Social Skills

Making Time Outs Work: 8 Things to Keep in Mind

Posted September 13, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Time-outs for children sometimes get a bad rap, but there are ways to use a time out effectively — and with worthwhile results.

5 Ways to Prevent Head Lice

Posted August 28, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

No one wants head lice in their lives. Follow these tips to stop them before they reach your child's head.

How to Squash Sibling Rivalry

Posted August 26, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Sibling rivalry comes naturally, but you don't have to feed the fire. Instead, find ways to celebrate each child and help them build strong self-esteem.

5 Care Packages for Kids at Camp

Posted July 19, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

They seem happy to leave you for a week or two, but your kids will miss you while they're at camp. Send them a piece of home with a personalized care package.

How to Get Your Kids to Behave in the Grocery Store

Posted July 2, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

A quick trip to the grocery store can quickly turn into a nightmare if you have small children with you. Being prepared and quick on your feet can help.

A Summer Camp Checklist: Must-Have Basics

Posted July 1, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Time for summer camp! Here's a checklist to make sure your child has everything she needs.

4th of July Fun (and Survival!) With Young Children

Posted July 1, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

The 4th of July always seems like it will be a lot of fun with the kids. But small children can have a hard time dealing with the loud noises and the late hours. Be prepared so you can all celebrate together.

10 Must-Do Summer Activities With Your Children

Posted June 6, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Don't let the rest of the summer pass you by without experiencing some fun with your children. We've got a list for you to check off for the remainder of the hot months.

4 Ways to Have Summer Camp at Home

Posted June 2, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Worried about how to keep your kids busy all summer? Holding summer camps at home is a great way to keep them occupied and save you cash.

How to Practice Patience Toward Your Children

Posted May 31, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Losing your cool is easy when you've got kids. They seem to know just how and when to push your buttons. But with some practice, you can master the art of patience.

We Reject Mommy Wars: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 05/23 at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted May 23, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Help us banish The Mommy Wars. Grab a cool drink and join us for this week's chat on Twitter, where we're ready to attack the negativity in our lives for the sake of our children, our families, and our sanity.

Avoiding the Mommy Wars

Posted May 23, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

So dramatic it could be reality TV show — Mommy Wars. If you find yourself constantly comparing and competing with other moms, it's time to stop.

Your Child's World View: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 05/16 at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted May 16, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Join our Twitter chat today about making sure your child has awareness of people in other cultures, children with special needs, and families in various circumstances. You could be this week's winner!

7 Books to Help Expand Your Child’s World View

Posted May 15, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Your children don't have to travel the world to learn about different cultures. Show them how other children live with this vibrant books.

How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Child With Special Health Needs

Posted May 14, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Raising a child with a special health need can be stressful at times. One of those times is during the search for the right preschool.

6 Ways to Help Your Over-Anxious Child

Posted May 8, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Kids are anxious and that's normal. But some children are overly anxious and deal with a great amount of stress because of it. Therapists can help, but some changes at home can make a difference too.

11 Ways for Dads to Be Team Players

Posted May 3, 2013 by Fred Lee

Parenting can be viewed as the ultimate team sport, but only when both parents are willing to put in the time and effort to be team players.

Tantrums, Pop Culture, and Discipline: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 05/02, at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted May 2, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Weigh at today's chat on Twitter with your thoughts about temper tantrums and child discipline.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, 04/25 at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted April 25, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Today we're talking about societal pressures on children. Do you think such pressures exist, and are they different for boys and girls? Join us today for our weekly Twitter chat.

Staying Positive for Our Children in the Aftermath of Terrorism

Posted April 22, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

The bombings at the Boston Marathon shocked us all. But any children who witnessed the tragedy are likely feeling a range of emotions. How we react is vital.