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Homemade Playdough—and What It Can Teach Us about Growth, Perspective, and Adding Color to the World

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Homemade Playdough—and What It Can Teach Us about Growth, Perspective, and Adding Color to the World

We can learn (and teach our families) some important lessons by making homemade playdough. It provides for quality family time AND quality family discussions!

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Talking to Your Family about Friendship: A Creative Video Challenge with Apples to Apples Cards!

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Talking to Your Family about Friendship: A Creative Video Challenge with Apples to Apples Cards!

Back-to-school time can create worry about finding good friends at school. And this year may be especially tough without close friends nearby as the school year starts. It’s a great time to talk with your children about #friendship—not just on how to find a good friend but also about how to BE a good friend. Make the discussion extra fun by creating mini video clips using Apples to Apples cards.

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Feeding Ducks—and Talking with Your Kids and Teens about Balance with This Easy Outdoor Family Activity

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Feeding Ducks—and Talking with Your Kids and Teens about Balance with This Easy Outdoor Family Activity

Feeding ducks is such a great pleasure for a fun and simple family activity! But did you know that eating white bread isn't necessarily good for ducks? See how knowing the foods that are nutritious for feeding ducks can also help you talk with your children and teens about finding balance in their lives!

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Domino Reactions—Talking with Your Kids about How Their Choices Affect Others

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Domino Reactions—Talking with Your Kids about How Their Choices Affect Others

Creating domino reactions is a favorite—but often forgotten­—activity. Bring this simple pleasure back into your home! again! It's also a great way to talk with your children about how their choices affect others.

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Cairn Building—an Activity to Talk with Your Family about Balance and Slowing Down

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Cairn Building—an Activity to Talk with Your Family about Balance and Slowing Down

This activity helps your family focus on slowing down and finding the right balance in their lives. The activity is simple: gather some rocks from your yard and use them to create a cairn (often used as a landmark in hiking to help you and others know you’re on the right path). For added meaning, paint the rocks in a way that symbolically represents the landmark changes happening in your life right now.

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