As a parent, there are several things that make us cringe, and the word “entitled” is one of the big ones. It not only means our children think they are owed something, but most of the time they think we are the ones from whom it is owed. How are we to teach them the value [...]
It’s Sports Week on MochaManual.com and in addition to great info and tips, we giving away TWO, that’s right, TWO FREE REAL. BIG FATHEADS–you know, the life-size, action-packed wall graphics that are perfect for the sports fan in your family. REAL.BIG. Fathead wall graphics are so much more than sports posters, kids wall decals, or home [...]
Annie’s, the family favorite maker of natural and organic comfort foods, snacks and condiments, has three new products that we love. And by we, I mean my children and I who are big fans of Annie’s healthy foods and even bigger fans of the always great taste. Check out all the new varieties! Certified Organic [...]
I admit, I’m biased. Annie is one of my childhood favorites. When I was about eleven years old, me and my BFF attempted to organize a neighborhood production of Annie in my parents’ basement. LOL. My BFF and I both wanted to play Annie and before our friendship imploded over the issue, we nixed the [...]
As a young girl, I always loved storytelling and I also loved journaling. I’ve kept a journal for as long as I can remember and I encourage my children to keep journals too. So I was super excited to hear about Alicia Key’s new animated app…Ok, ok, I was also super DUPER excited to meet [...]
When you think of the current crop of kids, the words “generous,” “selfless,” and “empathetic” probably don’t spring to mind. According to Todd Patkin, though, youngsters may not be as selfish as we think. They just need us—their parents—to guide them toward a more giving-oriented path. Foxboro, MA (July 2011)—There’s an increasing sense that the [...]
Parents can help their kids start the year off right by establishing a homework routine. Designate a space that is quiet, well lit and free from distractions, and use that same spot every day. Claire Haas, Vice President of Education for Kiddie Academy (www.kiddieacademy.com) also recommends creating a Homework Bin to make sure all needed [...]
Mocha Manual hit the streets to ask dads about what they love most about fatherhood. Click to read about memories, family time and favorite Father’s Day gifts.
When a kid at my daughter’s school decided to drop the N-word on her twice, my professional cool went out the window.
The Center for Disease Control released staggering statistics on autism last week that has parents around the country concerned: One in 88 children now have autism, up 23 percent in just the last two years. Learn 10 tips from autism experts on what you can do to help your child.