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5 Ways To Encourage Summer Learning

5 Ways To Encourage Summer Learning

Summer break is here! Our kids are rejoicing in their new-found freedom, but sometimes we parents worry that (a) we’ll go crazy before the summer ends with our kids around all the time, (b) our kids will turn their brains to mush watching TV all the time, or (c) BOTH. And, to be honest, those […]

10 Easy Activities Your Toddler Will Love

10 Easy Activities Your Toddler Will Love

The toddler stage is a fun, exciting — often tiring — time in parenthood. These little people are discovering their identity and asserting their independence. They are learning at an astonishing pace, and have enough energy to power a large metropolitan area. I love watching my little ones (ages 3 and 1) become more aware […]

This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight

This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight

A recent article about the link between parents’ weight comments and a child’s body dissatisfaction and weight gain sparked a major debate among The Huffington Post readers. Disagreement centered over the balance between concern for a child’s health and the psychological and physical damage that can result from cruel or clueless comments about weight. Readers wrote to […]

How To Teach Your Child Tolerance In A World Filled With Hate

How To Teach Your Child Tolerance In A World Filled With Hate

In today’s increasingly hostile world, it is vitally important to teach your child tolerance. I live in a relatively conservative area of the south where tolerance is not always an accepted lesson to teach your children. When my son was in second grade, the elementary school he attended was having “dress up day” as part […]

Raising A Fiscal Family: How To Empower Your kids & Teens To Be Financially Savvy

Raising A Fiscal Family: How To Empower Your kids & Teens To Be Financially Savvy

Many people who are parents today grew up in families where it wasn’t polite to talk about money. Yet with national debt at an all-time high, the average American household carrying over $15,000 in credit card debt, and recent college grads facing the highest student loan debt ever, many parents lack confidence when it comes […]

5 Ways to Get Your Home Running as Smoothly as Your Business

5 Ways to Get Your Home Running as Smoothly as Your Business

I spend a lot of time thinking about all the ways that successful business strategies can be applied to other areas of our lives and recently — thanks to the arrival of my second son — had occasion to apply those strategies at home. Here are five things that helped get our chaotic household running […]

6 Ways to Help Your Kid Start a Business and Learn About Life

6 Ways to Help Your Kid Start a Business and Learn About Life

Don’t want your child to spend the summer watching TV, playing video games or complaining that there’s nothing to do? A summer business can be a fun way to encourage creativity and confidence. These business ventures aren’t really about making money. In fact, if extra income is the priority for the summer, a job is the […]

Does Censorship on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

Does Censorship on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

There’s a rich tradition of defying censorship in America. Ban books, and you’ll inspire a week designated to reading them. Censor photos of period blood and nipples on social media, and they’ll be shared and re-posted more fervently than before. Banning is the fastest way to galvanize a movement. Now there’s research to illustrate the […]

11 things your kids are too scared to tell you

11 things your kids are too scared to tell you

Your kids see you every day, and they love you to pieces. You’re a hero, a cook, a teacher and a friend. But sometimes, your child may be too scared to tell you how he really feels. Here are some things your child may be too nervous to tell you: I need to know that […]

The pros and cons of sharing your kids photos online

The pros and cons of sharing your kids photos online

Most of us share so much of our lives on Social Networks (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter et al.) that when a new baby arrives (and even before!) we don’t think twice about posting pictures of our pride and joy for the entire world to see. Some of us do it simply to share the growth […]