Parenting

Features, tips, information and inspiration for families.

Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

If you’re like most parents, you’ve spent many exasperated evenings at the dinner table imploring your kids to eat their veggies. If it feels like you’re wasting your breath, it’s because you are. Begging will get you nowhere, except closer to a headache.

Just Say No to Energy Drinks for Kids

A clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that energy drinks, sports drinks, and any drinks with caffeine should be off limits to children and teenagers. These drinks have become wildly popular among kids, but they pose a litany of health problems that make them inappropriate.

Starting Healthy Habits Young

The best defense is a good offense. Long-term health is the result of a good offense—proactive, preventive, healthy choices that have an impact on your health today, tomorrow, and beyond. To age well, start young. If you want to be a healthy, vital older person, start by being a healthy, vital younger person. Good health […]

The Importance of Family Dinner

If you’re looking for a way to stay connected to your kids, look no further than the dinner table. Research indicates that family dinners are a critical component to healthy families and healthy kids.

Self-Esteem Doesn’t Happen by Accident

Self-esteem is more than a catchy buzzword—it is fundamental to our emotional health. Self-esteem doesn’t just happen by accident; parents can do a lot to foster a sense of healthy self-esteem.

Manners Matter

Want to open doors for your children for the rest of their lives? Teach them manners. Simple etiquette and common courtesy pave the way for positive interactions, good relationships, and professional and social success. Manners really do matter.

The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving may lack the fun of candy and costumes or the magic of Santa and reindeer, but it has an important lifelong lesson for our kids—gratitude.

Stress Alters Kids’ Brains

According to the results of a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, stress may actually alter kids’ brains.

Kids’ Inactivity a Big Concern

Having a hard time dragging your little couch potatoes away from the TV or video games? You’re not alone.

Teach Your Kids About Money

s a parent, it’s your job to teach your children to live independently in the world. Raising your kids to be financially responsible sets them up for a lifetime of success.

Protect Your Baby from the Summer Sun

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a consumer update reminding parents that sunscreen should not be used on infants younger than six months.

Financial Whiz Kids

As a parent, it’s your job to teach your children to live independently in the world. Raising your kids to be financially responsible sets them up for a lifetime of success.

Raising a Reader

In our technology-driven world, screen time and gadgets can be tough competition for reading. But there’s no doubt that reading is an important lifelong skill. Reading is fundamental to the basic activities of life.

Easter Alternatives

Easter doesn’t have to be synonymous with candy. In fact, with a little planning, the Easter Bunny can get creative and create a healthy, fun, candy-free celebration that will leave you all feeling resurrected.

Get Outside for Family Fun

As the snow starts to fly and the temperatures dip, it’s tempting to succumb to total family hibernation. We may long to sneak off with a good book and a cup of tea while the kids are engrossed in television or video games, but this won’t help the family stay healthy for the winter.