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.
There are great family photographs to be captured in holiday celebrations, pictures you’ll look back on for decades to come. Following these few simple tips can make your pictures even better.
The holiday season should be a time of happiness, cheer, and celebration. A chance to spend time with your children, parents and other relatives. Don't let things including your kids attitudes, family complaints or trying to make your holiday perfect, get in the way of enjoying your time as a family. Instead of blaming, your spouse and your kids ask what you do around the holidays that gets under their skin.
Laura Joseph Mogil, The Inspired Chef, gives tips on how to incorporate healthy root veggies into a fab side dish this Thanksgiving.
Skin dries out if it's deprived of moisture and this dryness often aggravates itchiness, resulting in a condition commonly referred to as "winter itch."
Every parent makes tough decisions that affect the entire family, and choosing the right car is no exception. Whether driving to and from after-school activities or planning a road trip, a reliable family car is crucial. But with so many makes and models to choose from, it’s good to have a process to help make a smart and safe purchase that pleases everyone – from the auto enthusiast dad to the little ones in the backseat.
Arm yourself with knowledge this cold and flu season. Read on for symptoms of the most common illnesses you and your little ones may be faced with and for tips on how to make it all better.
Read these tips from Philip Tierno, Ph.D., author of "The Secret Life of Germs: What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect Ourselves Against Them."
Parenting expert Jo Frost, host of "SuperNanny," weighs in on childhood asthma and offers tips on how parents can help.
Learn how to make these fun and sweet treats!
While children and teens with learning disabilities are often “diagnosed” in middle school or high school, many disabilities can actually be prevented by intervention at a much earlier age. Read these tips from the experts to find out how.
Check out these tips from Penny Warner, author of "Slumber Parties: 25 Fun-Filled Party Themes," on how to make your child's next slumber party both memorable and fun!
As a parent, you may subtly be giving your child the message that he or she is not good enough. Read these tips from Jan Denise, author of "Innately Good: Dispelling the Myth that You're Not," on how to stop this negative conditioning and give your child a more positive message.
October is Adopt-A-Dog month! Is your family ready for all the responsibilities of a new pet? These tips from Dr. Susan Bartell will help you decide.
Read these tips we've compiled from the party planning experts on how to throw the perfect party for any age - from your child's first birthday celebration to a teenager's birthday bash.
Attending a birthday party is a wonderful way for your child to learn valuable social skills — how to be gracious, responsible, courteous, respectful, organized, and thoughtful. Here are some tips from Faye Rogaski, founder of socialsklz:-), on how to be the perfect guest.
Read these tips from Jodi Helmer, author of "The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference," on how you, your family, and your neighbors together can lessen Halloween's impact on the environment.
Watching your kids run out onto the playing field for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience no matter what sport they’re playing. But the anxiety that comes with allowing a young son or daughter to gear up and step onto the football field is enough to give the coolest of parents a panic attack. Nonetheless, generations of children have tugged at shirttails, pleading for the chance to engage in some sanctioned rough play, and many parents give in whether they are ready or not.