How An Elimination Diet May Improve Your Child's HealthDoes your child suffer from allergies? Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein, author of "The Dirt Cure," shares how an elimination diet may be the secret to a healthier and happier life!
Kim Cattrall Derides The Term 'Childless'Actress Kim Cattrall, best known for her role as Samantha Jones on "Sex And The City," is stirring up a debate about parenting. Cattrall sparked controversy with her statements on motherhood during an interview this week with BBC Radio.
‘Babywearing’ On The Rise With Twin Cities ParentsWraps and carriers can support children up to 60 pounds by tethering them tightly to an adults torso. Some use wraps others carriers, but the concept is the same, and it's started a movement in the Twin Cities.
Study: Kids Say Parents Spend Too Much Time On Cell PhonesKids have often had to compete with their siblings, but now kids have a new rival – the cell phone. Online security company AVG found that a third of children say their parents spend as much, or more time, with their devices than them.
3 Things You Should Never Do While Potty TrainingWant to know what to avoid while potty training your toddler? Jamie Glowacki, author of "Oh Crap! Potty Training" shares her insight with these three no-nos.
Minneapolis City Council Approves Paid Parental LeaveMinneapolis city workers trying to juggle work and kids will be able to get some extra paid time off. The city council unanimously approved 120 hours of paid parental leave Friday for the birth or adoption of a child. The new policy begins in July.
5 Tax Breaks New Parents Should Know AboutTax breaks can make raising children a little more affordable.
Good Question: What Makes For 'Quality Time' With Our Children?A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds the amount of time we spend with our kids has virtually no bearing on how well they turn out. It looked at behavior, emotional health and academic achievement of 3 to 11 year olds.
Good Question: Is It OK To Bribe Your Kids?It might be an M&M to sit on the potty, a little toy for behaving in Target or a dollar for 10 minutes of peace and quiet. Sounds like a negotiation you've recently had with your child? Well, we've all been there. But is it OK to bribe our children? Parenting expert Toni Schutta says it's alright, but only under certain conditions.
To Circumcise Or Not? Parents Debate Amid DowntrendIt is one of the first decisions parents make when they have a baby boy: whether to have him circumcised. Nationwide, numbers have trended down by about 10 percent over the past 30 years, but the Midwest still has the highest rate at nearly 70 percent.
Good Question: What's The Best Way To Discipline Kids?The Adrian Peterson case has opened up a national conversation about how to respond when a child misbehaves. On Monday, Peterson released a statement saying in part, "I'm not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser."
Research: Kids Feel Neglected If Parents Hooked On SmartphonesParents are well aware of the downside of kids spending too much time on their electronic devices texting or playing games. But what about the negative effects of parents doing the same thing? New research shows that kids are very aware of how much time their parents are spending on their smartphones when they are with them.