Trish Davenport

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Humor: Local Woman Prints iPhone Photos, Leaving Friends and Family Shocked

In a move that sent shockwaves through a quiet sleepy neighborhood, photos from an iPhone were printed onto photographic paper.<p>Lynn, a mother of two …

Toddler discipline, is that a thing?

Toddler discipline. Write it enough and it stops making sense completely (like is <i>discipline</i> even a word?)! Toddlers are delightful creatures when …

Parenting

To Parents of Small Children: Let Me Be the One Who Says It Out Loud

I am in a season of my life right now where I feel bone-tired almost all of the time. Ragged, how-am-I-going-to-make-it-to-the-end-of-the-day, eyes burning exhausted.<p>I have three boys ages 5 and under. I'm not complaining about that. Well, maybe I am a little bit. But I know that there are people …

11 Teachers’ Tips on How to Handle Children

<b>The advice:</b> “If you want kids to listen, lower your voice instead of raising it. This forces kids to focus. Whisper, ‘If you can hear me, touch your …

Kids

The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up'

When you're living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and …

7 Do's and Don'ts of Raising a Happy Child

Happiness probably tops the list of things you want to cultivate in your children -- just follow our list of what to do (and not do) when nurturing your child's positive outlook.<p>Do Let Your Kid Take the Lead<p>Spend "child-centered time" with your kid every day, says Joyce Nolan Harrison, M.D., …

Parenting

Youngest Kid, Smartest Kid?

When the Harvard sociologist Hilary Levey Friedman was expecting her first child, one thing worried her: her due date, January 3rd. It was uncomfortably close to January 1st, an often-used age cutoff for enrollment in academics and sports. “I was determined to keep him in until after January 1st,” …

How to Practice School Manners

With hundreds of rambunctious children crammed under one roof, it's no wonder that schools are the places where good manners are often forgotten. We asked etiquette experts to share tips for following modern manners in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, and beyond.<p>While your kids may already be …

Parenting

Children with regular bedtimes less likely to misbehave, research shows

It has long been considered the parental holy grail – a regular bedtime, adhered to by compliant children. But steady bedtimes can mean more than a few hours of peace for the adults, according to research which shows that children put to bed at the same time each day are significantly less likely …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

5 Lessons Learned From Listening to Kids

As editor of <i>Highlights</i> magazine, I get tens of thousands of letters from kids every year. Following the tradition of the magazine's founders, I, along with my fellow editors, respond to each of those letters. This practice is one of the most profound ways we learn about kids and expand our sense of …

20 Things Your Child Needs From You When Things Change

We all know the old adage, "The only thing permanent is change," and it is doubly true for families. Inside that constantly rolling ball of family transitions tumbles around changes in the stages, needs and roles of each family member's life, as well as the dynamics of the family unit as a …

Babies' Immune Systems May Stand Down To Let Good Microbes Grow

Here's possible solace for parents who are up at night with a baby who gets sick all the time: There appears to be a good reason why infant immune systems don't fight off germs.<p>A newborn's immune system is deliberately not doing battle with every germ that comes along so that "good" microbes have a …

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food

As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet, in our modern, food-centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating.<p>So, here are 10 common "food statements" parents often say to kids, how kids are likely to translate …

19 things to say to your son before he's grown

denise slark images/Flickr / Today<p>Boy Running in Cape: Things to Say to Your Son<p>There are many (many) life lessons that parents should share with …

Parenting

Dear 'Daddy' in Seat 16C

Dear "Daddy,"<p>I don't know your name, but Kate called you "daddy" for the entire flight last week and you kindly never corrected her. In fact, you didn't even flinch as you could probably tell that she was not confusing you with her own "daddy," but instead making a judgment regarding your level of …

Do You See What I See? Kids' Visual Memory Works In Mysterious Ways

When kids look around, how much are they taking in about the objects that surround them? Scientists have recently devised new ways to peer inside little kid brains and figure out how their visual working memory works. They found that although young kids use the same parts of the brain to record …

Kids Can Use Smartphones Before They Learn To Write Their Names And Tie Their Shoes, Survey Says

Kids around the world may be separated by land and sea, but many seem to have one thing in common: They know a <i>lot</i> about technology.<p>AVG, a computer security software company, surveyed 6,017 parents from the U.K., U.S., France, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Australia, Brazil, Canada and New Zealand …

Bloomberg.com

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework

And other insights from a ground-breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement<p>One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with homework, …

Danny Lyon's inside shots

In late 1965, fresh from photographing the nascent Civil Rights Movement in the American south, Danny Lyon joined a motorcycle gang called the Chicago Outlaws. He was 23 and already a "fully fledged romantic" who believed the best way to photograph a subject was from the inside out.<p>"I honestly …