Elementary

He’s no longer that cuddly little boy. He is now growing into a young man. With each step he takes, he grows a little bit more.

How to Make Christmas Ornaments with Kids

December 9th, 2013 posted by Laura Bray

One of the main holiday traditions at our house is to make ornaments for the tree every year. I hope that one day my daughter will have her own tree and, […]

Talking with Your Child About the Death of a Pet

Talking with Your Child About the Death of a Pet

September 16th, 2013 posted by Diane Cantrell

The loss of a family pet can be a traumatic time for everyone, but the grief can be especially difficult for children. Death is a tough topic for many parents […]

When Your Child Wants to Quit Sports - FamilyCorner.com

When Your Child Wants to Quit Sports

September 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

When I was growing up, the extent of my athletic experience was whatever they made me do twice a week when I put on my goofy blue gym uniform. I […]

Kids & Chores

July 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

By Elizabeth Pantley Assigning children household chores is one of the best ways to build self-esteem and a feeling of competence. Regular chores establish helpful habits and good attitudes about […]

The Detectable Signs of Cyber Bullying

May 23rd, 2013 posted by Jessica Salt

Unfortunately, bullying is commonplace at schools, especially in junior high and high school. However, cyber bullying is even more troubling because it is harder to monitor. Both situations contribute to […]

24 Graduation Crafts & Recipes for Grads of All Ages

May 17th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

It’s that time of year again. Time for kids all over to don their graduation gowns and caps and march down the aisle to a new beginning! Graduation is not […]

Spring Yard Clean Up: Turning Chores Into a Game

Spring Yard Clean Up: Turning Chores Into a Game

May 17th, 2013 posted by Rebecca Brea

Spring is here and that means it’s time to pay some attention to the backyard and get it ready for the coming summer. Winter’s weather probably wreaked havoc on your […]

Casual Remarks

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

It’s a curious affliction: the tendency to talk about one’s children in the most brutally honest and hurtful ways without realizing that the cherished subjects of the offensive comments are […]

My Kid, The Lawyer Wannabe

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

She opened with a question. “Mom! What are we having for dinner?” “Well, hello to you, too, honey,” Judy said with a chuckle, leaning over to press a kiss on […]

The Cost of Competition on Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Rae Pica

The subject of competition is one that provokes some pretty strong feelings in the United States. In fact, even hinting that competition might not be such a great thing can […]

Easing Their Terrible Fears

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Q: My daughter recently turned 7 years old. About 6 months ago she developed a terrible fear. She is awfully afraid of wind, even a slight breeze, clouds and rain. […]

Seven Tips for Eating Out with Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Carla Beuning

by Carla Beuning Ah… those good old days. Before you had kids, you could eat out just about any time you wanted. There were no worries about wait times and […]

Children Should Take Responsibility for Decreasing TV Viewing

February 12th, 2013 posted by Growing Up

Getting children to decrease the amount of time they watch TV is not often easy, but researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Mississippi say encouraging children to […]

My Son’s Teacher was a Bully

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patricia Gatto and John De Angelis

When my son was in sixth grade, he came home with a rip in his new sneakers. He told me the gym teacher did it during a sneaker check. It […]

The Frequent Mover’s Card

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mia Cronan

More and more people and families are relocating to new cities, states, and sometimes countries for their companies. For those folks who do this often, there should be a frequent […]

Eating Right for Sleep

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Food has a huge impact on a child’s well-being. It can energize, increase hyperactivity or induce fatigue. Just as a lack of sleep can jumble a child’s thinking or cause […]

Stop That Tattling!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley Situation I have one child who tattles with a vengeance. The infractions run from minor issues to major crimes, and often cover incredibly ridiculous things, such as, […]

Clean Your Room!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: My child’s bedroom looks like it’s been put through a blender! I can’t see the carpet, and to walk through the room I have to dodge clothes, toys, and […]

Nine Ways to Help Children to Cope With Loss and Grief

February 12th, 2013 posted by Sally Sacks

by Sally Sacks The biggest problem children have in coping with their grief is the inattention and lack of awareness adults have in the need to talk about it, express […]

The Identified Problem Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Huxley

The Difficult Child Some people call them the “black sheep” of the family and are content to let them stay that way. Others try to change them and take them […]

Ending Sibling Fights

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Situation My kids’ fighting drives me crazy! It’s usually over some extremely important issue, like who gets to use the red Lego piece. (Never mind that there are fifteen more […]

Suddenly: Temper Tantrums

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: Our 6 year old has just started throwing temper tantrums. He has always been so well behaved that it has thrown us for a loop. Any suggestions? Answer: Yes, […]

Crosstown Friends

February 12th, 2013 posted by June Solnit Sale, Kit Kollenberg, and Ellen Melinkoff

By June Solnit Sale, Kit Kollenberg, and Ellen Melinkoff Many parents would attest to a new variation on Murphy’s Law: Your child will bond with the classmate who lives farthest […]

Other People’s Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Do you have a friend, relative or neighbor with kids who drive you crazy with their misbehavior? I think we all know one family that fits this description. It puts […]

What Are Your Children Really Watching?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Lisa Workman

by Lisa Workman Saturday mornings. Cold cereal and Scooby Doo. How many parents started out our childhood weekends with this simple ritual? The trick was to wake up early enough […]

First Born Jealousy

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. She’s obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of her life with this new challenger for our […]

Developing an Attitude of Gratitude with Your Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jeff Westover

Jerry Seinfeld once recorded a hilarious routine about Halloween as a kid. “Let me see if I get this straight, all I have to do is dress up weird and […]

Parenting the Argumentative Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Caron B. Goode

by Dr. Caron B. Goode As parents, you want your child to grow up safe and healthy. No simple task, even under the best of circumstances. An argumentative child can […]

When a Child is Caught Stealing

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Situation: Money has been disappearing from my wallet, and my daughter is suddenly buying things that she couldn’t possibly afford on her own. I suspect that she’s been taking the […]

Getting Kids to Stay In Bed

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: I am in dire need of your help on this issue. My daughter is 7 1/2 and in the last month has developed a problem at bedtime. She has […]

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Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]