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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 […]

7 Rainy Day Activities for Kids by Leah Blomberg on Magazine

7 Rainy Day Activities for Kids

May 15th, 2013 posted by Leah Blomberg

It’s raining outside with no signs of letting up. Your kids are getting restless and you don’t want them crying the “I’m bored blues” all day. Who says being stuck […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quality Time After Daycare

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jodi L. Marvin

One of the biggest problems working parents may very well face is the guilt of being away from their children for 8+ hours per day. At times, maybe even feeling […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Perfect Parenting Plan

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Recently, a reader asked our parenting expert about her out-of-control 4 year old: Q: I have a 4 year old son that I can no longer control, and on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dear Dr. Paul: We have a four-year-old daughter who has been toilet trained since she was two. Recently, she started wetting the bed at night, but has no problems during […]

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 […]

The Respectful Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Webster defines “respect” as “to show honor or esteem for. To treat with deference and regard.” Implied in this definition is the fact that respect must be earned, and is […]

Been There Done That! Toilet Training Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Lisa Julian

Toilet Training should be a fun and exciting experience for both you and your child. Remember, your child should feel in control of the process, not you. Take a slow, […]

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 […]

Chicken Pox Vaccination or Not?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

Q: My family physician has suggested that we have our 18-month-old daughter vaccinated with the chicken pox vaccine. Is there enough information out there to support this recommendation? A: Chicken […]

Daycare Dilemma: When Your Child Cries

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley Does your child cry when you try to exit the daycare center and head to work? Leaving your child in the hands of another person is stressful […]

Can’t We Just All Get Along?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Victoria Benz

Turning the sibling battlefield into a house of peace As frustrating as it can be for parents, bickering between siblings is normal for children. Getting along with a brother or […]

Child’s Play is Anything But

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Child developmental experts have studied children at play for over a century. Their research shows that play is a child’s most important work, a way of learning, growing, and understanding […]

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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 […]