No matter the number of things your kids do at school, they always seem to have an endless amount of energy leftover. And now that they're home for the day, you have two choices: park them in front of a screen or figure out how to channel that energy into something engaging and productive. And though plenty of kids -- full of energy or not -- would be happy to zone out in front of the television, the American Heart Association recently advised parents to limit a child's screen time to a maximum of just two hours per day.
Many parents are worried about how much time our kids spend staring at screens. Just this week the World Health Organization recommend no screen time at all for children age one and younger. However, you don't need to live in terror of screens. So instead of getting scared or waging a losing battle against Youtube and video games, try helping your kids get invested in the technology behind video games. It could be your ticket to parenting stardom.
Spring is finally here, and it's about time. Your kids will get to run and play outside in the warmer weather, and you'll be able to plan some fun family outings. However, the better weather isn't without its downsides. Spring is also prime time for pests of all sorts to come crawling back into our lives, and they can cause some serious problems for you and your family. With the weather getting warmer, tick season is now lasting longer.
It probably comes as no surprise that encouraging children to read from a young age helps them develop a variety of skills. From increasing vocabulary to building better concentration and empathy, reading comes with countless benefits. But recent statistics have shown a decline in kids reading for fun.
For many kids, going to the dentist can be a scary experience (it's scary for many adults, too!). Taking a dentist-phobic child to the dentist can be a hassle and emotionally exhausting for you. Dentist phobias are surprisingly common; in fact, nearly one in 25 people, both adults and children, are dental-phobic. However, getting your kid the dental care they need shouldn't have to be such a nightmare. Here are a few tips for helping your kids overcome fear of the dentist.
Moving is hard enough for adults. For children, moving homes can be an upheaval of everything they've ever known.
Drones are now being used for everything from speedy package delivery to aiding architects and engineers in tackling complex construction tasks. Of course, drones were once limited to military usage, but they are now used by thousands of hobbysists to create eye-catching aerial video footage, too. Many children and teens are also big fans of this flying tech, prompting many of kids to ask their parents for an unmanned aerial vehicle to play with.