Category: Parents (page 1 of 29)

10 Tips for Managing Kids’ Tech Time

The average child age 8 and under in the United States uses more than three personal tech devices—such as a tablet, smartphone, or video game console—at home, according to a new poll of parents conducted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing... Read More

Don’t Let Dental Problems Spoil a Summer Vacation

Whether you’re embarking on a long trip by car, taking a flight to an exotic destination, experiencing a fun ocean voyage or simply enjoying a sunny day at the beach, an unexpected problem in your mouth can become a major dilemma. What happens if you... Read More

Jim Henson Company Partners w/ Slumberkins to Develop a Television Series!

The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years, is developing a new live-action puppet preschool series based on Slumberkins, a leading educational children’s brand working to teach positive social-... Read More

66% of students are not taught personal finance

A new study of parents has discovered that most kids in America are not learning basic personal finance skills at home or at school. The study, conducted by BusyKid, found only 33% of parents said their kids learn about personal finance in schools,... Read More

#Vaping is an epidemic among teenagers

A sharp spike in vaping and the use of e-cigarettes by students has grabbed the attention of the US Food and Drug Administration. The rapid spread of the fad was flagged in a 2016 report from the US surgeon general. It cited a 900% increase in... Read More

What is the condom snorting challenge?

Condoms might make for safer sex — but they’re at the center of the riskiest new social media challenge. The viral video craze — dubbed “The Condom Challenge” — is striking fear into parents as teenagers record themselves dangerously... Read More

“I’m Tired of Having ADHD”: A Son’s Surprise Confession

When my son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6, I was almost relieved. It confirmed what my husband and I had suspected all along, and pushed us to finally address his issues. My son had the opposite reaction when I told him. He burst into tears and... Read More

Things to know – before opening a 529 college savings plan

Americans have been slow to embrace 529 college savings plans, which were introduced in the mid-1990s. A 529 plan offers tax advantages and the promise of growing your savings through investment returns. But the plans also have downsides, which... Read More

Kids and Procrastination

How many of us have had the joy of being told that science project, you know…the one with the flour plaster volcanoes…is actually due tomorrow? Yes, your child knew when it was due three weeks ago and even mentioned it once to you in passing, but... Read More

5 Reasons Pre-School Years Are Prime Time For Learning

Much of the discussion about education focuses on the K-12 years, but some early childhood education experts suggest serious learning can start even earlier and pay dividends for the child in years to come. “Young children have the capacity at a very... Read More

Protecting Children In Your Home

Each year in the United States, more than 2,200 children – or six kids a day – die from an injury in the home. Learn what parents are concerned about and what they do  ̶  or don’t do  ̶  to keep kids safe in the home. ... Read More

5 Safety Tips To Prevent Your Little One From Choking

Is there a cell phone or set of car keys that hasn’t made its way into your toddler’s mouth? We didn’t think so. Don’t despair – there are simple tips that can help keep your children from getting injured as a result of their compulsive need... Read More

How Car Seats Work

Car accidents are the #1 killer of children ages 1-14.  Yet 3 out of 4 people use their car seats incorrectly, even though using a child restraint properly can reduce the risk of death by up to 71% in a crash. That’s why we decided to explain in... Read More

The Single Parent’s Survival Guide

Being a single parent is tough, there is absolutely no denying that. It is tough because, let’s be truthful, parenthood is a job best suited to two people. It is a job where the burden needs to be shared at all times, and when the possibility of... Read More

Protect Your Family From Disease This Year

Our families are what keep us going, through the good and the bad times. They give us support when we most need it and make us feel safe when any situation that arises in life turns our worlds upside down. With modern societies having undergone a... Read More

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