"When the instructors told him to line up, he would run around. When they told the kids to run, Gavin wanted to jump on the mats."
Tax season might be over for now, but it's never too late to start preparing for next year. Here are some tips for parents with children.
Mom and Dad can play an active role in cultivating a child's ability to ask questions and seek answers, but it requires persistence.
To avoid cramming all the organization work into the last week of August, spend a little time each month working with kids to get things in order. Here are a few ideas for how to get it done.
"So, what’s the plan this summer? The plan is 'there is no plan,'" wrote Molly Cavanaugh. "That’s right. The kids are going to spend the summer doing what it seems like none of us ever get to do anymore. Nothing at all."
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A family road trip is filled with new sights, car games, family time and probably a little too much “mom” or "dad" being called from the back of the van. Organize your car so kids can help themselves. It creates independence and fewer interruptions between stops.
She was ready to start trying for No. 2. Then No. 1 hit the terrible threes.
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Children should obey, I maintain, because — and solid research confirms common sense on this point — obedient children are happy children.
Summer is the busiest and best time of year. If you're looking for a fun way to plan out your summer while the kids are on vacation, look no further.
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.
The Nebraska-native comedy duo of “IMomSoHard” took the stage at the Holland Center on Friday night and gave their fans a live R-rated version of their wildly popular web series.
Mom is excited to introduce almost 4-year-old to fireworks this year, but grandma is against the idea. What age is appropriate for fireworks?
A children's business fair gives kids a chance to profit from their ideas and creativity.
"The woman (in front of me) had six bottles of Kombucha in her cart — two of which were individually selected by her kiddos as if they thought it was a treat," wrote Lynn Kirkle. "How on earth did this super-human get her kids to try it, much less like it?"
Taking your children on a bike ride is a fun and healthy way to stay fit and enjoy the summer weather. As your child grows, there are several options for bike travel.
In"A Boy Called Bat" by Elana K. Arnold, a third-grader has trouble relating to people, but in an instant he forms a bond with a baby skunk. The books is for ages 6 to 10.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place June 22-25.
"One moment you’re exhausted and blowing steam out your ears because they won’t go to bed. The next minute (OK, five hours later), they’re these precious little sleeping angels," wrote one mom. "You wonder what you’d ever do without them."
"At 5 years old, I already see my type-A daughter, Marin, get easily disappointed in herself. She can also be really hard on herself. So I'm trying to teach her at an early age that, sometimes, it isn't about her," wrote Jaime Wyant. "As situations come my way — or hers — I’m working hard at using them as an example, and to talk her through the feelings on both sides."
Shedding, panting and pooping are some of the ways they stay cool.
"People are shocked to hear that I have five kids. And even more stunned that their ages are so close together," wrote Rachel Higginson. "When I take them to Target, perfect strangers ask if I meant to have so many of them. Or they volunteer to explain how babies are made. As if I need instructions. Hello, five of them, remember? My husband and I have got this down."
A little more than a year later, Kristen Hensley and Jen Smedley’s Web series, “IMomSoHard,” has garnered nearly 100 million video views across Facebook, Youtube and other platforms. Their popularity has led to a book deal, a possible TV pilot and, at the moment, a national live tour.
"As I watched the film, I noticed there were many ways it reinforced how I’ve always intended to raise my daughters," wrote one Omaha mom. "As a single mother for much of their youth, I always attempted to raise them with the understanding that they are as capable as any male when choosing their future goals. A strong female such as Wonder Woman could only emphasize that way of thinking."
Parents often cringe at what their kids choose to wear — and in the summer, there’s no outerwear to cover up a fashion faux pas. Here are some tips for helping your kids dress so they’re happy and you aren’t scandalized every time they walk out the door.
Tip No. 4: Investigate suspicious smells. "Pull over at a desolate highway exit because your 5-year-old is ranting about a mysterious odor. Check for cows outside the car. Check the baby inside the car," wrote Catherine Kraemer. "(Then) watch in horror as your 3-year-old shows you the poop inside her cowgirl boot. Clean her foot with wet wipes. Gag. Ask, 'How did this happen?' at least 50 times."
While the ears play a critical role, other organs such as the eyes, joints and muscles work together to keep you steady and upright. When one stops working correctly, the entire body may suffer from a balance disorder.
"I love that my son thinks about and focuses on these things. It shows he is interested in the way the world works, and how it relates to him," wrote mom Ashley Salem. "The inner workings of his mind, and the excitement and newness of his experiences are amazing to me. He is an amazing little sir."
A 5-year-old dog with aggression issues growls and nips at small children who run around the house. Read Dog Gone Problems' advice on how to fix this aggression problem.
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