Experts say couples who make time for themselves are better able to foster a sense of support for each other and can make more effective parents. And scheduling a "date night" is easy in New York, the perfect backdrop for romance. Read on for some intimate ideas.
Thousands of families will watch the figure skating events in this year's Winter Olympics. If you're like most, though, the terminology might leave you a bit baffled (what exactly is a lutz jump, anyhow?). Read on for some guidelines that will have you speaking the lingo in no time.
Entertaining maven Colleen Mullaney offers ideas for some easy and family-friendly Valentine's Day crafts and activities.
Mix up some yummy (and healthy!) snacks the whole family will love, then settle in with your loved ones for the big game.
Read on for 10 ways to tell if you've blurred the line between being your child’s parent and being his friend.
When designing a kitchen with children in mind, there are certain things a family should think about at the beginning of the design process. Independent Kitchen and Bath offers the following tips to help consumers ultimately get the kitchen that best fits their family.
The Hadley School for the Blind offers six tips on how to maximize the experience of a family trip for a child with a visual impairment.
Find out how these eight super foods can help prevent the flu and keep your immune system healthy - the natural way.
Talking to children about tragedy is certainly not the easiest part of parenting, but it is an important one. In light of the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti, World Vision US, a Christian humanitarian relief organization, offers eight tips on how to handle this subject with your kids.
Study results indicate that attending preschool not only influences a child’s developing mind, but can also set the pace for his or her success in subsequent school experiences. Read on for tips on how to tell when the time is right for your child.
Psychologist Susan Bartell offers advice for parents on how to raise a confident, well-behaved, and happy child.
Make 2010 the year to get your finances in shape - check out these tips from finance writer Kirsten Denker on how to manage your money in the year ahead.
Resolving to shed some pounds in 2010? Check out our list of eight great diets to find the one that fits your lifestyle and weight loss goals.
Studies show that between 15-25 percent of U.S. students are frequently bullied. Rick Niece, Ph.D., responds to this national problem with tips on how parents can help stop bullies, and with them the harmful results of their behavior.
Julie Murphy Casserly, a 14-year veteran of the financial services industry, offers strategies for a financially successful new year.
David Swanson, licensed clinical psychologist, offers tips for parents on how to recognize and manage a child with oppositional defiant disorder.
How to help your child avoid the mid-schoolyear slump and keep his education motivation after the holidays.
Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., author of "Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do," offers ten tips for stepfamilies to make this holiday season a smoother and more enjoyable one for everyone.
For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study
A recent study reported in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" shows the benefits of a regular physical activity program for overweight children, without any dietary changes.
Studies show that between 50 to 80 percent of pregnant women will experience back pain at some point during pregnancy. Physical Therapist Luba Starostiak offers seven tips on how to help manage those aches and pains.
Planning to travel for the holidays or embark on a winter family vacation? Before you hit the road, rails, or air, check out these tips for safe winter travel, courtesy of Laura A. Jana, M.D., pediatrician and certified child passenger safety technician.
Recapture your holiday spirit with these four simple steps, courtesy of family psychologist Dr. Susan Bartell.
Just about every parent will hear their child bemoan homework, tests, friend problems, and other school-related issues at some point. Read on for tips on how to cope with those “I hate school blues.”
It is so easy to get caught up in the chaos of life and lose control of our own health, especially around the holidays. Without our health, the chaos of motherhood can be overwhelming, exhausting and draining. The more we ignore our own need for balance and health, the less effective we became as mothers and wives. This year, let’s make up our minds to change some habits and stay healthy during the busy holiday season and beyond!
As a parent, you are always taking pictures of your children. Find out the best tips for great photos of your family. Don't miss the perfect shot of your children's activities, or the family gathering at birthdays, Christmas, Hanukah, or any other holiday or celebration.