Teaching Kids Life SkillsTeaching Kids Life Skills

The irresponsible teenage boy has become a caricature of modern adolescence: He can’t find his schoolbooks to do his homework. He regularly runs out of clean underwear. He has to borrow money from Dad to go to the mall. “Cooking” consists of operating a microwave oven. Teen girls often do not fare much better. These […]

A Teens Guide to Social Media SafetyA Teens Guide to Social Media Safety

Parents can worry about a lot. Like everything else in this world, social media is something that the adults in your life will get nervous about. While there’s good reason for that, it’s not easy for you to understand why Facebook or Twitter is such a big deal. There are many different reasons why social […]

Sleep and Why Your Kids Need ItSleep & Why Your Kids Need It

Sleep is more important than you may think. Can you think of a time when you didn’t get enough sleep? That heavy, groggy feeling is awful and, when you feel that way, you’re not at your best. So if you’re not too tired, let’s talk about sleep. Why You Need Sleep The average kid has […]

7 Reasons Why Children Should Volunteer7 Reasons Why Children Should Volunteer

Volunteerism has become a global movement. Organizations now help to link individuals all over the world to opportunities to volunteer and make the world a better place for everyone. Not only has volunteering become global, but it has become more inclusive as well. Now, not only professionals and individuals with a mission contribute, but also […]

9 Ideas to Create Meaningful Family Moments9 Ideas to Create Meaningful Family Moments

When the whole family is involved in planning fun activities, you’ll have more opportunities to experience special moments. “Family glue” is what Pat Tanner Nelson, professor of Human Development & Family Studies at University of Delaware, calls those moments that connect your family and build deep, healthy relationships. “Spending time together as a family takes […]

11 Simple Time-Management Tips for Working Moms11 Simple Time-Management Tips for Working Moms

What to do when motherhood eats your minutes? Use these hacks to take the fine art of doing more with less time to the next level. To say that everyone is busy these days is an understatement—but if you’re a working mom, chances are you left “busy” in the rearview mirror as you drove home […]

6 Simple Tips for Car Safety6 Simple Tips for Car Safety

Traveling with children can be fun, both for them and for you. But on top of the normal demands of care-giving, you have an added responsibility to keep the kids safe on the go and that can lead to extra stress if you’re not sure what to expect. While you may not have control over […]

Kids and Food: 10 Tips for Parentskids and healthy food

It’s no surprise that parents might need some help understanding what it means to eat healthy. From the MyPlate food guide to the latest food fad, it can be awfully confusing. The good news is that you don’t need a degree in nutrition to raise healthy kids. Following some basic guidelines can help you encourage […]

How to Keep Kids Safe at SchoolHow to Keep Kids Safe at School

If you spend just a few minutes viewing viral videos going around the Internet (we don’t recommend it), it becomes easy to see why so many parents are nervous about school. Bullies on buses, fights in the hallways, shootings, even school resource officers dumping kids out of desks and dragging them across the floor. How […]

Help Your Children Achieve Their GoalsHelp Your Children Achieve Their Goals

When it comes to children, achieving goals can play a critical role in developing healthy self-esteem and confidence. But achieving a goal isn’t simply a matter of hard work and determination; it starts with the goal-setting process itself. Try using the SMART method to help your kids successfully fulfill their resolutions. S = Specific Let’s […]