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How to Talk to Boys about Periods & Why It Matters

The goal is to start small and build on that foundational knowledge in a developmentally appropriate way as your child grows—rather than trying to pile on information all at once.

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4 Ways to Help Your Teen Daughter with Her Struggles & Stress Right Now

“Teen girls get my utmost empathy and compassion. Life is just tough right now. Here’s how you can help her with her mental health.”

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6 Actionable Ways to Celebrate Black History Month, Every Day

Celebrate Black History month with the kids with intention and purpose.

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This New Series Might Hold the Secret to Literacy in Early Learners

It was developed by a reading and literary specialist.

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HISTORY Launches Free “History at Home” Lessons

Lesson plans to match the themes of the videos will be provided after each video.

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This Study Offers New Insight Into Toddler Language Development

According to research, this is how to help your child develop new language skills.

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Why Boys Should Read ‘Girls’ Stories’ Too

“It’s clear that our culture assumes: 1. Boys aren’t going to like a book that stars a girl. 2. Men’s stories are universal, while women’s stories are only for girls.” This does not need to be the case and with a little effort, you can show that books deemed as “girl stories” are just as enjoyable as every other good book out there.

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Why You Should Talk to Your Kids about Sex Education

As we watch our children develop, we continually measure and talk to them about their height and weight development throughout their childhood. We don’t measure them once and then never talk about it again. We need to view our child’s sexual development in the same way—sexual development does not equal sexual activity.

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SAT Will Now Give Students “Adversity Scores” Based on Social & Economic Background

New scoring considers outside factors that could impact a student’s academic achievement.

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What Our Kids Are Trying to Tell Us—by How They Treat Their Siblings

“If there is ever going to be a behavioral change, it was critical that my friend talk to her daughter about her actions.”

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Screen Time Physically Changes Your Kid’s Brain, New Study Reveals

The findings of this important study are pretty shocking—but parents shouldn’t panic just yet.

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LeBron James Says He Lets His Kids Drink Wine & the Internet Has Some Thoughts

LeBron James: “Put it on me though, don’t put it on mom. Put it on dad.”

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I Did Not Intend to Eat My Kid’s Poop, but, You Know, #MomLife & All That

“Our days at home have fallen into a predictable rhythm: Snacks, naps, and crafts keep us busy all day. Until…the incident.”

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5 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

Whether you are the parent or the teacher, conferences can be stressful.

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Kristen Bell Was Pure Mama Bear When She Confronted Paparazzi Stalking Her Kids

You don’t take photos of celebrity kids—especially Kristen Bell’s kids.

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Kids Start Caring about Reputations as Early as Kindergarten, Study Finds

“But words will never hurt me” couldn’t be further from the truth.

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BREAKING: Toys”R”Us Is Closing ALL 800 U.S. Stores

If you need to get anything at Toys”R”Us, you better get to your local store ASAP.

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Embracing First Place in the World

“Mom,” says Sam. “Do you know what a telomerase is?”

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“No,” I said. “I don’t. Can you explain it to me? I might know it by a different name. (Thinking to myself that he had…

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6 Things Not to Say to Me as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Any stay-at-home parent can tell you that taking care of kids all day, every day (and night), is a never-ending, exhausting, thankless task.
It may seem mysterious to others (even our spouse) as to what we actually do, and everyone…

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The Surprising Thing I Learned When I Compared Myself to Other Moms

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A New Friend
There are times you meet a new friend and know you can have a heart to heart conversation with them. You sense they won’t judge if you reveal something you haven’t shared with anyone.…

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A Father’s Love: What One Dad Learned from Another

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One sentence. That was all it took for me to know I was onboard with this guy. We had worked together a little over two weeks. We’d barely spoken. He didn’t even remember my name.
“You said your…

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Healthy Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships Boost Our Overall Health, Says Science

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Long gone are the days when even distant relations were of vital importance. Today, the nuclear family is the most important unit. As a result, scientists have devoted an immense amount of research on the social and psychological…

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Mom, I’m Really Sorry and Here’s Why

I vowed never to be like my mom, and I really meant it.
She was mean. The true definition of the word: unpleasant, sometimes even unkind.

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Truth is, even into my 20’s, I wasn’t crazy about her.
I…

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Dad charts his toddler’s first words and the results are amazing

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It’s a magical and busy time as those adorable first words come tumbling out. It often seems like your toddler’s ever-expanding vocabulary doubles overnight. That’s why one father decided to document every word to…

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How to Raise Caring & Kind Children

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“That’s not fair!” Whether it is meant as a whine, an accusation or a protest, most parents hear this phrase more often than they might wish. To some, it may elicit pangs of regret and guilt…

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Say What? 11 Delightfully Different Dictionaries for Kids

From superhero themes to the best picture book ever, you’ll find more than one perfect dictionary for your little learners.

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Coming Out of Isolation: Raising a Child With Special Needs

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Looking back, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when THE moment was. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention and I missed it. Maybe it was gradual. Maybe it was slowly sneaking up on me without a warning, making its transition mimic any other…

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11 Major First Year Milestones & When to Expect Them

Wondering when Baby will flash you a real smile? Or say, “mama” or “dada”? Find out about these and nine other game changing milestones of year one.

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You’ve Got Time: The Best New Things From 2015 You Can Still Do In The New Year

Miss a few of the must-sees with the kids? You didn’t blow it: these top spots and attractions are sticking around, at least for a few more months.

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A Cool Program That Lets You Earn a Badge & Explore Nature

The Junior Ranger program at Golden Gate National Parks may be America’s best idea for parents hoping to earn a merit badge for coolest parent ever.

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