Among unrealistic and often useless tech toys for kids today, a new wrist-worn cellphone in bright colors has the means to be an important tool for parents to keep their kids safe.
There is often an awkward dynamic in relationships between friends with kids and friends without kids. One mom realizes that her baby doesn't end those friendships, but rather opens a door to welcome loving role models for her daughter.
Robin Roberts joins the judges panel of 'Dancing With the Stars' and Billy Dee Williams found himself safe for another week. Thanks to hard core 'Star Wars' and ballroom dance fans, geek culture, the arts, and multiple generations are colliding on the dance floor.
Arnold Schwarzenegger promotes the film 'Sabotage' this week. Meanwhile, another generation of kids learns to parrot his famous line from 'The Terminator,' many who aren't old enough to have ever seen him say 'I'll be back" on screen.
The rise in mom and dad blogs over the last decade is staggering. Billions of parents of all kinds have taken to the Internet to share tales of their kids and their adventures, live-blogging childhood in ways more immediate than any hardbound baby book.
A new study and paper from Canada's premier digital and media literacy organization, MediaSmarts, offers valuable data on the online behavior of young adults. Though the study targets Canadian youth, the insights have international appeal.
Elephants escape circus in St. Louis, reminding some parents that the childhood joys of seeing the circus have to be balanced with a respect for the elephants that are trained to entertain.
The children's music genre has come a long way in recent years, with popular adult musicians and bands creating their own kid-friendly albums, and popular kid groups like "Yo Gabba Gabba" selling out shows in major arenas around the world. From catchy classics that get stuck in your head, to songs that sound like nails on a chalkboard, how well do you know children's music?
Gerald R. Ronning – known better as Mr. Gerald – is a master chess player, and an instructor for kids in need. He is also a curmudgeon at times. The whole package makes him the perfect mentor.
One mom plays out the mommy wars debate – stay at home or stay at work – not against others, but with herself. A one-woman argument results, with this mom taking both sides.
Spring Equinox: One mom eschews spring cleaning for some good, old-fashioned, digging in the dirt. She learns the best way to bond with her kids is tending to garden beds, not wiping muddy prints off the floor.
Where do 'Bronies' come from? What do they represent? How can we educate kids and adults about the cultural influence that is creating a community shooting down stereotypes?
It's important to determine when it's appropriate to speak up on a sensitive issue, and how to do so when there is a need. Here are seven tips from a professional facilitator for tackling tough conversations.
Grayson Bruce was bullied for his 'My Little Pony' backpack, only to be told by his school to leave it at home to avoid triggering bully attacks. The response from the school prompts the question: How much does adult response inspire kids to tease?