Learning to write in cursive teaches kids to be better spellers and activates both left and right brain regions
A librarian’s selection of books to help kids navigate tough times
Some fear that retakes create an atmosphere where students and parents consistently demand another chance when they disagree with a grade.
RETIREES are splashing out on river cruises and luxury cruises prompting fears they could run out of money before “running out of life”.
AMIE Rohan was 11 weeks pregnant with identical twins when she received the news every expectant mother dreads.
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HOW early is too early to start teaching children about the concept of “consent” in schools? This is a question the Scottish Government is currently considering after launching a
At the start of the year, I had filled out the getting-to-know-your-child form. I described my daughter as thoughtful, at times melancholy, full of energy and slow to warm to new
Instead of the usual overload, these experts suggest a less-is-more approach to gifts — and more time spent together.
Tips from a teacher and parent on the best ways to positively communicate with teachers.
A parent catches a kindergartener in minor fibs and worries what they will lead to.
A baby is not a trip to Thailand. She’s not a spontaneous road trip or wild night out with friends, but she is an adventure in her own right, and that's a positive for mom and dad.
Bailey Sellers receives a bouquet of flowers every year on her birthday from her dad who died years ago.
Last weekend, I saw "A Bad Moms Christmas," the sequel to the 2016 movie "Bad Moms," about the overworked, self-sacrificing mom trope.
Some parents worried about social or behavioral implications of using smart toys.
As long as children live together, there is a strong likelihood for jealousy and jostling for power throughout their lives.
As the holidays approach, a gentle reminder that kids should never be forced to hug relatives
The Life Foundation grants chosen couples a free full cycle of in vitro fertilization or the necessary funds to cover various fertility costs.
Parenting experts debate the benefit of timeouts versus time-ins, when parents will hug the naughty child and talk to him about his feelings, instead of banishing him to a corner.
Jackie Pilossoph finds this to love in new Showtime show 'SMILF,' even if there are disturbing moments.
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What has become a more settled matter for high school students is sparking questions and controversy in lower grades.
I was most concerned that she'd base her self-worth on her looks, which wouldn't boost her self-esteem.
At her age, I made a similar move, leaving job, family and my New England roots to follow my new husband. I want this for her too.
Pioneer Press columnist Jackie Pilossoph shares the experience of a mother of a heroin addict.
Two experts share what you should do when a friend asks you to baby-sit, but you don't want to.
I'm a 36-year-old mother of three, and I have four fidget spinners. I try to keep them in convenient places.
Safe Kids Worldwide says car seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent, but they have to be installed and used correctly.
Autistic children and young people can often find having their hair cut extremely distressing because of sensory challenges associated with the condition.
Parents might hide kids' candy for fun or portion control. But should they?
'A Bad Moms Christmas' gives the original trio three flawed, hilarious moms in the form of Susan Sarandon, Cheryl Hines and Christine Baranski.
She would not learn what was wrong until four months later, after suffering a massive hemorrhage in the restroom of another hospital.
Parents need to be on high alert, and perhaps most important, they need to speak to their sons and daughters about love and healthy relationships.
There is plenty of debate about whether parents should limit their kids' access to Halloween activities and candy.
The problem of distracted driving among teens continues, with public service campaigns aiming a spotlight on the issue to raise awareness among teenagers and their parents.
Jean Twenge’s thesis is clear: the iGen is growing up more slowly, “willingly staying children for longer.” The question is why.
The Tribune looked at a few modern parenting styles and how they compare.
If you go trick-or-treating this year, you might notice some houses with a teal pumpkin outside the doorstep.
Wambach remains an ambassador for the sport, but she's recently cultivated a new area of expertise: that of mom/soccer mom.