Summer Activities for Kids that Beat TV

Summer Activities for Kids that Beat TV

When we were growing up, we spent summers outside, enjoying the warm sunshine and cool lemonade. Today, on the other hand, more kids are spending summers indoors on sofas, watching TV or playing video games. If your kids prefer having fun that way, rather than playing outside, stay with us. Here are some summer activities […]

When Is the Right Time to Talk to Your Teens About Drugs?

When Is the Right Time to Talk to Your Teens About Drugs?

Even if your kids are far from the dramatic teen years, it’s a good idea to be prepared for your future drug talk. With teens using drugs as young as eighth grade, it’s better sooner rather than too late. Keep in mind that you’ll want to talk about more than just rules. You don’t want […]

Tips for Tuning In to Your Children’s Social Media Activity

Tips for Tuning In to Your Children’s Social Media Activity

Walking to school, getting a driver’s license—they’re all rituals of growing up and growing older. But one of the newer rituals? Getting a smart phone, and going online: Nearly all teenagers go online every single day, and nearly three-fourths can probably access a smart phone, too. But with that access comes risk. There are inappropriate […]

Parenting Tips for Raising Children with Anxiety Disorders

Parenting Tips for Raising Children with Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders can be hard to deal with as an adult, but when your child is diagnosed with one, it can be quite scary. Anxiety symptoms are becoming more and more common in school-aged children, recorded in 10-20% of students and 18% of the general population. While it can take some effort on your part, […]

Top 10 Foods That Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Children

Top 10 Foods That Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Children

Enforcing healthy eating habits in children can be a challenge, especially for busy parents. Dinner can turn into a battlefield in a matter of seconds, and this can leave you exhausted. There is hope. There is a way to encourage kids to be healthy, calm and energetic people without bribes and fits. The secret lies […]

TiP Jar Top 10: Parenting Quotes, Tips, and Real Kid Quips

TiP Jar Top 10: Parenting Quotes, Tips, and Real Kid Quips

Enjoy the latest Top 10 parenting tips, quotes, and Real Kid Quips shared via our TiP Jar and social media! Parenting Quotes Parenting Tips Real Kid Quips And as a bonus, here’s an eleventh one — a little toddler-versus-bedtime parenting humor. Wasn’t that fun? Which is your favorite? Share your Real Kid Quips, parenting quotes […]

Cosigning Student Loans: Tips for Avoiding Costly Pitfalls

Cosigning Student Loans: Tips for Avoiding Costly Pitfalls

Student loans are one of the worst nightmares for parents and students. As a parent, even if you have been diligent about saving money for your children since they were born, the soaring cost of tuition will leave you coming up short by the time they’re ready to enroll in college. According to a Market […]