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Parenting Blog & Articles

How to Calm a Crying Baby

The earsplitting screams of a baby can irritate the sweetest soul. It can also aggravate postpartum depression and compromise the health of the mother. Since …

Patriotic Craft Ideas for Kids

There are all kinds of ways to celebrate Independence Day. An excellent way to spend quality time bonding with your kids is to make decorations …

Keep Your Kids Safe: Tips to Avoid the Biggest Dangers

      Being a parent always comes with a certain amount of anxiety. Today, the news is full of horrific tales of school shootings …

World Health Organization Adds Video Game Addiction to Its List of Disorders

On June 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially added Video Game Addiction to its publication, The International Classification of Diseases (ICD). While the United …

Using Summer Camp to Prepare Your Elementary Student for Middle School

          Summer vacation is a concept that gets significant attention in the United States. People argue whether it’s long enough or …

Developmental Advantages Connected to Early Swimming

Children who learn to swim by the age of five gain significant developmental advantages compared with kids who don’t start the activity at a young …

5 Tips to Make Life Easier While Reducing Parental Burnout

Before you prepare your first cup of coffee each morning, do you already feel exhausted and overwhelmed? These are just two signs of parental burnout. …

Tips for Encouraging Open Communication in the Home

Open communication results in each family member feeling loved and respected. It also makes it easier to handle conflicts when they arise. The basics of …

Grieving Child Cope on Mothers Day

Ten Ways to Help Your Grieving Child Cope on Mother’s Day

Three months ago, I lost my mother to cancer. Her death was very sudden and unexpected because no one, including my mother herself, knew she …

Family Connectedness: One of the Keys to a Positive Family Environment

Connectedness is the mutual emotional bond between parents and children that lasts over time. Connectedness creates a sense of belonging and feeling safe and secure. …

New Study Finds That Less Screen Time Results in Happier Teens

Since 1991, the psychological well-being of teenagers (self-esteem, life satisfaction, and happiness) along with the amount of time teens spent in various activities has been …

Screen Time vs. Reading: How They Affect Your Child’s Brain

A recent study conducted by researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation looked at differences in brain activity comparing the times children spent on screens …

My Toddler’s Favorite Playmate is Her Tablet

I was told this recently by a parent wanting an evaluation for her child’s difficult behavior and problems staying focused.  We are seeing more toddler’s …

5 Ways to Build a Strong Bond with Your Teen

Few parenting challenges are quite as terrifying as handling a teenager. Sure, potty training may seem like an endless battle at the time, but it …

How and Why to Teach Your Kids to Help with Household Chores

Other animals don’t have to do household chores, but in nature, purposeful play is typical. When a kitten pounces on a ball of wool, it’s …

How to Avoid Losing Your Child in a Public Place

For a parent, there are few worse experiences than losing sight of a young child in a public place, such as a mall or a …

How to Develop Attachment with a Child

Developing a secure attachment with your child can help them in many ways. Children with a strong bond with a parent/guardian are more likely to …

How to Get Your Child Interested in Astronomy

Children have their own innate interests and parents should always encourage them. But subjects like astronomy needs an introduction, as its presence in our day …

4 Tips for Discussing Current Events with Children

Often the things children see and hear on the news or on websites that cover the news may be confusing and alarming. Even if you …

Why Writing Thank You Notes Teaches Kids Good Manners

You may or may not advocate handwritten thank-you notes in your home; no doubt, you have your reasons either way. Some folks believe the practice …

10 Classic Rainy Day Activities for Teens

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 …

Raising Your Kids with Respect: How to Teach Your Child to Care for the World Around Them

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, …

7 Ways to Survive Another Snow Day

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 …

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 …

Selecting Toys to Encourage Your Child’s Learning & Development

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 …

Clever Ways to Keep Kids Entertained During the Holidays

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 …

5 Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child’s Mood

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 …

Can’t Get Your Kids to Sleep? Stop Making These Four Common Bedtime Mistakes

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 …

Learn How to Tackle Technology with Children in the Digital Age

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 …

Talking to Your Teen About Depression in the Wake of ’13 Reasons Why’

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. …

3 Tips for Balancing Your Family Life with Your Career

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 …

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 …

JADE: An Easy Mnemonic for Difficult Family Members

Setting firm boundaries with your relatives is hard. Whether you love them too much to say no or loathe how quickly they get under your …

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. …