Child Proofing: Safety Concerns of Hand-Me-Downs

Hand-Me-Downs are great, especially for parents that want to save money on baby items. When the opportunity to get a free crib from your husband’s best friend’s aunt’s co-worker’s sister, who is cleaning out her attic, seems like a no brainier, however second hand baby items are not always a good idea, they can present hidden dangers that parents may not be aware of at first sight.

The 8 Most Fun Destinations For Kids In Dubai

Dubai, known as the Shopping Capital of the Middle East, might be all about the glitz, glamour and gold, but you’d be surprised at what the city has to offer for children. From adrenalin-pumping adventures like skydiving to tamer choices like pools and beaches, Dubai has something for kids of all ages and caters to all their whims and fancies.

Rock Climbing at Summer Camp – Safety for Kids

Rock climbing is one of the most popular activities at summer camp. Kids love it so much that they even request it as an activity for their birthday party. As they attempt to reach new heights, they build self-esteem along with physical strength that transfers to every aspect of their lives. While watching your kid scale a rock climbing wall may make you nervous, this is one of the safest activities at summer camp when an experienced trainer is supervising it. Whether your son or daughter prefers to climb on an indoor wall or a natural surface, it is important for them to know and follow these basic safety rules.

How Summer Camp Fires Up Your Child’s Creativity

Sleepaway summer camp is packed with long, sunny days perfect for lively outdoor activities from swimming and boating to hiking, tennis and horseback riding. It’s also a great place for kids to let their creative spirits soar, whether it’s writing a script for a camp skit, daring to sing a solo at campfire time, creating a cool nature collage or whipping up a dazzling picture frame in wood shop. Kids at camp play instruments, sing, paint, experiment with the potter’s wheel and learn the basics of wood working. Whether your little camper is trying a new skill or perfecting an old one, summer camp provides a fun, supportive atmosphere for all sorts of creative endeavors.

What Is An Island?

The movie, “Castaway,” portrayed a stranding on a deserted island as an arduous, almost hopeless experience. Yet, many people are captivated by the thrill of having absolute freedom from the worries of the world, should it happen to them.

The Selfless Guidance Of A Mentor

You do not know everything. When we are young, we step up, and step out into our lives boldly, until something happens to make us stumble. Some who stumble get up to step out boldly again. Others learn caution, and step carefully. Wouldn’t it be nice to see what is ahead, to understand where the stumbles are, in order to avoid them? Perhaps you need a mentor.

End Procrastination Around Homework: A 3 Minute Strategy for Teens

Do you wish sometimes that there was a simple way to end procrastination around homework? Learn a 3 minute strategy to streamline homework and eliminate the “homework bottleneck”…

Is Separation Anxiety Happening to Your Child?

Now that school’s (almost) out for the summer, your kids are probably about to embark on a whole lot of summer fun – and probably time away from you. Depending how well they’ve been previously acclimated to parental separation through things like sleepovers and even just learning to occupy themselves and not being attached at the waist during your every move, some children will handle extended separation better than others. Keep reading to learn what is (and isn’t) a sign of separation anxiety, what causes it, and what you can do about it.

Chronic Student Absenteeism: Stats, Causes, and the Federal Response

Some time before schools had shut their doors on the 2015-16 school year, the U.S. Department of Education’s 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection 2016 Update reported that over 6.5 million kids had been “chronically absent.” In other words, they’d missed 15 or more days of classes, translating to some 13% of all students nationwide.

Best Yummy Ways to Celebrate National Cookie Day

Days like National Cookie Day only happen once a year. With so many ways to enjoy it, it’s easy to truly make the most out of National Cookie Day!