Clara Monroe

Clara Monroe is mom of three and an avid cat lover. She lives in southern california with her husband, two sons and one daughter. She loves to spend time with her children and prepare creative but healthy snacks for them.

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Dont Leave The Door Open

If you have children, then I would wager that at least once in your life you have told you kids to go play outside, immediately followed with the disclaimer, BUT CLOSE THE DOOR BEHIND YOU! 

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Why should children play outside

Nowadays, many children prefer staying indoors to playing outside. They have been addicted to cartoons so much that they can't get a single minute to go outside and engage in outdoor play activities. In the past, this was not the case. Your mother would push you out of the house regardless of the weather and say, "Go and play". These three words were enough to keep you outside for hours while playing with other children. You were only supposed to come inside the house during dinner and would dare not speak to strangers. This was part of our lives, and we didn't even realise the benefits of playing outside. Today, as parents, we have forgotten that our children need to play outside. We even go further and buy them indoors toys to play with. ...

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Health development of children

Your child's health is most important for overall well being. Sure, some children get sick occasionally, and if you are lucky they will get sick rarely. The fact remains that in your child's life, the need for health development of children will arise at some point. It's important for your children's safety that you choose an adaptive, good insurance plan to guarantee their continued medical coverage.When choosing health care benefits for your children, consider any unknown illnesses that could arise without warning. Asthma, diabetes, or allergies are just a few health problems that can arise during a child's life. Take time to research all the options available for a specific health care plan before making a decision. Make sure the plan co...

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5 Safety Tips to Protect Your Kids From Abduction

Stopping child abductions is something every parent takes interest in. This article has been written to share seven things you can do to help reduce your risk. They're simple things people don't think about sometimes. Child abductions, as malicious as they sound, don't seem to happen as often as other crimes we frequently see on the news, but that doesn't mean they aren't genuine. Kidnappers, for varied reasons, take children out of the safety and protection of their families and homes and use them to get what they want, be it money, attention, or some sick form of satisfaction. Luckily, parents and children alike are not helpless in letting these horrific occurrences happen; there are some things kids should be taught to do when faced with...

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Importance Of Developing Social Skills For Children

When a child is born, the child possesses some innate ideas. These ideas are scattered in the maze-like mind like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. As they grow up, the children learn to put those pieces in proper places so that these ideas can get a proper shape. The proper development of children's behavioral aspects is significant to survive in today's world. Social interactions play a vital role in our day to day lives. Social skills are required to succeed in friendships, school life, community life and eventually working life.

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10 Creative and Healthy Snacks For Kids

Snacks are essential in children's diets. Not only does it help reduce hunger and cravings, but it also provides them with the nutrients and energy they need. Kids are very active, and they proliferate, so they need more nutrients and smaller meals throughout the day. Apart from the three main meals, kids need snacks in between meals and maybe even before bedtime. But here comes the challenge. Even if you're firm about serving your healthy child snacks, it can be tough to come up with nutritious snack ideas when all they crave for are candies, chips and other junk. Running out of healthy snack ideas? Let me share with you some healthy snack tips which you might serve to your children.

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4 Health Benefits of Kids Playing Outside

Basic Child Psychology teaches us that children need interaction with others to develop social skills, speech and listening skills. Conversing and bonding through play with their peers, teachers and parents all contributes to a deeper understanding of the world and creates thought systems and processes that will help them later in life.

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Social development in children

Social development is the process by which a child learns to interact with other people.In a broad view, it usually refers to how children develop relationships such as friendships and how they handle conflicts with others. It helps children to develop their personalities in the society.They also gain skills that enable them to interact and process their actions.This enables them to know themselves better.

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Child safety tips while playing outdoors

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10 outdoor activities for kids

It is that time of the year when you are at home with your kids the whole day. To keep the children from messing around and breaking stuff in the house, you will need to set them up with activities to do, while letting then have fun at the same time. There are many activities that they can get involved in both within the house or outside the house. However, outdoor activities are more convenient, especially if you are a parent who is working from home. Below are some fun outdoor activities that you can get your children to do when they are at home.

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