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.
Teens drinking hand sanitizer to get drunk is a new trend noticed by California authorities. While overall underage drinking has been going down in the past decade, 72 percent of teens who do report having had an alcoholic drink apparently were able to get it without resorting to the gooey gel.
Experts say the more creatively children play, the less lucrative it is for toy makers. They advocate returning to the games kids no longer play.
In today's highly sexualized environment – where 5-year-olds wear padded bras – some see the toddlers-and-tiaras Disney princess craze leading to the pre-teen pursuit of "hot" looks. Do little girls become little women too soon?
When self-expression gives way to self-doubt, a little support can help.