Big Kids

Ways to entertain children at every stage

What do you do when toys or DVDs don't entertain your baby, toddler or preschooler? You asked. We answered.

Let’s face it. We’re not all super parents. You know, the ones who can make a smiley face mask with a page from an old magazine and a piece of hair? Well, maybe they're not exactly like that, but there always seems to be that special parent who can entertain a child for hours without breaking a sweat (or their partner’s neck at the end of the day). I am not one of those parents. After playing with my son, Cole, for half an hour, I start to wonder, "What now?" 

How to start Thanksgiving traditions

My grandson Max woke up this morning and the first words out of his mouth were, “Are we going to Grandpa and Nana’s house today?” It’s those moments that reinforce why Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday: It’s the one time of the year that my husband and I get to have all of our children and grandchildren together.

Gardening with your kids

Kids of all ages love to get their hands dirty. Why not turn that into a fun and rewarding opportunity to teach them about science and the environment, responsibility and patience?

Halloween Safety Tips (Bonus: How not to eat all of the candy)

Before your ghosts and goblins suit up for a night of trick-or-treating, here are some ways to keep your little ones safe this Halloween:

Travel Tips for Kids

 Whether they walk, ride the bus or travel by car, teach your kids these few tips to ensure they get to and from school safely.

Suggested School Supply List

Do you have everything you need for the first day of school Aug. 15? Here is a suggested school supply list from the Beaufort County School District. Art-infused schools may require other specific needs.

Keep Your Kids Cyber Safe

Can you imagine letting your child socialize with a sex predator? If a bully was picking on them, would you ignore it? Would you allow your child to play violent video games?

Most parents would vote with a resounding “No!” to these questions.

Calling All Cookie Monsters

It’s that yummy time of year when Girl Scout cookies go on sale!

Girl Scouts across South Carolina are setting up booths outside local businesses to offer buyers the opportunity to enjoy their favorite cookies through March 25.

Tracking Your Child: Paranoia or Smart?

Some say our society has collectively become too paranoid. Gone are the days when we send our kids out to play in the neighborhood, not knowing their exact whereabouts but relying on the comforting knowledge that they’ll return safely to us when the street lights came on.

Five ways to reduce accidents

Bicycling is a great way for children and their parents to get exercise, but it's important to follow a few safety rules. Both children and adults should wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet and ride a bike that is the right size, has functioning brakes, and fully inflated tires, according to National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. The
NHTSA also recommends that children younger than 10 years old ride on
the side walk.
Parents riding with their children in the street should follow the rules of the road and use bright colored clothing or gear to make yourself more visible to drivers.