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Parenting by the Numbers: Word Problems to Show You’re Not Alone

By Kerrie McLoughlin Sometimes when you’re parenting you just don’t have all the answers. Nothing makes sense and things don’t…

Health Benefits of Summer Camp

By Suzanne Koup-Larsen While it’s not a medical diagnosis, child-advocacy expert Richard Louv coined the term “nature deficit disorder” to…

Growing Pizzas

By Stephen Muff From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Beer Gardens of Deutschland, humans have been trying to…

Strategies to Cure a Picky Eater

By Kerrie McLoughlin Want to know how parents of young kids can kick the chicken nugget, fruit snack and mac…

Making Room for Baby: Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Sibling

By Meagan Ruffing There’s nothing more exciting than finding out that you are expecting; again. Thoughts of tiny toes and…

Get Ready for Rail-Related Family Fun at the Railroad Museum

The California State Railroad Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park, is a family-favorite destination perfect…

​FAQs for Parents Considering Private School Education

By Nora Heston Tarte When it comes to a child’s education, few subjects are more heavily debated. Weighing the benefits…

More Veggies… Said Hardly Any Kid Ever!

By Chef Chrissy Marie of Fruvey Kids “I DON’T LIKE IT,” echo’s through homes of many families around dinner time—but,…

Protect Your Child’s Identity

By Carol Wyzinski, Esq. There are so many opportunities for being victims of fraud. Most of us are savvy enough…

Benefits of Team Sports

By Nora Heston Tarte No child is created equal. Some may thrive in athletics, while others may struggle to keep…

Changing the World for Two

A Sacramento family shares their story of adoption  By Allison Hopkins “A mother’s love for her child is like no…

Teen Gaming

“Not Now, Mom, I’m in Combat!” Teens Have a Hard Time Turning Off Video Games, Even After Midnight By Robert…

Activities to Help Your Child Do Better in Math

By Janeen Lewis Is math homework giving you a headache? Do you dread hearing “I hate math!” every night? While…

Helping Your Child Build Friendships

By Jan Pierce, MEd For many kids, building friendships comes as naturally as breathing in air or waking up in…

Prepare Your Child…and Yourself for Camp!

By American Camp Association For parents, the most heart-racing, adrenaline pumping moments happen when you let go and watch your…

Getting Your Kids to Fall in Love with Reading

Written by Keira Regina Children love stories, whether they’re creating, watching or listening to them, but not every little kid…

No Barriers to Play

Universally Accessible Playgrounds in Sacramento By Lauren Ivy Chiong If you are a parent of a special needs child, you…

Know Your Child’s Learning Style

Like a computer, your child’s mind prefers information to be “coded” a certain way in order for him (or her)…

Teaching Kindness

A Touch of Understanding brings lessons in tolerance to local classrooms—and beyond.  By Lisa Thibodeau As a child Leslie DeDora…

Summer Learning Arts Activities

1. Create a living room theater: Have your child act out their favorite stories books, plays, TV shows, or even…

Child Support 101

Most folks think they need to hire an attorney to get child support—you can, but you don’t have to. Your…

Prepare Your Kids to Ditch the Devices at Summer Camp

Apps like Pokémon Go created a nightmare for camp directors a few summers ago. Staff, who hoped to create a…

Seize the Day for Fun and Play– Preschooler Style

While you are chasing your toddler around the store or answering your preschooler’s question for the tenth time, an older…

How to Help Your ADHD Child Get Organized: 5 Tips You Can Start Using Today

YOU KNOW IT. The never-ending battle of your son’s messy room. “Pick that up! How did your room get this…

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