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Parenting Blog & Articles

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 Raise a Happy Teenager

  Teen depression is a serious problem in America, with an estimated 20% of adolescents suffering depression at some stage. Changing hormones make life tough …

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” …

Get Moving!  Toddler Activities to Encourage Physical Development

There are countless activities to keep a toddler happy and occupied on a rainy day.  The challenge is uncovering the ones that help develop their …

How to Survive Traveling with Your Kids This Holiday Season

  Just the thought of traveling with kids over the holiday break can be enough to make you scream, and the reality can be just …

Outdoor Winter Activities for the Whole Family

  Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean the outdoor activities have to stop! Help the family stay fit and have fun with winter activities for …

Top Tips to Avoid the Winter Blues for Stay-at-Home Parents

How many new parents would love nothing more than to stay at home with their newborn? While many people may have the ability to do …

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 Parents Can Help Children & Teens Cope With The Stress of The Election Results

We have all lived through an extremely stressful election cycle regardless of our political position.  The media including mainstream, social media and other sources advocating …

Keeping Your Kids Entertained During a Road Trip

The decision to take a road trip with your family is an exciting one. Maybe you remember taking road trips during your own childhood and …

9 Tips on Saying “No” to Your Child

It’s not easy to discipline a child. It can even be heartbreaking. As a parent, you want to see a bright smile on your child’s …

Helping Your Child Cope with Situational Anxiety

For children of any age, anxiety can strike without warning. Typically, children experience symptoms of anxiety when in new situations, when there is a perception …

Tips to Keep Kids Safe While Trick or Treating

Halloween is supposed to be a fun time for kids, when they get to dress up, go trick or treating, receive candy and simply have …

Parenting in the 21st Century: Recognizing the Signs of Cyber-Bullying

A generation ago, bullying seemed to occur primarily on the playground, but in the 21st century, this intimidating and unacceptable behavior is as likely to …

7 Wet Day Activities to Do with Your Bouncy Kids

If you have lively children with lots of energy to burn off, it can be tricky keeping them calm and happy on a wet day. …

5 Reasons You Should Read to Your Child Every Night

By the time you’ve tucked your kids away in bed, you’re usually ready for well-earned rest! But before you plant that final kiss, there’s one …

How To Make School Mornings Easier

For parents, school mornings can pack in all the stress of a normal day into just a couple of hours. Here are five ways you …

How to Get Involved with Your Child’s School

  Getting involved in your child’s school activities is an excellent way to further develop a bond with your child. Getting involved also helps your …

5 Ways to Deal with Your Kid’s Homework Challenges

Homework can be very challenging, especially for high-energy kids who have a hard time sitting still at school, much less at home. As a parent, …

Why Your Child Should Learn How to Code

Computers are an important part of the world we live in. Technology is everywhere and it is advancing at a rapid rate, which means children …

3 Quick Ways to Get Fit as a Family

Getting in shape is tough. Whether you join a gym or choose to exercise at home, it’s difficult to lose weight on your own. If …

3 Ways to Use Pokemon Go to Connect with Your Kids

Pokemon Go is one of the most interesting games available. This app might be free, but it’s worth its weight in gold when it comes …

Why Back-to-School Nutrition Is Important

Nutrition is one of the single most important factors when it comes to a child’s development. Proper nutrition is essential for children to succeed in …

Our Top Tips for Preparing for Back to School

Maybe last year, you got a little tired of books and papers all over the place. And perhaps the kids weren’t getting their homework done …

How to Create a Homework Space

RELATED: Download Our Free Homework Charts! If your child is like most, doing homework can be a chore. Completing homework is often the last thought …

How to Keep Up with Learning and Make it Fun During Summer

It is hard enough to keep up with learning during the school year, much less make it any fun for your child or teen. Of …