Melissa Fernandez-Abaya


Material Girl: 4 Ways to Keep Your Tweens Grounded

Wanting to have the latest clothes, games, and gadgets is slowly becoming the trend with tweens today.

Straight From the Heart: 5 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Kids' Teachers

To show your children's teacher your appreciation, here are a few presents you can choose from.

School Blues: What to Do When Your Child Has a Learning Disorder

What do you do when your child's teacher tells you that your kid is not doing as well as she should be in class?

Ms. Congeniality: 4 Tips to Help Your Child Win Friends

A boost in confidence and a nudge in the right direction will help your child find lifelong friendships.

Tween Hygiene: 6 Tips to Help Your Daughter through Puberty

Puberty can be a confusing time for your tween, with all the bodily changes she's experiencing. Help her understand what's going on, and guide her toward a proper hygiene routine with these tips.

After School: 6 Tips on Managing Your Kids' Extracurriculars

Worried that your child might be spreading himself too thin? Here's some advice to help you sort out your kid's priorities.

10 Things Kids Learn in Preschool

With all the playing going around in preschools, what does your toddler actually learn? We list a few of the skills and lessons taught by preschools.

School Daze: 5 Tips on Preparing Your Kid for the New School Year

Ease kids back into the routines and responsibilities of the school year.

6 Tips to Encourage Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

A child who doesn't like to brush her teeth will eventually develop cavities. Here are some ways on how to make the experience more enjoyable.

7 Tips to Help Your Kids Enjoy Reading

Not enough kids read for fun these days. Learn some ways you can help your children learn to love books.

No More Picky Eaters: 6 Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Eat Smart

Get your child in the habit of eating healthy with a little creativity.

Potty Mouth: 3 Reasons Your Child May Be Using Bad Words

Learn about the issue of "bad" language and how to deal with it if your child starts using it.