Praise Appropriately to Teach Children to Succeed

When your children master something in life, from learning to tie their shoes to getting a driver’s license, your job as a parent is to show that you admire their accomplishment. According to Laurence Steinberg, author of The 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting...

Encouraging Your Kids to Read

While kids can be excited to go back to school with new clothes, new teachers and new friends, they are often rather less thrilled at the thought of all that homework and reading. While no one enjoys homework, children can and should be encouraged to enjoy reading. If...

The Importance of Doing Breakfast Right

To make sure your eating habits stay on the right path all day long, you should eat breakfast within no more than thirty minutes of waking up. If you are someone who just cannot face a full meal first thing in the morning, then choose a soy or skim milk latte for your...

Get your children fit with these kid-friendly exercises

Physical fitness should start early. As worries about obesity and nutrition fill the media, parents are taking more active steps to ensure that their children learn good exercise habits while they’re young. Here are a few simple routines (from the Parenting.com...

5 Steps to Choosing Your Vacation Destination

Yahoo – vacation time is almost upon you but where will you go to relax, have some fun, and enjoy life? Will you choose a thrilling destination (white water rafting) or a chilling destination (sandy white beaches)? Will you choose sun (Bahamas) or snow (Alps)? And how...

Tips to Make Your Family Vacation Fun for Everyone

A well-planned vacation means fun for everyone. Of course, even the best plans can go awry, and the key is to not become stressed, and just go with the flow and change your plans along the way. Being fluid can really make the difference between a fun memorable...

8 Benefits You Can Enjoy by Drinking Water

Water – it’s at the very core of our being. Did you know that two-thirds of your body is water? Did you know all of your organs and tissues are mostly water? • Bone consists of 22% of water • Brain consists of 90% of water • Muscle consists of 75% water • Blood...

17 Not So Common Fun Science Facts

1. Did you know that there are 300 bones in children and as they grow some of the bones fuse together so that by the time they are an adult they have 206 bones. 2. The most dangerous animal on the planet is the housefly, because the housefly has terrible habits,...

The Role of Nutrition in Anti-Aging

As we age we work hard at keeping ourselves looking and feeling younger. Sometimes we look too hard with fancy, expensive lotions and potions when the answer is right in front of us. The role of nutrition in anti-aging is key, and yet it is overlooked far too often....