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43 Ways Our Kids Thrive on Free Play

 Article originally published by wetheparents.org in April 2019. WeTheParents are Neve and Keane (the parents), two unperfectionists looking for simplicity, meaning, and humor in parenting. All ideas expressed are the writer’s own. Is your child getting enough ‘free play’? Child-led free play – the unstructured time during which children can act out their fantasies, create … Continued

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25 ways to avoid the screen-time hangover

Now that December is well and truly here, it’s time to start thinking about the Christmas break. The time when all the family comes together and celebrates a magical time of year… Or not. Once your kids have opened their present and found the latest iPhone or tablet that you got them, you may as … Continued

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10 Ways to Have Super-Simple Summer Fun

We tend to overly complicate our kids’ lives in this modern world. From scheduled playdates to structured activities to meticulously planned-out road trips, we’ve forgotten the beauty of puttering around our own homes and neighborhoods finding imaginative things to do to pass the time. According to the American Association of Pediatrics, in a 2007 study on … Continued

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