Parenting Gradeschool Kids

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

Vulture Culture: How we encourage bullying

By By Susan Lipkins, PhD child psychologist, www. Realpsychology.com

Our vulture culture emphasizes a winner/loser mentality that encourages dominance and aggression. Extreme bullying, often using sexual slurs such as "gay, fag, slut and whore," is becoming a common experience for students of all ages, and in particular, for children aged 11-13. » Read more

What Children Fear Most These Days

In a media-saturated world, children nowadays worry about things that we didn’t have to – like the state of our precious planet and pollution. LiveScience reported on several studies done recently, which reveal that children are definitely not worry-free and deal with many more ominous issues. » Read more

Ask The Parent Coach: The Death of a Child's Pet

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Dear Parent Coach, » Read more