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Family dinner may be thing of the past

The ideal family dinner has everyone sitting around the dinner table and enjoying Mom's cooked-from-scratch meal. But while popular culture may perpetuate the family dinner myth, reality dictates a different story.

Saturday - 09/06/2014, 07:15am EDT

Tags: food, parents, kids

Judge: dad had right to spank child

A judge has overturned an earlier ruling and declared a father's spanking of his 8-year-old son "a reasonable use of force."

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 11:26am EDT

Tags: parents, spanking, child discipline, child abuse

The big switch: Caring and preparing as parents age

As parents age, roles often switch -- caregiver becomes the cared for. As this transition happens, important and often difficult conversations must be had as a family.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 05:59am EDT

Tags: parenting, aging parents, elder care, children, family, virginia morris, lacey mason, parents

Cheering vs. sneering: Why some parents go too far on the sidelines

Playing sports offers more to a child than trophies and goals. But some parents seems to forget the true meaning of sports.

Monday - 05/19/2014, 05:29am EDT

Tags: parenting, sports, parents, Randi Martin

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School board member suggests dress code for parents

A Florida school board member is aiming to change a dress code -- except it's not for students.

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 08:46am EDT

Tags: Sun Sentinel, Dress Code, clothing, parents, huffington post

Is sleeping a group activity? How to get kids back in their own beds

Sleep is a precious commodity for busy parents, but it's hard to get your Zzzs when the kids start jumping in bed with you.

Monday - 03/03/2014, 07:22am EST

Tags: parenting, sleep, Dr. Harvey Karp, parents, Randi Martin

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Snow/rain line divides parents over school closings

Snow days have piled up across the region, but parents in the inner suburbs are questioning why their students can't go to class when the conditions in their neighborhoods are normal.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 12:32pm EST

Tags: winter weather, snow days, schools, school buses, parents, andrew mollenbeck

Matchmaking service serves would-be co-parents, not daters

If your biological clock is ticking but there's no mate, where do you go?

Saturday - 12/28/2013, 10:14am EST

Tags: modamily, parents, kids, Randi Martin

Expert introduces mindfulness meditation to Montgomery Co. students, parents

Tara Brach has been teaching meditation for more than 30 years, and on Oct. 7 she will bring her expertise and insight on the practice to students, parents and teachers in Montgomery County, Md.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 08:55am EDT

Tags: mindfulness, meditation, Tara Brach, Montgomery County schools, students, school, parents

Good to Go: How parents can squeeze exercise into busy schedules

It may sound alarming, but parents can sneak exercise into packed schedules. While free time for parents is often hard to find, getting a little exercise is better than doing nothing at all. A quick workout leaves mom and dad feeling a little more refreshed and relaxed -- and it sets a good example for the kids.

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 09:05am EDT

Tags: Good to Go, parents, exercise, tips

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