"Is my son gifted?" "Is my daughter overweight?" are among the questions parents are typing into Google. And despite their good intentions to learn more about their kids, parents' searches are showing clear gender biases.
Rushing kids through their day leaves an impression on them that there is little time for play and enjoying life. Slowing down, taking time, and stopping the hustle can help parents and kids embrace simple pleasures more.
A new Harvard study reports that school closures from weather have little impact on student performance, while delayed school openings due to inclement weather have an adverse effect on some students.
Students helped to shape the New York City Department of Education's guide on social media for students. Kids around the country are asking for this kind of guidance, how will other administrators respond?
'From 1994' captures a mom’s tender love for her son, through a letter she wrote before her death, opened years later when he was 12-years-old. One new mom connects with it on multiple levels, having also lost her mother when she was young.
Winter Storm Janus, named by The Weather Channel, sparked complaints from one mom's son about its weak sound, which in turn sparked a teachable moment: How a name like 'Janus' could pack a powerful punch, when you take the time to learn its origins.
Sunday's championship games offered teachable moments on leadership, sportsmanship, and even lip reading.
Jennifer Lopez was gushing earlier this week about the first love note she received from her son, Max. Remember to keep those love notes handy, J-Lo. When he enters his teens, you may need them as a reminder of his mother love, even if he doesn't show it.
A new Harvard University study published this week reports that the obesity rate is rising among low-income kids, and cites lack of spaces for exercise as one contributing factor. One community serves as an exception, thanks to a neighborhood matriarch's example and a task force of caring parents.
Girl Scouts began cookie sales around the US this past week. Scouts are using apps to track their sales, while customers can pick up smart phones to locate cookie sellers in their area, or whet their appetites for Thin Mints by following the Girl Scouts on multiple social networks.
Two separate teen pregnancy studies have been linked to MTV's 'Teen Mom' and '16 and Pregnant' reality shows. One reports lower teen pregnancy rates due to the shows, the other reports glamorized perceptions of teen motherhood.
Monster drinks investigation: The San Francisco city attorney and the New York state attorney general have partnered up to investigate if the maker of Monster drinks is directly marketing to kids. True or not, the frontline of the battle against bad foods for kids begins at home.
The talk of mom rage is bubbling up online again, bringing with it questions of how well moms in particular re-set expectations around raising kids. Does heading off meltdowns mean sacrificing the old "normal" for the new?
The winter season often includes school science fairs for many elementary school students. The annual science fair offers a perfect chance for parents to experiment with how hands-off they can be when it comes to letting kids prepare projects on their own.
Raised with parents only speaking Arabic at home, one mother learns the benefits of raising her own bilingual daughter and shares tips for raising a child proficient in two languages.
Westboro Baptist Church showed up at church services in California this weekend. How would you respond if they strained religious conversations in your own home?
Chewbacca's 'Star Wars': Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, has tweeted behind-the-scenes photos of the cast. Fans of the legendary sci-fi film series see the tweets as a reflection of their own family memories.