This Summer, Give Your Kids the Gift of Boredom

During the last few weeks of school my kids brought home piles of flyers for summer camps and activities. The pressure on parents to fill those once-lazy-summer-days with organized and expensive activities is tremendous. After all, they all sound...

Avoiding over-scheduling with older kids

I wrote a blog entry here at ParentDish a while back that referenced my toddler's bedtime (7:30) and a reader mentioned in the comments that she was surprised to hear that we put him to bed so early. If I remember right, her point of view was that sh...


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