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How to determine your child's digital diet

How to determine your child's digital diet

Young children are becoming hooked on their parents' IPads, IPhones and other digital devices to the detriment of their language and intellectual development. These common sense guidelines will help.Read more

How to help kids manage their feelings

How to help kids manage their feelings

Parents often feel uncomfortable dealing with children's feelings. The netherworld of emotions comes alive in the movie Inside Out, as parents grapple with this alien landscape of feelings. It's an exciting, brave new world that just maybe a generation-changer.Read more

Raise only-children to be smart and social

Raise only-children to be smart and social

It’s often thought that children, especially only-children, who spend a great deal of time alone aren’t socially able. But the research doesn’t stack up in support of this notion.Read more

Say NO WAY to Smacking

Say NO WAY to Smacking

Discipline is an important part of the parenting process, but it doesn't need to include corporal punishment. There are plenty of effective alternatives to smacking, and they don't come with negative side effects including resentment and possibly, bullying.Read more