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March 2011

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Argue Less

Although there’s no magic cure to stop arguments and jealousy, here are some ways to reduce sibling rivalry in your house.

The Fun of Cake Decorating

Decorate a fun birthday cake for your child's party this year!

9 Top Tips to Tame the Power of Technology When It Interferes with Homework

Technology can be an asset to learning. It can also be a significant detractor unless parents establish clear policies and consequences.

Child Obesity: 5 Things You Can Do To Prevent It

What parents can do to prevent the childhood obesity epidemic from getting worse and causing increased disease among our young people.

Fast Food & The Lean, Mean Teen

Here are seven fast-food-savvy nutrition tips for your teen (and for you!)—some of which may surprise you.

8 Quick-and-Easy Tips to Prepare Your Pet for a New Baby

Before you welcome a new baby into your home, prepare your dog. Here are eight quick-and-easy tips to make the adjustment go smoothly.

A Girl's First Pap Test: New Guidelines to Understand

The guidelines regarding when a girl should have a Pap smear have changed. Now, no girl under the age of 21 needs a Pap test, even if she has been sexually active.

YouTube Teen Brawls Make Me Ask Parents: What's Going On?

Girls are acting out, filming it, and putting it up on YouTube. Oh yes, and it is getting a lot of attention.

Babywearing: Soft-structured Carriers, Wrap Carriers, Ring Slings, and Pouch Slings

Babywearing is safe if done correctly, with well-designed carriers, including soft-structured carriers, wrap carriers, ring slings, and pouch slings.

5 Tips to Smart Estate Planning When You Have a Special Needs Child

Families who do their best to protect their children with special needs often make several critical mistakes in developing their family plan.

Psychology of Color is Helpful in Choosing Paint Schemes for Children's Rooms

Knowing a little about the psychology of color can help parents decide which paint colors to use in children's and babies' rooms, and which colors to reserve for adult spaces.

How to Make Homemade Toys

Learn how to make these homemade toys using everyday items.