Are you considering homeschooling your kids? There are several benefits to homeschooling that include not having to wake them up at the crack of dawn to send them off with lots of instructions and feeling little control over what and how they are learning.
Homeschooling gives you more control over the More »
Tags: Curriculum, education, Homeschool, Parent
Divorce is hard. It usually brings chaos and uncertainty into the lives of everyone involved. But while for adults it’s the first step in resolving problems and moving forward, for the children in these marriages, the divorce often seems like the end of their lives.
Parents should always remember that while More »
Tags: Adult, Child, Divorce, Family, Home, Marriage, Parent, Relationship
It might be something you dread; but no matter what ages your kids are when you divorce, there will come a point when you’ll have to discuss it with them. Even if you get divorced when your child is an infant, eventually that child will come to understand that he More »
Tags: Child, Children's Issues, Divorce, Family, Marriage, Parent
By Susan Frasca
Parents of children with special needs deal with many of the same issues as most parents when it comes to planning for their child’s future, education and well-being. And then some. While most people grasp the importance of estate planning on some level, be it a basic will More »
Tags: Disability, Estate planning, Medicaid, Parent, Special needs trust, Special Needs Trusts: Protect Your Child's Financial Future, Trust law, Trustee
We all need a little support these days. And when we’re dealing with common family issues, sometimes connecting with others who have been in your shoes can give you a fresh perspective. A word of encouragement, a friendly ear, a chance to get things off your chest…….if you’re looking for More »
Tags: common family problems, Family, Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry, iPad, Lenore Skenazy, Maya Frost, Parent, Vanessa Van Petten
Marina Koestler Ruben, author of How to Tutor Your Own Child – Boost Grades and Inspire a Lifelong Love of Learning – Without Paying for a Professional Tutor, is the in-house writing tutor at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. She is also a writer, editor, and professional tutor of More »
Tags: education, How to Tutor Your Own Child – Boost Grades and Inspire a Lifelong Love of Learning, Marina Koestler Ruben, Parent, Tutor
By Colleen Keefe
Did you know that our kids are exposed to nearly 3,000 ads per day or that marketers actually study and count on “The Nag Factor” to determine the just how many times a kid needs to nag for a parent to give in and buy?
CONSUMING KIDS, a Media More »
Tags: commercialization of childhood, corporate marketing, Family, impact of marketing on kids, Marketing, marketing to kids, Ourkids, Parent
A Review of Marina Koestler Ruben’s How to Tutor Your Own Child: Boost Grades and Inspire a Lifelong Love of Learning – Without Paying for a Professional Tutor
By Kelly Thunstrom
Marina Koestler Ruben is a professional writing tutor, most notably at the Sidwell Friends School (where the Obama children attend) in Washington, DC. It is interesting to me that she wrote this book, being that she is employed as a tutor and needs students to teach. Why write More »
Tags: Child, education, high school, How To Tudor Your Own Child, Marina Koestler Ruben, Parent, Sidwell Friends School, Student, Tutor, Washington DC
Our Technology guru, Jonathan Wylie, offers tips and resources for the whole family.
Kids today are so comfortable with technology that some of them can just pick your iPhone up and instinctively know what to do with it–even if you haven’t figured out how half the apps work. For some of More »
Tags: Bullying, Child, Child Safety, Cyber-bullying, Facebook, Internet safety, iPhone, Parent
I first interviewed Vanessa Van Petten back in 2009 about the parenting book she wrote when she was just a teen herself, You’re Grounded! Since writing that book, she has launched the site RadicalParenting.com. Her newest book launches today and she’s our guest blogger.