A new study shows that 709,000 kids in the United States, aged 12 to 14, are drinking beer, liquor and other alcoholic beverages. But what's more surprising is that they aren't just getting it from friends; a large percentage of youngsters are getting their alcohol from their parents.
Here's how to help your child cope with receiving fewer valentines than others.
Google has kicked off their yearly nationwide art contest, Doodle for Google, encouraging K-12 kids to design their homepage logo, earning cash for their own education and their school!
Between absent playmates and those "combo" gifts, kids with holiday-season birthdays can get all bah-humbug. Expert Devra Renner and some wily moms share tips on how to make these birthday bummers all better.
Let me preface this by saying that I am not a Scrooge. I love this time of year. I like dressing up and going to holiday parties. I like overeating and overdrinking. I like buying presents for my friends and family. What I don't like is buying a present for your baby. I'll explain.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that education experts are pushing for a major redo of teacher-prep programs in our country, with tougher admission and graduation standards and a much bigger emphasis on classroom training for candidates who wish to teach in elementary and secondary schools. Should the teaching-accreditation process should be more stringent?
The New York Times' Motherlode blog called our attention to a Brain Child Magazine essay in which the writer ponders whether, in the face of the many unpredictable catastrophes we've seen in the world these past 10 years, we can possibly prepare our children for the future. Should we remain focused on pushing toward Ivy League pursuits? Or should we be training our kids to survive in any economy -- and maybe even to chop wood?