Parenting

Finding the Right Punishment: To Spank, or Not?

Parenting

by Beccastone Editorial

Corporal punishment was in the news recently when a group of familial caretakers in Michigan was arrested for spanking a child and posting a video online. We can all agree that putting your child’s bad behavior and subsequent punishment on public display is probably not a good idea. The goal of discipline should be to correct destructive behavior and …

Harsh Words Can Hurt

Parenting

by Beccastone Editorial

It’s not easy to figure out what kind of discipline works for your child.  There is lots of trial and error, and what works at one stage doesn’t necessarily keep working.  At some point, most parents, even those who might not engage in physical discipline, resort to yelling at children when they do something wrong.  …

Make Reading Cool…Even in the Summer

Culture & Entertainment / Parenting

by Beccastone Editorial

As the days get hotter, it can be quite challenging to get kids to tackle their summer reading lists.  Beccastone spoke with Katie Titterton, communications director for the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF), for some tips on why summer reading list are important and how we can get our children to read more.

 

Isn’t summer the time for kids …

A Remedy for Bad Language

Parenting

by Gail Goode

My beautiful, poised, smart 17-year old daughter had a problem — she had become a casual and regular user of curse words. She must think it’s cool to use certain four letter words all the time. She used to do it only around her friends. But then she started slipping and using bad language at …

Traveling Tips

Parenting

by Pholesha Johnson

When you’re traveling with preschoolers, some advance planning will provide for a smoother trip for all. Here are some of the things I do to prepare, whether going by car, bus or train, or for a day trip or longer.

Getting ready…

Google the city or location you’re traveling to and include mom blogs in your search …

Budget Activities!

Parenting

by Clarissa Murray

With the economy the way it is and money pretty tight, I have had to be more creative in finding activities to do with my grade schoolers that are fun, inexpensive and educational. Here are a few recent favorites that have worked pretty well for my two kids, a girl aged 9 and a boy …

Separation Anxieties

Parenting

by Pholesha Johnson

Most women (and men) somehow recover and find that life goes can go on after divorce. At some point to move on you accept that the life that you once dreamt about, lived and loved — is over and there’s a new normal. As adults even when we don’t always have the answers to life’s …

A Few Minutes with Erica Reid

Parenting

by Beccastone Editorial

(Author, The Thriving Child–Parenting Successfully Through Allergies, Asthma, and Other Common Challenges (Foreword by Jennifer Lopez))

Beccastone: What is your book about and who is your audience?

Erica Reid: My book is for all parents and caregivers who want to live a more stress-free, healthy lifestyle. My book shows how they can make changes in their homes …

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