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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 […]

Gratitude More Than Attitude: Teaching Children the Joy of Being Grateful

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

by Caron B. Goode, Ed.D. Gratitude is more than an attitude. Recent studies show that grateful people are happier, more resilient, and less depressed. They also have higher self-esteem and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Motor skills in which an object is typically manipulated (usually by the hands or the feet) are known as manipulative skills. Throwing, catching, and kicking fall into this category – […]

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 […]

When a Child Steals

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley Q: I’m in shock! My child was caught shoplifting! She’s a good kid, so I’m really puzzled. What should I do? A: Many children will steal something […]

Pajama Games: Getting children to go to bed

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Huxley

They know every excuse in the book: I need a drink of water. I forgot to give you a hug goodnight. I heard a noise outside my window. Bedtime can […]

A Child’s Letter To Santa

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Photo courtesy of HolidayNotes.com Snowflakes softly falling Upon your window they play Your blankets snug around you, Into sleep you drift away. I bend to gently kiss you, when I […]

When Children Lie

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: I’ve been catching my child in small lies, of the “I didn’t do it” variety. How can I stop this behavior before it starts to escalate? Think about it […]

Party Behavior: How to Help Your Child Become a Little Lady or Gentleman

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Situation Every time I take my son to a party his behavior embarrasses me. It’s as if he leaves his manners at home! How can I get my son to […]

Dealing with Separation Anxiety

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

It’s a common scene at any daycare, playground or birthday party: a crying child clinging to a parent who is desperately trying to convince the child to let go and […]

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 […]

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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 […]