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Attachment Parenting & Breastfeeding: Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 05/17 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted May 17, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Attachment Parenting is hot in the news again. Come chat with us about raising children with the kinds of values involved in Attachment Parenting, and why breastfeeding is such a heated topic among parents.

8 Ways to Get More Face-Time With Your Kids (and Why It's Important)

Posted May 4, 2012 by Fred Lee

Too much screen time can be detrimental to young girls, but an effective solution is to simply spend more quality face-time with them.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Posted May 3, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Need something fun to do this weekend? Cinco de Mayo is Saturday! There are lots of easy ways to celebrate, even if you're planning a last-minute party. From food to games, there's fun to be had by all.

7 Lessons Your Child Won’t Get in School

Posted April 28, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

There are certain skills that must be learned in a real life setting. The best teacher for your child is you. Teach your child about everything from finances to compassion to ensure she grows into an amazing adult.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 4/26 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted April 26, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Check out this week's article on the Bully movie, and join our #pschat discussion about it today on Twitter. You could be the one to win the Amazon gift card this week!

5 Spring Birthday Party Ideas

Posted April 12, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Take your spring baby's birthday party outdoors this year. Whether she loves flowers or pirates, spring birthday parties offer the perfect opportunity for outdoor fun and blooming decorations.

How to Teach Your Child Not to Quit

Posted April 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

It's easy for children (and adults) to get frustrated by mistakes and failures. But setbacks are a part of life and teaching your children how to overcome them is an important aspect of parenting.

7 Keys to Baseball Safety and Fun

Posted April 2, 2012 by Fred Lee

Little League baseball is a great way for kids to enjoy the warm spring weather, and taking the proper safety precautions will ensure that children have fun and avoid injuries.

When Time-Outs Don’t Work

Posted March 30, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Time-outs are one of the most common discipline methods. Unfortunately, they don't work for every child. If you and your child are struggling with time-outs, there are ways to find success, or other methods of discipline to try as well.

Book Review: Bringing Up Bebe

Posted March 23, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Druckerman's book Bringing up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting is brilliant, funny, and makes all of us just a little uncomfortably defensive.

How to Access Fresh, Local Produce

Posted March 20, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

You don't have to visit the grocery or health food store to get fresh and organic produce. Accessing farmers markets, using community gardens and co-ops, or even starting a garden in your own backyard are all great options for eating healthier, supporting the local community, and spending less money.

Online Videos Help Special Needs Families Connect

Posted March 14, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

The internet is proving to be a remarkable source for parents of children for special needs. Online support groups and personal blogs are helping connect families from around the world. And now, through videos, families are getting to know each other and help each other on a more personal level than ever before.

What to Say to Parents of Children with Special Needs

Posted March 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

When learning about a child's diagnosis or meeting a child with a special need for the first time, we often struggle to find the right words. Parents of children with special needs are willing to talk and wanting to be friends. It's easier than you think to show your support and forge a friendship.

What Not to Say to Parents of a Child With Special Needs

Posted February 27, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

It's hard to know what to say when you learn of a child's diagnosis. But saying the wrong thing could damage the relationship you have with the child's parents, or prevent a friendship from starting. Avoid saying these 7 common sentences that hurt parents of children with special needs.

14 Stuck-in-the-House Ideas From a 5-Year-Old

Posted February 25, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

It doesn't actually have to be a snow day for you to enjoy most of the these fun, stuck-in-the-house ideas for young children.

How to Not Raise a Spoiled Child

Posted February 24, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Saying "no" to our children can be tough, but sometimes it is for the best. Teaching our children the right values that allows them to grow into successful adults starts with knowing when to say no.

The Benefits of Equally Shared Parenting

Posted February 23, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Parents often face the difficult question of whether to work or stay at home. Equally shared parent allows for both. Moms and dads can work together to let go of guilt, reduce anxiety, and keep their kids home.

5 Ways to Get Children Excited About Art

Posted February 19, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Art is important for your child's development and there are plenty of ways to get her excited about it. Contests, museums, and playtime are all great opportunities to introduce art. Start now to help your child build stronger academic skills, confidence, and appreciation of the arts.

Too Cold to Play? How to Keep Kids Active Indoors

Posted February 18, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

When children are stuck in the house on a cold or rainy day, they often watch too much TV, and sit at the computer. It is important to make sure your children stay active, as it leads to an active, healthier future as well as a stronger body and mind. It's not as hard as you think to keep them moving!

Best Children’s Books to Teach Kids About Inclusion

Posted February 12, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Books are a great way to teach language and vocabulary to your children and to bond with them as well. But reading books is also a good way to encourage your child to grow into a considerate and caring adult. These top books featuring children with disabilities are a fun place to start.