It turns out dogs are not only good for our health, finding missing people, and helping disabled people live independent lives – they're good for kids' report cards, too. Michael and Linda Amiri offer five reasons why dogs make great reading partners for your kids.
Earlier wake-ups, spiffy duds, and a new class for your kids mean organizational and motivational challenges for you. We’ve got September strategies from Katherine Lee, a Brooklyn mom and expert on school-aged children, to help you start the school year right.
How can you help your child with a psychiatric or learning disability deal with going back to school? Model confidence, create structure, and get to know the new teacher. Our expert offers six things to keep in mind as the academic year kicks into swing.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Nature's Finest Playground, Marriage Crushes, and Exhaustion Treatment
From our September 2012 issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.
A mother of two maintains a consistent journal of her sons to cherish the moments of their childhood and transforms her writing into a gift they can all relish and appreciate together.
When Dr. Susan Bartell's daughter went shopping for a graduation dress with a school friend and purchased a dress for the occasion, it wouldn't have been one of Dr. Bartell's first choices for a graduation dress. She takes this life experience to teach her daughter an important lesson on becoming more independent.
Use back-to-school shopping time as a learning experience for your kids. Experts from TD Bank offer tips on how to save big on back-to-school items while teaching your kids about budgeting and making smart buying decisions.
Parenting experts offer advice on dining out with kids, including tricks for teaching them good table manners and avoiding tantrums.
A national survey of parents conducted by Discover Student Loans found that three out of four families in the U.S. want to help their children pay for college but worry they will not be able to come up with enough money.
Real Parents. Real Answers, a youth smoking prevention program, has launched a free e-book on their website that gives parents advice on managing their child's stress level and preventing them from smoking—many children attribute starting smoking to high stress levels.
The constant struggle of communication between parents and teenagers will always be on the foreground of the parenting world. Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC explores what happens when teenagers discover pornography, the possibility of porn addiction, and how to cope and talk with your teen about the subject.
If your child could use a little help getting back into the school swing of things, there are a number of simple things you can do to make the transition easier. Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center, shares six tips to make September easier.
If your child can cite the on-base percentage of every player on the Yankees or whiles away more time than you would like playing Madden NFL on Xbox, have no fear. Research shows that sports interest may help children grow academically and socially.
A social worker with two decades of experience working with stressed families and challenged children provides tips for parents on how to deal with their child’s demands and calm their frustrations in a constructive and successful way, without blowing up or giving in.
Once a week, Marcelle Soviero's mother took her to Uncle Joe's soda shop, Soviero's Luncheonette. This family-owned restaurant became Marcelle's safe haven, where she learned compassion and acceptance from her family and the patrons who frequented.
Giving your child freedom and independence should be balanced by the parental instinct for protection. Local parents share how they are learning to let go so that their children feel grown-up.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Moms Take Over Social Media, Rise of the SAHD, and Reaching for the Stars
From our August 2012 issue, selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.
It's back-to-school season again, which means it is time to go shopping for school supplies. You bought your kids new crayons last year and they're perfectly fine to use again this year, but does your child try to bargain with you? Make shopping for school supplies easier for you both with five quick tips.
Immersing your children in another language and culture is beneficial to their social and cognitive development. But to many parents, the job of teaching a child a second language feels out-of-reach, not to mention costly. Nicole Fonovich, co-creator of "Luca Lashes," gives seven manageable tips to use when introducing your child to a new language.
Ask a high school student why s/he’s so stressed out, and prepare to hear a long list of offenders. But you can help your teen: parents can use their own experience, along with some love and patience, to help their overwhelmed teens cope with stress.
Kenneth K. Guilmartin—founder and director of Music Together, an early childhood music and movement program—knows how important music is to the development of young children, from language and concentration skills to social skills and self-esteem. Parents can contribute to their child's music development, without being maestros, by modeling movement and singing.
As a middle school guidance counselor, Louise Hajjar Diamond knows from experience that preteens want to spend time with their parents. They value your opinions and judgement. Staying connected and having an open and positive communication with your preteen helps them build self-confidence and a healthy self-esteem.
Does your child sign up for every after-school activity he finds interesting? Do you worry that your child's busy extracurricular schedule is taking up all of her free time? Here are five tips to help manage stress they may feel due to their hectic schedule.
Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss, two moms from Berkeley, Calif., wrote the book "Stuff Every Mom Should Know," which is full of priceless and practical knowledge that all moms need. We've compiled a few excerpts, as well as a list of online lingo used in parenting forums, to give you a peek of what the book has to offer.
Have you heard of or seen these parenting philosophies recently, but don't know what they mean? Authors Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss compiled a list of the trends in their book "Stuff Every Mom Should Know."