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The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

According to a recent study, childcare settings can have a big impact on a child’s weight and activity level.  The study found that children in certain childcare settings are about one and a half times more [...]

Europe & Kids – Trains, Planes & Automobiles, Pt 3 of 6

Europe & Kids – Trains, Planes & Automobiles, Pt 3 of 6

When The Parent Report’s radio host, Joanne Wilson decided to travel Europe with her kids she learned a lot about booking flights, Eurail passes and car rentals. Here, in the third of a six part series, [...]

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

This holiday season, are you planning to travel by plane with young children in tow? With a little planning, flying can be enjoyable and not filled with tears and fussing. Flying by air with young children [...]

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting is a book for busy parents in our busy times. Many parents find the challenges of being all things to all people daunting. How to do it all? How to stay sane while [...]

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

According to a Finnish study, babies who have close contact with dogs or cats during their first year of life are less likely to experience respiratory infections such as colds and ear infections, compared to those [...]

Nightmare Before Christmas Cupcakes

Nightmare Before Christmas Cupcakes

What you’ll need Batch of chocolate cupcakes White buttercream frosting 2 toothpicks Tube of black decorator’s icing How to make it Frost the cupcakes. For each cupcake, use the tip of a toothpick to lightly etch [...]

Parents Get Less Colds Than Childless Adults

Parents Get Less Colds Than Childless Adults

According to researchers, parents are less likely to suffer from a cold than non-parents.  Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University exposed about 800 adults to the common cold virus and then monitored them while in quarantine.  [...]

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Middle school children who are fit have better grades than unfit children according to research out of Michigan State University. The researchers studied the link between how children  scored on standardized tests and the grades on [...]

Living with Autism – A Parent’s Perspective

Living with Autism – A Parent’s Perspective

Imagine your baby not babbling or cooing, or gesturing with points and waves by 12 months, not saying a single word by 16 months, or not using two-word phrases on his or her own by 24 [...]

Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Why time in the great outdoors brings families closer together. Camping with Kids There’s something about camping as a family that is truly special. Time just seems to slow down when we’re in Mother Nature, and [...]