Do Children Get Too Much Homework? Take Our Poll.

Just in time for back-to-school season, a study reveals that elementary school students get three times more homework than is recommended for children their age. The study, published in The American Journal of Family Therapy, explored issues of homework and family stress by surveying nearly 1,200 parents. What came to light is this: Children in…

The Top 10 Guilty Green Behaviors

  Of all the “un-green” things that Americans could feel guilty about — from not recycling to forgetting to bring reusable bags to the store — they feel the most guilt about wasting food, according to a national survey called Eco Pulse from the Shelton Group. “This is an issue that gets right to the…

4 Things To Do Before Buying A Home

As exciting as it is to buy a home, the lead-up can be a dizzying experience, especially for first-time buyers. But don’t fret. Breaking down the process into smaller steps can help ease your anxieties. Here’s a look at the kinds of questions you’ll want to ask yourself, as well as a few other practical…

How To Cope With Back-To-School Blues

The freedom summer offers to children can feel like a prison to parents, who may spend the summer on an endless search for child care and activities that can stave off boredom-related whining. Many parents find themselves quietly rejoicing when it’s time for their children to go back to school, but settling back into the…