My family consists of video game fanatics. This can create some tension when handling four children who want to play video games nonstop for twenty-four hours a day. Each family has their own method of handling kids and their hobbies, but here I explain how my family monitors game time.
When choosing a preschool, some parents get seduced by the very things that they should avoid: an academic focus, computer learning, and paper-pencil work. Find out why these and others are indicative of a subpar preschool that ignores developmentally appropriate practices.
Whether you are planting in a windowsill, flowerpots, raised beds, or a large garden, there are infinite ways to get kids involved in planning, planting, and maintaining a garden.
Were you the quiet, introverted child growing up? Or maybe you know such a child? This isn't necessarily a negative thing as people so often seem to think. For me, it was totally normal and was just who I was. Even today, as an adult—being introverted is still totally normal and is just who I am.
Bonding with stepchildren isn't easy. They have different personality traits, you haven't always known them, and they have different opinions than you. Here, I discuss how I worked at bonding with each of my fiance's kids through the last few years.
I am sharing with you the things I've learned being a parent to an 11-year-old boy. Topics include independence, girls, setting rules, friends, and the importance of family time.
Looking to jazz up your youth group? Starting a new group at your church? Here are more than 50 ideas that will make your weekly youth meetings the place to be!
This article offers a list of ten annoying things people say to you when you have a baby, mostly unwanted advice and comments about trying for the next one.
Ankyloglossia, aka "tongue-tie", is a congenital oral anomaly that may decrease the mobility of the tongue tip. It is caused by an unusually short, thick lingual frenulum, a membrane connecting the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
This article features activities in a lesson to help students with vision loss and others manage and organize money.
Learn the rules to some easy and classic card games which are good to play with children. With classics like Snap, Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy Eights and Rummy, card games are a great way to spend some family time together.
Every day, hundreds of family ties are severed, and generally it's for lack of understanding and communication. How does one come to grips with such a sad outcome, yet live a happy, peaceful life? It's hard when judgment, misunderstanding, or societal expectations destroy a family's bond.
If you're experiencing some strange symptoms before your period is about to start could it mean you're pregnant? Here's six weird symptoms you might have before you get your BFP!
Slow rising hCG levels may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. Normal pregnancies should demonstrate a hormone doubling time of 48-72 hours.
"I’m so bored! Why don’t we ever do ANYTHING?!” Are you sick of hearing that from your kids? Being stuck at home is hard, especially for children. Here are ten easy, cheap-to-free things to do with kids at home to keep them active and you sane.
Hearing a parent yelling at their child got me thinking about the reasons we yell at our kids—and the reasons we should replace yelling with more gentle, positive communication.