2015 Guide to DFW Summer Camps and Kids Activities
March 16, 2015 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

13th Annual Guide to Summer Camps
and Kids Activities
Whether you live in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, Richardson, Grapevine or Arlington, North Texas Kids can help you find the perfect summer camps for your child.
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Holding Teenagers Accountable for their Behavior
April 20, 2015 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

Do you enable your teenager's poor behavior?

Do you enable your teenager’s poor behavior?

by Amy Egan

A woman I know named Mary had a teen son with anxiety issues.  Things escalated with him and he began to refuse to go to school. Eventually, he was placed in an outpatient program through a psychiatric hospital and also attended group sessions with other anxious kids.  His life improved and he returned to school.  However, a few months later he began skipping school again. The woman decided to get some help for herself.  After learning some important things she began to realize that she had been contributing to her son’s anxiety issues. Mary was able to see that she had always seen her son as ‘fragile’ and treated him that way. She had ‘let him off the hook’ over and over again throughout his life, thinking he was incapable of being responsible, towing the line, learning from his mistakes. Her vision of him was a weak one, and it was very perceptible to him and others. Therefore, his vision of himself was a weak one, creating lots and lots of anxiety within his psyche. Read the full story »

Easy Kids Crafts : Tin Can Herb Garden
April 19, 2015 – 10:37 am | No Comment
Easy Kids Crafts : Tin Can Herb Garden

Herb Garden Craft for Kids
Make these charming tin can herb gardens and watch them grow all summer long! This project not only recycles, it creates new life, and is a great craft for kids. Your …

11 Ideas for Cheap or Free Mother’s Day Gifts
April 18, 2015 – 12:11 pm | No Comment
11 Ideas for Cheap or Free Mother’s Day Gifts

11 affordable (an in some cases, free) gift ideas for Mother’s Day
Finding the perfect gift for Mom on Mother’s Day isn’t always easy. You might assume that you need to pull out all the stops …

Balloonacy: Making Friends with a Curious Red Balloon
April 17, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
Balloonacy: Making Friends with a Curious Red Balloon

Balloonacy at Dallas Children’s Theater through April 19th
A lonely old man is set in his silent, solitary ways until a curious red balloon blows through his window and insists on becoming his friend.  DCT’s own …

Carnival of the Animals from Plano Symphony Orchestra
April 15, 2015 – 3:11 pm | No Comment
Carnival of the Animals from Plano Symphony Orchestra

Plano Symphony Orchestra presents – “Carnival of the Animals”
 The Plano Symphony Orchestra, presents “Carnival of the Animals” at the Performing Arts Center in McKinney, Texas, on Sunday, April 19th. “Carnival of the Animals,” written 150 …

Day Out with Thomas!
April 10, 2015 – 2:21 pm | 25 Comments
Day Out with Thomas!

Museum of the American Railroad presents a Day out with Thomas
Ever wanted to travel to Sodor?  Are Thomas the Tank Engine’s friends your friends too?  If you answered “yes” to those questions, Day Out …

Parenting Mistakes: Why is my kid shutting me out?
April 7, 2015 – 2:40 pm | No Comment
Parenting Mistakes: Why is my kid shutting me out?

5 Mistakes Made Parenting the Emotions of Our Children

Are you an Overprotective Parent?
April 5, 2015 – 3:51 pm | No Comment
Are you an Overprotective Parent?

Overprotective Parent?
Activities That You Should Consider Letting Your Kids Do
by Annabelle Smyth
In this day and age, many parents choose to shelter their children in order to keep them safe. This may even lead to kids …

11 Fun Easter Crafts: Bunnies, Chicks and Tulips
March 30, 2015 – 8:02 pm | No Comment
11 Fun Easter Crafts: Bunnies, Chicks and Tulips

Festive and Fun Easter Crafts
How cute are these Easter crafts? Such a fun way to spend time with your kids and keep those little hands and minds busy!

Easter Egg Decorating Idea #3: Painted Bling Eggs
March 29, 2015 – 2:57 pm | One Comment
Easter Egg Decorating Idea #3: Painted Bling Eggs

What’s in Your Craft Closet?
I was at Michael’s last week to pick up some river stones for our bathroom sink, what a neat idea to freshen up a room and add a spa feel, but …

Easter Egg Decorating Idea # 2 – Doodled Eggs
March 28, 2015 – 9:00 pm | No Comment
Easter Egg Decorating Idea # 2 – Doodled Eggs

Easter is one of my favorite holidays and I have such fond memories of decorating eggs with my mom and then enjoying the huge Easter egg hunts at Granny’s house with all of my many …