What Parents Should Know About Teen Dating - May 29, 2011 07:00 AM
When it comes to their teenagers’ dating habits, parents may think they have the answers, though it’s more likely they know little about the ways teens initiate and conduct intimate relationships.
Why Women Need Friends and How to Keep Them - April 30, 2011 07:00 AM
Helen Keller once wrote, “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” Most women and countless scientific studies would agree. In difficult times and into old age, a good friend is precious indeed.
6 Sites for Planning the Perfect Holiday Party - December 09, 2010 08:00 AM
The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes the joy of spending some extra special time with friends and loved ones. If you need some help planning a holiday party while trying to survive the hustle and bustle of the season, these Web sites can get you off on the right foot.
Thanksgiving For Kids: Crafts, Recipes and Learning Tools - November 08, 2010 07:00 AM
They can’t wait to dig into the turkey and pies, but many kids could use a refresher course in the origins of Thanksgiving. Luckily for parents and teachers, there are excellent Thanksgiving crafts, simple recipes and games for kids to learn about this distinctly American holiday.
Why Parents Lie to Children - September 09, 2010 07:00 AM
Parents who demand honesty from their children lie just as frequently as parents who don’t, report studies from the University of Toronto and the University of California, San Diego.
Kids Pushing Online Creativity and Innovation to New Levels - July 07, 2010 04:40 PM
As the scope and quality of child-generated content continues to grow online, which sites are setting the pace, and how can parents help their kids get involved?
Water Safety Tips for Summer Vacation - June 29, 2010 06:30 AM
Dreams of spending lazy days at the lake, or stretched out on the beach will fill the minds of many this summer. By taking a few precautions, you can help ensure that your time in the water will be safe and enjoyable.
As Michael J. Fox Campaigns for Parkinson’s Awareness, Web Offers Wealth of Information - June 10, 2010 07:00 AM
Through a new book and television special, Michael J. Fox is raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease and life with the difficult condition. The Web has many resources to help people understand all aspects of Parkinson’s disease. Find some of the best links here.
Children Fall Victim to Identity Theft: How Parents Can Protect Them - May 16, 2010 08:00 AM
Some identity thieves are making young relatives their latest targets, as the victims often don’t learn of the crime until they turn 18.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with 5 Super Moms - May 09, 2010 08:00 AM
The world is full of super moms who do extraordinary things for their kids every day, often without recognition or fanfare. In celebration of super moms everywhere, we take a look at five women who made headlines by taking motherhood to new heights.
A Primer on Mother’s Day History and Traditions - May 08, 2010 08:00 AM
Mother’s Day originated in 1907 in the United States when Anna Jarvis created a day to honor mothers. Learn how the day has evolved over the years, how mothers are celebrated around the world and how you can honor your mom this Mother’s Day.
5 Sites for Giving Mom a Gift From the Heart - May 04, 2010 08:00 AM
When you were a child, you might have given your mom some handpicked flowers and a homemade card for Mother’s Day. Guess what? That’s probably just the sort of thing she’d like to get again this year.
How to Keep Children Safe This Summer - April 12, 2010 08:00 AM
Summer is a time of long bike rides, swimming trips and maybe just a few hours spent working a job. But for all the season offers kids, it can also be dangerous, and following safety tips is important.
Study Shows Increase in Anxiety, Depression in Young People - January 11, 2010 02:00 PM
Experts wonder whether popular culture’s emphasis on physical appearance, wealth and status is to blame for the increase in mental health issues.
Study Calls Attention to Speech Disorders, but Are We Overreacting? - January 04, 2010 04:10 PM
A U.K. study finds that one in six children struggle with speech, due in part to busier parents, but the outlook may not be as bleak as it seems.
Help for Spending the Holiday Season Alone - December 23, 2009 07:00 AM
Going solo for the holidays? Though you may be by yourself, you’re not alone.
Keeping Kids Active and Engaged During Winter Break - December 22, 2009 01:02 PM
Students on break during the winter holidays have many opportunities for learning outside the classroom. Find ideas in this article for fun and educational activities for kids, both at home and in your community.
How to Live With Your Kids—When They’re Adults - November 28, 2009 07:00 AM
Generally, kids are supposed to leave the nest when they’re old enough. But these days, many adult children are moving back home with their parents. Here are some tips on how to handle the situation and keep relationships peaceful.
Stressed-Out Kids Need Quiet Time - November 10, 2009 02:30 PM
In difficult times, parental stress can impact children’s health. Teaching and modeling the right behavior and coping strategies can reduce worry and lighten the burden of stress.
Swiss Government May Restrict or Even Ban Assisted Suicide - October 30, 2009 07:00 AM
After a study revealed that several people seeking assisted suicide in Switzerland didn’t have a terminal illness, the Swiss cabinet is reconsidering assisted suicide laws.
Back-To-School Safety: Do Parents Need a New Strategy? - September 15, 2009 07:00 AM
Parents typically take extra precautions at the start of the school year, but recession anxiety and recent high-profile kidnapping cases could be leading many to overprotect their children.
Getting Divorced? Break Out the Streamers and Balloons - July 12, 2009 10:00 AM
Celebrating the end of a marriage may seem morbid at first, but bakers, event planners and some divorcees say there’s strength in acceptance.
Europe Catches Up On Early Puberty Trend - July 09, 2009 07:00 AM
In Europe and the United States, researchers are investigating why many girls are reaching puberty at earlier ages, a developmental trend putting preteens under social and emotional pressure.
Summer in the Recession: Affordable Options for Kids - July 07, 2009 03:10 PM
Recession or not, teaching kids to appreciate simple, inexpensive activities is a worthwhile endeavor. This summer, if camp isn’t within your family budget, consider the creative tips and fun ideas suggested by experts on the Web sites below.
Should Your Child Wait to Enter Kindergarten? - July 07, 2009 07:00 AM
Research suggests that holding kids back a year before kindergarten because of late summer birthdays might not be as advantageous as some parents think.
Sanford’s Affair Revives Old Question: Are Male Politicians More Prone to Infidelity? - June 27, 2009 11:00 AM
After Gov. Mark Sanford confessed to having an extramarital affair, he joined the company of countless other men in power. Journalists, psychologists and pundits explore why so few female politicians are faced with the same dilemma.
Are Babies the Key to Ending the Recession? - June 22, 2009 05:04 PM
Economists say higher birth rates could prevent economic problems, but countries must battle falling fertility rates and the recession to encourage reproduction.
Weddings Get a New Sparkle - June 15, 2009 07:30 PM
While soon-to-be brides and grooms are trimming their budgets here and there, providers of recession-friendly wedding accoutrements are thriving.
When Parents Move in With Adult Children - June 12, 2009 07:30 AM
Due to old age, health trouble, financial instability or something else, many parents are moving in with their adult children. Though transitioning to a two- or three-generation household can be tricky, the tips in this article will help smooth the process.
As China’s Gender Imbalance Grows, So Does Threat to Girls - June 08, 2009 02:30 PM
The first generation born under China’s one child policy is grown and faces a shortage of brides. Criminals are exploiting the problem with kidnappings.