Experts Say Video Games A Great Way For Families To BondDoes the family that games together stay together? An article in the Wall Street Journal says playing family-friendly video games can be a great time for parents and children to bond.
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.
Good Question: Why Do Parents In U.S. Get Less Time Off Than In Other Countries?If you are planning on having a baby, a good company to work for is Netflix. The company announced Tuesday they are starting an "unlimited leave policy," meaning new moms and dads can take as much time off as they want, with pay, during the child's first year.
Local Nonprofit Hosts Backpack Drive For Mpls. StudentsParents spent an average of $100 per student on school supplies last year. Many families in one Minneapolis neighborhood can't afford that.
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.
Study: Almost Half Of U.S. Parents Don't Have Will, Living TrustIf you're a parent and you don't have a will, you're not alone. According to a new study, only a little more than half (56 percent) of all American parents have a will or living trust document.
Authorities: 2 Kids Found Malnourished Placed In Protective CustodyThe Sherburne County Attorney's Office has confirmed that the two children found malnourished and living in filthy conditions will be placed in protective custody.
The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. SportsCompetitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we're taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.
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.
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."
Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should KnowParents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
Good Question: Why Aren't More Men Taking Care Of Their Parents?As we live longer, more and more of us are having to take care of our aging parents. The National Alliance for Caregivers estimates that 21 percent of people provide elder care in the United States.