The Today Show Health Controversy: Inaccurate News Reports and What Parents Can Do About It

Posted November 14, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Can we really trust the news? Inaccurate information is constantly being relayed by trusted news sources. But you don't have to stand by and take it. Be your own reporter and get the facts.

Raising Our Daughters: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 11/8, 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted November 8, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

We're chatting about the girls today — raising them, and making sure they don't internalize the wrong messages about beauty — and body.

Finding Balance: Is There an App for That?

Posted November 6, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Many parents rely on their smartphones as a much-needed virtual assistant. Will the smartphone help us find that elusive life-work balance? Read on for 5 tips for making the most of your smartphone.

Childhood Vaccination Information Roundup

Posted October 30, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Have questions about childhood immunizations? We've rounded up the resources you need to make informed decisions about vaccination.

The Flu Vaccine 101: Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Posted October 26, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Considering the flu shot? Wondering if it's worth it? Consult our Flu Vaccine 101 guide and take any further questions or concerns straight to your doctor.

Book Review: Madeline Levine's "Teach Your Children Well" Guides Parents to Authentic Success

Posted October 8, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Not all parenting books are worth reading — but psychologist Madeline Levine's newly released "Teach Your Children Well" is a must-read for parents with children of all ages.

October Roundup for Parents of Teens

Posted October 1, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Got teenagers? We have some interesting, humorous, and helpful resources for you! From talking to your children about hard stuff, to encouraging them in their future success, check out our roundup tailored just for parents raising teens.

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Out of Remedial English

Posted September 28, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Follow these 7 steps while your children are in K-12 and they won't wind up in remedial college courses.

Falling for Chocolate: 6 Treats for Celebrating the Season

Posted September 18, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Sweeten the season with fun fall chocolate treats for everything from a special after-school snack to your fall celebration. We have six fabulous, family-friendly ideas!

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep: Tips for the Whole Family

Posted September 11, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Sleep can be a challenging issue for families, but we've got the tips you need to help you get more of it.

The Perfect Dorm Gifts for a New College Student

Posted August 23, 2012 by Maggie Wells

A lot has changed since today's moms and dads first stepped onto a college campus, but some necessities are still the same. Check out these perfect dorm gifts for your college freshman.

Save on School Supplies

Posted August 15, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Back to school shopping doesn't have to cost you a fortune or cause even an ounce of stress. With a little planning and some coupon clipping, you'll be on your way to saving big bucks and sending your kids back to class totally prepared.

Back-to-School Savings Roundup: Top Tips and Deals From Around the Web

Posted August 13, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Ready to save big on back-to-school shopping? We've got all the tips, deals, and special promotions you don't want to miss!

2012 Back-to-School Bargains That Will Save You Money

Posted August 3, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Are you ready for back-to-school shopping? Be sure you know where to find the best bargains before you go!

How to Prepare Your Family for Disaster

Posted July 18, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

No one likes to think that a disaster can happen to their family, but the truth is that it can. Being prepared, and teaching your children to be prepared is the best way to keep everone safe.

Can You Discipline Without Yelling?

Posted July 14, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Discipline can be as tough on parents as it is on kids. Consistency is key, but you can effectively discipline your child without punishing her. Instead, try positive discipline to teach your child essential life lessons and help her develop her self-esteem.

How to Host an Olympic-Themed Summer Party

Posted July 7, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

This summer, teach your kids pride in America and how to be good sports by throwing a summer Olympics-themed party. Complete with special foods, games, and medals, it is sure to be a hit with kids and parents alike.

Fireworks Safety Tips for July 4th

Posted July 3, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

With the onset of summer comes the celebration of the 4th of July. As on this day, fireworks are as American as apple pie. If you're planning on lighting up the party with fireworks or sparklers, please be sure to keep everyone safe by following these rules.

Tech Safety for Tweens and Teens: Join Our Tweetchat Today at 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted June 14, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat today, 6/14, at 1:00 CST with other parents about mobile devices and cyber safety for teens and tweens. We'll give away a $10 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky participant!

Cyber Safety: Interview With John Walsh of America's Most Wanted

Posted June 13, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Parenting Squad interviews America's Most Wanted John Walsh on the new dangers involved with teenagers using mobile devices, and what parents can do to help guard their children in an online world.