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5 Ways to Help Your Child Answer What They Did at School Today

“As parents, we so desperately want to hear what happened during the day and share in their joy or support their tough times. But when all they say is, ‘Nothing’ we understandably may feel a bit frustrated.”

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10 Clever Ways to Get Your Child to Read More

“After reading these clever ways to get your child to read more, you are sure to see an increase in interest in reading!”

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My New Forever

“I couldn’t bear to think about forever then, I could barely think of what would happen between now and his next birthday. I just needed to get through today.”

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Finally Piecing the Puzzle Together

“I recognize that puzzle that is my son may take longer to construct, but I will no longer force pieces together that just don’t fit.”

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How to Make Virtual Calls Better for Little Kids

Here are a few bits of advice on how to turn the calls—whether on Zoom or Facetime—into a good experience for everyone.

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The Day I Realized Why I Shouldn’t Silence My Daughter

“Maybe it was a part of me finally waking up. That part of me that has trouble taking a compliment without deflecting it or negating it. That part that reflexively says, ‘I’m sorry’ when someone bumps into me. That part that stays quiet when I’m hurt because I don’t want to cause a fuss. That part.”

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This Author Compiled the Ultimate List of Diverse Reads for Teens & Tweens

This author compiled a reading list of over 500 books to help teens and tweens have conversations about race, poverty, homelessness, anxiety and more.

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I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

Since my diagnosis and hospitalizations I have often had people ask me how I am doing. It is always such a loaded question, like, where do I begin? How much do they know? How much do they want to know?…

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How Do I Tell My Only Child They’re Getting a Sibling?

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Before answering this question, I always begin by asking a parent to imagine what it would be like if their spouse or partner made an announcement one day, out of the blue, that went something like this: 
“I…

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This Popular Party Supply Chain Is Closing 45 Locations (Here’s Why)

Five percent of the retailer’s stores are closing.

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“Pinocchio” Is Getting Its Very Own Netflix Reboot

This definitely won’t be the Disney version we all grew up with!

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Every Working Mom Needs to Have These Conversations Now

Here are the four crucial conversations you need if you want solid work-life balance.

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How to Choose New Books for Your Budding Bookworm

Stepping into the children’s book section to choose a new title can be overwhelming, but research shows that creating a steady stream of new, age-appropriate books can nearly triple interest in reading within months (source: Louis Harris, An Assessment of…

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5 Comforting Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Move

Moving is a big change for anyone, but this is especially true when making a family move with children.

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Christmas Is the Best Time to Teach Your Kids the Value of Money

Have you tried teaching your kids how to budget? I didn’t realize that trying to teach your kids budgeting can also help you out as a parent. I didn’t realize this until I tried teaching Noah, my nine-year-old son, this…

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New Study Reveals Why People Sleep Less The Older They Get

The real reason, besides kids, why you’re not getting enough sleep.

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John Legend Opens Up About Wife Chrissy Teigen’s Postpartum Depression

John Legend explains how he reacted to wife Chrissy Teigen’s postpartum depression.

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Why Toddlers Don’t Care About Anyone But Themselves, According To Science

Discover the scientific reason why your toddler seems to care less about anyone but themselves.

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New Da Kikokiko Intros Poke to the Kiddo-Kiddos

Da poke crazy hits Playa with the keiki friendliest raw fish bowls in town.

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5 Ways to Make a Kid-Friendly Smart Home

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A lot of homeowners dream about having a property that can actually take care or itself as well as the people inside it. This is one of the best reasons why more and more smart devices are getting…

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The Unbelievable, Ever-Present, Renewable, and Often Overlooked Resource

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There is this super-cool thing out there. It’s called the undying, neverending love for your children. It’s seriously, absolutely, undeniably amazing.
Regardless of waking up in a bad mood, getting out on the wrong side of the bed, and…

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Dear New Mama

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Dear New Mama,
Welcome to motherhood. Buckle up. This will surely be the most transformative event of your life. Words may not even be able to describe what you are in for. There will be more frustration…

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The ‘B’ Word

It occurred to me the other day, while surrounded by brimming piles of overstuffed laundry baskets, thousands of teeny-weeny pieces of legos strewn across the house like sprinkles atop an ice cream cone and a laptop whose cursor was condescendingly blinking back…

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