parenting

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

Outdated Parenting Advice: When Your Mother Doesn’t Know Best

Car seats aren’t that important, and we never had booster seats

Dealing with His Crazy Schedule

Is your partner a police officer, first responder, attorney, doctor, pilot, or shift worker?  Does he have a crazy, unpredictable schedule?  It’s hard to have a happy marriage when you barely get to see your man.  Researchers at the University of Maryland's Department of Sociology studied work schedules of married couples and found that divorce rates among couples with » Read more

The Family Guide to Holiday Gift Giving

From your tenacious tween to your handsome hubby, we've got the holidays covered with gifts for everyone in the family!

Ten Things Parents Need to Know about Keeping their Kids CyberSafe

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

Parenting Habits: Like Mother, Like Daughter?

By JustMommies

When it comes to parenting behaviors, daughters are likely to follow in their mother's footsteps in the areas of discipline, affection and praising their children, according to HealthDay. » Read more

Fitness for Busy Parents

By Tracey Mallett

We all know how difficult it is to stay in shape and find time to exercise - but most especially for parents with babies or small kids. There’s the sleep-deprivation factor, lack of time and priority changes. So what are the options for busy parents? » Read more

Mommy Clashes: When Parenting Differences Come Between Friends

One mom is eager to share her knowledge about extended breastfeeding, only to learn that her friend has decided to use formula from Day 1. Another mom invests hours crafting homemade snacks from scratch, while her friend has no problem serving pre-packaged goodies. Another mom uses time-outs for discipline, while her friend uses spankings. » Read more

Creating, Maintaining and Presenting a Homeschool Portfolio

By Brenda Hoffman, www.yourhealthyfamilyhome.com

Many school districts now require homeschoolers to present portfolios showing their student's progress in an organized fashion. This is actually a very convenient method of recording whenever it is done properly. Here are some ideas on how to create, maintain, and present your homeschool portfolio for a successful assessment, evaluation and review. » Read more

How to handle parent/teacher disagreements

What do you do when you and your child’s teacher disagree? Perhaps you don’t see eye to eye on the methods your child is being taught or evaluated with. Or maybe you feel like your child is being treated unfairly. What about homework? Do you feel that your child is being given too much homework or expected to do too much? » Read more