Category: Family & Parenting

10 Ways to Help Your Child with Homework

School started about a month ago. I have been busy keeping up and helping with my kid’s homework. For my fourth grader, I review her math homework everyday, making sure she gets the help she needed, and I have to sign her “parent/teacher” communication “organizer” every weekday. For the 6th grader, homework help also involves lot of math and …

How To Deal With Young Picky Eaters

Does this sound familiar? “Yuk! I’m not eating dinner. I don’t like anything here.” If you have a picky eater in your household – and most families do, there are some easy ways to help her get through this stage. Keep conversation at mealtime light and keep your cool. If your child says she doesn’t like the food, don’t …

51 ways to say ‘I love you’

This is a list of 51 ways to say to your child ‘I love you’. The idea behind the list is to give parent s a wide variety of ways to share some special moments with their children and to use actions instead of words to say “I love you”. This comes from a handout my son’s teacher gave …

Home safety tips for baby

Dangers in the home are the leading cause of accidental injury and death for children ages 6 months to 16 years. Babies will get into everything! Look for dangers and child proof in advance. Take some time to go through your entire home. Get a kid’s eye view and look at potential dangers through a different perspective. If something …

What do you do if you see a parent berating a child?

I was reading an article “Life’s 25 Toughest Questions ANSWERED!” published on the March 2006 issue of Reader’s Digest. One of the questions is: What do you do if you see a parent berating a child? Answer (in RD): “Take a deep breathe. If you truly believe you can help the situation, approach as someone showing sympathy – not …