What Parents Need to Know about Smartphones

If you are considering buying your child a smartphone, but are concerned about what that might mean for their safety, these guidelines will help you with when your child may or may not be ready for a smartphone, and how you can help to guide their behavior online in a healthy and safe manner.

My Kid Cut Her Hair and I’m Freaking Out

MY KID CUT HER HAIR! She looks crazy. I am freaking out. I am so mad at her. I told her to stay that way, looking crazy with her half bangs. Am I wrong or is this not a big deal??? I cannot tell you HOW many times I have come across this “my-kid-cut-their-hair situation […]

Dear Amanda: To Enrich or Not to Enrich?

Dear Amanda is an elementary school teacher and parent of two school age children who provides honest and straightforward advice geared toward all things education. Here’s the twist: she will answer your question as a parent as well as a teacher. These two opinions, while different, can provide a refreshing take on topics we care […]

How To Introduce Your New Pet To Your Kids

Bringing home a new pet is an exciting time for a family — sometimes even a dream come true. At the same time, though, joining a family can be an entirely different experience for the pet. Being surrounded by new faces and voices can be very stressful for the pet—toddlers wanting to touch and hug, […]

Explore The Many Ways of Active Play

Play is an integral part of childhood, but in recent years play has started to slow down with active alternatives replaced with video games and online interaction. Active play is a great way to keep kids healthy and moving at any age, but a lot of parents don’t know where to start. If you’re trying […]