Safety Today

For many parents, the safety of their family is one of their top parenting priorities. As children grow up, the safety issues change, but are no less important. According to the experts, most accidents and abductions can be prevented if some preventative tactics are followed. Here are five tips for maintaining the safest possible environment. […]

Kids Nutrition: Avoiding Childhood Obesity

The number of children overweight continues to be a growing issue in the United States. Recent reports indicate that the percentage of young kids exceeding their expected weight for their height and body type has doubled in the past couple of decades. Unhealthy diets and shifts in lifestyle have contributed to the spike. This includes […]

Working as Equals: 21st Century Co-Parenting Takes Effort

Modern co-parenting can be tough. With a less stable economy, more families see both parents working outside the home. With rigid gender roles eroding, mothers and fathers sometimes struggle to determine which roles are appropriate. With modern technology giving youth unprecedented access to life beyond home and school, parents can struggle to strike a workable […]

Stay Home Dads: Benefits for the Whole Family

  Women have typically been expected to be responsible for childcare and the household chores. The ratio of wife-to-husband childcare responsibilities in the US is approximately five-to-one. Couples who have agreed to equal childcare and housework sometimes hit stumbling blocks. Societal norms, schedule flexibility, and media projections may affect equality. All things being equal is […]

Redefining the Stay at Home Mom

Many moms choose to stay at home to care for their children for various reasons. One might be that childcare is too expensive or it is difficult to get their children into daycare. Other moms might simply enjoy having a more flexible schedule. There are other reasons mothers make this choice and doing so is […]

Autism Diagnosis? Tips for Raising a Functional Child

If your child has recently been diagnosed as being anywhere on the Autism spectrum, you are going to have both questions and concerns regarding the diagnosis itself and how it will affect the future of your little boy or girl. Your questions may be as simply answered as “How does my child fit into the […]