Jackie Castle

How to Reduce Your Family’s Morning Stress

Hey, parents: Sick of the morning madness? Make it a calmer routine for you and the kids with these five smart tips to reduce your family's morning stress.

Should Kids Have Chores?

Fed up with nagging and pleading your kids to pitch in around the house? Here's why kids should have chores and how to get your kids to do them, too.

Teaching Kids Table Manners, Eating Etiquette

Ready to teach your kids table manners? Children older than age 5 should know these few basic rules of eating with others.

Questions for a School

Private? Charter? School of Choice? Narrow down the choices for your child.
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No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Kids

No need to carve your pumpkin this Halloween. Here are four fun no-carve pumpkin ideas to try with your kids.

Pediatric Ophthalmologist vs. Optometrist: Are All Eye Doctors the Same?

Find out why a pediatric ophthalmologist is better suited for your child's eyes – and when it's OK to take him to an optometrist.

9 Rules for Teaching Kids How to Be a Good Friend

We all want good friends. But what's it take to BE one? It's not a lesson parents always directly teach. These tips can help kids learn how to be a good friend.