It’s natural to want to buy toys for your new baby, but how do you know what to choose? How much notice should you pay to the age markings on toys? Are they there just for safety reasons or is there more to it than that? It’s important to understand that play is vital for […]
You’ve spent the last few years watching your child grow and develop. You’ve helped her through her first year at school and the school run is part of your daily routine, but she’s still developing and needs your help just as much as she did before, so how do you know where she should […]
The benefits that television has given to society are immense. It acts as a medium of entertainment that keeps us in good spirits, it relays information across the globe in a highly efficient manner, and it can even be a means of bonding with friends and family. However, as with anything in life, too much […]
Teachers are given enumerable tasks with tight deadlines and less than mediocre pay. Common core, standardized testing, and disciplinary issues take away from the joy of teaching. Most often, parents and students encounter fully committed educators who teach out of their desire to impact the future. Then, there are those discouraging times when parents have […]
Before you know it, the little girl who you dressed in pretty outfits that you chose will be ready to make her own fashion decisions. The teen years are the time when she’ll adopt the style that may accompany her through college and into her first job. Instead of closing your eyes and crossing your […]
Are you a stay-at-home parent looking for organizational tools? Do you want to make the most of your time with your children yet still stay on top of your household tasks? There are a variety of mobile applications you can consider to boost your efficiency at home. Check out some of the following options to […]
You never thought it could happen to your family. But it did. Someone broke into your home, and now you are left with the task of easing your children’s fears. Where do you start? How do you minimize the lasting effects of the break-in in your children’s minds? How do they start to feel safe […]
While everyone has the best of intentions when planning a large family dinner, the unfortunate reality of these celebratory events is that old conflicts and grudges can lead to uncomfortable sniping and bitter exchanges. Read on to discover five smart tips that will help you to prevent arguments and unhappiness at your […]
When giving chores or responsibilities around the house, be sure they are reasonable, limited in number, and developmentally appropriate for your child. Check out these tips to stay on task! Write down and post all chores/responsibilities in a highly visible place. Help your child avoid being distracted by the TV by turning it off. Use […]
The Mozart effect is a theory in psychology that refers to research purporting that young children learn better when they listen to the music of famous classical musician, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Early studies indicated that when Mozart was played, short-term improvements in some cognitive functions were experienced by children. However, over time those assumptions […]
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