Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Aug. 17-20.
"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."
"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.
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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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."
Apartment living has its pros and cons, but with an open mind, you just might find more in the pro column. Here are a few things you might find surprising about living in your new apartment home with your young family.
Here are some basic steps to engage and support teens, from a Boys Town psychologist.
As we head back into another school year, it's important parents and educators see signs of gifted individuals in order to best serve them at home and in the classroom. Here are four areas to look for.
"If their mother, who they think is beautiful, dresses herself down with insults and disgust, I imagine they’ll wonder, 'If my mama thinks she’s fat and ugly, then what does that say about me?'"
"This is me, their mother, moaning the fact that the new school year is beginning and I am so not ready. I’m not ready mentally and very certainly physically. I could use a little more time. A summer extension? How about 'the dog ate my supply list?' or 'I couldn’t find Target?'"
"I keep repeating this in my head: 'You won't be 'only' much longer.' I find myself savoring our alone time together and making snapshot memories of even the simplest things," wrote Omaha mom Lindsay Nolan, who is about to have her second child.
The lawsuit alleges that Disney and its technology partners collected personal information on some of their youngest customers and shared that data illegally without parental consent.
Parents Against Underage Smartphones (PAUS) are lobbying state lawmakers to draft a law that would prevent smartphone sales to children under 13. Their rationale is certainly unimpeachable: They maintain that smartphone use in pre- and young teens quickly becomes an obsession that can harm ongoing brain development, hinder social skills, and even create addiction.
Daughter, who is almost 20, wants to bring alcohol to a get-together at parent's house. Mom is unsure of what to do. Let them this once because they're staying the night? Or absolutely not?
Tired of the same books every night? Here, authors suggest a few favorites they read with their kids.
Between 25 and 40 percent of kids experience some level of discomfort during two separate periods: early childhood — 3 to 5 years old — and later childhood — 8 to 12 years old.
The upcoming solar eclipse is a rare event, but kids are urged to take caution.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Aug. 10-13.
Have you ever been happy, hanging out with your kids and then had your imagination go down a trail of terror? Thought of all the "what ifs?" You're not alone. It's called catastrophizing, and here's how one mom has learned to cope with it.
Emoji and glitter are among the trends for 2017.
More than 200 people were lined up when the doors opened.
Fourteen is a tough age. Teens at this age want to be treated as a budding adult but without all the adult-like responsibilities attached.
Adam Carriker, a former Husker who played in the NFL, recently shared on his Facebook page the things he's learned as a parent.
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