Parenting & Dealing With Childhood Obesity

One of the leading problems effecting todays youth is that of childhood obesity. One of the most important parenting tips that could ultimately save a childs life is to deal with the problem early and yet with great sensitivity. The truth is that dealing with this delicate parenting issue early may help to save a child from dealing with obesity and other related illnesses in later life. Over the years, the presence of obesity in children has dramatically increased. Many experts attribute the surge to over exposure to video games, television and computers. Others suspect that the increasing problem stems from poor eating habits and still others believe it may be a little bit of both. Among other problems, obese …

Holiday Shopping For The One You Love

Giving gifts is a great way to add variety and excitement to a relationship. Sometimes gifts are given for no reason but sometimes holiday shopping for the one you love can be even more exciting. The gifts you give do not always have to be store bought gifts. Here are some homemade gift ideas. If you have been dating for a while you probably know him pretty well. Why not put together a gift basket with some of his favorite stuff in it. What you choose to put inside the basket does not necessarily have to be related, just choose some of the things he uses every day or try to find things that were his favorite from when he …

It’s Casual: Fun, Online Games For Families

Whether it’s a quick game of Bejeweled while waiting on hold or a game (“Please, just one more!”) of Zuma before bed, Americans of all ages are enjoying the fun of casual games on their computers. And these addictive pastimes are gaining in popularity-even as sales of boxed PC games have declined. Casual games are becoming so popular, some of the Web’s top sites are offering a downloadable or online casual games page. One of the newest online destinations for the casual gamer is Disney’s Game Caf, Disney Online’s downloadable games collection and Web site featuring activities for a “grown-up” audience-as well as Disney-themed games for younger folks. All of the games are available via free trials, so gamers can …

Parenting Tip: 10 Ways to Make Up Great Child Stories for Your Kids

It’s fun to read child stories to your kids, but it’s even MORE fun to make up your own. You don’t need to be a creative genius to do so. All it takes is a little imagination and patience (with yourself). Follow these 10 suggestions, and you’ll find that making up entertaining child stories is as easy as talking with a good friend. 1. A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words Select a picture or series of pictures from a magazine, book, newspaper or wherever. Then describe what’s happening in the picture or pictures. 2. Truth is Stranger than Fiction Draw in events from your everyday life and then embellish them. For example, instead of “Jason played in the basketball game …