Kids think they’re stressed about homework! In a cross-country survey last year, 72% of parents said homework is a frequent cause of stress. The most important thing to remember, as parents, is that your children need to do their own homework. Help them, of course: Ask them questions, provide explanations, coach them through problems. But don’t do it for them.
Creating healthy family habits can be as simple as eating together regularly or as complex as practicing conflict negotiation skills. These 8 habits are effective, inexpensive and good for the world around you.
There’s no formula to perfect parenting, but there are some steps you can take to get your kids to simmer down and help out around the house. Here are some suggested approaches to common challenges.
A jam-packed schedule is no excuse not to exercise. Instead of stressing about finding time for organized sports or the gym, get your workout through some wholesome family fun. Here are some ideas to get you all going.
Get rid of those cold feet: a smooth ceremony just needs to be well thought-out. Check out these tips to keep your wedding worry-free.
Is your teenager toeing the line, or out of control? Are you wondering how to set boundaries? Here’s help from some parenting experts, including Dr. Karyn Gordon, on how to establish boundaries and keep the peace on the home front.
Boundaries and structure provide a sense of security and safety for all of us. As a parent, it can be difficult to define those boundaries for your teens. Here, from Dr. Karyn’s Guide to the Teen Years, is a list of areas you may want to consider-and questions to ask yourself-as you set boundaries in your home.
Whether it’s for your mom or the mother of your children, this Mother’s Day you can give her exactly what she wants: some pampering! Read on for some fail-safe, easy-to-give, mom-approved gifts from the heart.
Travis Hartley founded Meet Market Adventures (MMA) in Toronto in June 2000. In 2007, he sold 10 franchises. Hartley now runs the Toronto and New York City offices.
Death is a painful experience – and one of the hardest parts for parents can be talking about it with their children. Here are some tips on how to handle the topic with your little ones.
Death shouldn’t be a taboo topic, according to the experts. And it’s never too soon to introduce the topic. Here’s how.
Being single can be lonely, especially if you find it hard to meet new people. Meet Market Adventures, established in 8 cities across the country, can help. They organize activities and trips for singles, offering you an opportunity to meet “like-minded individuals” who enjoy the same activities. Here’s the inside scoop on this latest trend on the singles scene.
Counter the commercial cards and chocolates and have a green Valentine’s Day with your family. You can spread love with any of these activities.
Looking for an original way to express your feelings? Try one of these ideas, all of which have a “green” twist!
You can bolster talk with high-tech action, such as monitoring your children’s computer activity at home or restricting their access to the Net or to material on your computer. Here are a few of the tools that are at your disposal:
Kid’s Internet Safety Alliance vice-chair Paul Gillespie lists the following risky online behaviours your children need to avoid and that you need to be aware of:
Making a mud pie is a skill few of us have acquired in life. Follow these easy steps to ensure you use the correct amounts of sand, water and dirt – and for tips on how to decorate your pie. Remember: Do not eat your mud pie! It is only for show.
Virtually all video games have a rating symbol printed prominently on the box cover. The ratings are based on guidelines created by The Entertainment Software Rating Board, a non-profit, self-regulatory body that independently assigns ratings to video games. These ratings are meant to inform parents who are purchasing video games for their children.
Capture some of the holiday magic by staging a puppet show. These props are fun and easy to make. Check our other links for suggestions on how to stage the show and a suggested script for the story of Rudolph.
A Christmas puppet show is a tradition in many households, and it is a great way to get everyone in a festive mood. Why not encourage the children in your family to take a starring role in the holiday entertainment?