Category: Parents (page 1 of 26)

How to downside with ease

Every year about 12 percent of people in the U.S. move, according to the Census Bureau, and roughly a third of them downsize to smaller homes, reports the National Association of Realtors. Moves are largely triggered by approaching retirement, but even... Read More

The average household owns 7 screens

Today’s children are surrounded by technology and the average household owns 7.3 screens according to a new report by ReportLinker. Key findings show that: TV and Tablets are competing: 93% of people own a TV but their homes also include an... Read More

4 Ways to Escape the Rental Trap

After living as renters for the first seven years of their marriage, Geoff and Kristi decided it was time to purchase their first house. They decided to pass on making a purchase earlier in their lives for reasons ranging from unstable job security to... Read More

4 Tips To Sleep Better During Allergy Season

Spring is the season of renewal. Plants and trees start to rebound from the harsh winter that claimed most of their leaves and vegetation. Birds return from their Southern vacations, serenade us with their morning songs and rebuild their nests in... Read More

Mental Health Tips for New Parents

An Occupational Therapist Explains How to Balance the New Occupations of Parenthood in Honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day  Caring for a newborn can be a source of both joy and stress for a new caregiver. The demands of an... Read More

Tips for Troubleshooting Your Sugar Belly

Poor wheat. It seems the golden grain has lost much of its luster, thanks to the gluten-free movement (now a $16-billion-dollar-a-year industry) and a broad-brush bashing that has painted it as the latest food demon. “Wheat has been found guilty... Read More

JOSHUA: Teenager VS. Superpower

When the Chinese Communist Party alters its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong – handed back to the Chinese government from British rule in 1997 – teenager Joshua Wong decides to fight for his homeland.  Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and... Read More

Five Reasons Every School Needs to Brand with @TrishRubin

It’s woven in every aspect of modern daily life, but branding isn’t new to the scene. Archeologists found branded wine casks in the ancient ruins of Pompeii. The legacy brand, Quaker Oats, turned what was cattle feed into a successful breakfast... Read More

Recycling, e-Cycling & Earth Day #FIOSNY #ad

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day had reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people... Read More

Are You Addicted to Technology?

The CAGE questionnaire is a very simple quiz commonly used to assess alcoholism.5 Here I have adapted it to apply to technology addiction: Have you ever felt you needed to cut down on your technology usage? Have people annoyed you by criticizing your... Read More

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi Trailer

Disney released the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi today. The trailer premiered at the Star Wars Celebration fan event in Orlando, Florida, before hitting the internet. It shows Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, training with... Read More

Amazon’s FreeTime service helps parents to manage their kids online activity

Amazon is introducing new tools to help parents see what their kids are doing on the company’s Fire tablets. As a bonus, Amazon says its service will also help spark discussions about the books kids read and the videos they watch.  Parents first... Read More

Teaching your kids how to be great entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to describe exactly what you do to other adults, much less to your kids. We learned that the best way to explain what we do is by teaching the young ones how they can be entrepreneurs themselves. We set out to author... Read More

The @DoweTwins create a bottled water company to provide healthy option for kids

Brazil and Princeton Dowe are twins in the second grade. Between classwork, homework and playdates they decided to launch a bottled water company. It’s called Water 2 Kids. The Dowe twins were inspired to create a company that provides healthy... Read More

Campus stimulant abuse: Paying for perfect grades with pills

By Joy Stephenson-Laws, founder of Proactive Health Labs (pH) and her medical team Parents are expressing growing shock over the frequency of drug use on American college campuses. And we are not talking about illegal drugs, but legal, prescription... Read More

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