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10 Terrific Things to Do with Kids this Week

We've done the hard work for you, sifting through our extensive kids' event calendar to let you know whichevents are sure to please. Have fun, make memories and go on an adventure with your family!

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Choosing a Pediatrican: 12 Important Questions You Need to Ask

Choosing a pediatrician that best meets the needs of your busy family is one of the most important decisions that parents must make. There are many factors to consider when selecting a pediatrician who suits your family. Here are 12 critical questions to consider when choosing a pediatrician.

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Communication Goals in the New Year

This is the time of year when we once again make our lengthy list of New Year's resolutions. This year resolve to improve communication in all aspects of your life.

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Free-Range Kids: Walking the Line Between Caution and Freedom

When I was a kid, we'd run around the streets all day and night. That was the norm. But with the recent debate surrounding "free-range parenting," many have paused to ask, "where's the line between caution and freedom for kids?"

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Gift of Time: "Spoil" Your Kids this Holiday Season

Too many gifts under the tree can give kids the impression that the holidays are only about receiving more and more stuff. While we love to give our children gifts, it is easy to overdo it. This year consider focusing on "spoiling" children with the gift of time, instead of needless extra gifts.

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Holiday Crafts

Fill your holidays with crafting joy with these fun creations from Scott Meeks.

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Keeping Pets Healthy During the Holidays

We brighten our homes for the holidays with boughs of holly, strings of lights and inflatable snowmen. We might skip the ruby-red or white poinsettias, knowing they can be toxic to pets. But pet owners should be aware of the five other toxic dangers that pose health and safety threats to their cat or dog this holiday season.

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Kids Stress Over a Bad Day and How You Can Help

Bad days happen. But how you can boost your child's spirits after an especially rough day? It may be as simple as listening.

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Parent Support to Raise Good Cyber Citizens: It (Still) Takes a Village

It's common for parents of babies and toddlers to form play groups, probably more for the benefit of the adults than the children. But what happens to the "it takes a village mentality" as we parent teens and tweens? Suzanne Ritter offers a different perspective on the power of parent support and its role in raising middle-schoolers to be good cybercitizens.

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