Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Aug. 24-27.
Meredith Sinclair, Juicy Juice Family Time expert, shared some of her unique ideas to help ease parents into the back-to-school process.
As parents, we must always be watching for sign of stress in our children — especially our teens. They don’t have the experience to assure them that they can get through this, that they can overcome the current feelings they are having. Communicating with them is key.
This Omaha mom is glad for all those real parenting lessons learned before the age of "there's an app for that" — even if they weren't all pleasant.
Contrary to myths, a transitional object is not a sign of weakness or insecurity. Rather, a transitional object is actually an important part of emotional support as your child grows.
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"Since I have never been — and probably never will be — a morning person, I stay as organized as possible. This really helps with making sure I get my boys to school on time," wrote Naeemah Ford Goldson. "Here are some things I do to help out during the week."
"My daughter is now 4 years old, and anything butt-related is considered a giggle-fest cuss word. Butt, toots, farts, butt toots, fart butt, poop butt, butt poop — I mean really, the vernacular of my preschooler is impressive..."
While teachers are helping students avoid the perils and pitfalls of academic dishonesty, parents have a crucial role here, too.
We've updated our list of restaurants that offer free – or fairly cheap – meals for children in the Omaha area. The below list is subject to change according to restaurant promotions at anytime.
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"The deafening, brain-bending, sound-barrier-breaking noise that came from my child at that moment — and captured the attention of every eyeball in the store — was in no way your fault. It was the result of my attempt at parenting."
There’s this game the kids and their friends have started playing, and it is awful ... tasting.
"My daughter, Mina, is just shy of 3 years old. In the short time she's been with me, I've learned the following: I have way more learning to do!"
"My son plays and does hands-on activities all day, but that doesn't mean he isn't engaged in serious learning."
In this case, you have a responsibility to the citizens of your community — your neighbors — to make sure your son is not a danger to others while he’s behind the wheel.
Mom witnessed an argument over who has it easier among parents — stay-at-home moms or working moms. "Is there a good way to handle this sort of conversation topic in the future? Because I'm hearing more and more how common this way of thinking is — that one is better than the other."
"When classes resume next week, this is what I plan to do. Parents can do the same."
"In times of trouble and uncertainty — when things are shaking all around me — I just need to have perspective," wrote Ashley Salem. "Because the truth is, if I can hold on and just see beyond the clouds, I can reach an altitude that will expose the beauty of the struggle."
These parents have tried ignoring him, punishing him and responding with hugs — to no avail.
I need to remember. I want to remember. The escape from the current negativity isn't bad, either.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Aug. 17-20.
"Sam lives and breathes all things superheroes, "Ghostbusters" and “Star Wars," but his nerdy passions are starting to wear on us, a pair of certified longtime geeks," wrote momaha.com editor Ashlee Coffey. "How could this happen?"
The more college students pay for, the better off they'll be in the long run.
My children are always telling me, "I don’t want to have to work a job I don’t like." And my response has always been: “That’s good, but you need to do something about it now rather than waiting until you’re older.”
Family meetings are a great way to keep everyone connected and involved. It also gives our kids an opportunity to have a voice and practice a variety of skills, including problem solving, critical thinking and self-advocacy.
Lately, the issue of fairness has taken up space as a major theme in Catherine Kraemer's house. "The constant squabbling over fairness feels totally exhausting and paralyzing. I find myself orchestrating our daily lives to avoid conflict. Case in point: the pink plate."
Your child might want to become an astronomer after watching the total solar eclipse Aug. 21. It’s that cool.
Woman with a 2-year-old toy poodle can't seem to get her potty trained. Do toy poodles need to be potty trained differently? Read Dog Gone Problem's response.
Baby-proofing has taken on an entirely new definition with the addition of Rachel Higginson's fifth. "Outlets no longer stay covered. They’re all ripped open, plastic plugs littering my floors and stairs, waiting to be stepped on. In their place are chargers. Endless chargers. Chargers that are then pulled out by my mobile 8-month-old and put directly in his drooly mouth at the same time his chubby fingers go straight for the open sockets."
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