Read some articles from back issues of the print edition and supplemental content.
Playing outside and getting messy may just seem like fun to kids, but playtime actually has an important role in child development.
With after school activities, late workdays and long commutes or carpools, many families struggle to find time to sit down together to eat dinner. When they do, the meal may consist of prepackaged or fast food options, which can increase food costs and skimp on good nutrition.
Exposure to books in the early childhood stages plays a key role in a child's reading development, and while most parents and caregivers know that children benefit from reading time, many struggle to fit it into their children's hectic schedules.
<strong>Teaching our children positive problem solving skills</strong>
Today’s tech-savvy kids have a world of digital and social media available at their fingertips. They can call, text, e-mail, surf the web, watch TV and movies, play music and games, take and share pictures and video – all from their mobile devices.
Finding school lunch ideas that stay fresh can be challenging. But with a few simple solutions, you can provide your kids delicious and tasty sandwiches.
By teaching our children the importance of volunteerism and instilling values that promote community service, teachers, parents and caring adults have the power to inspire the next generation of America's leaders to be active members of society and give to those in need.
In January, 3-year-old Jaden Bolli, of Maple Shade, N.J. dialed 9-1-1 when his grandmother collapsed at home. The toddler had learned how to call emergency services just days before from his mother. The boy told the dispatcher that it was his grandmother's blood sugar. However, she really had suffered a stroke. Paramedics arrived in time and were able to help the woman. Bolli saved his grandma's life.
She has a hot breakfast ready for her family before they awaken each morning, the laundry is done, folded, hung, and ironed. Her home looks like a spread in Better Home and Gardens (including the days unannounced visitors arrive!) She’s always the first person called to chair an event, and the “go-to” mom in case of an emergency – she’s Super Mom! She’s the poster mom for “Getting It All Done” perfection and the envy of all other moms.
With the economy still not back to full strength, many families are looking for ways to stretch their vacation dollars this summer. One of the ways in which families are doing just that is by cutting travel costs and exploring what their own regions have to offer.