1. Merit badges – small rewards for big deeds

    Looking for some positive reinforcement, aka bribery, to get your nearest and dearest to do what you ask them to do (so nicely)? Then check out the new collection of merit badges from The Honor Society. A modern take on a vintage idea – think

  2. Mum’s plea: Parents, get off your phones

    My daughter’s sitting quietly in her car seat, staring out the window. Unusual, because my daughter doesn’t do anything quietly. After a while, she pipes up: “Mum, why weren’t you watching me at swimming?” “I was,” I tell her, “I was sitting on the bench