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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 are almost as obsessed with your mobile device as you are with your children, it might be time to combine your two passions. There are numerous iOS apps specifically for […]
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Your son is now officially in his second decade and, while he no longer needs you to hold his hand as much, you still have a valuable role in helping him negotiate the path to adulthood. His physical skills are now well developed and he might be interested in activities that require coordination, balance, strength […]
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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 children don’t want to stay in bed, while others refuse to even go. Luckily, there are several tried and tested methods for getting a preschool aged child to stay in […]
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You’ve been a parent for nine years and you’ve seen your son progress from a helpless infant to an increasingly independent child with his own personality, but don’t worry, he still needs your help to grow into a healthy, happy adult. His physical skills have developed to the point where he has good body […]
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In November of 2011, Mojang officially released Minecraft, a sandbox-style building game with an adventure and creative mode. It allowed its players to build almost anything, anywhere, and challenged them to build bigger and better. The game has since been adapted to multiple platforms, including online multiplayer. What Does This Have to do […]
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What does your child do well? All children have abilities of one sort or another, though they don’t always reflect those of their parents. Your youngster might be the first in the family to have a knack for gymnastics or a penchant for the piano, or she might have a unique ability to make people […]
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The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests
Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales
Your child has started school and though they’ll be learning about themselves and the world around them in class, you still have a key role in helping them develop the skills they need to prosper physically, mentally and socially. How do you know what you can do? How can you work effectively with the school? Most […]
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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 hitting her milestones? What you can do to help her become confident in her abilities to move on to the next level? At three, your child is much more mobile […]
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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 start a dialogue about it. The media portrays sex in skewed and damaging ways, which you need to discuss with your teenage son. “The talk” isn’t as simple as it used […]
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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 to paint used in the home to the food that kids eat, there always seems to be a new danger for parents to face. Now, a new worry has emerged […]
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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 easier said than done in crowded shops and long lines. Youngsters can quickly become bored, anxious, weary and uncomfortable, and once they start screaming, it’s hard to stop them. But […]
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At one point or another all parents fear that they aren’t connecting with their children as well as they want to. You might start to worry that you don’t know them as well as you should, or that they may be doing things that you would not recommend. The fear can be almost paralyzing. The good […]
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The holiday season will soon be upon us. Most people don’t think about the dangers around the holidays. They simply don’t want to think about them because the holidays are supposed to be full of laughter and good cheer. Unfortunately, each year there are people whose homes burn down, there are car accidents, people’s […]
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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 Uncle Ed’s. Getting to these holiday functions requires smart traveling planning and knowing some good traveling tips can come in handy. Car: Did you know that car travel is the […]
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Changing mindset that fighting is sometimes OK could help avert violence, researchers say
New data also shows moms most likely to suffer from lack of shuteye
Kids aren't learning to manage their own medical visits, expert says
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 babysitter, here are some effective and fun ways to burn 200 calories, keep fit, and interact with your child. Anyone for Tennis? What kids don’t enjoy aimlessly batting a ball […]
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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 make their most marvelous utterances at random moments, and their words can fly by before you’ve had time to grab any recording equipment. Your toddler will be delighting you daily […]
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In a world full of smart phones, tablets, and computers, the almighty dollar seems less and less important to our growing generation of tech-savvy kids and teens. However, learning responsibility and how to complete chores is still a very important part of their young lives. Knowing how to clean the house, cook a meal, wash […]
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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 children engage in, each of which gives them different benefits. In socio-dramatic play, a child recreates events or situations he has seen or experienced. This is distinct from dramatic play, […]
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Heavily publicized acts of violence that occur in school settings often frighten and confuse young children. It is important to realize that your child understands more than you may think. If they happen to see or hear about violent acts, they will need you to provide them with adequate guidance and information to help put […]
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I’I’m sure we’ve all heard at one time or another that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I’m sure my mom said that to me a few times. The problem is that in today’s busy world most of us run out the door with a breakfast bar and that’s about it. […]
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A recent research study conducted by the Early Start Research Institute at the University of Wollongong in South Wales, UK, found that reading to children is important. It also found that when fathers read to their children they may have a different style and approach than mothers. While moms tend to focus on details in […]
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Both groups want tighter controls on devices' use, health warnings on packaging
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 the driveway for the first time without you overseeing them in the passenger seat. Most parents want to know how they can ensure that their teens are following safety rules […]
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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 increasingly frazzled and hectic, active children tend to downshift and reduce speed. Be proud and take a bow if you’re not familiar with this phenomenon! Yet for the vast majority […]
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The holidays are here, which for many people means it’s time to travel to visit distant family members, or simply enjoy a much-needed family vacation. Preparing to travel together as a family can be extremely stress-inducing – packing up the car, making snacks, and planning activities are just some of the things on your trip to-do […]
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Thanksgiving is a day to show gratitude for all of the wonderful things in life. For most, the things that top their “I’m thankful for…” lists aren’t things at all. We are most thankful for our friends and family. Here are a few great ways to show your loved ones just how thankful you […]
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Making crafts is a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving. You may not be too keen on the idea if you think crafts involve a lot of complication and mess, but there are easy Thanksgiving crafts you can do with your kids. You can even use some of them as table centerpieces. Here are some ideas. […]
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Each year the cost of having Thanksgiving dinner rises. Experts will tell you the increase in prices is due to simple supply and demand. Perhaps there has been a drought which means some fruits and vegetables aren’t available this year in the same amount they’ve been available in the past. Many of these cost increases […]
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