In the age of video games, cell phones, and computers, it isn’t hard for teenagers to find something to do on a rainy day. But spending too much time in front of a screen isn’t ideal for anyone, especially when there’s some old-fashioned fun to be had. Here are ten activities for teens from decades […]
One of the biggest challenges modern parents face is instilling respect in their children. This isn’t an issue in which you can just tell your child, “Respect is important, so be respectful.” No, the development of respect in a child goes much deeper than words. Respect essentially means placing value in someone or something and responding in […]
Remember last winter, with its record-setting snow? And the 82 snow days your kids had? Well, this winter is predicted to be even snowier, so get prepared now. After all, we all know that feeling. You hear the words “school canceled,” and a familiar sense of dread and annoyance settles in your stomach. Maybe you’ve […]
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 with the family can be a challenge, especially when you’re cooped up indoors. The good news is teens and young adults don’t have to resort to video games or their […]
Each Christmas brings a new crop of “must have” toys and games. If your child has one of those on his/her list, check out reviews to see if it is worth purchasing. Age appropriateness and the degree a toy taps into your child’s creativity are important to consider. Toys that tap into creativity will likely […]
The holidays are exciting, what with all the cookies, lights and too-cute specials on TV, but pause for a moment to consider how all that excitement feels to a child. It’s magical and amazing. (more…) More On This Topic: How to Avoid Post-Holiday Debt This Year Easy No-Bake Energy Bars Kids Can Make How to […]
Parents intuitively know that food can impact their child’s behavior and mood. We know that sweets, for example, can cause bouts of hyperactivity. But mood-altering food isn’t limited to sugar – there are other culprits in the snacks and meals that we feed our little ones. The following five foods are the most common contributors to […]
Are your kids wide awake when they should be sleeping? This typical scenario causes misery the following day when everyone’s overtired. If you want your children to sleep, though, you need to identify any mistakes you’re making and implement changes. (more…) More On This Topic: Getting Your Preschooler to Stay in Bed in 4 Easy […]
It’s impossible to ignore the fact that the coming generations will be growing up with more and more technology. It’s everywhere and impossible to hide from. But that means that you need to set boundaries and make rules for your children, to allow them to safely explore. While some parents try to ban all technology, […]
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