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Parenting Tips for Raising Self-Reliant Kids

Many parents understand the importance of always being there for their kids. But what about the flip side–learning to let go gracefully so kids can develop their own identity? Julie Lythcott-Haims, a mother of two, former dean at Stanford University, and author of How to Raise an Adult, explains that parents can set their kids up […]

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Yoga for Kids: 10 Tips for Flexible Fun

Yoga can be as relaxing and beneficial for our children as it is for us; and what’s better is it can be an activity you and your child do together. Perhaps you’re wondering if your child will stay still, or even be able to remain quiet enough to allow themselves to relax. The good news […]

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Social Networking: Use It to Enrich Your Child’s Life

Social networking is all around us and often replaces face-to-face interaction in many instances. Even small children need to live a practically isolated existence to not know what Facebook is. Rather than shield your children from internet socializing, you can use it to positively teach them about the world around them. The end result often […]

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10 Summer Activities that will Satisfy Bored Kids AND your Wallet

Summer: the ultimate free-for-all. Instead of being entertained and engaged for 5 to 8 straight hours every day, kids are now looking to you with those big eyes that say “I’m bored.” Here’s some fun and thrifty ideas to beat summer boredom that will keep both your kids and wallet happy. Make a tire swing […]

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Kids and Money: 10 Ways to Help Them Jive

1. Lead by Example It’s a fact that most Americans are in debt. Sometimes it is not easy to avoid, especially once you have your own family. Set a good financial example by living within your means; if you can’t afford a new television don’t buy one. Your kids won’t care about shiny new toys […]

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Cinco De Mayo for Kids: Celebrations Around the Bay Area

There’s plenty Cinco de Mayo for kids in the Bay Area this week. And with sunshine continuing through the weekend, a lot more fun is sure to be had! Check out the events below if you’re looking for something to do with your kiddos as spring fever continues to go strong. Cinco de Mayo Street […]

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Academic Director Diaries: Silver Creek Academy

As the winner of Bay Area Parent magazine’s Family Favorite award for two years in a row, Silver Creek Academy encourages children to think both critically and creatively. With academic courses geared toward small group focuses and teaching students to communicate effectively, Silver Creek produces confident, academically excellent children. Activity Hero recently spoke to Lori […]

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Bay Area Moms: Things to do with your Kids this Weekend (April 6th- 8th)

Looking for something to do in the bay area this weekend? There are plenty of happening (or should we say “hop”pening?) events all around the bay with Easter just around the corner! April 2-6 San Francisco First Thursday Free Admission Day – come check out the Pez Museum in Burlingame, which includes plenty of oddities […]

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Music Master Diaries: Ernest Kinsolving, Fiddle

Ernest Kinsolving is a pro at placing a different spin on the typical music lesson experience. With the San Francisco bay area swarming with aspiring performers, Ernest focuses upon refining skill and inspiring a love of music in a fun and relaxed environment. In addition to the traditional summer camp experience your child may be […]

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Indian Dance Class: Q&A With An Expert

What can your child expect when taking Indian dance classes? We talked to one San Francisco Bay Area expert to find out.