Tag Archives: Columns

Turn off the Screens for Screen-Free Week May 1-7

Rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen during Screen-Free Week May 1-7. Plan to unplug from digital media and spend time playing, daydreaming, creating, exploring, reading and connecting with family and friends. “Screen time” is defined as time spent using any digital media device for entertainment purposes. Other uses of media, such as online

The lowdown on bedwetting

Waking in the middle of the night to change your child’s urine-soaked sheets is not unusual (it affects 20% of 5 year olds and 10% of 8 year olds), but it can be extremely stressful for both children and parents.

Ideas to help create a family vision

I recently had a conversation with someone I haven’t seen in roughly 10 years. We covered the basic topics you would expect after such a time. As we worked through the names and ages of my children he asked “Wow, three girls! Did you ever think you would have three daughters?” Of course my answer

Craft of the month: Bunny and chick pots

Easter crafts are a great way to welcome in the spring season. These bunny and chick pots are the perfect craft activity to do with your children. Not only are they a cute decoration, they also serve a greater purpose—to store all the delicious treats we collect during this season! Supplies: Small ceramic pots  Yellow and

Translating your teens texts

Most parents know that LOL means Laughing Out Loud. You may even know that 420 refers to marijuana. But you may not know that 53X means sex. That worries Brian Bason, CEO at Bark, a new monitoring app. Their website includes a list of popular texting slang terms. For $9.99 a month, they promise to