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, […]
Talking to your teen is often challenging in the first place, and bringing up a touchy subject such as depression makes it even more difficult. At the same time, many parents rightfully feel it’s necessary to discuss what the media is saying about these types of issues, especially now that the new Netflix series 13 […]
It’s not always easy to stay close to your partner and kids while working full-time. Many people find themselves feeling like they have to choose between their job and their family – and often, in the end, both suffer. While there’s no foolproof way to stay on top of your career without missing out on […]
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 playing games, children rely on the Internet for their education and for keeping in touch with friends. Parents may wish to limit the amount of time younger members of the […]
It’s hard to set strong boundaries with your relatives. Whether you love them too much to say no or loathe how easily they get under your skin, there’s something about family that makes it hard to stand up for yourself. It doesn’t have to be that way. By using the JADE mnemonic, you can avoid […]
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