Susan Day

Susan Day is editor of Cincinnati Family Magazine and a mother of four.

How to Raise a Creative Child

The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to produce something original and useful.
A 2010 poll done by IBM of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future.

Baby Bits

There are so many things to tend to with a baby — feeding, sleeping …oh, and all that stuff!

Homework & Music? NOT!

It’s homework time and your 11-year-old is at the kitchen table, ear buds in, doing his homework. From time to time he starts moving to the music. You wonder if he’s really able to concentrate on what he’s doing if he’s listening to his favorite band. Do you: 1) INSIST HE PUT THE MUSIC AWAY… Read more »

Newborns: Handle With Care

  Lots to know with your sweet lil’ bundle. Here are 5 fast tips going forward! 1.  You may think he’s smiling at 3 weeks of age, but those rewards won’t actually happen until about the 6-week mark say pediatricians. A baby’s lips may curl upward momentarily … but up until 6 weeks, it’s probably… Read more »

Life Skills for Can-Do Kids Part 1

Little or big, empower your children with the capabilities they need to be secure and confident throughout childhood and into adulthood.

Helping Sleepy Kids

  According to the National Sleep Foundation, two-thirds of kids in the middle school years aren’t getting adequate sleep, which, for these ages, is 10 to 12 hours. Studies have shown over and over again that sleep-deprived children are prone to acting out, inappropriate behavior, inability to focus, depression and even weight gain, because a… Read more »

Mom’s Homemade Cookies

Whip up an old-fashioned after-school snack your kids will gobble up fast — your homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and a big, tall icy cold glass of milk. Here’s your easy-to-make-from-scratch fail-proof recipe: Raisin Oatmeal Cookies (makes 3 dozen) 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature 1/2 Cup Honey 1 Large Egg, room temperature 2 Tsp Vanilla… Read more »

No No to Shoplifting!

At some point, little kids will inevitably take something from a store that hasn’t been paid for. Don’t freak out, experts say. Taking a handful of candy from a bin or even a small toy is a no-no, but young children with want in their hearts need to learn the difference between what belongs to… Read more »

Power Breakfast?

Is it dumb to let kids skip the morning meal? Probably. Remember simpler mornings of not too long ago? Sitting, chatting and nibbling, reading the paper, feeding the baby. That’s so over. Now, parents wake up around 5 a.m. to check e-mail, Facebook and Twitter accounts while kids start with text messages, video games and… Read more »

3 Learning Apps for Preschoolers

  Tots can have fun in the car or anywhere using your iPhone or iPad and playing preschool apps! Here are 3 we recommend:   Highlight’s Hidden Pictures $2   Lola’s Alphabet Train $2   Super Why! By PBS      

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