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Minding Mobile Manners

Kids ages 8 to 12 are spending as much as two to three hours each day on mobile devices such as laptops, netbooks, tablets or smartphones, according to a recent survey by Intel. That translates into a significant amount of time that parents can use to take advantage of teachable moments to reinforce good etiquette and safety.

Why Kids Lie – Age by Age

"Daddy puts on your bras sometimes," my then 4-year-old said nonchalantly as I tried on lingerie in a department store dressing room.

Literary Duck Summer Fun with Klutz

School is out and the kids need something to do! <a href="http://www.literaryduckblog.org/" target="_blank">Literary Duck</a> shares their recommendation for fun with Klutz.

Plan to Be Spontaneous This Summer

For many families, summer is the time to hit the open road and see the country. However, there is a lot of pressure for parents to take their children everywhere, see everything and keep a tight schedule, according to “Family Adventure Mom,” Deborah Geigis Berry.

Online Safety Tips for Parents and Kids

Parents’ concerns about Internet safety used to be confined to the computer. Today, kids have more access to the Internet through smart phones and gaming devices so the potential for cyberbullying is greater than ever.

Prevent Sports-Related Eye Injuries

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Spice Up Your Weekends

<!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.5px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} -->Day-to-day schedules can get tedious. Bouncing between work, home and family obligations, it’s often hard to muster the energy and enthusiasm for making time for yourself. But weekends are two-day opportunities that should be used to recharge and indulge in some much needed fun and relaxation.

Explore Nature Nearby: Go Green by Giving Back

Welcome to January! 'Tis the season for New Year's Resolutions, clean starts, and fresh perspectives. So what's on your list of things to do in 2011? If helping out in the community and learning to live more lightly are two of your top ten missions, then read on. It's easy to go green while giving back, and "service learning" can be very rewarding for families and kids.

Making Family Time a Priority

With soccer practice, piano lessons, friends, homework, tests and more, there are countless activities that compete for time on the family calendar. With thoughtful planning, you can be sure that fun family time gets penciled in, too.

Tips for Treating a Sick Child

Once the winter months set in, it seems there's always some sort of "bug" going around school. Between colds, flu, strep and other common illnesses, kids are lucky to escape this season without coming down with something. But if they do get sick, what should you do? These tips will help parents and caregivers see kids through the illness and get them back on the way to health.