Wondering if you should try inducing labor with castor oil? Find out the facts —rather than the rumors—on whether it works, how it works, and what to watch out for.
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!
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.
Suggestions for stay-at-home parents on how they can make money and continue to stay home with their children.
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.
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.
Beginning home-schooling is a huge decision and can engender terror in the hearts of parents brave enough to undertake such a commitment. Fear not, it's not so scary after all. First comes 'deschooling'...
This is the story of how I was affected by my controlling mother, and how I overcame the psychological consequences of overbearing parents.
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.
It is important to have cell phone rules for kids. Your family cell phone policy should include limits on cell phones at night and at school, and you should monitor cell phone contacts for young kids.
Don't forget anything with this amazing diaper bag checklist. It lists everything you need, plus all of the things that most parents forget!
Humans have so much in common with the oceans, much more than we care to admit at times. Why not make a name reflect that?
Puzzled about how to get the most out of your Ancestry DNA test? Here are some tips from an experienced genealogist.
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.
These handy workout ideas will help get or keep you in shape and are often fun for the little ones as well.