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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 […]

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 […]

5 Kid Friendly Crafts for the Non-Crafty Mom

June 26th, 2013 posted by Stacey Gibbon

There are a lot of moms out there who simply don’t craft with their kids because they think they aren’t crafty themselves. I will say it over & over again: […]

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 […]

Making Moving Easier for Your Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: We’re planning a move and want it to go smoothly for our child. What ways can we soften the blow of this major transition? Assume the Best Most children […]

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 […]

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 […]

Helping Kids Overcome Their Fears and Phobias

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Children love the fantasy and fun of dressing up in costumes and Halloween is usually an exciting and fun event for them. During October, however, the television networks begin running […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Manners Matter: Putting a Halt to Interruptions

February 12th, 2013 posted by Anne Leedom

By Anne Leedom Many of us have sat in a restaurant, a movie theatre or perhaps you noticed this phenomenon just walking down the street. I am referring to the […]

Parenting with Style: Why You Might Clash with Your Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Caron B. Goode, Ed.D.

by Caron B. Goode, Ed.D. Every morning, six-year-old Jenny and her mom clash. A daydreamer by nature, Jenny moves through life at a slower pace than her task-oriented mom. This […]

All You Need to Know About Birthday Parties

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Kid Cooperation The Penny Whistle Birthday Party Book Planning Keep it simple. At all ages, simple events tend to be successful and more fun. Complicated parties usually require extensive planning […]

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, […]

Raising Well Mannered Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Michele Borba

by Dr. Michele Borba All three of my sons attended a wonderful cooperative nursery school led by an incredibly caring teacher, Jeanette Thompson. The very first impression I had of […]

Positive Thinking for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

During their growth and development, children go through many stages of self-doubt. They are always comparing themselves to others, and they often see themselves as coming up short. As parents, […]

Dealing with “Monsters” and Nighttime Fears

February 12th, 2013 posted by Stacy DeBroff

by Stacy DeBroff It can be difficult to think straight when your crying child shakes you awake in the middle of the night frightened and tearful by a nightmare or […]

Ready, Set, Go! From Preschool to Kindergarten

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

by Robert E. Freeman The transition from “little school” to “big school” is not so tough for kids but for moms and dads it can be harrowing. Here’s some advice […]

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 […]

Public Manners

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Situation: When we’re out in public my son seems to forget all the good manners he routinely uses at home. If we run into someone I know he won’t even […]

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 […]

Teaching Good Manners

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Good manners are a very important key to your child’s social success, but no child is born with good manners. Teaching them is a parents responsibility. Beyond teaching “please” and […]

Shy vs. Bad Manners

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Q: My daughter just turned 6 years old. She has always been shy. Since she was a baby, if someone said hello to her, or fussed over her, she would […]

Bullying – Both Sides of The Fence

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Whether your child is being bullied or is the bully, our parenting expert has some solid advice for you. When Your Child is Acting Like a Bully Situation It has […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Difference Between Tattling and Reporting

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Fitzell, M. Ed.

Teachers and caregivers hear from children everyday how little Johnny did this or how Sally did that. But are they just tattling, or are they really offering important information? Teaching […]

Tips to Get Your Picky Eater to Try Something New

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Is your child unwilling to taste a new food? A picky eater often has to be exposed to something new as many as ten to fifteen times before even tasting […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

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 […]