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Nearly all families wrestle with the question of when to allow children to have their own phones. According to Going Wireless, the average age when children get their first mobile devices is 12.1 years. 56% of kids in the 8 to 12-year-old range have their own phones. How’s a parent to decide when is the …

Instead of constantly saying “Don’t do this,” “Don’t do that,” and “No” to your child, learn how say no to the little ‘un without actually saying the words. Choosing your words in a more careful, thoughtful way makes it easier to set boundaries without feeling like the bad guy all the time. Besides, constantly saying …

Many first-time moms make assumptions about parenting that simply aren’t true. Don’t feel bad if you are one of these moms, as parenting is a learning process and mistakes are inevitable. However, there’s plenty you are do to lessen the number of mistakes you make so you raise happy, healthy, functional children. Use the following …

Help yourself be the best parent you can be by keeping the following tips in mind. These tips are ones every parent needs to raise happy, healthy younglings. Use them and see if you don’t notice results sooner rather than later. Be A Good Listener Let your children know you want to learn about what …

Help yourself be the best mom possible with little “fixes” that show your kids how much you love and cherish them. Little moments go a long way in the life of a child, and they will undoubtedly remember those times that you made them feel better, regardless of cause. Take a look at some of …

Teach your child to communicate by example. While raising your voice is sometimes necessary, it is hardly something you need to do on a daily basis. Review a few ways to get a tired/fussy/grumpy child to do what you want without using an angry tone. Lean In Lean in close to your child and put …

Do you look at some parents and wonder how they do it? You’re not the only one. Before putting yourself down over your parenting skills again, take a look at the habits of highly-effective parents and make adjustments as needed. Remember, everyone is doing the best they can, and there’s no one correct method for …

Kids tend to make life a wee bit chaotic. This is part of the fun of having them, however if you feel like your life is increasingly out of control, take advantage of technological innovations to get a handle the chaos. Use the following ideas to enjoy a more organized home life: Make Checklists–With The …

Unfortunately, many parents make the mistake of responding to bad behavior. Rather than adding yourself to this less-than-awesome list, learn to deal with not-great behavior in a positive way that ultimately teaches your kids to behave in the future. It might be difficult at times, but it is definitely worth the effort. Check out a …

Toddlers get into anything and everything when left unsupervised, even if for a few seconds or minutes. Deal with this effectively by finding new and inventive ways to distract your toddler at any given interval. It’s possible to survive ‘toddler time,’ or when these new humans have learned to walk and are curious about the …

Every parent has less-than-stellar moments, and that’s okay–you are human, after all! However, there’s still some phrases you should never, ever say to your children. Ever. Check out the following and if you’ve already said them, apologize to your younglings and make a point of avoiding such language in the future: “What’s Wrong With You?” …

Mornings are a crazy time for pretty much every family in existence. Getting the kids fed, bathed, dressed, and out the door for school is often a challenging process, especially if more than two little ones are involved. Then there’s getting yourself fed, dressed, and out the door…suffice to say, it’s a lot. Rather than …

Bored children are restless children, so rather than dealing with whiny kids all summer or during a long holiday break, find ways to keep them laughing and otherwise entertained. Check out some of our favorite boredom busters and ensure little ones stay occupied: “Sumo Wrestling” Pair extra-large t-shirts with old pillows and have your kids …

Think toddlers are too little to help around the house? Think again! There’s actually quite a few chores toddlers can easily manage on their own, which not only helps you, but also fosters a sense of responsibility and emphasizes the importance of tidiness. Check out a few of the many chores to give your toddlers …

  Being a parent is a hardly a part-time job, and it’s not uncommon to feel like there just aren’t enough hours in each day. Rather than drinking so much coffee you’re buzzing just to get everything done, take a few brilliant parenting hacks to heart. We’ve already discussed numerous (and fabulous) hacks to utilize, …

Are the kids confined to the house because the weather outside is seriously frightful? Rather than watching them slowly develop cabin fever, help them have fun indoors with one or a few “stuck inside” games. There’s plenty of games and activities to keep them busy for hours! Balloon Tennis Blow up a few balloons for …