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In schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash

December 20, 2015 A backlash against American Muslims is leaving a mark on some of the nation’s youngest minds, parents sa. more »»

Death common in kids’ films

December 13, 2015 LOS ANGELES — In the latest Pixar release, “The Good Dinosaur,” little Arlo’s dad is dramatically washed away by a raging river. more »»

Keep kids safe from tech hacks

December 13, 2015 NEW YORK — Parents around the world have been understandably shaken by the hacking of a VTech database containing information on the more than 6 million children who use the company’s toys. more »»

sleepy students

December 6, 2015 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Middle and high school students are tired of the early start for school. Literally, tired. So are their parents and teacher. more »»

Kiddie tech beyond video games, tablets

December 6, 2015 NEW YORK — What to get a tech-savvy kid who’s tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for building circuits to a talking dinosaur powered by... more »»

Reading to kids lessens perils of baby-sitting

December 6, 2015 Usually when I am out in public taking care of the grandsons, I get some strange looks like people have never seen a middle-aged guy toting around kids. more »»

Kindergarten revolves around outdoors

November 29, 2015 KIMBERTON, Pa. more »»

Ho, ho, whoa!

November 22, 2015 BOSTON — Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie “Jurassic World” and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group’s annual list of hazardous toys released Wednesda. more »»

ACA spells out parents’ responsibilities for dependents

November 22, 2015 Question: What must I do to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) when it comes to health insurance? Answer: The ACA requires every American to secure and maintain medical insurance for yourself... more »»

Autistic teen chef turns food aversion

November 15, 2015 IRVINE, Calif. — When Chase Bailey was diagnosed with autism at 2, his mother feared he’d never enjoy a typical childhood. Indeed, he hasn’. more »»

Mr. Mom not unlike Gramps

November 15, 2015 They say it takes a special kind of man to be Mr. Mom. Well, for about three days a week over the last several months, I have become that ma. more »»

‘Happiness advantage’

November 8, 2015 Are you happy? Very happy? If you’re in your 30s or older, a new study has found that you’re less likely to answer “yes” than your parents were. more »»

Teens spend average of 9 hours a day with media

November 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorite. more »»

Eyes on the sky

October 25, 2015 BEAVER FALLS, Pa. It’s a clear day in late September. The sun is shining, and a light breeze blows from the east. It’s a bit cramped in the air traffic control tower at the Beaver County Airport. more »»

Child visitation made easier with ‘Matthew’s Place’

October 25, 2015 MCCOOK, Neb. — Matthew’s Place in McCook is helping parents learn how to be parents. more »»

HAUNTING door decor

October 17, 2015 Want to display your Halloween spirit right at the front door? These nine do-it-yourself projects are simple enough to be done by kids with an adult’s help, and use easy-to-find supplies. more »»

Mom balances family with competitive distance running

October 17, 2015 MONROE, Mich. — Life would seem to be busy enough without sports for Liz Shafer of Monroe. The 38-year-old has a husband and four children ranging in age from 11 to 2. more »»

Sweet parenting

October 11, 2015 MASON CITY, Iowa — Two weeks after the Iowa State Fair, Randy Elsbernd is extracting honey from boxes of honeycombs in his garage. more »»

Tiny house, with kids:

October 4, 2015 Last year, William and Laura Baird got rid of half of their kids’ toys, half of their kitchen’s contents and a third of the family’s clothes. more »»

5 things I used to take for granted before I became a mom

October 4, 2015 Life was so much simpler before I had my daughter. There were things — simple, everyday things — that I used to be able to do whenever I wanted. I took those things for granted, but now I miss them. more »»



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