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Overscheduled Children

Preparing Kids for Summer

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn | Posted 07.27.2014 | Hawaii
Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn

It's never too early to introduce journaling with young children. I have fond memories of my son and his paper-filled binder from two summers ago. At five years old, he wasn't a fluent reader or writer, yet he was immensely proud of his personal journal.

Redefining Quality Family Time in an Overscheduled Society

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

It's a hard message for today's modern family to remember, but an important one: a busy family does not necessarily make a happy family.

Want Your Preschooler To Succeed? Make Sure He Gets A Nap

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

If you want your preschooler to get a leg up on school, the best thing you can do may be to make sure he gets a nap after lunch.

I Am The Anti-Soccer Mom

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

I feel guilty because my kids don't do enough, then feel guilty when I make them participate. I came to the point where I had to make a decision for our family.

Katherine Bindley

Overbooked Kids? How To Manage The Stress | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.29.2011 | Parents

Modern dance class. Lacrosse practice. Chinese lessons. With school starting, you may be evaluating your kids' schedules and how much they can manage....

Embracing An Ordinary Childhood For Your Kids

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

None of this will help them get into college -- or, sheesh, high school! But all these things will be an advantage in life -- now and later -- because they are likely to lead to happiness.

Are We Over-Scheduling Our Children?

Laura Vanderkam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Vanderkam

Studies find that for all the angst about kids' schedules, most kids spend surprisingly little time on homework and organized activities. Indeed, many kids would be better off if they did more.