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Should Preschoolers Have Homework?

A Facebook friend recently posted her frustration with trying to get her third-grade daughter to sit down and do her nightly homework. “Oh, yeah?” replied a friend of said friend in the comments, a New Jersey mother named Jennifer. “You should try it with a 4-year-old.”

My youngest son has yet More >

Healthy Meals for Toddlers: Sneaking in Nurtition

If your toddler seems to exist on little more than air, or you’re just worried that your picky eater isn’t getting enough nutrients, use these strategies to add wholesome ingredients to the foods she will eat.

  • Slip in some veggies. Add finely grated vegetables (carrots, beets, zucchini work well) to rice, More >

How To Make Writing Valentine Cards a Learning Experience for Your Preschool Child

It’s February again, and people young and old are getting ready to celebrate the day of love. For students, they will be receiving a class list soon to make certain no one is forgotten when Valentine cards are made for classmates.

For children, homemade cards are best because it encourages them More >

How would the children in your house answer?

How Do Male and Female Roles Differ in Your Family?

A recent post from the Motherlode, a NYTimes blog we cited multiple times has sparked an interesting debate about how the U.S. Census Bureau considers mothers the ‘designated parent’.  The NYTimes Learning Network, put it to kids ages 13 and above More >

Signs of Autism in Toddlers

Concerned that your toddler’s behavior may mean that he’s autistic? The fact is, many toddler autism signs are easy to spot — and the sooner you pick up on them, the better able you’ll be to get him the help he needs.

What are the signs of autism in toddlers? In general, More >

Brain Boosting Food for Kids

During the first 36 months of your child’s life, her brain is growing, growing, growing as she soaks up everything around her and figures out how to think, react, and solve important problems like How do I get that toy over there? and How do I stand up… crawl… walk… run? Activities More >

Host a Kid-Friendly Super Bowl Party

You don’t have to be a football fan to throw a kid-friendly Super Bowl party. Instead, quarterback a winning effort with a little planning. Added bonus: The kids will keep you entertained even if the game doesn’t!

Pre-Party Prep: Help your child cut out construction paper footballs to decorate and send as More >

The Need to Be a Perfect First Time Mom

I often feel like I need to prove myself as a mom, especially as a first time mom. My guess is many moms have felt that way at one point or another. There are many times when I take comments personally that were probably not intended to be taken as More >

What to Do When Something Gets Stuck in the Nose

While there’s no telling what your curious cutie might stick up there, there are safe ways to get these objects out without doing damage.

Pebbles. Dried peas. Raisins. Wads of tissues. There seems to be no end to what can get stuck in the nose of your curious little critter. The More >