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Teach Election 2016

Posted by Elisa Taub
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The presidential election race is heating up as the candidates travel around the country raising money and leaving some interesting, if not downright controversial, sound-bytes in their wake. But don't dismiss these early rumblings as the simply the inconsequential opening act before the big show this November. Instead, recognize it for the incredible teaching opportunity it affords us all. 

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Walk the Walk

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Now that spring is in the air, and the weather is turning to warmer days, it's a great time to start thinking about outdoor activities. There's something very meaningful that you can do with your kids this spring and that is to sign up for a "walk" for a cause. What a wonderful family activity to engage in and an invaluable lesson for your kids about having the power to make a difference in the lives of others. 

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Charitable Bingo

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Sometimes moms just need a night out! Although I adore my children, I find I'm a much better mom if I occasionally get an evening out with friends to just have fun and break the bath time, bedtime routine. 

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See the Savings

Posted by Elisa Taub
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For the past week, the temperature here in Los Angeles has been easily spiking above the 110 mark. As it did, the state asked everyone to conserve energy in an attempt to avoid the rolling blackouts that plagued us Californians last summer. I in turn did, my part to conserve energy by turning off lights and doing my laundry and dishwashing in the evening, instead of my normal late morning routine. 

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Teaching Banks

Posted by Elisa Taub
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It’s never too early to teach your child about the value of a dollar, and with this handy set of piggy banks learning about money is a breeze. 

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Kids and Coupons

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Learning the value of a dollar can be a tough concept for kids to grasp. Especially when they see their parents magically getting money out of ATM machines. The old phrase money doesn't grow on trees has been replaced by the more technologically advanced "money isn't made in ATM machines." 

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Kids and Charity

Posted by Elisa Taub
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The holiday season is a wonderful time to teach your children about charity. After all the talk about getting, and wanting, and needing, it is the perfect time to turn the tables and talk to your children about GIVING. 

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Thanks Giving

Posted by Elisa Taub
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During this day of thanks, take some time with your child to do a little giving. Together, pick a charity of your choice or give to one of the children's charities listed below. It doesn't have to be much, just as long as you give. 

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KidFlicks

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by Marni Barta

Getting your child involved in charitable acts is a great way for kids to develop empathy and respect for the world around them. The following article is about a terrific charitable organization started by and for kids. It is a great idea and one your kids can participate in... Have them read the article and it may even spark some charitable action of their own. 

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A New Turkey Day Tradition

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Thanksgiving. Yesterday we cooked, today we eat, and tomorrow we shop. It's an American tradition. But this holiday is also a time of giving, so why not start a new tradition and take some time today to make a donation to your favorite charity. 

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