamers. The materials for this project are ...

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How to Teach Your Child to Write a 5 Paragraph Essay

So, your kid is asking you for help with that first 5 paragraph essay. You haven’t had to write one yourself since high school, and the specifics on how to form a well written paper aren’t exactly coming to you at the moment. It was easier when they were still learning how to add and ...

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Working with Autistic Children

Twenty years ago, in the United States, the US government estimated that about 380,000 people living in the United States had autism. Today, it’s reported there are more than 500,000 US individuals, under the age of twenty-one, who have a form of autism, and that number is predicted to grow. Autism is a developmental disability ...

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Types and Classifications of Childhood Lupus: An Overview

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease attributed to an autoimmune response within the body. When this autoimmune response occurs, the body creates natural antibodies in response to healthy tissue, believing that healthy tissue is a foreign substance. For parents who care for a child who is suffering from lupus, it is important to understand not ...

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Pumpkin Carving Patterns – Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Are you getting ready for fall celebrations are want to carve a pumpkin? If so, use these free pumpkin carving patterns to help you carve the most popular pumpkin around! Whether you are gearing up for Halloween or Thanksgiving, pumpkin carvings are a wonderful way to get the family together for an afternoon of fun! ...

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Ten Free or Cheap Winter Activities for Kids to Combat Cabin Fever

Here in central Indiana, winter can be a trying time for parents. You can only send the children outside in the snow for so long before you start worrying about frostbite and hypothermia. Kids have energy they need get out, an endless desire to get into stuff, and exceedingly short attention spans. Couple that with ...