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5 Family-Friendly Backyard Activities That Are Literally Cool

As a parent, you probably don’t want your kids to while away summer break glued to their iPads and smartphones. But on days when the …

How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

  Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it …

5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer

  The teen years are filled with questions: What do I want to do with my life? Who will I be? How can I get …

How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexting

  “Sexting” – sending or receiving sexually explicit messages, images, or video – is becoming an increasingly common part of modern life. A 2015 survey …

Stop That Screaming – Dealing With Tantrums

It can happen to you. Your child will be lying on the floor in the middle of the supermarket having a full-blown meltdown. You will …

Development Activities for 5-Year-Olds

Your son has started school and, though he’ll be learning about himself and the world around him in class, you still have a key role …

Moving Onwards – Your Four-Year-Old’s Development

Your child is four-years-old, and it’s likely you’ll be looking ahead to enrolling him in school soon. There is a nagging worry that can trouble …

Keeping Your Teen Safe: Parties

When it comes to raising teenagers, parents can go through a difficult time in worrying about where they are and what they are doing. The …

Play Date Out and About

For all the moms of small kiddos out there, you know that just finding ways to keep the little ones occupied can be an ongoing …

The Pros and Cons of Giving a Mobile Phone to a Teenager

Most teenagers own a mobile phone. Some are able to buy their own phone from the money they earn from working part-time, but the more …

Moving Onwards – Your 18-Month-Old

Your baby is now a toddler and at 18 months it’s exciting to see how quickly she’s learning and developing. She’ll have a mind of …

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

Your child is two-years-old, and his personality is shining through every day. He may be thoughtful and reserved or out to experience all the world …

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when …

Camping with Toddlers 101

Whether you’re an experienced camper or you’re looking for a new way to spend family time, camping with your toddler can be wonderful and exhausting. …

School’s Out for Summer: How to Keep the Kids Occupied

Summer is here! Before you know it, you’ll be looking for ways to keep your kids entertained. To help you fight the relentless protests of …

5 Inexpensive Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

It doesn’t take long for the excitement of summer vacation to give way to boredom. Soon enough, your kids will be sitting around the house, …