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Parenting Today Staff

6 Indoor Activities for Teens and Young Adults

By Susie Yakowicz Is family night becoming a bore for your teen and young adult children? Finding ways to keep older kids entertained at home …

How to Keep Children Safe Online In Six Steps

The Internet has become a part of everyday life, and it’s hard for the younger generation to imagine a day without it. As well as …

10 Tips to Teach Kids to Love Exercise

It seems every day there’s a news story about how children are getting fatter. Too much time spent watching TV or playing computer games, a …

How to Help Your Child Develop a Positive Homework Habit

Doing homework is one of the things children just hate to do. Most of the time, they put off finishing their homework because they think …

How Gadgets and Digital Screens Are Harming Your Child

The amount of time children spend watching digital screens is worrying. Children don’t seem to get tired of watching TV or playing with the iPad. …

4 School Bus Safety Lessons for Kids

  School bus safety has been at the forefront of the news lately.  Despite the recent media attention, school buses are actually a relatively safe …

How to Help Your Teen Prepare for the SATs or ACTs

While some colleges no longer require SAT or ACT scores for admission, most college-bound students will need to take at least one of these tests. …

6 Things Parents Need to Know About Teenagers and Drugs

  Every teenager goes through a critical period in their teens when they discover drugs. Some ignore the temptation, some try drugs and move on, …

5 Things Parents Need to Know About Bullying

Sadly, young people today are facing what seems to be an increasing amount of bullying – and not just on playgrounds or in their neighborhoods. Aggression …

5 Healthy Homework Habits Recommended by Teachers

Teachers know that the best time to develop healthy homework habits for your family is before homework becomes a problem.  Parents who approach their children’s …

Empathy: Teaching Kids to Value Others

Empathy is one of those strange qualities – something almost everyone wants, but few know how to truly give or receive it. In a world …

10 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe Online

  by Kari Ann Fallon While it may seem harmless, the Internet poses plenty of financial and security dangers to the average family. 1. Watermark …

6 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier

  Getting kids to eat healthily can be an exercise in frustration and the source of much family discord. Many kids are picky eaters, to …

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Child’s Report Card

Twenty-first-century report cards look nothing like their twentieth-century predecessors. Sometimes it feels like you need a master’s degree in education to decipher all the “eduspeak” …

How to Avoid Post-Holiday Debt This Year

The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year. Chances are, it’s a special occasion for your family where you spend time together, share …

How to Spot Injuries in Young Kids

Young children often cannot communicate when they have been hurt, but there are physical cues parents can look for in their children.  Here are some …