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 […]

Teaching Your Child the ABC’s of Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by IHateFinancialPlanning.com

Aaaarrrrrgh!!*!!*!! Do you scream every time you hear your kids say in that whiney, all-too familiar tone, “I want it, I need it, all the other kids have it.” Do […]

Home Alone: When and How?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question I’m trying to decide if my children are ready to be home alone for short periods of time. I’m thinking specifically of the time after school until I arrive […]

Reclaiming Play: Helping Children Learn and Thrive in School

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nancy Carlsson-Paige

by Nancy Carlsson-Paige Child development theorists, researchers, and educators have long known that play is one of children’s most valuable resources, vital to their social, emotional, and cognitive growth. Through […]

“I Already Have One of These!”

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question I just attended a friend’s child’s birthday party and was shocked by the responses the child gave as he opened his gifts. “I already have one of these.” “This […]

Kids & Divorce

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jill Curtis

It is sad, but still a fact, that our children are being touched by the shadow of divorce. Even if they are not among the growing number of families split […]

6 Ways to Protect Your Latchkey Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Steve Cross

by Steve Cross As a parent, you don’t choose to have your kids at home alone, but sometimes the pressures of two parents working, school schedules, and baby sitting problems […]

I Hate You!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: When my son gets angry with me he yells, “I hate you! I wish you weren’t my mother!” and other hurtful things. It really disturbs me, but I don’t […]

Simple Mommy Secrets to Choosing the Right Chores for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Michele Borba

by Dr. Michele Borba Several years ago I learned a Mommy Secret from my girlfriend about kids’ chores that I’ve never forgot. Cindy and I were busy chatting away when […]

10 Tips for a Peaceful Holiday Season: Helping Kids Relax

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Kids get pretty anxious over the holidays. It’s a time of excitement and wonder, and they often have a hard time relaxing, staying calm and sleeping well. Here are some […]

Managing Morning Madness

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Are your mornings rushed, chaotic and disorganized? Then it’s time to get control and make morning a good start to a wonderful day! When your morning activities run smoothly, and […]

Angry Emotions – Your Child’s and Yours

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

YOUR CHILD’S Question: My child can’t control his angry emotions. He tends to lash out at others, verbally and physically. How can I help him stop getting so angry? Think […]

I Want Privacy!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question My child complains that she doesn’t get any privacy. She doesn’t want us to walk into her room any time we want to, and has even asked for a […]

Standing Together: A Parenting Success Story

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Huxley

A Parenting Success Story “There he is again, sitting in front of that Nintendo machine. Didn’t I just tell him to go do his homework?” said the mother, her arm […]

7 Biggest Discipline Mistakes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Michele Borba

You May Be Surprised at What You’re Doing Wrong by Dr. Michele Borba So you’re trying to make your child quit bullying, lying, cheating, defying you or talking back, and […]

My Child Was Bullied By a Parent

February 12th, 2013 posted by Derek Randel

Eight-year old Becky came home from school last Tuesday and was upset with how Sarah was treating her. The two of them have been friends since they were four-years old. […]

Arguing & Back Talk

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: I know my kid’s going to grow up to be a lawyer! He argues whenever he’s asked to do something. He debates his rights when he’s asked to stop […]

I’m Sitting Up Front!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

It’s a common situation, all over the country. Who gets to sit in the front seat on the way to school? “It’s my turn! He got to yesterday!” whines Jessica. […]

Stop Picking Your Nose!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: This is embarrassing to talk about, but it’s an annoying habit. My child picks his nose. I don’t even want to tell you what he does with the stuff […]

Aggressive Kids Making the Wrong Friends

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jan N. Hughes

Nearly 90 percent of children labeled as having aggression problems don’t form friendships with “the right kinds of kids” – those who can provide appropriate examples of behavior when interacting […]

If you are expecting a baby and already have one or more children, it’s wise to solve their sleep problems before the new baby arrives. Remember, a newborn typically awakens […]

Baby-sitter Safety Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Harlyene Goss

‘Tis the season parents need their baby-sitters. Whether it is the busy season at work, holiday shopping or parties, they rely on their baby-sitters to keep their children safe. Whenever […]

Kicking the Computer Game Habit

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question My child spends too much time playing computer and video games. He’s so passionate about these games, that when I suggest he’s overdoing it he gets angry with me. […]

Surviving Little League

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

“Woo hoo! You can do it!” A clapping parent yells out their encouragement to the awkward seven-year old standing at home plate. His stance looks uncomfortable, his arms crooked and […]

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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 […]