10 Amazing Books to Read Aloud to Big Kids

Reading out loud isn’t just for little kids. Big kids (age 8–12) who can read on their own also enjoy being read to. View full post on Common Sense Blog – Parenting, media, and everything in between – No name #pso #htcs #b4inc Read More

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10 Reasons You Should Read Aloud to Big Kids, Too

Every parent knows that it’s good to read to kids when they’re little. It helps babies, toddlers, and preschoolers de View full post on Common Sense Blog – Parenting, media, and everything in between – No name #pso #htcs #b4inc Read More

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20 Podcasts for Kids

What if something out there had your kid begging you to turn off the TV or tablet, put away the video games, and list View full post on Common Sense Blog – Parenting, media, and everything in between – No name #pso #htcs #b4inc Read More

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Ada man stands trial on child abuse charges

ADA, Okla. (KXII) — The jury trial for an Ada man accused of abusing his 1-month-old baby began Monday. Stephen Hawkins, 25, was arrested for child abuse in May 2016 after he brought his baby to Mercy Hospital Ada with a bruised face and a broken femur. Police said Hawkins…

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How Do You Secure Your Kids Online?

Vigilance is a word often used when discussing parenting because the key role for any parent is to safeguard and protect your kids as best you can from the inherent dangers that life throws at them. The internet is no different. The real world is one thing but the digital…

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexting

“Sexting sounds harmless; after all, they are not doing ‘it’” says many parents. Actually, sexting is a form of “it” – the electronic sending and receiving of photos and videos that are sexually suggestive or explicit which often contain nudity, sex acts or texted sexual messages. Sexting often starts as…

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Parents key to helping bullied kids

As thousands of students across the country are starting high school, new figures reveal nearly one in four young people have experienced bullying in the past 12 months, and were most likely to turn to their parents for support. A new survey by digital youth mental health organisation ReachOut revealed…

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How to speak to your kids about grown up issues

It seems kids grow up too fast in today’s world. With social media and news available 24/7 it’s hard to shield them from some adult topics that bring reality all too soon to their attention. School shootings, bombings, even political issues are becoming daily topics of conversations amongst adults, on…

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