Kids read to cats — and everybody wins
A Pennsylvania animal shelter’s Book Buddies program helps children improve their reading skills and help socialize the rescued felines.
Does having children make people happier?
There isn’t much difference in happiness levels between those with kids and those without them. Grandparents, however, are happier with kids.
Mom and dad kid themselves over the joy of parenting
A study suggest parents exaggerate happiness with their children to validate their choice of having them.
Declining U.S. birth rates may be to linked to economic woes
When asked why they thought fewer Americans are having kids, 65 percent cited the cost of raising a child.
Fasting as a family for Ramadan?
Ramadan began this week, and Muslims around the world are observing the month-long holiday by fasting during the daylight hours. According to tradition, young Muslims are not required to fast until they reach the age of puberty, but that doesn’t stop many Muslim kids and tweens from wanting to join the fast with family and friends.
It’s a family decision about when kids will start to fast. Here are some great tips for those who want to help young children ease into the tradition.
Dog’s bond with owner similar to a child’s need for a parent
According to a recent study, the ‘secure base effect’ that exists between parents and children is also present in owner-dog bonding.
There’s a hierarchy of survival skills that are more age-appropriate for children than teaching them how to skin a squirrel for supper.