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     As our little ones grow into big kids they also have big emotions. I know my kids love big, cry hard, but they can also feel sad in a big way or get overwhelmed with anger too. As parents, we want to make our children feel better in any way that we can. Sometimes, when a child has big emotions, we can't always help. Instead, we need to teach them to self-regulate. This isn't something that is easy and comes naturally, to us or our kids. It is something that needs to be learned. That is why a program like Conscious Discipline can make all the difference in the world. 

 
 
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     Money provides people, both old and young, with the opportunity to make decisions. Empowering, motivating and educating your children to save and invest regularly enables them to keep more of their earning and get more out of their spending. Daily spending habits have a huge impact on your children’s financial future. Here are a few basics you should teach them.

 
 
     The holidays are a season of hospitality with many people welcoming extended family members into their homes for some or all of the festivities. You don’t need a full guest suite to keep your visitors comfortable during their stay. Use these simple tricks to make any part of the house a cozy hideaway for your relatives, no matter how big or small.

 
 
     It’s important that your child has their own space in your home and that space is the bedroom. As they get older, this is going to be increasingly crucial because they're going to slowly become more independent. They won’t want to spend the evenings with you, they may spend it in their room, or they may head out with friends. They’ll also want privacy, and you have to provide them it. You can’t constantly be walking into their room and inspecting it. You should not be asking them to clean it or worse cleaning it yourself. From an early age, you have to make sure kids know this is their space. It’s their job to look after it and treat it how they please. Although if things get too extreme, you may want to take action. No one wants a room in a house covered with mold and filled with stale food. Even if it does belong to a terrible teen.