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How to Juggle After School Activities

by Margot F. October 15th, 2014| Elementary, School
With school in session, many parents are interested in signing their child up for extra-curricular activities. Given everyone’s busy schedule, how do parents juggle working, childcare and after school activities?

Organization is important. Children at any age can help manage their own schedules.

In Kindergarten, printing a monthly calendar which is

Curbing the Whining in Your Preschooler

by T Akery October 14th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
Whining is one of those things that can make a parent nuts. The high-pitched whine sets nerves on edge and frays tempers rather quickly. Unfortunately, this is one of the stages they go through. In a sense, it is a transitional phase from the temper tantrums. But it can

Halloween Costumes for Early Pregnancy

by Jane Wangersky October 13th, 2014| Pregnancy
It’s time once again for pregnant women to think about dressing up for Halloween, whether they’re hitting a party or just handing out treats at the front door. Lately, the trend has been to embrace your changing shape and make it part of the costume -- my favorite is
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How to Start a Successful Kid-Focused Business

by Editorial Team October 13th, 2014| Elementary
Do you still feel like a big kid even though you're an adult? And do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a genuine love of business? Then you can be your own boss by starting up your own kid-focused business. With so many successful companies out there catering to

Normal vs. Abnormal: Know Your Teen

by Jennifer S. Rowe October 10th, 2014| Behavior, Teens
Times have definitely changed, but with that being said, some things have most definitely NOT changed when it comes to teenagers. Now I don’t know about your teen, but I have to remind my son several times that he has chores to do! Reminders to do homework, turn the

Safety: Tweens Need to Learn by Doing

by Lori Sciame October 9th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
The world we live in can seem  largely unsafe, especially for children.  There are just so many things that can go wrong.  Parents worry.  They wonder if they are doing enough to protect their tween from every possible hazard; however, in an effort to keep a child safe, many

Pick an Evening and Bond With Your Kids

by Tania Cowling October 8th, 2014| Elementary, Social
In the past, a family night was a time to share a special meal together, play board games, or just sit around the living room and share each others company. They were one of the best ways for families to bond. Unfortunately, in this hustle-bustle world we live in,

Preschools Striving to Prevent Childhood Obesity

by Margot F. October 7th, 2014| Preschool, Social
Preschool educators have an excellent opportunity to help prevent childhood obesity. Children ages three to five are excited to learn and in a group environment are more likely to try new things.

The role of preschools in encouraging healthy eating is increasing as parents and caregivers experience tighter time constraints.

Parent & Child Health – Toddlers Moving From Cot to Bed

by Editorial Team October 7th, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Raising a child is not an easy thing, and parents can often feel frustrated and be at their wits end. The good thing is, you are not alone! Parents everywhere go through the same issues, concerns and questions as you and probably feel equally frustrated at times.

Which is why

Does Your Baby Have the Diaper Rash Blues?

by Tania Cowling October 6th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Does looking at your baby's red bottom make you wince? How do you think it feels? Unfortunately, this is one of the most common problems in newborns and babies. I've used both cloth and disposable diapers with my three babies and it seems it just depends on the child's

Behavior at School

by Sam P. October 3rd, 2014| Behavior, Teen Perspective, Teens
When you're at school you should always be on your best behavior.  Not only should you respect your teachers, you should keep in mind that the way you treat them can reflect both negatively and positively on your future.  Your teachers are giving you the stepping stones to becoming

Encouraging Tweens to Help Themselves

by T Akery October 2nd, 2014| Behavior, Tweens
It won't be long before your Tween turns into an independent adult. In order to encourage this growth, you do have to foster skills of independence. That doesn't mean that you leave them completely alone without guidance. What this really means is that Mom and Dad no longer should