Category: Parents (page 2 of 31)

Fostering This Trait in Your Child May Be a Key to Their Future

This April, the University of Michigan came out with a study concluding that curiosity is the “single most important trait” predicting success in school. The benefits of curiosity are. . . well, curious.  A 2014 study proves something that might... Read More

3 Activities to Teach Kids Kindness

Every parent wants their kid to grow up to be a kind person. One great place to start is by modeling kindness yourself – and luckily, teachers and parents can also help encourage kindness in children by doing activities that help teach the quality.... Read More

A Foundation for Future Learning: Early STEM

It’s time to ramp up STEM in early childhood education, according to the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE). CADRE is a network for STEM education researchers funded by the National Science... Read More

Advice On Getting Back Into Education

We’re now in an age where the world is very much our oyster if we choose it to be. When it comes to education, knowledge is power and learning can be done at any age. Whether it’s a course online or heading to university, here’s some guidance on... Read More

What did Grover say?

Sesame Street character Grover is accused of dropping the F-bomb in an episode of the show – but based on video of the scene, he definitely didn’t. The long-running PBS TV show is a staple of children’s television, using puppets to... Read More

Tips for Taking the Toxicity Out of Youth Sports

For many kids, organized sports aren’t much fun anymore. Overbearing parents, over-the-top coaches and overzealous competition are frequent images associated with youth-athletic leagues today. Though playing ball often used to embody the enjoyment of... Read More

The Do’s and Don’ts of Finding the Perfect Nanny for Your Kids (and You)

One of the biggest challenges facing parents is finding the right childcare. Children learn so much up to the age of three that the wrong person could hinder their development, and affect them emotionally. Picking the first person that comes along is... Read More

Rox’s Secret Code

Rox is happy to spend the whole day on her laptop inventing awesome robots, but her dad wants her to clean up! When the Chorebot she designs gets a mind of its own and tries to organize not just her room but the whole city, Rox and her neighbor Amar... Read More

How Dads Can Keep Their Teens Safe from Online Hazards

The most active users on the internet are teens. With numerous ways to access the internet, including mobile phones, tablets, PCs, game consoles, music players, etc., teens have unprecedented access to all sorts of information, moral or immoral. Social... Read More

How To Make Milk Jug Skulls

For those who really get into Halloween and DIY haunts, it’s never too early to start working on costumes, props, and decorations. In fact, for the truly hardcore, last Nov 1st was when preparations for this year’s Halloween began. But for those of... Read More

Is There A Path To End The Autism Epidemic?

New published science and the screening of at-risk children before they receive any vaccines may provide a middle ground between the “all or nothing” positions of the two warring sides of the vaccine-autism debate, according to one of the leading... Read More

15 Things You Should Give Up to Be a Happy Parent

By Carol Tuttle,  author of The Child Whisperer You want to be a happy parent—but your countless responsibilities make this goal challenging! Don’t lose hope just yet. I have a list of 15 things that keep you from happy parenting. Read through... Read More

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

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