Have you and your child been to your local library lately? In addition to wonderful books, today’s libraries offer multimedia options, community events, fun activities, and more—and all for free.
Keeping kids busy after school is a good thing, but participating in many activities without advance planning is inviting miscommunication, forgotten homework, and cranky families. Instead, enlist your kids’ efforts each week in planning their time.
Community service for teens is becoming a graduation requirement in most high schools. Here’s how to make that volunteer time really mean something to your child.
Fun ideas for healthy snacks kids will actually eat.
Many communities offer interesting and cost-effective alternatives for filling a child's after-school hours with opportunities for fun and learning. Have you checked out what your community has to offer? You might be surprised.
How to make smart choices, judge how much is too much, and deal with lack of commitment once an activity is chosen.
The incidence of concussion among student athletes is on the rise, as is knowledge about trauma the brain sustains during and after a concussion. Many states have passed legislation requiring school concussion management plans, but awareness of concussion symptoms begins with parents—and student athletes themselves.
Kids have lots of options for activities these days, but an overscheduled child can go from busy to burned out in no time.
How about taking the whole family on a scavenger hunt, except one that’s held outdoors and uses high-tech navigation? Learn about this latest outdoor craze that even little ones can enjoy.
Regular activity helps children do better in school. Use these creative ideas to add some physical movement to their day.
It may be snowy and chilly in most parts of the country during wintertime, but that’s no reason for you and your child to remain indoors.
It’s a familiar story: Your child begs to sign up for an activity, then weeks later refuses to go and begs you to let him quit. Our experts offer help in handling this frustrating scenario, as well as tips for preventing it in the future.