Reading aloud to kids helps children strengthen vocabulary and unpack complex issues while enhancing parent-child bonds. And while they may never admit it, even middle schoolers secretly like to be read to.
Jennifer Lawrence: Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence was once told that she'd be fired if she didn't lose weight. While girls and women have grown accustomed to being judged by their weight, men tend to be immune from such scrutiny.
Unfazed by the cancellation of the Philadelphia Orchestra's scheduled season opener at Carnegie Hall, the symphony throws open its doors for a free concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
Teaching tolerance: Raising tolerant children requires a willingness to assess one's own internalized stereotypes about race and the time to explore the riches of diversity.
Pope Francis inherited a Catholic church fraught with scandal and internal squabbles. Can a new rhetoric of compassion and acceptance reignite the faithful's devotion to the papacy?
Bigfoot footage: The Sasqatch Genome Project has released a video and DNA evidence that supposedly proves the existence of Bigfoot. The Bigfoot footage more probably confirms that junk science is a lot like junk food inasmuch as it’s overpriced, addictive, makes your mind sluggish.
While doomsayers have been predicting that the Internet will render libraries obsolete for over a decade, young people aren't ready to give them up just yet, says a Pew Research Center report.
The real life residents of former Nickelodeon television series, 'Gullah Gullah Island' are in danger of losing their island to developers, presenting a rare opportunity for families to connect childhood memories with current events.
Cybersecurity is an increasingly important kind of awareness for everybody to have, because, in this very social media environment, security – of our data, identity, and property – it's just as “crowd-sourced” as media is now. Cybersecurity has become such a pervasive risk that the Department of Homeland Security has designated October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. We all know that kids are doing as much, if not more, sharing and producing as everybody else. So here, from our brand-new guide at ConnectSafely.org, are some kid-specific cybersecurity pointers for parents:
Government shutdown: The federal government shutdown is the political equivalent of a 'rage quit,' leaving kids and families to suffer as collateral damage.
Shutter-happy parents love sharing kid photos, cute stories, and parenting mishaps on social media, but how much sharing is too much? Try the 'grandma rule,' suggests this mom.
Tempter tantrums and disruptive outbursts stem from a flood of complex emotions that would stymie many adults. Kids need support and empathy from adults to navigate emotional roller coasters and develop coping skills.
Alanis Morissette: Her former nanny has sued the singer and her husband for lack of overtime pay and shift breaks. The case of Alanis Morissette and her nanny highlights the precariously vital yet vulnerable position of caregivers.