Video games may be a convenient whipping boy for many of society's problems, but they have their benefits as well. According to a new paper from the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, video games teach spatial relations, problem solving, and persistence.
When Fox killed off Family Guy's Brian character, American viewers took to social media to grieve and protest. Were these adult viewers so sheltered as kids that they never developed coping skills?
Kids should learn how to travel, and parents should learn how to support kids to make travel fun and adventurous. I polled a number of friends and family who have traveled with their kids, asking them for their favorite travel tips. Here are eight favorites relating specifically to airplane and road trips, but I am sure these same lessons apply to most every form of transportation.
A new class of luxury wagons offer kids lounging space, onboard coolers, and even DVD-players. The high-end wagons sparked the ire of many online commenters who see such pampering as a clear path to the dystopic future seen in 'Wall-E.'
National Adoption Day: For this National Adoption Day, one mother celebrates the individual that her son has become as he has grown old enough to define himself as more than an adoptee or a "lucky boy" into the person he is meant to be.
Blockbuster Video will close its stores next year. Blockbuster is just the latest casualty of the digital revolution, leaving today's parents wondering how they will explain the world they grew up in to their own kids?
Google celebrates Doctor Who's 50th birthday with an interactive doodle. But, for now at least, it's not available on the US Google page. Don't fret American Doctor Who fans – here's the skinny on how to access the Whodle today.
Every child knows the joys of imaginary play, but it takes a skilled teacher to develop that imaginary play into intentional emergent curriculum.
Many parents raised in different religious backgrounds seek to impart the values of both religions on their kids. Does raising children with two religions offer them the best of both value systems or result in a watering down of faith?
Anti-princess marketing campaigns have earned a lot of public good will as two resoundingly anti-princess themed ads have gone viral in the last few days. However, in the case of one ad for GoldiBlox, the product doesn't quite meet the anti-princess promise.
Town giant mushroom: Kennet Sation, Pa.'s town giant mushroom will be the star of local New Year's Eve celebration. Several towns have adopted similarly quirky New Year's traditions.
Knockout game: A violent teen prank – seen in videos, but probably still an isolated trend – highlights the need to establish strong connections between young people and their community.
Toymaker GoldiBlox's 'Princess Machine' video challenges the status quo for girls' toys that tend to foster stereotypical gender roles steeped in princess culture.