Parenting Gradeschool Kids

How Can Overuse of Technology Affect Your Child

As adolescents and teens finish up their long winter’s break, many will have spent hours dipping into a smorgasbord of technology. More than 63 percent of adolescents go online daily, according to the site WebWiseKids. About 73 percent are on a social network, and 27 percent use their phones to get online. » Read more

10 Warning Signs that Your Child is Being Bullied

According to the latest statistics released (2010), about 15 percent of all children are bullied at some point in their K-12 school years. More than half of students report that they've seen bullying take place at their school, and about 10 percent of students either drop out or switch schools at some point because they're being bullied. » Read more

My Kids are Out of Control: 8 Steps to Changing Your Kids' Behavior

Having well behaved children is a desire for almost every parent. We may not want our children to be perfect little “Stepford” children, but nobody wants to be the parent of a defiant, rebellious, out of control child. If your child has turned into a mouthy kid who doesn’t listen to you, you may think it’s too late to get him under control, but here are 8 steps to changing your kids’ behavior.

Kids and Electronics: How Much is too Much?

When it comes to kids and electronic entertainment, parents have been asking the same question ever since the television was invented: How much is too much? Numerous groups have come up with a solid answer on daily limits based on research. Unfortunately, a majority of kids in almost all age groups are over their daily recommended limit. » Read more

Helicopter Parenting: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Helicopter parenting is a term that was coined for over-parenting during the 1990s. It refers to a parent who hovers over their child constantly – like a helicopter – and watches their every move. This can have an adverse effect when the parent steps in to solve all of the child's problems in life. » Read more

5 Reasons to Send Your Child to Arts Summer Camp

By MySummerCamps.com

Summer camp is a place where children and teens are able to explore, mature, and define their character. Kids learn to work together with others and communicate their thoughts and feelings in their own unique way. Arts summer camps help kids discover their voices and find vision and inspiration. » Read more

Safe & Natural Sunscreens and Organic Summer Hats for Babies from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

Summertime, and the livin's easy -- until it comes time to choose a safe sunscreen for your little one, and slather it on his wriggly body from head to toe. » Read more

Ten Things Parents Need to Know about Keeping their Kids CyberSafe

By Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP, author of CyberSafe » Read more

Monitoring Your Kids’ Online Video Viewing

By JustMommies

Do you know what your kids are watching? Sure, you monitor their shows on TV, but what about on the computer? Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes on YouTube lately will tell you that for every kid-friendly video you might find, there’s bound to be at least one not-so-kid-friendly video that will pop up to follow it. How do you know what is safe, and how do you find it? » Read more

Music Lessons For Children

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Dear Parent Coach,      We have a very musical kindergarten daughter who is chomping at the bit to start piano lessons.  We do not have a piano, so this would be a big investment.  We are unsure if this is too early, or if she would actually stick with it.  What do you say? » Read more