A brand new school year is upon us, and with it comes an opportunity to sign up your child for any number of extracurricular activities. Here in Kansas City, the sky’s the limit when it comes to options. From swim team to dance class, chess club to music lessons, parents may find themselves swimming in a sea of options. Just how do you determine which ones will be in your child’s best interest?
Does the idea of leaving your child home alone evoke images from the 1990s movie Home Alone? No need to panic! For many, leaving children home alone is not only an “earned” convenience of sorts for parents, but also a rite of passage for children.
Yikes! You have a teenager! And that teenager probably wants more freedom, right? If you are fighting the curfew battle, here are some tips to help you navigate these choppy waters of parenting teens.
How Old Is Old Enough for Social Networking?
Even though there are good reasons to postpone networking on grownup sites, kids have figured out that it’s very easy to lie about age online. Also, many parents regard the under 13 rule as a guideline, more like the ratings associated with movies rather than the law of the land. As a result, millions of children have signed up for accounts on Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites.
As your children enter their tween and teen years, it’s natural to give them more privacy and control over their rooms. But what do you do if they are living in chaos? Many children are disorganized and messy, which makes it hard for them to function. By following these steps you can help them get organized and stay that way!