Social Skills

ProSquad: Building on the Marshmallow Test — How to Teach Children Self-Control

Posted April 16, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Could your children pass the marshmallow test? Could you? We have strategies for teaching self-control from our Developmental Pro today.

Out the Door: 4 Tips for Home Base Survival With a Parent On Call

Posted April 16, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Are you managing a schedule with an on-call parent? Things get harried when a mom or dad is called away last-minute. Don't get stuck without a plan, and develop an attitude that embraces flexibility.

How to Choose the Right Summer Camp

Posted April 12, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Choosing a camp you and your child can agree on is tough work. We make it easier with these four steps.

Children's Emotions and Tough Situations: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 04/11 at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted April 11, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Today's chat is about children's emotions and talking about tough subjects with them. Come join us at the #pschat today on Twitter for a serious parenting discussion.

Interview With Tracey Beckerman, Author of Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir

Posted April 9, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Tracey Beckerman, with Lifetime Television's The Balancing Act, talks about her new humorous book, Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir.

7 Reasons to Eat Meals at Home and 7 Ways to Get It Done

Posted April 5, 2013 by Fred Lee

Family meal time is becoming increasingly compromised in our busy world, but this comes with consequences. It is in the best interest of families to preserve this important institution.

11 Questions to Ask a Special Needs Camp

Posted April 3, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Sending your child with special needs to camp is a big step. Make sure you make the right decision by asking the right questions.

10 Reasons to Celebrate National Craft Month

Posted March 22, 2013 by Fred Lee

In honor of National Craft Month, here are some good reasons to encourage parents to do crafts with their kids and some helpful suggestions on how to accomplish it.

Keeping Children Safe: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 03/14 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted March 14, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Today we're talking all about safety and travel during our weekly chat. How do you protect your kids when you're headed away from home? You could be our next winner!

ProSquad: Fantasy vs. Reality: Dealing With Children's Concerns About Their Adoption

Posted March 6, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Children can have big feelings, and the adopted child's feelings may be even bigger. How do parents add "gray" into the child's "black-white" perspective? How do parents help the child develop an empathetic and nonjudgmental viewpoint of adoption and all it encompasses?

6 Tips to a Happy Life With Your New Pet

Posted March 5, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Pets and kids can make great friends. But with millions of pets abandoned each year, you have to be prepared when deciding to adopt.

5 Childhood Fears and How to Calm Them

Posted March 1, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Children have lots of different fears. Help them defeat those fears without belittling them.

Confidently Connected: Interview With Squad Writer, Christa Melnyk Hines, About Her New Book

Posted February 28, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Christa Melnyk Hines answers questions for readers about her new ebook, Confidently Connected: A Mom's Guide to a Satisfying Social Life.

Taking Care of Us: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 02/28 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted February 28, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

How do you care for your relationships in your life with kids around? And how do you take care of yourself? Come chat with other parents today on the topic for a chance to win.

7 Ways to Be a Loving Husband and Dad

Posted February 25, 2013 by Fred Lee

Letting your wife or girlfriend know you love her doesn't take much and can make a world of difference in your relationship.

5 Benefits of Sports for Girls

Posted February 19, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Girls and sports are a great mix. The benefits are immediate and life-long.

7 Ways to Share the Love on Valentine’s Day

Posted February 13, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Feeling disconnected from the kids? Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to reconnect and have some fun!

7 Random Acts of Kindness to Do With the Kids

Posted February 11, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

The perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day? With random acts of kindness. Just be sure to include the kids.

ProSquad: Transracial Adoption: How Expansive Is Your Rainbow?

Posted February 6, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Considering adopting a child from another culture? Check out some important information on transracial adoption from our Adoption Pro.

How to Get Out of the House on Time (Without All the Yelling)

Posted February 5, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Mornings are rough. Make them easier by having a game plan.