age 8

  1. K-12

    Bring back the jungle gyms

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    A new study says that the move toward safer (and less risky) play equipment for kids could be stunting their emotional growth. What...
  2. K-12

    Should you look to pro athletes as examples of sportsmanship?

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    They perform almost superhuman feats of athleticism. They win games and championships. They are all over the news and the ads. They...
  3. School & Education

    12 must-do rules for back to school

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    Some parents wait to the last minute to get everything in order for the new school year, but it doesn't have to be that way! Here...
  4. K-12

    Schedule now, don't overschedule later

    One of the reasons summer time is so loved and dreamt about is the extended period of downtime. There’s less schedule, less demands,...
  5. Parenting

    Online arcade games for kids

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    Summer screen time doesn't have to mean buying the latest game console or heading to the arcade and spending a lot of money. From...
  6. K-12

    Tips for adjusting kids routine for school

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    You've got the school supplies, you've been carefully talking up the start of school and acknowledging the mixed emotions that come...
  7. Parenting

    8 Tech gadgets for kids

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    Parenting in the 21st century means keeping up with technology -- especially when it comes to the gadgets your kids are using. From...
  8. Family Fun

    Summer camp decompression: Transitioning back home

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    The end of summer camp and the return to home and school can be an emotional and challenging transition for both parent and child....
  9. School & Education

    Keeping school skills sharp during the summer

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    As the school year winds down, the freedom of lazy summer days beckon. Weeks - perhaps months - on end to laze and play and...
  10. K-12

    Does my child need therapy?

    A bout of low self-esteem, a new habit of throwing tantrums... at age 10. A behavior you could ignore once or twice but are suddenly...
  11. Tips & Advice

    No, life is not fair

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    The other day, I overheard my five-year-old son tell my seven-year-old daughter that, “Life is not fair.” While the heated...
  12. K-12

    Should you let your child quit sports?

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    You have an athletically gifted child who has a passion for a particular sport. You've invested years of time, money, and emotional...
  13. K-12

    Mom, where do babies come from?

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    There’s a part of me that thought the day I would have to cross this conversational bridge was years down the road, like thinking...
  14. K-12

    Aromatherapy for kids

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    If you are dedicated to green living, you've probably heard of essential oils, but have you tapped into their potential? Essential...
  15. Toys and Play

    Top travel toys for kids

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    Travel toys are a must when traveling with kids. Whether you are traveling by car, airplane, train or boat, check out our pick of...
  16. K-12

    How much independence should an elementary school child have?

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    The path to adulthood and independence starts the moment your child is born. Yes, it does. While you wouldn’t dream of give...
  17. Family Fun

    8 Backyard games to keep kids entertained

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    This season, your backyard may be an alternative to theme parks and mega-resorts, or as the place to decompress after one of these...
  18. Tips & Advice

    8 Ways to make cleaning fun for your kids

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    Who couldn't use a hand with all the cleaning that needs to be done around the house? And why do we have children, if not to make...
  19. Tips & Advice

    10 Quick tips for organizing the playroom

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    Toys, toys, everywhere: Sometimes, that’s how a playroom feels. But don’t let yours be that way! With a few easy tips, you can have...
  20. Parenting

    10 Simple ways to bond with kids

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    Between work, school and extracurricular activities, you may feel disconnected from your family and kids. If you feel like you are...