Spanking debates are perennial: When a complete stranger approaches a mom to weigh in on it, parenting peer pressure becomes very real – if you're not being judged for one thing, it's another.
'The Raven' star John Cusack delivers a serviceable performance as famous writer Edgar Allan Poe.
Toy proliferation: There's nothing wrong with providing your child with the comforts of a loving home. But too much of a good thing in the toy box may call for a cleanout and toy rotation.
Screen-Free Week is celebrated – not suffered – April 30 to May 6. Studies show that too much screen time, whether in front of the T.V. or an iPad or computer can hurt development and stifle creativity. So unplug and give your kids the gift of a Screen-Free Week.
For parents of teenagers, the idea that you'd ever love the laundry piles your offspring create can seem crazy. But embrace the moments when you can – some day soon you just may miss those daily dilemmas of raising a teen.
Parents sometimes can spend so much time thinking about being adults that they forget the wonders of holding a soft fleece blanket, or creating a castle out of Play-Doh. Perhaps the key to true happiness can be found when you embrace your inner child.
Arbor Day: The family tree is good for the planet – 5 reasons to plant one, or more
A verb with ancient roots turns out to be surprisingly useful to refer to making sense of tangled masses of information.
A new line of pink LEGOs, marketed towards girls, is just another example of the extreme gendering prevalent in children's popular culture, and enforces the Disney Princess stereotypes that have made Disney billions.
Try "melting” leeks by cooking them slowly in butter. They’re a sweet complement to sautéed scallops and pasta.
'30 Rock,' 'Community,' 'Up All Night' and other NBC favorites face an uncertain future.
World of Warcraft online role-playing game kept a mother connected to her son – and strengthened their relationship – when he moved 1,00 miles from home. When her son moved 1,200 miles away from home.
Mother's Day: The prosaic detail of a mother's day – lived in 15-minute increments of cereal, pet-minding, chauffeuring, professional duties, homework, and ... bedtime – is part what we thank her for.
Parenting styles vary widely, from the helicopter variety to the free range. But a neighbor took the issue into her own hands recently, calling the cops on a dad who left his kids playing alone in a nearby park.