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How To Host Your Child’s First Sleepover

1. Schedule the Sleepover.

Determine what age your child is ready to have a sleepover. A good rule is to add 6 months to the date that the child first starts asking for a sleepover. Of course every child is different, but generally sleepovers start somewhere between the ages of 6 and 9. By this age, your child may already have had an opportunity to sleep over at the grandparents’ house, and will feel comfortable with being away from home. Needless to say if your child misbehaves at any point before the sleepover, threaten to cancel the sleepover as a behavior modification tool. Read more

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9 Ways to Entertain a Sick Child

Are you at home with a sick child? What your child probably needs most is rest. But it’s hard to get cranky, sick kids the rest they need without leaving the TV on all day. Try these quiet activities instead. You’ll help your child heal, and spend some quality time together. Read more