Because dads don't always think like moms.
How to be the best dad in 2014
The year is drawing to a close and New Year's is coming. Some people make resolutions based on health, while others focus on financial stability. If they can better themselves in 2014, why can't dads? Here are some fun tips to make yourself a better dad next year. Be big, be small All fathers struggle with the dichotomy of parent-child relatio ...read more
Screen time: How much is too much?
As I'm sure you've noticed, in our technologically advanced society we're constantly engaged with all kinds of devices and bombarded by every sort of media imaginable. However, this onslaught isn't only for grown adults, but also for children, who are still learning about the world around them.A recent study has shown that kids ...read more
Are parenting classes the right decision for you?
Becoming a father for a first time can be a tremendous and uplifting experience, helping you learn more about yourself and your relationship with your partner. As you tackle the challenges that come with caring for an infant, and later that emerge as your child continues to grow, there can be a sense that you're not quite on the right path.From ...read more
MVP in the making! 3 reasons why your kids should play a sport
Whether or not your little ones look to be future superstars, organized sports can be an important part of learning and growing up. Aside from the health benefits that staying active offers kids, games ranging from baseball to badminton provide children with a number of valuable lessons and skills they need for life. Here are three reasons why ...read more
Kid overboard! How to prevent a cruise vacation disaster
Going on a cruise vacation is a popular option for families in the summertime, but it can pose a number of unique safety concerns for children. Don't let your upcoming getaway at sea send you into a panic, though! The following tips can ensure that your kids are aware of potentially dangerous situations on a cruise ship.Beware of strangers ...read more
Watch out! Poison ivy could be a real pain for kids this summer
If you live in a wooded area with plenty of forest trails to explore, chances are your kids will be spending a good deal of time playing in the trees and brush this summer. While it's certainly encouraging to see little ones enjoying the great outdoors, it's important for children to watch out for poison ivy when exploring the woods. Here a ...read more
Healthy BBQ options for kids
Summer is a time for grilling up delicious hamburgers in the backyard with friends and family members. However, if you're looking to instill better eating habits in your little ones, you may be trying to avoid the usual greasy, fatty barbecue choices. Here are some tasty alternative foods to consider this summer grill season.Turkey or salm ...read more
Stranger danger: Keeping your kids safe in public
Between playing with friends, going to school, participating in extracurricular activities and hanging out in the neighborhood, there are plenty of situations where your children will come into contact with strangers. While the majority of people in your community likely pose no danger to your little ones, it's important to teach your kids how ...read more
Don’t get swept away! Ocean safety tips for kids
Heading to the beach with the family is a time-honored summer tradition filled with sand castles, volleyball games, ice cream and plenty of lounging in the sun. While swimming in the ocean can certainly be fun, the sea is not without its share of dangers. Keep these ocean safety tips in mind when planning a trip to the beach this summer.Keep e ...read more
Make reading fun for your kids this summer
Summer vacation is getting closer by the day, and chances are your children can barely contain the excitement of having a few months away from school. However, you can still keep your kids' minds engaged by encouraging them to continue reading books over their break, whether the school has a required summer reading list or not. Here are some ti ...read more