Recess was once an accepted part of a child's school day. With increasing pressures for academic success, many schools are cutting or eliminating play time in favor of rigorous academic pursuits. Many schools are built without playgrounds in cities like Chicago and Atlanta. Research shows recess actually boosts test scores and increases a child's attention span: some parent led initiatives are striving to bring recess back to American schools.
This is the story of how I was affected by my controlling mother, and how I overcame the psychological consequences of overbearing parents.
These handy workout ideas will help get or keep you in shape and are often fun for the little ones as well.
My Aunt's wishes were to be cremated and have her ashes scattered in the ocean. This is a photo review of the burial ceremony carrying out her wishes.
Suggestions for stay-at-home parents on how they can make money and continue to stay home with their children.
Don't forget anything with this amazing diaper bag checklist. It lists everything you need, plus all of the things that most parents forget!
Puzzled about how to get the most out of your Ancestry DNA test? Here are some tips from an experienced genealogist.
There may come a time when you have endured a harmful and stressful family relationship, and you may wonder if cutting ties is right for you.
Music education is highly important for young children, increasing math skills, fine motor coordination, and helping children learn the benefits of perseverance and delayed gratification. Think your child is ready for music lessons? Consider the age of the child, developmental readiness, and time commitment before staring formal instrument lessons!
Single parenting can be hard and all-consuming. Sometimes, we single parents lose ourselves without even realising it. Have you lost the real you, somewhere beneath the relentless reality of parenting alone? Here is now to find yourself again.
Children growing up with ADHD are sometimes socially awkward, making it more difficult to make friends. Teaching social skills to our children can make it easier for them to make friends.
If your child's ADHD symptoms include a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), they may be aggressive, impulsive and highly irritable. Up to 40% of people with ADHD are also diagnosed as having ODD. Here are some approaches you might consider to manage and extinguish these behaviors.
We're at a tragic point when preschools are seen as places to prepare students for kindergarten. Not only is this developmentally inappropriate and cruel, but it also has long-term negative consequences for our nation. It results in kids who are less creative, less curious, and less communicative.
From packing your bags to arriving safely at your destination, flying with a child is a tricky business which must be handled from start to finish with delicate precision. Here are some tips for flying with kids and making the flight easier for everyone!
This article explains why it's so common for teens to lack confidence and gives suggestions to boost your self-esteem.