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How to Maintain a Facebook Page for Your Small Business (INFOGRAPHIC)

A whopping 80% of small businesses now use Facebook Pages for marketing. Understandably so, because there are over 2 billion monthly active users on …

Small Business

Alzheimer's Caregivers: Isolated And Needing Help

Fifteen million Americans care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and two-thirds of them feel isolated or alone in that difficult endeavor.<p>That’s one finding of a survey released today by the Alzheimer’s Association, which also revealed that 84% of the caregivers would like more …

Parents open up about regretting the decision to have children

Deemed out of bounds for typical conversation topics, people in their droves are frankly answering whether they wished they’d never set out on the …

9 unexpected factors that impact whether your kid succeeds in school

And while good teachers and healthy study habits no doubt help kids get better grades, so do a slew of factors out of students' control.<p>Boosts can come from something as simple, yet vital, as a clean pair of clothes; or instilling in kids a mindset that tilts toward growth instead of rigidity.<p>Here …

Middle School

Mum Issues Warning After DIY Slime Left Her Daughter With 'Chemical Burns'

'Do not let them do this!'<p>A mum has warned other families about the dangers of allowing your children to make slime when unsupervised, after a …

This Mom's Viral Rant About Homework is So Spot On

We all want our children to grow up and succeed in the world, but this mom is so right when she says that homework is getting out of hand.<p>Bunmi Laditan wants her daughter Maya's school to know that her 10-year-old is done with homework. Effective immediately. In a fiery Facebook post, the …

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>My kids are 14 and 11, and I'm not gonna lie—I HATE the idea of them crossing streets alone. They've both done it, just not with me because it makes me a nervous wreck. I call it "street fear"—that moment when you're waiting to cross a busy street and finally decide to step out into a gap …

University of Iowa

Why I don’t ask about my kids’ college grades

By Judy Mollen Walters<p>Lately I’ve spoken with several moms who are distraught over their kids’ college grades. They are threatening to force their children out of fraternities and sororities and demanding they no longer socialize as much or give up clubs and other activities. Some are threatening …

Parents, It Is Not Your Job To Make Your Children Happy

Happiness is a tricky thing. Everyone wants to be happy, right? And we want the people we care about to be happy too. This is especially true when it …

Teens tend to think marijuana use is no big deal, but they’re wrong.

By Laura Hanby Hudgens<p>According to the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers are engaging in fewer risky behaviors than their Gen X parents did. This is, of course, good news.<p>Now for the bad news.<p>While teenagers might be …

Here's how much water you should drink every day

We're guessing you've gotten the memo that water is très important for all healthy life function, no? And while we've all heard the daily recommendation to chug eight eight-ounce glasses of H20 every day, ever had a niggling curiosity about the accuracy of that that stat? And where exactly did the …

Apple cider vinegar: What the experts say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular natural health products around, with claims for everything from sanitizing toothbrushes to whittling waistlines.<p>But how much of its popularity is based on hype? Could you be wasting your time or -- even worse -- harming your health?<p>Here are 10 …

Parents, Let's Take Back Our Weekends

Before your child turns 18, you will have enjoyed (or endured) approximately 936 weekends with them.<p>Now subtract the first two to four years of their …

How Dutch Parents Raise Free-Range Kids

As a first-time mom, I remember cherishing the last weeks of my pregnancy, when my baby was still safe in the womb, protected by my body. I was …

Parenting

Teenagers on loneliness: ‘We want to talk to our parents. We need their guidance’

Reports claim – and parents worry – that teens are suffering an epidemic of loneliness caused by social media. What is really going on?<p>To the average concerned adult, the “epidemic” of teenage loneliness currently sweeping the land is exemplified by a lone teen, probably dressed in black, school …

Social Media

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>As every parent knows, it can be hard to find the time you desperately want to spend with your kids while still fulfilling all your adult responsibilities. For many years, I have worked with parents to help them resolve this conundrum—after all, there are only 940 Saturdays between your …

West Sussex

17 Realities Everyone Who Is Child-Free By Choice Knows

No kids, no problem.

Parenting

How my daughter died from a simple case of flu

<i>Gwen and Terry Zwanziger's 17-year-old daughter Shannon died unexpectedly in 2014 after losing a battle with influenza.</i><p><b>Owatonna, Minnesota (CNN) —</b> It's Day 836.<p>I've cried more times today than I can count. You'd think by now, I could go days without crying, but I can't get over the guilt.<p>Shannon's …

Mayo Clinic

The Art of Raising Kind Kids

We all want our children to be kind, and to grow up to be even kinder. As any parent knows, monitoring unkind behavior is in most cases a practical …

Depression Is Now the World's Most Widespread Illness

Chances are, you or someone you know has grappled with depression. The global rate of disorder, which the World Health Organization defines as a …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Have Them Later in Life

If you're an older parent, this study out of Denmark will give you reason to cheer.<p>This story is dedicated to all the older parents out there...<p>A study out of Denmark that tracked 4,741 mothers ranging from 17 to 47 years old, found that those who'd waited until later in life to have children were …

Science says parents of successful kids have 17 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

University of California

How to make your Apple iPad kid-friendly

Giving a kid an Apple iPad, even a used hand-me-down model, opens up a wide world of videos, games and educational apps. But taking just a few minutes to run through the settings menus goes a long way toward protecting their safety and your peace of mind.<p>Apple has conveniently built powerful …

10 ways to entertain kids on planes (without using an iPad)

If an airport is purgatory on Earth, then parents who allow their children to use devices - play games, watch videos - with the volume on are bound straight for hell. I see these parents, I note their children’s behaviour, and I judge. So should you.<p>When I was a child, we brought books to read on …

Kids

​Most Men Miss Out On This Important Cancer-Screening Conversation

​Don’t wait for your doctor to bring it up<p>Screening for prostate cancer remains controversial, as we recently reported. In fact, back in 2012, an advisory panel reporting to Congress actually recommended <i>against</i> the main screening tool for it, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test—for preventive …

11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Although mindfulness isn’t new—it’s rooted in Buddhist tradition—it only gained popularity in the West over the past few decades. And most recently, …

Mindfulness

16 Genius Ways To Use Hard-Boiled Eggs

Time to get cracking!<p>A hard-boiled egg is quite the wonder—high-protein, low-carb, tasty, cheap!—and there are a zillion (okay, 16) heavenly ways to eat one that go far beyond deviled. Read on for our favorite new ways to enjoy hard-boiled eggs, and some tips on how to prepare them just right every …

Healthy Eating

Son gets intensely angry in seconds, then feels bad about it later

By Meghan Leahy<p>Meghan Leahy<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Q: My eldest son is turning 7 in a few months, and I need advice on how to help him deal with anger, especially in the heat of the moment. He is well behaved at school, has many friends, gets along with just about everyone, is typically happy and</i> …

Siblings

Inside the European utopia where babies are ‘the happiest in the world’

Every year or so, a new group gets to reign supreme as the best parents in the world. For a while, the spotlight focused on the French and their …

60,000 kids poisoned by medicine: Don't make this common mistake

Parents may think they're smart about where they store medications, but their kids are smarter.<p>Nearly 60,000 young children are rushed to the hospital every year after getting into medicine not meant for them, according to a new report from Safe Kids Worldwide.<p>“Nine out of 10 parents know that …