Send the Kids Outside!

Think back to your own childhood. Chances are, some of your fondest memories are of outdoor activities and places. Perhaps you had a favorite climbing tree or secret hiding place. Maybe you remember jumping rope or learning to turn cartwheels with your best friend or playing fetch with the family... Read More

Children Need Roots and Wings

"Good parents give their children Roots and Wings." --Jonas SalkThe first time I heard this quote, it made me think. The two sound contradictory - roots and wings: one to tie us to the ground and the other to enable us to fly away.As I thought about it, however, I... Read More

My Children

I have been a single mom for almost 20 years. My kids were 3, 7, 12 and 14 when my ex left.As a single mom, it's often hard because you are the only one to deal with the children. Although, this can often be a blessing as well. There is... Read More

25 Things That Matter When Relating To Our Children (Leaving A Legacy Of Love To Those We Love)

In my opinion, these things matter...1. Enjoying childlike delights before the child no longer delights in being one.2. Paying attention long enough to understand -- yet caring enough to make a necessary correction once it's all understood.3. Responding to immaturity in a mature way.4. Being silly when I can, 5.... Read More

Healthy Eating For Children: Six Simple Rules

Rule #1 Make Every Bite Count!Everything your child eats should be nutritious. Children can be picky and inconsistent, so make sure that what they do eat is really good for them. That way if they end up having two bites of potato for dinner, you can be confident that they... Read More

Teaching Reading : Part Two

We know that you want your little guy or gal to have the best start. The greatest thing you can do for your child is to provide a home filled with love and laughter. Spend as much time as you can with your child. Add lots of great children's books... Read More

Empty Nest Syndrome

Paula's last child had just gone off to college and Paula was struggling with a deep inner emptiness. While she knew this day was coming, she was not really prepared for the intense hollowness that welled up within. After all, she had a life of her own. Her work as... Read More

The Added Advantage In African American Childrens Education: Computer Homeschooling (Part 2)

We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit how 'bout you!We left our parents and friends in our last article discussing the commitment it takes to homeschool african american children. In part 2 of 4 we will discuss finding resources to make sure that african american parents commitment to... Read More

Develop Your Childs Genius: Improving Concentration and Focus

Some people can concentrate on an assignment, to the exclusion of all distractions around them. My husband, who is an avid reader, can sit at a public place and read, no matter how much noise exists around him. Some people can play at a chess tournament, and focus on their... Read More

Build Character Now! Practical Tools for Busy Parents

"To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." -Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. PresidentTeddy Roosevelt hit the mark with his words. To educate a child in reading, writing, and arithmetic, and not about living is to raise a menace to society.How do we... Read More

In The News:

Is the newest droid in the "Star Wars" universe the future of modern robotics ?
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin has filed a lawsuit against two of his children, his former manager and family foundation, alleging fraud and seeking to regain control over his estate, including his space memorabilia and artifacts, as well as "all elements of the Buzz Aldrin brand."
Archaeologists have uncovered six cases of cancer while studying the bodies of ancient Egyptians who were buried long ago in the Dakhleh Oasis. The finds include a toddler with leukemia, a mummified man in his 50s with rectal cancer and individuals with cancer possibly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
Something unexpected has been gradually making itself known to geologists in the United States. A huge mass of molten rock is creeping upwards beneath the nation’s north eastern states.
E.T. has not yet phoned home because he may not be smart enough to know how to do it.
NASA unveiled a remarkable image of Jupiter's northern hemisphere on its website, reminiscent of a Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night."
President Donald Trump's call this week that to create a sixth branch of the U.S. military — which he called the "Space Force" — has reopened a wider debate about whether such a move is necessary to better manage military space activities.
Beachgoers in Bonita Spring, Florida were treated to a strange sight last week: an alligator going for a swim.
A remarkable map created in space over 50 years ago could lead a modern-day explorer to the sites of treasure-laden shipwrecks in the Bahamas.
Scientists studying bones unearthed from an ancient tomb in China’s Shaanxi Province have discovered the remains of a new but totally extinct species of ape.
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Playground Pettiness

Recently I took my two children to a popular new... Read More

Raising a Tobacco-Free Kid

We begin forming healthy habits at a young age. With... Read More

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Committed Parenting

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Consistent Boundaries Makes Discipline Easier

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Creating a Memorable Travel Journal Using A Stuffed Animal

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Is Your Child Becoming A Praise Junkie?

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Caretaking Parents, Entitled Kids

Demanding children ? children who have entitlement issues ? seem... Read More

True Romance for Couples with Kids: 10 Inexpensive Ideas

Anyone can splurge on a formal dinner or a pricey... Read More

Delightful Defrazzlers

I will cherish this moment. I will not let it... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Teens and Violence

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Imaginations Soar

Have you ever sat and watch a child struggle with... Read More

Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Blackmail

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Alias: Aptitude

Be aware. You may become totally overwhelmed when you get... Read More

How Public Schools Lie to Parents and Betray Our Children

Under the "No Child Left Behind Act," public schools whose... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: 3 More Dangerous Myths

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Healthy Eating For Children: Six Simple Rules

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Meningitis and Septicaemia

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Help! My Kids Dont Listen to Me

Does this sound familiar? Have your kids not listened to... Read More

To Test or Not To Test - That Is the Question

Little Suzy has really been having a hard time getting... Read More

From Go Fast Kids to Calm Kids

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Parenting Your Teenager: How to Build Trust

``Mom, can I go to the mall with my friend... Read More

Are Public Schools A Menace To Your Kids? -- 11 Danger Signals

Parents, do you have children who do poorly in school,... Read More

A Mothers Love

Once upon a time there was a beautiful bird whose... Read More