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Moms polled say youth sports has caused marital and family battles and poor job performance, due to practice and game schedules as well as the pressure on kids to perform, according to a recent study commissioned by i9 Sports, a youth sports league franchise.
The i9 franchise strives to make youth sports more fun and less stressful for parents by running sports teams that play just once a...Read more »
A South Dakota mom has grabbed national attention for writing a provocative blog post speaking out against overprotective parenting.
Stephanie Metz, a 29-year-old mother to sons Hendrix, 4, and Jameson, 2, was inspired to write the post after her 4-year-old opted to choose a different toy for show-and-tell because he thought his initial pick could be mistaken for a gun.
Metz was outraged...Read more »
Your child may be excited to scour the neighborhood for candy this Halloween, but when it comes to you, the idea of allowing your son or daughter to trick-or-treat alone might seem a lot more frightening than any creepy mask or horror flick.
Fortunately, thanks to new technology, letting your child trick-or-treat solo is about to get a lot less scary.
"Track n Treat" and "Life360"...Read more »
Have you ever wished you could get expert parenting advice without leaving your couch? Thanks to a new service created by and for moms, parents can trade flipping through parenting books for video chatting with experts in real time. MommyCoach is a new service that matches moms with a wide variety of parenting and lifestyle pros. These experts, most of whom are mothers themselves, are ready to answer...Read more »
Trick-or-treating is a time-honored tradition that thousands of young children look forward to every year, but it leaves many parents worried. Forget the calorie-laden loot bag or potential for cavities from all the candy. Most parents are concerned about their children's safety as they're wandering around the neighborhood. So before your kids head out on their Halloween adventure, take some time...Read more »
Halloween is just around the corner, which means ghosts, ghouls and vampires soon may be populating your sidewalk. While you may understand that it’s just your neighbors in costume, youngsters may actually be frightened by these pretend monsters.
"Preschool children and those in early elementary school often have a difficult time with Halloween," says Theresa Kruczek, a counselor...Read more »
It seems like kids are becoming more addicted to technology each day, and it turns out; they’re not the only ones. A new report from BabyCenter.com recently revealed that moms are more attached to technology than ever with over 90 percent admitting to checking mobile devices like smartphones and tablets during daily activities such as shopping, watching TV and cooking. Eighty percent even confessed...Read more »
My question right now is, “Why?” Why does New York State have to be the guinea pig for a project that would put 2.3 million public school students' names and records into the hands of a private, high-tech corporation that will store and manage them within a computerized "cloud" service? According to a report in today’s Newsday by staff writer John Hildebrand, New York is the biggest state...Read more »
Research has shown that parents are more likely to buy food and beverages promoted by pro athletes because they associate those items with a healthy lifestyle, but a new study suggests that despite their fit representatives, these products aren’t as healthy as you might think.
According to stats collected in 2010 and published recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the majority of...Read more »
When it comes to Halloween candy; kids go crazy for it, but it can drive parents just plain crazy with concern — especially in the dental department. Chicago dental spa owner, Dr. Margaret Mitchell, weighed in with some tips on how to keep your child's teeth cavity-free this Halloween:
Prep Before Halloween, visit your dentist to have sealants put into your child’s teeth grooves. This...Read more »