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  • Cyber Rites of Passage - Age appropriate use of smart devices - a free maual from Banana Moments Foundation www.bananamoments.com
    The best way to stay current on social media and youth trends
    Every law enforcement official and cyber safety expert advises parents to get educated and stay informed about the social media trends in youth culture, which is incredibly challenging to do because the cyber social landscape our children navigate...
  • 2015 Influenza
    Flu Watch 2015
    This year's Flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in recent years. Vaccinations are designed to cover most versions of the Flu. Each year thousands of lives are claimed by Influenza and according to the CDC this year's strain,...
  • Lisa Berry, Founder of BRAVE Society bully prevention and intervention strategies
    New workplace anti-bully law (AB2053) is instructive for parents
    This year a new anti-bullying law (AB2053) takes effect for the workplace, and it raises good questions for the home and school as well. Lisa Ford-Berry, founder of BRAVE Society, a Carmichael non-profit dedicated to bullying prevention and...
  • Working Moms Unite Through OMG
    Los Angeles Working Moms Unite through OMG
    Mothering is a busy job, especially when you are working mom, and who understands that better than another mom with a demanding career? That is just what Erica Moore-Burton thought when she formed OMG, or Outstanding Mothers Group, as a networking...
  • Make Super Bowl party prep easy with ergonomic Crisp cooking tools
    Make Super Bowl party prep easy with ergonomic Crisp cooking tools
    Watching the Big Game is fun, but hosting a Super Bowl party can seem overwhelming. Having the right tools can make party prep easier. The newCrispcooking tools can help hostesses spend less time in the kitchen and more time watching the game (and...
  • Future may be uncertain due to snowplow parents
    Future may be uncertain due to snowplow parents
    While snowplow parents are certainly wreaking havoc in the lives of their maturing children, probably the worst thing is that the more interference the parents generate, the less the child believes in his or her own worth. Failure to believe in...
  • Don't blame autism parents for measles outbreak
    Don't blame autism parents for measles outbreak
    Over the past several days it has not gone unnoticed that autism parents are being blamed for the outbreak in Measles at the California-based Disneyland. As the number of cases grow, now up to 68, so do the number of allegations by various news...
  • Measles outbreak in Disneyland focuses on unvaccinated children and adults
    Measles outbreak in Disneyland focuses on unvaccinated children and adults
    The recent outbreak of measles in Disneyland has focused criticism on parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. Of the 70 people diagnosed with measles across six states, only a small percentage was vaccinated. Those infected with measles...
  • Woodfield Mall to renovate
    Woodfield Mall to undergo dramatic transformation
    Chicago has many shopping destinations. Woodfield Mall is one of the largest shopping destinations in the United States. Woodfiled Mall has nearly 300 retail, dining and entertainment options. In an effort to better the shopping experience,...
  • Graduates
    What you need to know about education tax credits for 2014 returns
    College students, and parents who pay college expenses for their dependents, get some relief from escalating tuition costs at tax time by taking advantage of tuition tax credits. For 2014 tax returns, two credits are available — the American...
  • kiah running
    The Little Gym
    Robin Wes opened the first The Little Gym in 1976 in Washington. Today there are more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. The Little gym offers physical activities in a non-competitive environment and the focus is on physical education, learning and...
  • Frozen Party
    Frozen Party at the Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
    Come out to the Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky on Friday, January 30 for a Frozen Party. The fun starts at 5p.m. and goes until 8p.m. For just $5, you can roller skate, have pizza and pop, and meet Anna and Elsa. There will be photo op&...
  • crafty crayons for kids activities
    Visit Lakeshore Learning Stores for free children's crafts during February 2015
    During the cold and snowy Chicago winter, parents can find warm, inexpensive weekend fun at weekly free children's craft events scheduled at local Lakeshore Learning stores. Each Saturday in the month of February from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,...
  • Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, Maryland
    Explore Baltimore with Kids
    It's a holiday weekend. Time to explore Baltimore! There are many tourist attractions, sightseeing sites, and historic sites in Maryland's famous city. You may need two, three, or even four days to see all the sightseeing and tourist...
  • This weekend: Annual school symposium to be held in Astoria
    This weekend: Annual school symposium to be held in Astoria
    This weekend families in Western Queens can attend an annual school fair in order to find out what local school options exist in their communities, join the SMART CLUB and Junior SMART CLUB at a local Queens library branch, spend an afternoon...