How to Hold a Family Meeting

Posted February 21, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Do your children constantly need your help resolving conflicts? Are there always disagreements in your house about whose turn it is to take out the trash? Do you struggle to get your whole family together at one time? Maybe it's time to start holding regular family meetings!

ProSquad Tackles High Tech Adoption Issues... and Mushrooms!

Posted February 21, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Welcome to the ProSquad! 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 launch the series with a question about adoption, and another about battles over dinner.

10 Ways to Entertain a Sick Toddler

Posted February 20, 2011 by Lori Kerrigan

Has the cold and flu season left you feeling helpless in entertaining your toddler? Here are 10 ideas for putting fun back into the day when illness is getting everyone down.

5 Ways to Help Your Child Overcome Performance Anxiety

Posted February 19, 2011 by Fred Lee

The pressure to succeed can often have the unintended consequence of inducing failure, but it doesn't have to be this way, and parents can play a role.

Tips to Help Your Adult Child Choose a Physician

Posted February 19, 2011 by Deeanna Frankli...

When your young adult child steps out on her own, it's likely her last thought will be choosing a physician. However, eventually the young adult in your life will have to find a physician for grown-ups. Don't wait until illness strikes to find a doctor.

How to Keep Your Off-Campus College Student Safe

Posted February 18, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

93% of college crime victims live off-campus. Protect your current or future student with advice from PEACE OUTside CAMPUS. The group, named for 20-year-old murder victim Lindsey Bonistall, works to educate students about finding a safe apartment and staying safe when living off-campus.

6 Steps for Managing Family Finances When Money Gets Tight

Posted February 17, 2011 by Tisha Tolar

Family life often gets in the way of family financial planning so here are some reminders about keeping money a priority with a budget.

VIDEO: Keeping Young Cheerleaders Safe

Posted February 17, 2011 by Lela Davidson

How dangerous is cheerleading? It doesn't have to be scary at all when kids have the right coaches - the ones who value safety.

Don't Overlook Regular Vision Tests

Posted February 16, 2011 by Deeanna Frankli...

A regular eye test for you, and your kids, is probably one of the most important tests you'll completely overlook. However, catching vision problems early can make all of the difference.

How to Get Low-Cost Medical Care For Your Child

Posted February 15, 2011 by Sarah Winfrey

Looking for low-cost medical care for your child but not sure where to turn? These three possibilities just may help your child get the medical attention he or she needs without breaking the bank.

Clip Your Way to Savings: 5 Tips for Using Coupons

Posted February 14, 2011 by Katrina Simeck

Want to learn how to save dollars and cents on your grocery bill? Read on to learn how to clip your way to savings with couponing.

Toy Organization That Actually Works

Posted February 12, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Organize your child's room, then train him to keep it that way. Sound hard? It's easy peesy.

“Secrets to Winning a Scholarship” Review

Posted February 11, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Taking the mystery out of winning college scholarships is what Mark Kantrowitz does best. His book will give you the tips you need to get the edge.

A Divorced Parent's Resource Guide

Posted February 10, 2011 by Debbie Dragon

The web is full of support sites that offer information on a variety of topics related to divorce and single parenting.

15 Easy, Kid-Friendly, and (Relatively) Healthy Dinner Ideas

Posted February 9, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

It can be difficult to come up with dinner ideas that are kid-friendly, easy, and relatively healthy. The good news? They really do exist! Here are 15 of my personal favorites.

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day With Kids

Posted February 8, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

When you have children, Valentine's Day isn't always about flowers and romance, but it can still be fun. Check out these great ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day with kids of all ages.

8 Simple Ways to Avoid Toxic Baby Care Products

Posted February 7, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Potentially toxic chemicals are standard ingredients in many popular baby care products. Here are 8 simple steps you can take to start avoiding them.

The 3 Things Pregnant Women Need More Than a Birth Plan

Posted February 6, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

A birth plan can be a valuable tool for expectant parents. But if you're pregnant, there are three things that you need MORE than you need a birth plan.

How to Buy Your Daughter's First Bra

Posted February 5, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

There are easy (and relatively painless) ways to buy your daughter her first bra. Here are some hot tips.

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician About Your Daughter's Puberty

Posted February 4, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Preparing your daughter for puberty is just as much about getting yourself ready. Here are a list of questions for your pediatrician and books for you and your daughter, so things will be less frightening.