Too much screen time for the kids? Grandparents may also be complicit

Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun. They like to spoil their grandchildren. A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds that today’s grandparents are still true to their traditional fun-loving image—allowing their grandchildren, while under their supervision, to spend about half […]

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What do sick kids really want in hospital?

Feeling safe and being able to get to sleep at night are the things that matter most to sick kids in hospital, according to world-first research from Edith Cowan University. Researchers at ECU’s School of Nursing developed the ‘Needs of Children Questionnaire’ (NCQ), the first of its kind to measure children’s self-reported psychosocial, physical and emotional needs in paediatric wards. […]

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Why Are So Many Parents Spying on Their Kids?

There it is: your teen’s phone, left (shockingly! fleetingly!) unattended. Maybe you’re ready to guess at the passcode; maybe you already know the code because that’s the agreement in your house. Either way, you are suddenly seized with an intense desire to see what your offspring is up to online. Friends: Don’t do it. Seriously. Parents, when did we decide […]

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Jaclyn Stapp's Blog: My Father's Day Tribute to Scott Stapp, a 'Rock Star' Husband and Dad

Please welcome back celebrity blogger Jaclyn Stapp! The wife of Grammy winner Scott Stapp gave birth to the couple’s third child and second son together, Anthony Issa, on Nov. 16, 2017. They are also parents to son Daniel Issam, 9 next month, plus daughter Milán Hayat, 12. In addition, Scott, 45, has a 20-year-old son named Jagger. The Creed rocker’s third solo album, The Space Between the Shadows, […]

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Dean McDermott Teaching Kids 'Spiritual Way' to Handle Online Trolls

Words of wisdom. Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling’s five children dealt with cyberbullying in January and the actor is helping his brood cope. “[Trolls] comment on my kids looks, and their hair and their clothes,” the former Chopped Canada host, 52, said on the Monday, June 10, episode of his “Daddy Issues” podcast with comedians Adam Hunter and Nicky Paris. “I’m just […]

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How to Tackle the Big Apple — With Kids

Writing a kid-friendly travel guide for NYC is like writing a travel guide to space. Do you rise with the sun or stay up late watching the stars? It’s a whole universe out there, and you can do and see and eat just about anything your heart fancies on a moment’s notice. (We’re talking about New York again, not space. […]

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