Snooki and Miley Cyrus, regulars in the celebrity news cycle, probably don't model ideal behavior for teens. Parents can help teens evaluate pop star behavior by discussing how their family values relate to what they see in the media.
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?
Saturday will be a day devoted to the quaint notion that children can actually play outside, with one another, period. Without their parents and maybe even without a squeeze bottle of Purell. They’ll be fine!