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Dig Out Your Old Coats To Help Northland Children In Need

We are at a point in this country where the poor and middle class need basic things. In the northland that means coats, mittens, and hats. Some children don't have warm enough things to wear in the winter and that's a shame, because it's not their fault.

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Source:  Childrens Book Review via flickr
Source: Childrens Book Review via flickr
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How To Make Paint For Kids Out Of Four Ingredients You Already Have At Home

One thing hasn't changed over the years:  Kids love to color and paint.  But have you seen the price of watercolor paints and supplies these days? Here's an easy recipe for a budget-friendly paint that's also non-toxic - meaning that if your little one accidentally gets some in their mouth, it's not going to harm them.  The four ingredients in this paint recipe are all edible.

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National Child Passenger Safety Week Is Sept. 15–21 Are Your Kids Safe

One of the most confusing things I think as a parent is some of the ways we make our kids safe. When I had to strap JJ, my first, into his seat I was baffled and wasn't sure I had the seat in the car right.

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(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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What Would Happen To Kids If There Was No Homework Or Tests At School, That’s The Alpha School In Canada, See What Happened To These Kids.

The Alpha Alternative School in Toronto, Ontario is celebrating 40 years. It's a school that doesn't give homework and doesn't ever test it's students. The students, parents and teachers are in together on deciding what the children learn. Some studies are working with other kids and going out in nature and learning.

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Source:  Chooyutshing via flickr
Source: Chooyutshing via flickr
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Duluth Parks And Recreation Announces Their Open Skate, Friday January 18th at the Heritage Sports Center

Come celebrate the School Semester Break Day fun at the Heritage Sports Center, Friday January 18th.  It's an Open Skate session - from 2 til 4 PM.

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The Affect Touch-Screen Technology Is Having On Our Kids

Probably all of us can look at a printed magazine or catalog and know what to do with it.  But what does that same paper-and-ink technology mean to a society that's growing up with touch-screen technology like the IPad?

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Is There Any Hope Left For This World? Caine’s Arcade Says Yes

It's not a new story - but perhaps one that needs re-telling and re-sharing right about now.

A very creative 9 year old boy in Los Angeles spent time in his dad's auto body garage building an arcade out of cardboard boxes - but - he had no customers.

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McKenna Pope from Change.org
McKenna Pope from Change.org
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Help A Little Girl Who Wants An Easy Bake For Boys Too For Her Brother [VIDEO]

McKenna Pope is 13 and has a 4 year old brother. Her brother wants an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas, but is embarrassed to ask for one because of the "girl" colors that are available, and the teasing he would take from Uncles and friends.

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Source: Gary Paulson via flickr
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Bounce House Injuries Send An Increasing Number Of Children To The Emergency Room

You see them at every children's birthday party these days - Those infamous, multi-colored, inflatable bounce houses.   And with their growing popularity has come an increase in reported injuries caused by them.

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The End Could Be Near For Hostess – Maker Of Twinkies And Wonder Bread

Two favorites from your childhood could be gone forever as the company that makes them gets ready to surrender to a strike that's held up operations for the past three months.  Hostess Foods says that if an agreement wasn't reached by the evening of November 15th, they would be forced to shut down operations and liquidate the company, resulting in the loss of 18,000 jobs

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screen grab facebook Harleem Kids
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VOTE! The Best Reminder Commercial For The Nation

Vote, Vote often, that's what my friend Scott says. There are a few issues up for a vote and, um, I think President too. Anyway, watch this and see if it doesn't remind you to vote.

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The Number One Threat To Children’s Health, and It Takes Minutes To Prevent

Kids are bombarded by many things nowadays. They spend hours playing video games, watching TV, playing sports, texting, and on the computer. Only a couple of minutes each day can help prevent a lifetime of problems.

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