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Why Preschool Children Are So Talkative

Why Preschool Children Are So Talkative

Are you living with a chatter-box? If your child is a preschooler, the answer is probably “yes”. Three and four and five year olds love to ask questions. And when they’re not asking questions they’re likely [...]

Why Active Children Do Better in School

Why Active Children Do Better in School

There’s a lot of concern about how sedentary our children’s lives are becoming. So how much exercise do they need in order to be healthy? According to some studies, one out of three American children are [...]

Teens and Part-Time Jobs

Teens and Part-Time Jobs

Why working part-time gives teens more than extra cash. Teens and Jobs Is your teen anxious to get a part-time job? It’s understandable. Working part-time gives many teens a real sense of independence. And if you’ve [...]

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Telling your children to “never talk to strangers” is only one step in keeping our children safe from sexual predators and child abductors. As children, how many times were we told to “never talk to strangers”? [...]

What to Do About Preteens’ Messy Bedrooms

What to Do About Preteens’ Messy Bedrooms

Does your preteen’s messy room drive you crazy? Believe it not, that mess is a necessary part of your child’s development. If you have a child between 9 and 12, you may have noticed a few [...]

Tips for Parents Bringing Home a Newborn

Tips for Parents Bringing Home a Newborn

When you bring home your newborn baby, life alters dramatically. But there are ways to ease the transition into family life. Those first few months and weeks of a baby’s life are filled with ups and [...]

What Kids Learn in Grades 1, 2 and 3

What Kids Learn in Grades 1, 2 and 3

Those first three years of school are full of challenges. Here’s how to help your child make the grade, and what to do when he doesn’t. When you look at what children learn in grades one, [...]

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Does your preteen have trouble expressing himself? Be forewarned. Speech and language difficulties can play havoc with a child’s self esteem. For kids, there’s nothing quite like friendship, but during the preteen years, peers take on [...]

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

Signs a Child is Ready for Potty Training

Signs a Child is Ready for Potty Training

If you’re the parent of a toddler, the good news is, your diaper days will soon be over. The bad news is, it won’t happen overnight. Sometime after the age of two, children will start to [...]