children

Motivation IS, an inside job. Inertia is the most difficult thing to overcome.  When it gets down to improving ourselves in any part of our lives, we must have a clear reason to get started and to keep going. The reason IS our motivation for doing the thing that we do. To simply attempt to […]

Angela Bassett recently spoke with PEOPLE’s Editor-In-Chief, Jess Cagle, and opened up about her children experiencing racism. She explained, “Even from the age of four—from preschool. [My children] have had to deal with—as crazy as it seems or sounds, color issues. Or, because they were African-Americans, and whether other kids would play with them or have [an] issue […]

Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to help your children deal with their experience and your family’s current circumstance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Reassure your children that you love them, that all of you will be okay and that they can talk to you about anything worrying or upsetting […]

At some point during the parenting experience, a child is going to ask, “Is that a boy or a girl?” It’s a valid question for a young child. They’re realizing that the world is larger than their immediate surroundings and are starting to crave details. That’s a red car, the ball is round, the cookie […]

According to The Daily Mail, If you want to give your kid a little bit of a head start in school, you may want to give them fish oil pills. A Swedish study found children who consumed fish oil pills significantly improved their ability to read in just three months, compared to kids who did […]

You may remember the popular home renovation show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. It aired on ABC for nine seasons and featured countless families in need getting their homes renovated or rebuilt by a team of experts. Hosted by Ty Pennington of HGTV fame, the show provided a fantasy outlet for families who could live vicariously […]

There’s a toddler gym where the mostly white and wealthy folks go that I take my son to. It’s so refreshing to see the children play with each other without judgment. This isn’t to say that some of the kids aren’t jerks but they’re equal opportunity jerks. Still, some moms and nannies watch with laser-focused […]

Michael Boylan is the founder of The Reach For Me Network, the first social media site created specifically for the parents and caregivers of children with special needs. He is the proud father of a son who has physical and cognitive challenges. He writes about his journey from life as a successful, Type A, married, […]

Maribel Martinez's son Andy was put on the wrong JetBlue flight on his way home to New York from the Dominican Republic.

A new study of U.S. poison center calls has found a surge in young children being sickened by e-cigarettes, with most of the cases involving them swallowing liquid nicotine. While suffering effects like vomiting a rapid heartbeat and jittery behavior, most children weren’t seriously harmed, but one child did die and several had severe complications. […]

Just before putting together this week’s post, Liam and I went to the Toys, Tots, Pets and More ( TTPM) showcase in NYC that brought…