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13

Feb

Kids read to cats — and everybody winsA Pennsylvania animal shelter’s Book Buddies program helps children improve their reading skills and help socialize the rescued felines.

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.

14

Jan

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.

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.

25

Nov

treehugger:

Pedia-Pod aims to “make kids feel like they’re not in the hospital.”

01

Oct

Mom and dad kid themselves over the joy of parentingA study suggest parents exaggerate happiness with their children to validate their choice of having them.

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.

26

Sep

Declining U.S. birth rates may be to linked to economic woesWhen asked why they thought fewer Americans are having kids, 65 percent cited the cost of raising a child.

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.

12

Jul

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.

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.

02

Jul

Preschoolers write adorable letter on why we need to save the trees

01

Jul

Dog’s bond with owner similar to a child’s need for a parentAccording to a recent study, the ‘secure base effect’ that exists between parents and children is also present in owner-dog bonding.

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.

15

May

Could your child survive alone in the woods?
There’s a hierarchy of survival skills that are more age-appropriate for children than teaching them how to skin a squirrel for supper.

Could your child survive alone in the woods?

There’s a hierarchy of survival skills that are more age-appropriate for children than teaching them how to skin a squirrel for supper.

16

Apr

How nature can help us heal from grief
It’s no accident that many children’s books on grieving follow nature-based themes. Here’s how you can help your child through somber times.

How nature can help us heal from grief

It’s no accident that many children’s books on grieving follow nature-based themes. Here’s how you can help your child through somber times.