When planning a trip with the kids, parents try to think of all the unexpected situations and plan accordingly. You bring extra wipes, diapers, changes in clothes, and stockpile snacks and activities to survive being stuck in a car, plane, train or hotel room. Here are some less-obvious ways you can make your trip a little easier.
The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” has been a topic of interest among teens, national media and adults. It depicts a series of tapes created before a teen’s suicide. The graphic nature of the content, including scenes of sexual violence and suicide, has experts and school districts cautioning parents about the program.
The most common statement I hear from former hospice families is, “Gee, I wish we had turned to hospice sooner.” Although each of us is mortal, death and dying are not something we spend much time thinking about. We’re too busy living day to day.
The time will come, whether you are ready or not, when Grandma and Grandpa will ask if your precious child can sleep over. Even for experienced parents, the mere thought of your child not sleeping in his or her own cozy bed causes anxiety. However, with the right preparation, everyone can be set up for success. Here are some personal and legal tips to make sure everyone is ready for that sleepover.
Bottle flipping is so 2016 for kids right now. The new craze? Fidget Spinners. They’ve been seen at school, plus local baseball fields, parks, and playgrounds. This airplane propeller-like toy (which ranges in price from $3-$10) was originally created to relieve stress for kids and adults, along with provide a calming or focus tool for those with attention disorders.
Parenting is like my grandma joining Facebook… or Christopher Columbus sailing to the New World. You’re constantly discovering new things that millions of people already know about. I have a 2-year-old son and a daughter who is almost 1, and they are always doing things — things that cause me to question my sanity or their normalcy.