On Parenting: Holidays


Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 12/06/2012

The holidays with kids and an ex

An expert on co-parenting offers guidance on how to navigate the holidays when parents are no longer together

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:19 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage, Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Curbing holiday greed

Gift wish lists can grow more extravagant as kids get older. Here’s expert advice on combating greed.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Giving kids a lesson in giving

An experiment with online charity reveals some hints about how children learn to be generous.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Is virtual charity as instructive as real-life charity?

On the eve of Giving Tuesday, we ask, can kids learn about goodwill and charity by joining a parent in front of a computer screen?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Should Santa bring an iPad?

Kids are asking and parents are debating if this is the year to buy the kids a tablet.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Holidays

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 10/29/2012

When to stop trick-or-treating?

How old is too old to go begging for candy on Halloween? Who should decide?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  08:32 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, Teenagers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Halloween 2012: Year of the trick-and-track

Tracking devices are flooding the Halloween market, taking advantage of a holiday marketers say is a fright fest for parents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Scary spending on Halloween

Marketers celebrate the embrace of excess this Halloween.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Grandparents Day is coming, say again?

Timed to coincide with Grandparents Day, a new campaign seeks to prod families into talking about hearing loss and how it can damage intergenerational relationships.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Father’s Day question: Do dads need their own parenting advice?

Pediatrician and father of three David L. Hill thinks a crucial audience has been left out of all the advice trading: dads.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Holidays

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Father’s Day: What does dad want?

Turns out it’s not what women want on Mother’s Day —a day off.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Mother’s Day, by the numbers

We mothers are a vast — and diverse — lot.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Mother’s Day: Time to honor the woman who does, and asks, for too much

Who gets top billing among the several mothers in many of our extended and blended families? Who gets the card and the face time? And then there’s the eternal debate over what to ask for.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Cherry Blossom Festival: Parents weigh the joy vs. the hassle

How do we take advantage of all the family-friendly offerings this season without getting stuck in a tourist-jam that would ruin the experience?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, Outdoor Activities

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Leap Year: Is Feb. 29 a good day to give birth or not worth the hassle?

Unlike other holidays there’s some debate about whether parents are more or less likely to request leap year deliveries.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:38 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Babies, Holidays, Pregnancy

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Valentine’s Day: Parents should celebrate, no matter how busy their schedules

D.C. therapist Stacy Notaras Murphy says it is imperative for parents who tend to leave their relationship low on the priority list to make the effort to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage, Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

School’s back in session, but not for long

On the DCPS calendar, there are at least four school closings and one early dismissal in the next seven weeks. What is a working parent to do?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  school calendar, school break, school holidays

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Happy Hanukkah: The meaning behind the holiday

Elmo and Beliefnet explain the meaning behind the Jewish holiday.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hanukkah, children and holidays

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Holidays plus kids compounds stress: Expert advice

Get expert tips for setting realistic goals when celebrating the holidays with kids.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holidays and children, holiday stress

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Veterans Day gratitude

Children can celebrate Veterans Day by visiting Sesame Street Workshop’s Military Families Near and Far Web site, or leave a thank you note on The National WWII Museum’s Facebook page.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:14 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Veterans Day, children and holidays

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Expert Advice: How to handle Halloween candy

Karen Schachter, a local health counselor, says treating candy like forbidden fruit can make kids desire it even more. She offers advice on helping children learn to use portion control with sweets.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Halloween, Holidays