Written by Ashley R. Williams
When it comes down to it, money is the root of a significant chunk of arguments among married couples. Fighting over irresponsible spending habits, mounting credit card debt and timely bill pay are among topics that can get spouses downright heated—and in extreme cases, headed for divorce.
Parents may be unaware that swimming dangers don’t necessarily end once the child leaves the pool. Panicked parents may have read online about how “dry drowning” can impact a person’s health hours after a swim. If someone looks for the term on the CDC's website, however, chances are that their search will come up short.
The idea of letting your child use a credit card might alarm many parents, but it’s not uncommon for kids to tote around their very own plastic. A recent CreditCards.com poll found that six million American parents have given at least one of their children a credit card. There are obvious pros and cons, and a key question parents might ask when it comes to taking this important step with their child as they venture into the world of financial responsibility is—how young is too young?
Adult children often establish their own families and careers miles away from their hometowns, where their parents likely still live. As aging parents require additional assistance with handling everyday tasks, getting them the help they need while living hundreds—or perhaps thousands—of miles away can be daunting.
Research has shown clear benefits of parent involvement in school. Students are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, regularly attend school, develop stronger social skills and enroll in higher-level programs. One three-year study of high schoolers found that parents coming to school regularly reinforced a connection between school and home for the child.