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'Proud dad moment': Sons stop car to shovel snow for man in wheelchair

Dec 15, 2016

This is the moment one dad realized he was raising his sons to be good people.



Snowed In? 10 Ways to Have the Perfect Snow Day With Kids

Feb 01, 2016

While a day off from school is sometimes a much needed break for busy students and overworked teachers, parents can often be at a loss with what to do with this newly found free time.



Indoor Tennis, Anyone? Family Fun When You're Snowbound

Jan 26, 2016

The snows of winter may have your kids stuck indoors and climbing up the walls. Fortunately, Amy Brightfield of Better Homes and Gardens in on TODAY with fun ideas for when the family's cooped up.



Snow Day Activities to Help Your Kids Battle Boredom as They Chill

Jan 26, 2016

In the wake of the East Coast blizzard, schools were closed Tuesday in such places as Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Meaghan Murphy of Good Housekeeping joins TODAY with strategies to help keep the kids from climbing the walls when snow keeps them at home.



Should Children be Allowed to go Sledding Alone?

Jan 25, 2016

There's a fresh blanket of snow covering much of the northeast right now, and while all of that powder has grownups grabbing their shovels, kids are reaching for their sleds and daydreaming of a downhill adventure. But is it an adventure they should have on their own?



It's Freezing, But Boys Just Want to Wear Shorts! Should You Let Them?

Jan 06, 2016

Whether it's a balmy 80 degrees or a frigid 5, some boys insist on wearing shorts.



See This Little Girl's Adorable Attempt to Get More Winter Break

Jan 04, 2016

A little girl named Cara resorted to subterfuge in attempt to get an extra week of winter vacation, presenting her parents with a fake notice from school that she said was "found in the mailbox."



Second Chances - Teaching Children About Forgiveness

Dec 21, 2015

Forgiveness and rebirth are a shared theme this time of year across many cultures. Use the holiday season to teach your child forgiveness.



Reality Gap Redux

Dec 16, 2015

When it comes to behabior, there is a significatn gap between reality and what parents think their teenagers are doing. Does this “reality gap” have consequences? It sure does.



Cabin Fever? Activities to Keep Kids Busy While Stuck Indoors

Feb 18, 2015

TODAY Show contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shares some fun indoor activities to keep your children active and entertained this winter, including creating a relay race with paper airplanes and a bean toss by stuffing your mittens.



As Injuries Mount, Some Towns Ban Sledding

Feb 03, 2015

Every year, 20,000 children are sent to emergency rooms with sledding injuries, and multimillion-dollar lawsuits sometimes follow. Now towns from Indiana to New Jersey are responding by banning sledding.



The End of Snow Days for Students?

Jan 25, 2015

A weekday spent home from the classroom and out in the snow with friends may soon not be an option for students not because of the piles of snow, but rather technology. Some students already complete assignments on iPads which means teachers could virtually send them their homework on “snow days.”



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