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The Fine Line Between Loving And Spoiling Your Children

When you love your kids, it’s only natural that you want to show them. Giving your children presents, from toys to trips to the zoo, is part of communicating that you care. The only problem is: The desire to show love can easily cross the line into overindulgence. When a child always gets everything … [Read more...]

5 Fun Father-Son Bonding Activities

There is a time and place for everything. However, the idea of bonding with your own son is something that is completely timeless. Regardless if he is just a child or a fully grown man, older than you when he was born, it matters not. It is never too late for some father-son bonding activity and … [Read more...]

Fun Tips to Keep Kids Safe Outside

It’s wonderful to see your kids put down the video game controller, shut off the computer, and get outside for some fresh air, but there are a number of hazards that can pop up in the great outdoors. These tips help you prepare for common outdoor dangers, and to field unexpected challenges, from … [Read more...]

Enjoying the Pool This Summer, While Staying Chemically Safe

Anyone who has a backyard pool knows just how stressful this time of the year can be. Sure, you’re excited to get to spend time with your family, friends, and neighbors hanging out, swimming, and relaxing by the pool. But it also means you have to be extra vigilant about keeping your pool properly … [Read more...]

How Parents Can Help Teens Prevent Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a potentially lethal consequence of our obsession with smartphones and staying connected. In particular, smartphones, teenagers and cars are a dangerous combination: teenagers love social networking and have precious little experience behind the wheel. Texting and cellphone use … [Read more...]

How to Beat Learning Loss During the Summer

Summer is the time for children to be carefree; they can stop thinking about spelling lists and algebra problems and start thinking of lemonade stands and bicycle races. While summer does have its share of relaxing moments, unfortunately for many kids, all of that relaxation leads to dreaded summer … [Read more...]

A Frozen-Themed Party, When You Don’t Have a Clue

Each year, parents try to outdo themselves, by planning the right birthday party for their child. It's certainly no small feat, considering that you have to come up with the right theme, cake, party décor and food to match. If you’ve been racking your brains trying to find the right theme that wins … [Read more...]

9 Work-Life Balance Tips for Busy Parents

Parenting, working, maintaining a relationship... it makes for a busy life. So, in the spirit of busyness, here's a colorful little visual from our friends at Serenata Flowers that will help you do one thing: CREATE BALANCE!   … [Read more...]

6 Useful Tips To Stop Overindulging Your Kids

Happiness is relative. For a 65 year old man, the ultimate moment of joy might be meeting his children after a year. A middle-aged man may associate happiness with getting a promotion at work. Thanks to media’s growing role in consumerism and commercialism, kids these days find happiness in … [Read more...]

Parent Employment Benefits; A Global View

While most of us in the states won't be shocked by the US's poor showing on this infographic, it does tend to place some perspective on what countries rank well... and why. Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below! … [Read more...]