12 Fun Things to Do With Grandkids
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Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety. Click through to see some of the sites and new apps tweens and teens are flocking to these days, and get useful tips for protecting your child from cyberbullying and other online safety hazards.
Original programming offered on services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu has exploded in popularity in recent years. But did you know that some of the best TV shows for kids are available only on streaming services? Here is a roundup of streaming shows for kids of all ages and where you can find them.
Every year, we watch films wondering which ones will have the distinction of becoming Oscar nominees and winners. We host watch parties and sit with tissues in our hands as we watch actors, directors and more make passionate speeches about how grateful they are to have received such an honor. These names are inspired by some of the most distinct Oscar winners in the history of the awards.
Introduce your kids to an exciting and empowering part of history with these fun Cinco de Mayo activities!
What is Cinco de Mayo?
Celebrated on the May 5, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the triumph of a small Mexican army over French forces in 1862. The victory at the "Batalla de Puebla" (Battle of Puebla) proved to the world that the Mexican people could not be conquered. The holiday is celebrated each year as a reminder that patriotism, courage, and inner strength can overcome any challenges.
Many parents today are just as concerned with the amount of time that their kids spend using screens as they are with how difficult it often is to pry them away from a screen. Though many experts in the field are split as to whether or not digital and media consumption can be defined as an addiction, many parents have no problem using the terminology as a way to describe what their child’s behavior is similar to.
Author: Dick King-Smith
Publisher: Knopf, 1997
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Getting outside is a great way to learn more about the environment. From hunting bugs to making seashell magnets, these awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your child to get a little closer to nature.
Discipline for teens can sound daunting. There are no longer stints in the time-out chair when your child is now probably taller than you are! Battles over eating mashed peas have morphed into more adult issues. So how do you handle these topics while helping your kid learn a valuable lesson and keep communication lines open all at once?
Here's the lowdown.
When In-Laws Pressure You to Have a Child
Some researchers believe there's a biological clock ticking for grandparents, too. Just as women of childbearing age may feel a real biological urge to have a child, so a man or woman past childbearing age may feel the urge to have a grandchild. So don't come down too hard on the pushy parents-in-law; they may not be able to help their nagging you to reproduce.
Coping with Kids' First Crushes
Slow Dance, Fast Track
Last September, as the first leaves fluttered from the trees, Jill S. felt a seasonal stirring in her daughter's life. At age 11, just entering sixth grade, Ann was flush with excitement over her first boyfriend.
Savings Quick Tips: Reduce Back to School Spending
Everybody knows holiday spending and the annual vacation will be big-ticket expenses throughout the year. But back-to-school shopping seems to sneak up on many families. And, in fact, some families might spend more money on getting kids ready to go back to school -- especially if college students are involved -- than any other spending event of the year.
Even though you’re a parent, it probably still feels like you were a teen just a few years ago in some ways. The emotions and themes of teen experience may not change much, but the one thing that certainly does change year over year is the slang that teens use. If you are a parent of teens or if you work with them, it’s helpful to have an idea of what their secret code words and phrases mean every now and then.
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So you have eight nights of gift giving to contend with and don't even know where to begin? Hanukkah is a perfect time to choose gifts that the whole family can participate in to make the most of the family aspect of the holiday.
In this article, you will find:
- How is ADHD diagnosed?
- What are the other signs of ADHD?
What are the other signs of ADHD?
Research is showing us that ADHD impairs the brain's executive function ability. It's as if the brain has too many workers but no boss to direct or guide them. When the brain's executive function abilities operate appropriately, we think, plan, organize, direct, and monitor our thoughts and activities. In essence, our brain has a capable executive or boss.
The recent Facebook whistleblower scandal in 2021 revealed that Facebook had tons of research that social media platforms like Instagram are toxic to the mental health of kids and teens. The whistleblower documents discussed how photo sharing apps like Instagram can negatively impact teens’ body image and self-esteem. Recently, the U.S.
It’s hard to believe 2019 is over. Now that the year is over, we can see it was quite a year for baby names. According to the Social Security Administration’s list, which they’ve kept since 1879, Liam and Emma are the most popular baby names in the United States. These two have dominated the list for several years. But there were some up-and-comers that tried to give them a run for their money. Here are some of the biggest baby name trends of 2019.
13 Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids
Nothing says Halloween like Night of the Living Dead, The Ring, or...well...Halloween. But what about Halloween movies that your kids can watch? We've... read more
If family dinnertime conversation is falling short, these fun and silly "Would You Rather?" questions are a great way to get everyone talking.
Ever played the “Would You Rather?” game with your family or friends? We love this game because it appeals to all ages. You can play it with everyone from toddlers through grandparents, and learn something new about your loved ones.
Adults aren’t the only ones facing anxiety and mental health issues thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Kids are facing more challenges than ever before as they learn to cope with distance learning, scary news, and a nearly constant feeling of missing friends and activities.