Gimme, gimme, gimme. If that refrain sounds familiar, then you may have a materialistic kid. With all the online and television ads --- not to mention peer pressure -- that bombard kids every day with the coolest, trendiest toys, it's no wonder kids want more and more stuff. If your child expresses a need to fill up that piggy bank, then there are several ways to handle it. A passion for money isn't necessarily a bad thing, and in a... Read More
It used to be that parents were skeptical when it came to their kids using cell phones. The technology seemed too grown up for kids and teens, and the possibilities of them having instant secret communication with their friends sparked concerns about all kinds of trouble.
Today, all that is changing. More and more parents are getting onboard with the emerging technologies offered by cell phone companies.... Read More
You've got the reading and 'riting down - but what about that last R, 'rithmetic? Math has changed since those days when future moms completed worksheet after worksheet and worked out addition, subtraction, multiplication and division tables - without the aid of a calculator. Math, thankfully, has become more hands-on and applicable to other subjects and disciplines. There's no more "When will I ever use this?" sort of rationality when... Read More