The Technology Rules Kids and Teens Wish Their Parents Would Follow

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Technology

A recent research study entitled Not at the Dinner Table: Parents’ and Children’s Perspectives on Family Technology Rules found that the majority of the 259 families studied have rules around social media and technology. It also found that only 6% of families have no rules or expectations at all about technology use. The researchers asked the same questions to the parents and children in each family and the conclusions were eye opening. This study also generated seven general rules children wished their parents would follow: Be present Given the rapid rise of different types of technology available to us today,… Continue Reading


Posted by Havi Wolfson Hall on March 1, 2018

5 Ways to Encourage Responsibility in Your Kids

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

We all know the kids who jump up to help their parents clear the table after dinner or walk an older adult across the street, and we want our kids to be those kids. It is not hard to imagine that their instincts to do well for themselves and others will take them far in life. But how does a child without these instincts gain the same skills? How do we impart the value of responsibility and teach our children to be conscientious, competent, and reliable? Most experts agree that children pick up our values from listening to us and… Continue Reading


Posted by Beth Berkowitz on February 20, 2018

How to Create Connection with Your Kids Every Day

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Raising Boys
Raising Girls

We’ve been hearing more and more about how tech giants like Facebook and Google are getting pressure to make their products less addictive, and come to terms with the growing research on mental health consequences of using technology—for both kids and adults alike. Parents and their children may be going back in time to explore their family values and experience new ways of spending valuable time together. Here are a few ideas for restoring meaningful time with our family members that you can practice every day: Establish three family rules for the house Keep them simple and easy to follow…. Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on February 9, 2018

How and Why to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

Leisure & Vacation
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

Parents and schools typically spend a tremendous amount of resources on academic readiness and performance, and skills in the areas that are thought to win kids plum jobs in the future, such as engineering and math. But companies you’d least expect, like IBM and Google, are stating the importance of soft skills–teamwork, empathy, adaptability, and creativity–over the more concrete “hard skills” when they recruit and hire. While we need programmers and coders, and especially need to encourage girls to excel in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) at the same rate we do boys, we may be emphasizing these… Continue Reading


Posted by Susan Sachs Lipman on January 23, 2018

It’s Time to Plan for Summer Camps! 5 Lessons Learned from a Summer Camp Veteran

Leisure & Vacation
Parents Tips
Raising Boys
Raising Girls

For all of you parents who need to figure out what your children will be doing when school is out in June, here is some wisdom about scheduling summer camps from Parents Place’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Elina Koretsky. Lesson #1: Register for the most popular camps in January. Yes, as crazy as it may seem, there are some wonderful camps that fill up almost as soon as registration opens. If you are hoping to fill a couple weeks of your child’s summer with a popular day or sleep-away camp, now is the time to get organized. Also, some camps offer… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on January 17, 2018

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