Find out all your phobias with this fun quiz! read more
Fear of the Dark Phobia Quiz
Play at Different Ages and Developmental Stages
As your child grows, his play styles and tastes change drastically. From his first steps to his first day of preschool, it's important that the changes he experiences in himself and his surroundings are reinforced through play. Here are guidelines for what to expect at each developmental stage, and suggestions for appropriate activities your child can enjoy.
There are so many reasons to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day. Here are some benefits to incorporating more fruits and veggies into your family's diet.
Summer Crafts and Activities The 10 Best Beach-Themed Crafts and Activities
Sand, seashells, and stones can provide hours of family fun. Get some ideas for beach-related activities, games, and crafts for toddlers on up. read more
Mothers Raising Daughters: 30 Critical Tips
Woman to Woman
Competition has the potential to be a very constructive experience. Among high-achieving women, one third of those studied mentioned that they could recall positive experiences centered around competition.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that the incidence of learning disabilities in the general population is 15 to 20 percent. About 4 percent of children in the United States are classified as having a learning disability.
Unfortunately, this diagnosis is often viewed as a hindrance rather than an opportunity for growth and understanding. Individuals diagnosed with learning disabilities are not "stupid." In fact, to qualify as having a learning disability, you must have average intelligence.
Pets Top 10 Fascinating Pets
Learn about some of the most unique and unusual pets, and find alternative pets to just your typical cat or dog. read more
Food and Nutrition Printables Tips to Healthy Eating Quiz
Print out this quiz to test your family's knowledge of healthy eating. Check your answers with the attached answer key. read more
Applying to college is stressful enough—all those essays, SAT and ACT scores, and non-stop chatter in school about who’s going where...it can be overwhelming for teens and parents alike. Thankfully, (and take it from my parents who put four kids through four different colleges and tackled various loans and grant paperwork en route!) you can safely make it through the daunting application and decision process. It just takes organization, patience, and logic.
The Birds and the Bees Explaining Sex to 8 Year Old
An expert praises a mother for discussing sex with her 8-year-old son when the time was right. read more
The Greenhouse Effect Experiments
With all the talk about global warming these days, do you know how to explain the greenhouse effect to your kids? For a great example of this phenomenon, look no further than your own driveway!
Did you know...
You can observe all the principles of the greenhouse effect in a parked car in the sun:
Activity for an individual child
Age group: 18-40 months
Duration of activity: 20 minutes
In this article, you will find:
- How Do Insulators Work?
- What Makes One Insulator Better Than Another?
How Do Insulators Work?
Science for Students: What Makes a Good Insulator?
Energy will always be transferred from the object with a higher temperature to one with a lower temperature. In other words, heat will always flow from hot to cold. When we try to insulate something, we are trying to keep the energy from being transferred from a hotter object to a colder one. Good insulators prevent energy from easily being transferred from one object to another.
Outdoor Games Top 10 Neighborhood Games for All Ages
When the dog days of summer get boring, get outside and get everyone in the neighborhood involved with one of these favorite childhood games. read more
Food and Nutrition Printables Good-for-You Foods Quiz
Print out this quiz to find out how much you and your child know about good-for-you foods! Check your answers with the attached answer key read more
Best Toys 11 Awesome STEM Toys to Get Kids Into Science and Math
Find toys to get your child excited about the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math)! See our picks for science kits and math game... read more
Logical-Mathematical: Possible Careers
It's never too early to start helping your kids figure out what they want to be when they grow up! But don't try to match your kids' talents to specific careers too early.
Instead, help your kids see the array of occupations that are related to each of their intelligence areas. The best way to do this is by having adults talk with your kids about their career choices and by going on lots of field trips. Then children can begin making their own decisions about what feels right.
My older daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease (No consuming wheat!) last year; and ever since then we’ve had to change around our whole lifestyle by eliminating gluten from her diet—and answer lots of questions about Celiac from curious friends, as well as strangers.
Being “gluten free” is NOT a cool, trendy diet fad—it’s a lifestyle choice some parents make for their child’s health. But, is it okay for all kids? We asked and experts answered.
The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field is growing every day, with new and interesting career paths emerging that weren't even a possibility a few years ago. Careers in the STEM field are some of the fastest-growing occupations in the country and feature amazing growth and salary potential. Here are a few of the most exciting STEM careers kids can explore.
The Whys, and the Must-Haves
The idea of homeschooling through high school can be scary. Parents tell me, "I could never homeschool my teen - I barely got through some of my own high school classes!" But homeschool advocates are discovering there's a better way for teens to learn, and homeschooling your high-schooler may be easier than you think.
Summer Crafts and Activities Summer Crafts Kids Can Make
Kids can celebrate summer with these fun arts and crafts ideas. read more