Tips

How to Maximize Your Time at a Children’s Museum

Posted April 7, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Planning a trip to a children's museum? Prepare ahead of time with these tips to make the most of the visit for your children's education and fun!

What Is an IEP and How Do I Know If My Child Needs One?

Posted April 5, 2011 by Debbie Dragon

If you believe that your child is struggling to learn in school and believe that they could qualify for an IEP, you will want to take action immediately. The sooner you get your child the services they need, the more likely they are to succeed.

How to Combat Speech Delays

Posted April 3, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Speech delays can occur for a variety of reasons. Help your child develop her speech and language with simple steps you can take at home. It is never too early to start.

VIDEO: Springtime Allergies and Asthma Relief

Posted April 2, 2011 by Lela Davidson

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Sniffles and sneezes might be a cold, allergies, or asthma — but how can you tell the difference? Check out the video and the chart below for expert guidance from the scratchy eyes and sneeze pros!

Over-the-Counter Cold and Flu Medicine: What is Safe?

Posted April 1, 2011 by Lela Davidson

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is a wonderful resource for parents who want to make sure they are using OTC cold and flu medicine properly. Watch the video and take note of the tips below!

Skiing in Vermont: A Way of Life

Posted March 31, 2011 by Fred Lee

Vermont is a wonderful place for families to experience the joys of skiing and for every member of the family to make the most of the cold winter months.

Tips for Introducing Your Children to Art Museums

Posted March 30, 2011 by Sarah Winfrey

Love art museums but afraid to take your kids? Here are some tips to help them learn to enjoy the experience as much as you do.

Preparing for Disaster With Children

Posted March 30, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Have you and your children prepared for a natural disaster in your area?

ProSquad: Birth Parents and Birth Plans

Posted March 29, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Every week we'll be checking in with our crack team of experts to find answers to parenting's trickiest dilemmas and hottest issues. This week we hear from our adoption expert about the age kids will start asking questions, and our infant expert suggests some stimulating baby toys that are also inexpensive!

VIDEO: Travel Expert Helps Your Family Save Money

Posted March 28, 2011 by Lela Davidson

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The cost of everything seems to be up, especially gas, but travel expert Chris Elliott gives families hope with valuable and timely advice for this years family travel plans.

Modern Mommyhood: Trends 101

Posted March 26, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

New Moms, don't fall for all the tacky trends. There are essentials you need for your little bundle of joy, and there are things are a waste of your time and hard-earned money. Here's the scoop.

How to Talk to Your Child About His Disability

Posted March 25, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Your child with a disability or special need will one day notice that he is different from other children. When he turns to you, his parent, with questions you need to be prepared. Getting this talk right can help your child understand himself and be successful in life.

Birthday Party Game Ideas

Posted March 23, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Throwing your child's next birthday party can be a cinch. Just get the party started with these classic birthday games and have fun.

How to Handle Your Child's Fear About World News

Posted March 23, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Calming your child's fear about world news isn't easy, but it is doable. Here are five ways to walk your child through the anxieties that come with world events.

Tax Software Buying Guide

Posted March 23, 2011 by Brooke Kaelin

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Which software fits your needs? We'll show you how to file for free, or get a discount when you purchase the software.

School Rules vs. Early Childhood Development

Posted March 23, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Recent news about the suspension of a three-year-old has parents wondering, and people talking. Just when do school consequences go too far, and what rules are appropriate for young children in preschool and day care programs?

10 Ways to Do Less Laundry

Posted March 20, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Do laundry less often by using these tips. Watch your loads dwindle and your clothes shine.

Teens and Tanning Salons

Posted March 19, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

The debate is still alive over the safety of tanning salons. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently got on board with with the World Health Organization and other groups in an effort to ban tanning for teens. Do you know the risks and the myths?

5 Ways to Make Treatment Time Fun

Posted March 18, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

When a child has a treatment to do at home for health reasons, either on a regular basis or to get over an illness, it can spell stress for both child and parent. Turn treatment time into fun time whenever possible. It can be a great opportunity for family bonding, arts and crafts and more.

Surviving and Thriving on an Extended Car Trip With Your Kids

Posted March 17, 2011 by Sarah Winfrey

Many parents give up on car trips because it's hard to keep their kids happy. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to help them not only survive, but thrive, even if the trip is long. Introduce your children to car trips, and show them another way to see the world.

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