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3 Wholesome Snack Ideas Your Preschooler Will Love

Every preschooler looks forward to snack time! While the convenience of packaged, processed snack foods is tempting, these junk food choices are generally loaded with …

How to Help Your Child Learn Appropriate Behavior

Children don’t always behave; in fact, it takes time to learn the social rules for different situations. Parents play a key role in helping their …

High Food Insecurity for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

A new study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has found that low-income families with children that have special healthcare needs have a …

The Biggest Contribution of Parenting to Humanity

The definition of humanity is the state of being human; more specifically, of being kind to others. When we think of humanity, we think of …

4 Entertaining Card Games for Family Game Night

Just about everyone keeps a tabletop game or two on hand for those rainy days at the cabin or a game night with the kids. …

3 Easy Snacks to Encourage Children to Eat Their Vegetables

As youngsters, many of us were admonished to sit up straight at the dinner table, put our napkins in our laps, and not play with …

Encouraging Independence in Your Toddler

Whether you are a first-time parent or a more experienced one, the toddler years are sure to be a time of excitement. Those helpless baby …

Giving Your Teen Space

  Raising a teenager is difficult for the best of parents, just as being a teenager is difficult for all teens, regardless of how easy …

What Parents Need to Know About OCD in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes severe discomfort for sufferers. Persistent, unwanted images, thoughts and images take over, causing a considerable amount …

Tooth Fairy Fun: Helping Your Kids Learn About Oral Hygiene

The first incarnation of the modern Tooth Fairy can be traced back to a Chicago Daily Tribune article dating back to 1908, though the actual …

5 Tips for Protecting Your Child from Becoming Obese

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of childhood obesity have increased considerably in the past few decades. In 1980, only …

5 Ways to Help Your Child Be More Physically Active

According to a June 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 17 percent of children in the U.S. are obese. The CDC …

3 Ways to Handle a Bad Report Card

Every parent wants to know that their child is smart. Whether your child is a bubbly first grader or a moody teenager, you want what’s …

5 Ways Eating Well Can Boost Your Baby’s Brain Development

  The future may be hard to predict, but one thing is certain – intelligence and quick thinking will always give your child an advantage. …

Tech Tips for Parents: 5 iOS Apps for Busy Moms & Dads

Are you a parent with a serious love for mobile technology? Do you take your iPhone or iPad with you everywhere you go? If you …

Getting Your Preschooler to Stay in Bed in 4 Easy Steps

While all parents expect their child to have the occasional restless night, a preschooler who won’t stay in bed can be a serious issue. Some …

4 Easy Ways to Burn Calories Playing with Your Kids

Skip the excuses for not having enough time to exercise. Grab your little one and head to the park. Whether you’re a parent or a …

5 Tips to Save Your Toddler’s Words Forever

If you have a young child, you’ll probably be recording their changing looks and developments with your camera. But what about their words? Kids often …

Moving On: Your 5-Year-Old’s Development

Your child has started school, and though they’ll be learning about themselves and the world around them in class, you still have a critical role …

Moving Onwards: Your Three-Year-Old’s Development

One of the greatest joys as a parent is watching your child learn and develop, but how do you know if she’s on track and …

Discussing Sex with Your Teenage Son

Though talking about sex with your children can be awkward, don’t avoid it. Even if your teenager already knows about sex, you still need to …

The Danger Window Blinds Pose to Toddlers

Parenting can sometimes seem like a constant series of emergencies, with threats to your child’s health around every corner. From the sodas that children drink …

5 Tips for Avoiding a Toddler Tantrum When Shopping

  If you’re planning a shopping trip with your toddler, you’ll be crossing fingers you can get him around town without a tantrum. But that’s …

7 Ways to Connect with Your Children

At one point or another, all parents fear they aren’t connecting with their children as well as they want to. You might start to worry …

Holiday Travel Tips

  You can’t seem to avoid holiday traveling if you have a large extended family. There are always get-togethers at Grandma’s or holiday dinners at …

6 Easy Christmas Cards for Kids to Craft

Card-making is a fun activity for children during the Christmas season. It keeps them occupied indoors during bad weather, allows them to explore their creativity, …

Encouraging Your Child’s Socio-Dramatic Play

It’s great watching children play; they seem to have limitless imaginations when it comes to amusing themselves. Research has identified several types of play that …

How to Enforce Driving Rules for Your Teen

One of the scariest days for any parent is the day their teenager, having passed their driver’s exam, takes the keys and backs out of …

6 Survival Tips for Successful School Mornings

Have you ever noticed an inverse relationship between the behavior of parents and their children in the early hours of school mornings? As parents become …

8 Reasons Why Sharing Family Meals Is Important

You may think that the biggest benefit of eating together as a family is to ensure everyone has food in their stomachs. However, sharing meals …

5 Ways to Use Your Wii to Encourage Fitness and Family Time

  Many parents who’ve resisted buying a video game console have given in to the allure of the Wii. After all, this isn’t your blood …

4 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe on the Internet

When your child was younger, you taught him or her how to look both ways before crossing the street, to avoid talking to strangers, and …

4 Warning Signs Your Child May Be Using Inhalant Drugs

Inhalant drugs are dangerous chemicals you cannot see. They are harmful vapors emitted from products such as glue, paint, gasoline, polish for shoes, and fluid …

5 Ways to Improve Family Communication

Healthy communication skills amongst family members can be some of the most difficult and trying to develop and maintain. They may be directly related to …

7 Questions to Ask to Keep Your Teen Safe at Parties

When it comes to raising teenagers, parents spend a lot of time worrying about where their teens are and what they are doing. The majority …

4 Easy Ways Parents and Teachers Can Get Boys to Read

The number of boys who are proficient readers is significantly lower than it is for girls. This should be a matter of grave concern to both …