- Health & Family
Parents get innovative in how they divvy up allowances, chores
Thanks to iPhones and video games such as "The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim," it's a bit more difficult for parents to teach their kids about banking, investing and the value of the almighty dollar bill.
Higher temperatures make family hiking a practical activity
Winter months are usually when families buckle down and hunker in. The lowering temperatures encourage families to stay inside with movies or board games.
Sarah Coyne: Delaying discipline is often wise choice
I don't know how it happened, but sometime between college and stay-at-home-motherhood, I became averse to spontaneity. I'm a woman with a plan, and if for some terrifying reason I don't have a plan, the world becomes bleak and broken.
- Parents' planner (Feb. 7-13)
Sarah Coyne: Kid-friendly websites are secure, fun
With so many questionable places to visit online, it can be tricky to know where to begin when our littlest kids start showing an interest in the Internet.
Heartfelt fun: Decorative candleholder a fun family project for Valentine's Day
If you're looking for a fun, Valentine's Day-themed craft project for the kids, look no further than Pinterest. The online content-sharing service offers a wealth of "craft projects, recipes and DIY projects, and not just girly ones," says Karalee McDonald, education coordinator at Spiva Center for the Arts.
Sarah Coyne: Negative labels hurt kids' growth
The baby was in his highchair, playing with a sippy cup of milk. He flipped and spun it over and over until its engineered promises were finally broken and a few drops of milk spilled from the lid.
Early rising helps kids handle days better
Does it matter whether your child is a morning person? It might be more important than you think.
- Parents' planner (Jan. 24-30)
Sarah Coyne, columnist: Acting out tornado is therapy for kids
There was a group of little girls running through the living room, screaming at the top of their lungs. Some were mine, and some were friends, but all were wild and sweet.
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