The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners & Kids

We’re all concerned about our kids’ nutrition, right? But, there’s so much information out there, much of which seems to contradict itself. On the subject of sugar, however, everyone agrees — it’s important to limit it. In addition to dental health and weight concerns, countless studies have shown it can increase your chances of developing […]

read more

Holiday Balance: 3 Tips to Teach Kids Generosity & Appreciation

As parents, we’re often caught between two very seemingly disparate goals — giving our kids everything they want… and teaching them to appreciate what they have. Ugh, how do you balance the two, especially at Christmas? Well, we have a few suggestions…   Donate Gently Used Toys & Books. Pick a Saturday before Christmas and clear […]

read more

When & How to Leave Your Child Home Alone

Other than driving, allowing your child to stay home unsupervised may be the scariest rite of passage we parents have to endure. But it doesn’t have to be a dramatic transition. We’ve all seen the MacCaulay Culkin holiday classic, but unlike his comically negligent parents, you can actually decide when and how, and make preparations […]

read more

Cool Extracurriculars for Kids on Both Shores

We all know that after school activities are good for kids. They’re helpful in: cutting down on electronics use building confidence relieving stress teaching time management There are certainly plenty of opportunities for kids to participate in team sports after school and on weekends, but what about the non-sports kids, or kids who want or […]

read more