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Halloween Tips -- Trick-or-Treating
Should you let your kids treak-or-treat on Halloween? With traditional door-to-door knocking and increasing numbers alternative community events all out there for your kids, here are some tips to make trick-or-treating enjoyable and scream-free (the tantrum kind, that is) this Halloween.
Halloween Tips -- Dealing with Candy
What should a healthy-minded parent do about all the candy at Halloween. Here's some tips to avoid a sugar-induced-coma and still allow your kids to have fun. Also, a few ideas for what to pass out when trick-or-treaters ring your doorbell.
Guidelines for Young Children Attending Births
If you are planning to include a young child at a birth, whether in or out of a hospital, there are many things to consider to ensure a positive experience for the child and the birthing mother.
Green and Low Cost Holiday Gifts for Kids
With an eye on the economy as well as the environment, parents are approaching the holidays with a wary and worried eye. Ideas on how to find the right balance of teaching our kids about fiscal and environmental responsibility, without turning the whole season into a great big humbug!
Great Answers to Difficult Questions - Review
A review of Linda Goldman's book "Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Sex: What Children Need to Know."
Giving an iTouch as a Teacher Class Gift
An iTouch is a great way to give a teacher a class gift that contains a loving memory component while also giving a great stand-alone gift. Here's what we did to celebrate my daughter's retiring 3rd grade teacher.
Girl Scout Cookies - Unhealthy and Dishonest
An open letter to the Girl Scouts of the USA regarding the unhealthy content and misleading marketing of Girl Scout Cookies.
Gigaball Toy -- Product Review
My review of the Gigaball toy -- a giant inflatable "hampster ball" for kids. Overall, a great holiday gift or birthday present for kids. Positive aspects as well as cautions for parents when considering this toy.
Gift Opening Tips for Children
Before children open presents in front of others at birthday parties or holiday gatherings, here's some important tips and skills to teach them about the manners and courtesy involved in graciously receiving gifts.
Getting Kids to Brush Teeth
Getting kids to brush their teeth twice a day can represent an epic struggle between parents and children. However, rather than a battle, recasting the battle over brushing teeth as a time to bond and hand over control can turn routine care into special parent-child time.
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