Results for kids
  • Forum Thread: School Struggles! Help!

    This time of year it is always difficult to get my children excited about school. After 5 months of school, homework and activities, they are completely uninterested in anything related to school. What are some things I can do to get my kids back in the school spirit? Do you have any tricks...
  • Forum Thread: Help! How do I pick the perfect pet for my kids?

    I want to get our children a pet this year, but I don’t know whether to get a dog, a cat, or something a bit smaller. What type of pet do you have? Is there a “best” pet for kids?
  • Forum Thread: Getting Kids to Share..

    Sharing with siblings and other children can be a difficult concept for small children and even preschoolers to understand. Echoes of “THAT'S MINE!!!!!” can be heard in nearly every household with small children. What are some of the ways you encourage your children to share with...
  • Forum Thread: YouTube and Children--How Do You Prevent the Influence?

    Recently my son found YouTube and loves watching funny videos and clips. I am having a hard time policing the things he watches and I am afraid that he will come across something inappropriate. I've set some parental controls already, but is there something more I can do? How do you limit the influence...
  • Forum Thread: Husband and older step children

    i just jad my daughter in sep she was 3 months early she is considered a micro preemie she weighed 2 pounds at birth we were in the hospital 2 months it made me and my husband closer at first then as my daughter got better and she was out of the hospital and we started having his 5 and 3 year old boys...
  • Forum Thread: Help!!! My son is being bullied

    My 6 year old started kindergarten this year and is riding the bus like a big kid! Recently he started telling me that an older child on the bus picks on him and calls him names. I hate that my son has to deal with kids like this, but unfortunately, I know that it is a fact of life. I struggle...
  • Forum Thread: Snack Time HELP!!!

    My 4 year old and 5 year old are constantly asking me if it is snack time. While I try my hardest to encourage healthy eating, there are some days when I feel like all they want are sugary cereals, candy and cookies. Getting your preschoolers to eat fruit and vegetables isn't always easy, yet...
  • Forum Thread: Help! I can't get my kids to play outside!

    This summer I attempted to get back to basics by encouraging the kind of childhood I remembered. I bought freezer pops, sidewalk chalk and water toys and encouraged my children to play outside most of the day. Yet even with all the fun toys and activities outside, I was amazed at how reluctant my...
  • Forum Thread: Help--How do you get kids to STOP sharing GERMS>????

    I have 4 children under the age of 6. As a result, they share toys, bedrooms—and YES, even germs. I try encouraging hand washing, covering their noses when they sneeze and we have multiple gel sanitizers spaced strategically throughout the house. Yet, no matter what I do...we all get sick. Is there a...
  • Forum Thread: Help! How do you keep the house clean with kids?

    Keeping the house clean is a daily battle with 4 children under the age of 6. While they are beginning to help me in some ways, I do the lion's share of the house work. Over the years I have developed some time saving cleanup tips. One of the best ways to tidy up fast is to carry a wicker basket...
  • Forum Thread: Sharing bedrooms or Private Bedrooms--Which is better?

    When my 4 th child was born, I put all three of my older children in a bedroom together. They are 6,4 and 2. They love sharing a room and have a good time (most of the time). Do you think children NEED their own bedroom or is it better to share a room with your siblings?