Being a parent

Should Kids Be Allowed In Nice Restaurants?

Did you hear about the chef who suggested some restaurants not allow kids? Leslie is one of our VPs and had a quick, personal reaction to this controversial topic. Whose side are you on? When my son, Casey, was two weeks old, my husband and I started taking him to... more

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How can I get parents to take the final step and accept my tutoring Services?

How can I get parents to take the final step and accept my tutoring companies services?   We have 100% State Certified teachers and come to the parents...plus we run offer for the first lesson free and the second one half off... they still don't seem to want... more

Mom makes kids sign strict 'sleepover contract' and parents aren't having it

For a kid, a sleepover is the ultimate fun night with friends. For parents, on the other hand, a sleepover is an endurance test. It involves tons of noise, messy snacks and yelling over and over again for a horde of sugar-high kids to please go to sleep. So it... more

11 parents of teenagers make us laugh about the most humbling job there is

If the baby years were filled with spit-up and the toddler years with tantrums, the teen years are definitely all about the eye rolls. And sighs. And general air of “God, you don’t know anything, Mom and Dad.” Make no mistake about it: Teens are awesome, smart, driven and... more

More parents are saying ‘no’ to homework and teachers might agree

It’s hard to know who dreads homework more: kids or their parents. After a long day, so many families come home to a stack of worksheets and reading assignments they think are important to helping children become better students, but is that really the case? Recently, parents and teachers alike... more

How to deal with toxic family members during the happiest time of year

“If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” It’s one of the most searingly honest quotes from the American spiritual teacher Ram Dass, and it’s obvious why. Families have the ability to push buttons like no other — particularly during the holidays when most people... more

Is climate change a reason to stop having kids?

When you’re a parent, worrying about your children is a full-time job. But in an age of political tumult and the impending threat of climate change, it seems people are feeling more worried than ever before. For parents and would-be parents, there’s genuine fear about what the future holds for... more

5 easy green living tips families can take to combat climate change

This month, a record 7.6 million people took to the streets to strike for climate action. As inspiring as it is to see people of all ages speaking out about the crisis, the magnitude of the problem can make it feel like one that couldn’t possibly be managed through... more