Video games are a popular pastime with kids, especially adolescent boys. It’s probable that many games they want to play aren’t age-appropriate or violence free. It can be a hassle to research every game that comes along, but Patricia-Anne Tom at POPSUGAR gives us a helping hand. She’s written an article that lists 10 parent-approved […]
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With the rise of technological advancements and devices being produced each year, there are many mental and health concerns arising, especially in regard to children. While there are many questions still unanswered, new studies are confirming that technology is not suited for children’s rapidly growing brains. With many adults being accustomed to the latest technologies […]
You can now get baby-data apps that allow you to chart and analyze your baby’s data to understand how he or she really measures up to the other babies in terms of developmental milestones and other behaviors: The Data Driven Parent Is this something we need? This capability will give some data-driven parents comfort, but […]
“Call me a terrible mother. I have an only child.” “A general picture emerges that only children are loners, misfits and always, always selfish. I don’t buy it.” These are quotes are from a New York Times article entitled Only Children-Lonely and Selfish? that discusses the misinformed negative view of having an only child, and […]
Joan Acocella writes a comprehensive and fascinating review of the popular literature on whether we are over-parenting our children. (see Acocella Review. She begins by discussing whether we’re spoiling them by placing inordinate value on every thought that crosses their minds, and putting every scribble on the refrigerator. What used to be called spoiling is […]
“A poor child is likely to hear millions fewer words at home than a child from a professional family. And the disparity matters.” This is a quote from “The Power Of Talking to Your Baby”, a New York Times article that discusses the research of Betty Hart and Todd Risley which was published a book […]
Our weekly routine is typically so busy and stressful, that sometimes the best thing we can do for our kids is to spend a holiday weekend at home relaxing rather than fighting the traffic to pack in another adventure or experience. How often do your kids get to do nothing, or, most importantly, see their […]
There has been a lot of attention paid lately to the cost of employing a nanny and whether it makes more sense for a mom to stay home from work rather than incur the cost of child care. Lilian Faulhaber, an associate professor of law at Boston University recently wrote an article for the New […]
If you’d like to keep your nanny long term, here are a few things you don’t want to ask them to do • Cook family meals every night. (cooking for children is a typical job responsibility.) Some nannies love to cook and you may pay a nanny extra for cooking dinner for your family. But […]
Pitfall #3: Underpaying a Nanny Hiring a nanny rather than using a daycare is a luxury for many people. It’s understandable that a family would look for the best rate possible when hiring a nanny. Her employment is typically a long term commitment, and her pay represents a substantial monthly expense to the family. Unfortunately, […]
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