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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, by the time children have reached the fifth grade, around 80 percent of them have been physically punished. They also report that physical punishment, which includes spanking and hitting, has been shown to be ineffective and lead to more aggressive behavior. They recommend that parents use more effective
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By the time your child is in the third grade, they would know how to read and write. It is also the time when children develop a keen interest in books. You can encourage that interest in reading by giving them the right kind of books to read. What kind of books would a third
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iStock Nicknamed ‘the land of the rising sun’, Japan is a small country in Asia with a crimson sun at the center of its flag. The civilizations and culture of the country have been among the oldest in the world. Japan has influenced the world and continues to do so even today, thanks to its
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE When you are taking a baby/ toddler in a car, you need to secure them in a rear-facing car seat in the back. But if you are driving alone with your baby, keeping an eye on them at all times, without turning back, is difficult. Not knowing how they are
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A sleepover or a camping night isn’t complete without some scary stories for teens. Whether you are doing a study night out or grouped to enjoy a night after the exams, sharing scary stories will give you a thrill like none other. So, why not freak each other out in your next night out? MomJunction
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Whether it is sports, music or arts & craft, teenagers benefit in multiple ways by indulging in hobbies and extracurricular activities. They spend most of their time at school but the way they utilize their leisure time makes a difference
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It seems pretty unlikely that there are any parents out there who want to talk to their children about divorce. It’s an ugly, messy word that’s hard to explain, especially to children. When you think or hear about having to explain divorce to little ones, most often you probably think about parents having to explain
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IN THIS ARTICLE After being invaded by the Mughals, the French and the Dutch, India was under the rule of the British Empire for nearly 200 years. The struggle for India’s Independence was mostly non-violent, laden with inspirational tales and lessons for all of us, especially children. Indian Independence history is vast and may encourage
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Families large and small all know the struggle of trying to create, design and develop ideas for sharing a bedroom. Whether the children in your family are bunking up out of necessity or simply because they enjoy one another’s company (enjoy it while you can!), we have a few tips, tricks, and ideas for sharing
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Machu Picchu is one of the ancient wonders of the world and provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Inca civilization. Nestled in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu was almost a secret and not known to the western world until the beginning of the 20th century. So,
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By Caroline Knorr You may wonder why certain social media such as Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok get so popular with kids and teens practically overnight. It’s because kids want to be where their friends are. But what if your kid wants to share something with someone they’re not friends with online, like their assigned lab
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One thing seems certain, however. This baby is likely to be royally cute. In anticipation of the bundle of joy’s arrival, we’re here to remind you that Prince Harry was a truly adorable baby. There are endless photos from the famous redhead’s childhood to back that up. Sadly, baby photos of Meghan aren’t as readily
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Parents will always worry about how their child will do academically. Academic success is found to be linked to DNA genetics and some parents may not know that their child was probably already born with what they need to succeed. Children are more likely to succeed in subjects either parent was good at. One study
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IN THIS ARTICLE Fashionable, stylish, and updated with the latest trends. That’s how meticulous teens are when it comes to their appearance. Wouldn’t such a fashionable person want to smell good too? Perfumes for teens are an integral part of their grooming, as smelling good gives a pleasant feeling not just for the person wearing
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A 1995 study found that by the age of three, children in low-income homes knew 30 million less words that children raised in upper-class homes. They found that this word gap was due to the fact that children in lower-income homes were not spoken to as often as children in high-income homes. Newer research shows
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Image: iStock Even the brightest and sharpest of teenagers have scope for learning something new. The idea of trivia questions for teens is just that. These intriguing and witty questions challenge the teen’s brain to learn and explore a lot more than they would normally do. A trivia quiz can be on various subjects ranging
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There are many different causes of ear drainage. The most common type of drainage from the ear is earwax, which keeps the ear clean and healthy. Other types of drainage and discharge include blood, clear fluid, and pus. These may signal a ruptured eardrum or ear infection. Anyone who notices ear discharge after an injury
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Gas is simply air in the stomach or intestines, but for some babies, it seems to be very painful. When a baby has gas, tiny bubbles develop in their stomach or intestines, sometimes causing pressure and stomach pain. Many gassy babies are not bothered by their gas, but some become restless and cannot sleep until
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Paying kids for chores has long been a debate in family households. Some caretakers prefer demonstrating that hard work means earning money. Others are in the camp of making sure kids know chores mean being an active member of the family, not a pay day. HuffPost reached out to parents to see how different families
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Cod is a healthful type of fish with many dietary benefits. It is high in protein and low in fat, which makes it an excellent protein source. Cod is also high in vitamins and minerals that are essential to bodily functioning. Some of the best ways to consume cod is steamed, baked, or grilled. It
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Meningitis causes a characteristic rash on the skin. Learning to spot the signs and distinguish a meningitis rash from similar rashes can help a person receive treatment quickly. Meningitis is an infectious disease caused by certain viruses, bacteria, or fungi. It causes swelling of the meninges, which are the coverings on the brain and spinal
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