Parenting Gradeschool Kids

Signs of Sexual Abuse

Would you know how to spot signs of sexual abuse in your child? Surprisingly, sexual abuse happens quite frequently with parents being completely unaware. Arming yourself and your child with the correct information about sexual abuse and sexual offenders is you and your child's best defense against sexual abuse. » Read more

Seven Ways to Protect Your Family from Internet Dangers

By Steve Cross, www.guardiansoftware.com

It’s the Wild West on the Internet, and as a parent you are responsible for keeping your kids safe “out there,” Even though “out there” may be two feet away from your kitchen while you are preparing dinner. Scammers, sexual predators, cyber bullies, and every type of hack are lurking on the Internet, in a very real and aggressive sense. » Read more

Leaving Your Child Home Alone

By Maria T. Pepin » Read more

Kids and Allowances: Age appropriate Guidelines

By Nancy Da Silva

If you’ve ever been shopping with your children, after much begging and pleading from your kids for everything in sight, you’ve more than likely used the phrase ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’. You probably heard your parent’s voice in your head when you said it too. » Read more

Internet Guidelines and Kids

Computers and the Internet are so much a part of our day-to-day lives that it’s challenging to figure out effective Internet Guidelines for children. Every time there’s a news story about online bullying or Internet sexual predators it’s natural to worry about how to safeguard kids. » Read more

Dealing with Common Childhood Fears

Just about every kid has some kind of fear, whether it’s big barking dogs, monsters under the bed, or noisy and crowded birthday parties. Sometimes the fears are just a passing phase, but sometimes they can grow to be larger than life. How can you help your child calm his or her fears, and how do you know when to seek help? » Read more

Child Snatching: How to Teach Your Kids to Stay Safe

Child abduction is one of the most terrifying things any parent can imagine (it’s almost certainly one of the top fears of new moms) and yet many parents are still not sure about the best ways to help their children stay safe. What can you teach your child to minimize the chances that they will be victims of a child snatching? » Read more

Beg, Bargain and Bribe

5 Tips for Turning Bad Habits into Effective Parenting » Read more