ParentFurther Blog


By Sarah Willis, Guest Blogger

Reading rates among children have declined over the years. Fortunately, parents can greatly influence children’s reading habits and set kids on the path to becoming lifelong lovers of books.

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By: Molly Daniels, Guest Blogger

Forget Facebook and Twitter, the new social media tool of choice is Snapchat. The messaging platform boasted 26 million U.S. users at the end of 2013, according to Pew Research.

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

Editor's Note: In this blog—part two of a two-part series—we present action steps for adults to take against racism and discrimination.

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

Editor's Note: In this blog—part one of a two-part series—we examine why and how families can prevent racism and discrimination, and offer some talking tips for parents to use with their children.

By: Stanford T. Shulman, M.D., Guest Blogger

Are your children up-to-date on their vaccinations? Vaccines are the single most effective method to prevent life-threatening diseases such as measles, meningitis, whooping cough, and polio.

By: Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist, ParentFurther

January is National Mentoring Month and the perfect time to start looking for a caring adult to act as a mentor to your child. If your child already has a mentor, consider finding a parenting mentor of your own to help out when you need a second opinion.

By: Ann Saylor

Instead of teaching children to focus on the gifts they have received these past weeks, teach them to share the gift of service with people in your community.

By: Becky Post

We are frequently reminded that our children need to master more high-level academic material than previous generations, and that means they need to call upon developed skills of motivation and persistence.

Turn your holiday season into a learning opportunity for your little ones with these seven fun ways to boost reading skills.

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

Whenever I have a chance, I tell parents, teachers, grandparents, and other adults that they should encourage children and teens to give money to charities, religious organizations, and other causes they care about.

By: Becky Post

To help kids make healthy choices about tobacco use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following tips.