Parenting Skills

Let’s Get Ready for School! Fun Summer Activities to Prepare for Kindergarten

Every September, children across America get a fresh start: They head back to school. At KinderCare, young learners get a jumpstart by reviewing alphabet letters. The review encourages school readiness for children who are starting kindergarten in September. Think of it as a learning bridge from summer into the start of the school year. While

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Night Waker? Early Riser? Children’s Sleep Expert Dr. Super Troubleshoots Your Family’s Sleep Woes

For their first few years, children spend half their lives asleep. But parents seem to spend much of those early years trying to get more sleep. That conundrum (familiar to all parents) prompted us to call Dr. Elizabeth Super, a pediatrician and children’s sleep specialist with the Pediatric Sleep Medicine program at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s

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Airplane Travel with Children: A Survival Guide

Spring break is coming! Are you ready to fly with your children? No? No wonder. Packed planes, multiple connections, security lines: These days flying can be a real challenge. Add a child or three to the experience and, well, let’s just say that for parents, flying is not exactly relaxing. But there are things you can do to

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Can You Teach Your Children About Money? This Father of Five says, “Yes!”

Good financial habits don’t grow on trees, notes Jesse Mecham, co-founder of the online financial-planning tool You Need a Budget (YNAB). Mecham knows something about money and children: He has five kids himself, and each of them has his or her own spending budget (courtesy of dad’s software, of course). If you want your children to

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