Story time: Kids love to snuggle up with a grown-up and a good book. Adults who make room for discussion during story time can take the experience and the learning to a whole new level, says a new study from Kansas State University.
Location services and apps like Foursquare let kids 'check in' on social media in a fun way to create a digital diary, interact with friends, and learn about new places to visit. However, broadcasting kids' locations to the world comes with some inherent risks.
The Super Hero Squad may sound like the boy equivalent of the Disney Princess syndrome, but this mom doesn't buy that. She did buy Little People superheroes as beginner models of strength, courage, and sacrifice for the greater good.
New fall show, MasterChef Junior, set to premier on FOX later this month, could begin to crack the rigid gender stereotypes that identify girls as cooks and boys as chefs.
While parents of generations past struggled to have the dreaded 'sex talk,' today's parents must broach a whole new set of challenging topics from protocol for school shootings to texting while driving. Honesty is key.
The American modern family no longer resembles the old vision of a 'traditional family,' says a new study from Ohio State University; marriages are in decline, divorces on the rise, and adult kids are returning home bringing some big shifts in the makeup of US households.
Miley Cyrus and her new nude music video 'Wrecking Ball': Record numbers click on her newest shock. But perhaps viewers might consider whether expressing that shock in public forums isn’t contributing to someone’s wallet and another’s downfall.
Kid apps purporting to be educational have come under fire from the Federal Trade Commission and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, however as in so many childhood experiences, the inherent value of screen time depends heavily on parents' roles in providing context.
Lisa Suhay and her 9-year-old son caught a rare glimpse of fiery trails in the evening sky last night that unleashed the family's imaginations and sparked a sleuthing adventure.
Facebook can be an easy way to share baby and kid photos with family and friends, but when should parents start asking their children for consent?
Mom Kimberly Hall's open letter to teen girls – placing responsibility for her teen boys' sexual desires on provocative teen girls – is off the mark, but it does provide a good starting point for discussion about self-sexualization, body image, and our toxic culture.
The National Wildlife Foundation's 11-city Hike and Seek turns the old-fashioned family hike into, well, a Disney marketing adventure -- at $25 a pop. Is good old-fashioned wholesome outdoor activity already an endangered species for family life?
Adopt a chicken: Yes, Mom, a new pet idea straight off the rescue jet from California. 1,000-plus white leghorn chickens rescued from gassing at a California battery cage egg farm are now in New York waiting for their forever families to adopt them through Animal Place, a sanctuary for rescued farm animals.