Halloween’s here, which means that the holiday travel season is around the corner. Here’s a travel tip (more “power of suggestion,” really) from raising4boys that may make your air travel a bit easier. More: Best of Parent Hacks: Thanksgiving
From Paul: A family friend’s son resisted potty training, so she put a ping-pong ball in the toilet bowl and had him aim at it. Aiming at the ball helped the little fella keep his concentration. Neat hey? Tags: Parenting, Potty training
Barb, author of Great Family Gadgets, suggested this Halloween safety tip.
Nicole, who’s Much More Than a Mom, would like to appeal to the collective wisdom regarding the hanging of her new mobile: I’m not a mobile person. (That sounds funny. I’m quite mobile actually. I even run on a regular basis. I’m just not a mobile person. They always seem so noisy – and maybe […]
Sandy’s tips point to why you might want to get an email address for your kid: (I know you had an article on this already early on this year. Just an add-on.) We created an email address for our son when he was about 3-4 months old, so it has helped a lot with organizing […]
Now that I’ve fanned the flames of MySpace dread, here’s a fascinating list (passed along by Satch) of 11 tips for online parental supervision. We’ve discussed Internet filtering and online supervision before, but not as much as I’d expect, given your well-connectedness and Net savvy. Contrast this list with Dr. Parker’s post “Should we spy […]
My kids are out of MySpace range for the moment (they’re 7 and 3), but the time will come. Oh, yes. It will come. In ten years, it probably won’t be MySpace…by then I imagine the Internet will be much more integrated into the social lives of teenagers. But for now, what does one do […]
I’d bet there’s a fair percentage of us who are still scrambling for Halloween costumes. Here’s Jill’s solution.
Congratulations to Carolina, Ashley and Megin, winners of Go, Diego Go! Wolf Pup Rescue DVDs! Thanks for playing along with my silly trivia contest. For the record, the working name for this site before my brother in-law Robin came up with "Parent Hacks" was "Hacking Baby." (The answer was here.) A terrible name which somehow […]
Parent Hacks is now on the radar of PR folks and others with Stuff Parents Might Like To Buy. Which is fine, because the people getting in touch have generally done their homework and get the Parenthacker vibe. I turn away a fair amount of review requests, but decided to say "yes" when the Nick, […]