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Kids Crafts and Activities

6 Indoor Activities That Take the Bore Out of Winter

Keep your kids engaged while indoors this winter with simple, fun activities. These can help make their holidays and every day beyond even brighter! To get started, we picked 6 activities that are easy and quick to put together, and satisfy kids of varied ages. Use these ideas to fill rainy days, chilly days, or when your kids just want to play inside.

Friends and Socializing

Quick & Dirty Tips for Choosing the Best Summer Camp

Summertime, and the pickin’ is easy—for a summer camp, that is. Whether you’re looking for a camp where your child can enjoy outdoor adventure, or one where he or she can play rock ‘n roll music, pickin’ the right one should be stress-free. Yet, many parents are puzzled about which summer camps are “best” for their child.

Kids Crafts and Activities

6 Indoor Activities That Take the Bore Out of Winter

Keep your kids engaged while indoors this winter with simple, fun activities. These can help make their holidays and every day beyond even brighter! To get started, we picked 6 activities that are easy and quick to put together, and satisfy kids of varied ages. Use these ideas to fill rainy days, chilly days, or when your kids just want to play inside.

Kids Development

How to Nurture Your Child’s Brain Development

The first three to five years of a child’s life are said to be the most crucial in their mental development. The rate of growth in a child’s brain will never be duplicated like it is in these tender, formative years. A parent’s job of nurturing their child’s growth starts at birth.

Kids Education

Decoding the Dress Code Controversy

If you have any kids of school age, chances are you've had a note or two come home addressing the school's dress code. While there is no national, or even state, standard for dressing at school, most schools do have one in place.

Kids Health

6 Fun & Easy Exercises to Do with Your Kids

With the alarming (and climbing) rate of childhood obesity in the United States, it's more important than ever that parents model healthy behaviors for their children. Being a fit family doesn't mean you have to drag your kids to the gym or put them on a diet.

Parenting Gradeschool Kids

Gender Identity: Raising a Transgender Youth

Your child is different. Perhaps he wants to don a dress, or you find him in your shoes and sporting your makeup. Or, maybe it’s the opposite. Maybe your daughter hates everything feminine and acts more like one of the boys. Does this mean you have a transgender youth on your hands? Not necessarily.

Self Esteem and Body Issues

Why Praise is Important for Children

How much praise we give to children is a growing debate in the United States. There are some who say too much praise will give kids a false sense of reality, an inflated ego, or a pride complex. In places like China, praise is so rare it is a cultural taboo. However, withholding praise to children can also be emotionally damaging.

Special Needs

Study Finds Autistic Children Have Wider Eyes and Distinct Facial Features

According to a report from MSNBC, a new study by the University of Missouri suggests that children with autism may have wider eyes and distinct facial features. 

Sports and Fitness

Secondary Drowning: What it is and Why Every Parent Should Know the Symptoms

Drowning is a leading cause of death among young children, but even if you're vigilant about watching your kids near water, they could still be at risk. Secondary drowning, also known as "dry drowning," is a phenomenon that many parents don't even consider and yet, while rare, its risks are very real. What is Secondary Drowning?