Guide to 60+ Local Spray Grounds and Splash Parks
June 19, 2017 – 9:00 am | 104 Comments

Spray park, Splash park, Spray ground…
Whatever term you use it is a place for children to have fun and beat the Texas heat! A spray ground is a zero-depth play area where water sprays from …

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Tips for Raising Happy, Healthy Teenagers
January 9, 2014 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
Tips for Raising Happy, Healthy Teenagers

How to Raise Happy, Healthy Teenagers
by Abigail Clark
Successfully raising kids and transforming them into well-rounded, responsible, and productive members of society is no simple task. It takes years of careful guidance and patient teaching to …

Are you frustrated with your teenager or tween? Help is on the way!
March 4, 2013 – 1:33 pm | No Comment
Are you frustrated with your teenager or tween?  Help is on the way!

Are you frustrated with your teenager or tween?  Help is on the way!
Are you having trouble connecting with your teen (or tween)?  Are you looking for new strategies you can implement immediately to empower them …

New Teen Workshop July 28: Helping Teens Find their Passion!
July 20, 2012 – 3:53 pm | 2 Comments
New Teen Workshop July 28: Helping Teens Find their Passion!

New Teen Workshop July 28: Helping Teens Find their Passion!
North Texas Kids is super excited to announce a new workshop for teens and young adults. As a mom of a teen myself and a former …

Spring Cleaning: Not Just about Cleaning
March 13, 2012 – 3:00 pm | One Comment
Spring Cleaning: Not Just about Cleaning

Jim and Jane: Spring Cleaning is also a time to reflect on You
Two local teens share their thoughts and ideas on being teens in the Dallas Ft Worth area. They share great parenting tips for …

Read the February Issue of North Texas Kids digital magazine now
February 1, 2012 – 8:10 am | 2 Comments
Read the February Issue of North Texas Kids digital magazine now

Happy Valentine’s Day from our families to yours! See inside for great articles, recipes, and crafts!

Click Here to read it online

Looking for Technology Workshops for Tweens and Teens in Frisco?
November 23, 2011 – 8:33 am | One Comment
Looking for Technology Workshops for Tweens and Teens in Frisco?

Sci-Tech Discovery Center and the Arts and Technology Institute today announced the launch of TECHNOVATION, a series of technology workshops designed for 5th through 8th graders. Beginning in December, workshops utilizing technology to drive innovation …

Win Tickets to See Disney’s Shane Harper Live in Concert May 8 at House of Blues
May 2, 2011 – 3:20 pm | 11 Comments
Win Tickets to See Disney’s Shane Harper Live in Concert May 8 at House of Blues

Shane Harper is currently on tour NOW with Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson and will be coming to the House of Blues in Dallas on Sun May, 8th. You can win tickets to see Shane Harper, Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson in concert by posting a comment here about why you want to go (and yes, because your daughter would love you forever is a valid reason!)

“Ask Amy” Q&A for parents of tweens and teens
February 10, 2011 – 5:51 pm | No Comment
“Ask Amy” Q&A for parents of tweens and teens

It is very common and totally normal for our kids to become moodier as they leave childhood and enter the tweens and teens. Just because it is normal, doesn’t mean it isn’t painful…for kids AND parents.
My son is almost 12 and seems to have a lot of mood swings. He is generally happy and laid back but will sometimes be overwhelmed with sadness for no apparent reason. Any thoughts?
When this occurs, most of us would like to help the child find the reason for the bad mood, fix it and then move along quickly to a happy state again. The truth is, expecting this to work is totally UN-natural! In order to help our kids work their way through their sadness or bad mood

Online Parenting Retreat Brings Answers to You!
May 22, 2010 – 11:32 am | No Comment
Online Parenting Retreat Brings Answers to You!

Gone are the days when we parented on automatic pilot, blindly trusting what we learned at our parents’ knees. The world today is a complex and confusing place; and for the first time in history, the support of close community and extended family just aren’t as influential as your child’s peers… or the social expectations with which they are constantly being bombarded.

Parenting Lessons from NBA superstar Avery Johnson?
April 9, 2010 – 5:46 pm | No Comment
Parenting Lessons from NBA superstar Avery Johnson?

There are days like today when being a part of the media affords me opportunities I might not otherwise get. Today, I spent the afternoon at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, listening to Avery Johnson speak to their high schoolers. He is an enthusiastic speaker and a generous soul. It was clear that he loved talking to these kids, sharing his experiences and insights with them. In fact, he would make a great teacher. At one point early in his talk, he actually pulled a young man out of the audience that was talking and not paying attention and made the guy stand behind him on stage throughout his entire presentation. He definitely commands respect!