Friends are essential to a happy life as they enrich our lives, boost self-esteem, and can provide moral support. Help your children make friends and create good relationships in an effective and encouraging way with advice from The Child Mind Institute.
New research from the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education shows a link between preschool music activities and the development of reading and writing skills in children.
While the focus on school grades and test scores is increasing for our children, we must remember that while they grow they should also be learning life skills such as responsibility, persistence, and resourcefulness. Here, a life coach shares her advice on how to help your children develop these priceless character traits.
It's common to see children play with their parents' iPad or iPhone, but how many parents have experienced the loss of data and apps because a wrong icon or button was touched? Or how about accidental purchases your child made at the iTunes app store? Keep your iPad or iPhone data safe from your children by updating these 10 essential settings.
From our February issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.
When you have company coming over to your house, you spend time tidying and cleaning up. How much you tidy up and clean depends on the visitors coming over. Is tidying up for others a bald-faced lie, or does it depend on who's coming over?
Learn how to know if your child is ready for potty training, what you'll need to start toilet training your toddler, and how to overcome the common challenges of potty training by using the right approach and a few helpful products.
Encourage your kids to participate in winter activities like skiing,snowboarding, sledding, and snow-shoeing, and figure out how to manage the demands of these winter sports.
A new research conducted by forexcurrency.us reveals that two-thirds of parents think finance lessons and money management should be taught in schools.
Single mothers are becoming more and more common. Cederick Tardy, founder of S.T.R.O.N.G., Inc., a nonprofit that provides education and resources to empower youth and families, lists is top four movies with strong single mother characters and talks about why those mothers raised leaders.
The president of The Early Years Institute in Plainview, NY, offers parents children's book suggestions that will help explain natural disasters to their little ones and will help them understand how to deal with the effects of natural disasters like hurricanes.
The president of The Early Years Institute in Plainview, NY, provides tips for parents on how to help children deal with and understand natural disasters, including hurricanes, tornadoes, and storms.
Not all acts of kindness have to be grand. Psychotherapist, author, and an expert on positive living, Diane Lang, offers tips on how parents and children can help make the world a better place by doing small acts of kindness every day.
Science, technology, engineering, and math are the four subjects that may be most important for our kids to be learning now. STEM education is finally getting the attention it deserves and there are many programs, classes, camps, and museum activities that will let your child learn STEM subjects. We need more scientists and innovators and STEM education holds the key. Building rockets, robots, and other cool contraptions helps kids become creative thinkers and problem solvers and may help them and our world in the future.
Ilana Wiles, a Manhattan mom who founded the popular blog MommyShorts.com, makes 15 New Year's resolutions for her toddler daughter Mazzy.
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From our redesigned January 2013 issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.
Though superstitions can be fun, remember to teach your child that a lucky charm will not be a quick solution to everything.
After hearing about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, your child may feel afraid or uncertain. Here, the American Humane Association offers 7 tips for parents and caregivers to help kids cope with tragic events and violence in the news.
Raising a bilingual or multilingual child is easier than you think, as there are many ways to teach your child another language and encourage your child to learn new languages. The key to teaching your child a new language is starting when your child is young. The benefits of being bilingual or multilingual go beyond conversing.
If you're worried about teaching your child a new language that you don't actually speak, we can help with these tips. Here are some top tips for helping your kids learn a language when you are not a native speaker.
It can be overwhelming to decide how to pick a summer camp for your child, and it often seems like there is an endless list of things to do before your kids can actually go to camp. How do you pick the right camp? What should you ask the camp director before sending your kids away for the summer? What should you pack your kids for their time at summer camp? When should you send your child their first letter? But don't worry, we've got all the answers to those questions. Check out our full timeline for the camp countdown, with instructions about what to do each month of the year when it comes to camp planning. Is it time for camp yet?
Many schools require parents to meet with their child's teacher at least once a year at a parent teacher conference, but if you are concerned about your child's performance or comfort at school you can ask to meet with the teacher any time you want. Learn to be a good communicator and have a successful positive parent teacher conference with these tips.
You may wonder "Is yoga right for my child?" but the answer is simple: yoga is beneficial for everyone. Yoga helps kids stay healthy but it also helps kids release stress and gain confidence. Yoga classes for kids are all-inclusive, and you can practice yoga poses at home with your child, too.
When the weather keeps you inside, grab this handy list of fun activities—with items found in the house—to keep your kids from saying, "I'm bored."
Your child and her imaginary friend are inseparable, but, most likely, you shouldn't worry about the invisible companion. Imaginary play is important for children's development, and those who had imaginary friends are shown to have more creative problem-solving skills.