Travel in Matthews, NC

What are the benefits of art projects for kids? How do parents nurture creativity and brain development through art? Get parenting tips and resources here!

You already know candy and juice cause cavities, but the seemingly innocuous snacks on this list are pretty shocking.

By The Goddard School • March 27th, 2019
1. Time it right
Weekend mornings are preferable because you’re not rushing to get everyone out the door and your kids can return to you—and the topic—if they have more questions or fears later in the day. Many kids (and grownups) are grouchy and exhausted by the evening.
“And even if your kids seem to be in a great mood, a drowsy brain can’t take in information as well, and any tears or anxious questions…

By The Goddard School • November 19th, 2014
Are you stuck inside because of the freezing temperatures or the rain? Take a step back from the TV, tablet or video game, and shake up your normal routine. When the weather prevents your children from playing outside, provide them with challenging activities and active games
Have a Board Game Competition.
Hold a board game competition in your living or family room. Spend the day playing different games. You can even compete for prizes.
Create…

By The Goddard School • May 29th, 2018
Ever noticed how a rise in temperature seems to directly correspond with a rise in the amount of loose change flying out of your purse
What with ice creams, drinks and whatever else they’re begging you for I feel like I shell out money hand over fist as soon as the sun comes out.
With three little people now pretty much eating and drinking and costing the same as each other days out can get…

Here are five important things to remember during your pregnancy.

Fatherhood is a profound, wonderful journey full of moments that you will cherish for a lifetime. Here are five tips for dads who are new to the experience.

By The Goddard School • May 10th, 2018
It’s easy to conclude that people generally suck. Don’t they, though? There’s the driver who cut you off, the lady who appears out of nowhere to swipe the last Costco sample off the tray when you’ve been waiting patiently in line, the “friend” who’s forgotten your birthday three years in a row. I get why we’d assume others just aren’t trying
But this, of course, is a damaging outlook to take. It closes us off…

By Dr. Kyle Pruett • March 30th, 2010
Excerpt from Me, Myself and I
At first, it probably appears to the child that it is the toilet that’s being trained (hence the misnomer “toilet training”). After all, she is typically reasonably satisfied to fill her diaper and continue on about her business. It is parents who are so enthusiastic for her to move on to the pot in support of public health
The transition need not be Armageddon if parents remember that a…

By Sue Adair • October 1st, 2009
There comes a day when your child will ask to sleep over at a friend’s house for the very first time. Whether because of homesickness or fear of bedwetting, sleepovers can turn into a nerve-wracking experience for children. As parents, how can you prepare for your child’s first sleepover? What should you expect
Here are some helpful tips to guide parents and children through the first sleepover.
Start somewhere comfortable. Spending the night in a strange…

“On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths.” This fast-paced world is full of distractions and even the greatest parents have

By The Goddard School • April 9th, 2018
In this busy world, there seem to be fewer and fewer times when a family has the opportunity to assemble all in one place. When a Mom has to work as well as take care of the kinds, these times seem to be even harder to come by. Kids often are burdened by extracurricular activities when they’re not in school, or else they’re out spending time with their friends. Sometimes even when they are home…

hildproofing your home can be an overwhelming task. The most effective way to start is to evaluate your home, room by room, from your child’s perspective. If

Tribute Portfolio, part of Marriott International, today announced its arrival in Hudson, New York with the opening of The Wick Hotel at 41 Cross Street. The original building was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century as a candle and soap manufacturing facility, before undergoing a meticulous transformation into a boutique hotel in the last year. With …

Most of us know the tradition. On the second day of February, every year, we watch the beloved cuddly creature come out from its burrow and predict if spring is

Experts with children share their recipes and tips for fellow parents.

By The Goddard School • March 19th, 2010
Pets enrich the lives of many children and families. While children raised with pets show many benefits, safety concerns should always be a determining factor when deciding to get or keep a pet in a family with young children
Choose wisely from breeds or species that are a good fit for your family, your home and your lifestyle…

North Carolina relies on more than 4,000 temporary international workers to power seasonal industries, but a federal rule change has left some businesses shorthanded this year.

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Volunteering is an enriching experience for everyone involved. Families have more opportunities and more reasons than ever to volunteer together.

Have a newborn baby? Now is not the time to be cooped up inside. Warm weather awaits!

When children create their own birthday treats, it is both fun and a great boost to their self-esteem! So, why not make the cake a canvas for children’s

Buses and trains can provide cheap entertainment—and lasting memories—for your kids, no matter your destination.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we set out to discover how different cultures across the globe celebrate moms.

Pregnancy is a profound experience. It gives you nine months to bond with your baby and grow emotionally. Here are five ways to stay healthy and happy during

Chicken soup really works, antibiotics aren't the answer, and other key info you need to survive the coughing and sneezing season.

A child's imagination is supposed to run wild when it comes to fantasy play, but it can literally be a nightmare if his mind races at bedtime. Here's how to ease his fears and get some Zzzs.

The real-life application of learning engages students beyond worksheets and traditional methods.

Healthy salmon bowls with soba noodles, creamy tahini sauce, and lots of vegetables. Such a delicious, easy weeknight meal.

"It's much harder to toggle between mom or dad brain and other aspects of life because the boundaries have all blurred together."

See the delicious, clever, and easy seasonal recipes FamilyFun magazine is creating each month.

Can you use π (pi) to solve these stellar math problems faced by NASA scientists and engineers?

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano believes there's more to teaching than dispensing curriculum, and he shares three practices that lead students and their families to trust him on a personal level.

These positive parenting tips feature books with diverse characters and will help broaden you and your child's horizons with fun stories along the way.

Need a little help making healthier school lunches? Here are 10 easy ideas that will show you how!

Help your students understand the perspectives of other people with these tried-and-tested methods.

New Orleans is constantly churning out worthwhile weekend plans. Check out the ultimate three-day guide to the Big Easy.