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7 Reasons You Should Ban Handheld Devices for Your Children and Pre-Teens

Posted September 23, 2015 by David James

Young kids and pre-teens should go on a device diet. Here are seven reasons why.

Why Bedtime is Always a Nightmare and How You Can Make it Easier

Posted September 21, 2015 by David James

Bedtime with kids can be the worst time of the day. Here are a few things you can do about it.

6 Ways to Efficiently Start Your Holiday Budgeting Now

Posted September 17, 2015 by David James

It's only four months until the holidays. Better start budgeting now!

How to Teach Children Time Management Skills

Posted September 16, 2015 by David James

All kids need to learn how to manage their time. Here are few ways to teach them time management and help them build a foundation for getting things done.

6 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Kid's Toys While They Are at School

Posted September 14, 2015 by David James

You finally have a few hours of peace with the kids back in school. Spend some time getting rid of their toys. Here's why.

Confessions of a (No Longer) Recovering Fantasy Football Addict

Posted September 9, 2015 by David James

I once was a fantasy football addict. Then I recovered.

How to Teach Your Kids to Be Grateful For What They Have and Who They Are

Posted September 7, 2015 by David James

Our children are surrounded by stuff. Here are some ways to help them be happy with who and what they are, rather than what they have.

How to Help Your Preschooler Learn to Read and Write

Posted August 25, 2015 by David James

Teaching your preschooler to read and write can be a major challenge. Here are some tips to make it easier.

How to Get Your Child to Clean Her Room in 15 Minutes or Less

Posted August 23, 2015 by David James

Your child's room is a mess. Here's how to get them to clean it in 15 minutes.

How to Talk to Your Child about Stranger Danger

Posted August 20, 2015 by David James

It's time to talk about Stranger Danger. Here are some tips to get the conversation started.

7 Skills Your Child Should Know Before Kindergarten

Posted August 17, 2015 by David James

There are skills that every kindergartner should know before school begins. Here's a list of things to start working on.

What to Ask and Tell Your Child's New Teacher

Posted August 13, 2015 by David James

Your child will be starting school again soon. It's time to prepare your child for the teacher and the teacher for your child.

What I Want My Kids to Remember on Their First Day of School

Posted August 12, 2015 by David James

It's one of the most important days in the future of a child – the day they go back to school. Here's what I hope they remember about it.

11 Ways for Parents to Celebrate the First Day of School

Posted August 10, 2015 by David James

It's the first day of school! Time for parents everywhere to celebrate. Here's how.

5 Tips to Make Your Child Behave

Posted August 5, 2015 by David James

It's time to teach your child proper social skills. Start with these tips.

7 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Going to the Beach

Posted August 2, 2015 by David James

A trip to the beach is supposed to be relaxing. Make sure it is with these simple tips.

The Birthday Party Competition - Are You Overdoing it?

Posted July 27, 2015 by David James

Kids' Birthday Parties = The Ultimate Parent Competition

Parents: We Owe Others Some Courtesy - Including Diner Owners

Posted July 24, 2015 by David James

My take on the Maine diner owner who yelled at a crying child in her establishment. What can we take away from this?

10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

Posted July 20, 2015 by David James

Looking for ways to keep the kids busy this summer? Try these tips.

Our Kids are Becoming "Web Junkies"

Posted July 19, 2015 by David James

Are you raising a "Web Junkie?" What parents can learn from a powerful documentary on PBS.