10 Worst Helicopter Parenting Moments of 2017

Helicopter parenting — hovering to the point of hysteria — is not only practiced by parents. Cops, schools, reporters, bureaucrats and busybodies can helicopter, too. As you’ll see.These stories are brought to you by Let Grow, the new nonprofit whose president is Lenore Skenazy, founder of Free-Range Kids. Let Grow’s mission is to restore a culture of resilience … More 10 Worst Helicopter Parenting Moments of 2017

Helping Children Cope With The Loss Of A Pet Becomes Easier

Parents experience endless milestones with their children. Some magical and heartwarming, some awful and unavoidable.   Teaching young children about death, family member or pet, tops the terrible list, but there are tools and attitudes moms and dads can arm themselves with, that can ease the conversation for all.   Paw Pods is on a mission to … More Helping Children Cope With The Loss Of A Pet Becomes Easier

New Kids Bible Tells Stories Through Characters’ Eyes

How would David describe the giant from his own young perspective? A new storybook Bible from Lifetree/Group Publishing provides an illustrated collection of firsthand stories. The Friends With God Story Bible: Why God Loves People Like Me offers 54 Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments told in first-person narratives. Each story highlights the emotions, truths, … More New Kids Bible Tells Stories Through Characters’ Eyes

New Book Presents 5 Things Parents Of Teens Need To Know

‘Getting Your Teen Through High School and Beyond’ was s a guide for parents that educates them about most of the possible challenges their teen will face in high school (and college). This book offers parents structure and scripts for situations such as: car use, setting a curfew, love and sex, participation in sports, coming of age … More New Book Presents 5 Things Parents Of Teens Need To Know

4 Ways Parents Can Get Through Middle School

Parental support plays an important part in helping preteens and teens succeed in middle school.  Middle school presents its own levels of challenges. Your child is beginning to 1- Instill Organization Skills No one is born with great organizational skills — they have to be learned and practiced. Being organized is a key to success … More 4 Ways Parents Can Get Through Middle School

4 Ways Your You Can Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School

School is back in session. All parents want their children to succeed. Here are 4 simple ways to help your child through elementary. 1. Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. Attending back-to-school night at the start of the school year is a great way … More 4 Ways Your You Can Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School

Back to School Means Back to Abuse for Many

Back to school means back to bullying and abuse. Steve Simpson should know. See his comments below. Nationally recognized and award-winning, Simpson is a child advocate, child abuse survivor and media commentator who just released The Teenage and Young Adult Survival Handbook — a small guide that is modestly tucked inside in all four of his YA adventure novels … More Back to School Means Back to Abuse for Many

3 Backpack Safety Tips

Many backpacks come with multiple compartments that help students stay organized while they tote their books and papers from home to school and back again. Compared with shoulder bags, messenger bags, or purses, backpacks are better because strong muscles — the back and the abdominal muscles — support the weight of the packs. And bulky or heavy … More 3 Backpack Safety Tips

3 Ways Parents Can Make Homework Easier

Kids are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in their homework. It shows and makes the teacher’s job easier. Here are three ways you can help your child succeed. Know the teachers — and what they’re looking for. Attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences, to meet your child’s teachers. Ask about their homework … More 3 Ways Parents Can Make Homework Easier