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Battling with Your Kids? Try This Secret Weapon

Curiosity is your child’s Achilles heel—try out “The Knowledge Attack” on your own brood today and watch the fighting stop…at least temporarily.

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How to Make It through the Rest of Summer & Keep Your Cool

The endless repetitions of “I’m booooooored…” interspersed with refusals to help around the house and suddenly you’re triggered. Sound familiar?

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Barbie Honors Healthcare Heroes with 6 New Dolls & Gives Back Throughout August

Kids everywhere will be inspired by these real-life role models!

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How to Avoid Divorce: Expert Tips that Could Save Your Marriage

Marriage is tough. But whatever you do, here are two things you should never do and one to prioritize.

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How to Craft with Kids (without Losing Your Mind)

Tip #1? Expect a mess. Those beautifully staged photos of kids doing crafts, laughing merrily, spotless with their mom standing over them smiling happily and calmly helping? That’s not how crafting works.

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Smart Ways to Boost Your Family’s Immune System

A healthy diet helps, but don’t overlook these other research-backed ideas.

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5 Ways to Talk about Pride Month with Kids

“There is so much we can do to teach our kids about Pride Month and how we can support the LGBTQ community. If you don’t know where to start, we have some tips.”

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The Mind-Body Wellness Benefits of Tea for Parents

“We all need a little morning energy boost, midday pick-me-up, or evening relaxer every now and then, but not all are as beneficial to our overall health and wellness as tea.”

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The Unexpected Way I Found the Purpose in My Life

“I was always a stubborn person and a little set in my ways. I was never one to back down from a good fight. What a perfect fit I was for this.”

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5 Things Every Special Needs Parent Should Hear

“Here are some gems of advice that I have received from others who have walked this path alongside me, before me, and some of my own.”

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The Day the Tables Turned

“I suddenly found myself trying to flip the switch from teacher, to mom. I wasn’t advocating for accommodations for my students anymore, I was doing it for my own child.”

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When Your Teen Is Drowning in Their Mental Health Problems

“They need heroes in mental health. They need to hear if you fought with depression every day or anxiety kept you from functioning some weeks. They need to know that there are mental health heroes all around them.”

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When You Are All Alone, Sitting in the Dark

“I’ll sit with you in the dark when the sadness of, ‘Why my kid?’ slowly turns to the anger of, ‘Why not my kid?’ and you realize how important inclusion and acceptance are.

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To the Mom Going through a Diagnosis during a Global Pandemic

“While others are fighting for toilet paper off the shelves, and others are angry that their travel plans have come to halt, our worries become much bigger, and yet feel so little to the rest of the world.”

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Today I’m Taking on the World like Wonder Woman

“I may not have the gold bracelets and lasso like when I was younger and watched my idol fight on TV while wearing the same outfit, but friends, I have my Wonder Woman mug to fill me up with the strength to take on today.”

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Let’s Be Honest, Kids Take a Toll on Marriage

” I now understand that having a kid to save a marriage would never work because it’s the absolute opposite—a kid is going to tear you up into shreds so small that you won’t want to pick those pieces back up to put it back together unless your marriage is worth saving.”

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10 Iconic Women Who Changed LA Forever

From former slave Biddy Mason to environmental activist Aurora Castillo, these women will inspire you.

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What I Worry Most About for My Children

“I worry that I will make a mistake parenting both of these beautiful souls.”

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7 Ways for Angelenos to Celebrate MLK Day with Kids

At-home volunteer opportunities, virtual programs and more.

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The Frightening World of Self-Injurious Behavior

“With therapies, medications, and love we will grow through this. We have to. It’s all we can do. We wake up every day and start all over just like everyone else.”

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The Year of the Forgotten Children

“​​​​​​​With all my might, I will push to be the brightest beaming lighthouse he needs, to navigate this life, but I am just one light in this dark, wide ocean.”

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Review: PJ Masks Transforming 2 in 1 Mobile HQ

Nighttime may be the right time to fight crime, but with the help of the PJ Masks, kids can defeat bad guys at any hour. Check out what the Toy Insider has to say about this hot toy of 2020.

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5 Simple Ways Parents Can Help Boost Their Kid’s Immunity

Photo: Khamkhor via Unsplash
I often get asked “How can I build my child’s Immunity?”  Here are some suggestions from an Immunologist (hint: it’s me).
1. It starts with a great diet.

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My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This New RBG Book Will Inspire a New Generation of Readers

Introduce your little one to this feminist icon.

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How to Manage Family Conflict during COVID

“We can’t change that facts, but we can be prepared with strategies like the ones suggested above to help smooth over the struggles brought upon by the unprecedented difficulties we are all living through at this time.”

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My Kids Are Going Back to School & This Is How I’m Coping

“On the outside, I appear to be calm about my kids going back to school. But I still find myself waking up in the middle of the night from anxiety.”

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Why It’s Important You Travel With Your Children

Photo: Nathan Glenn
We traveled quite a bit before we had kids and now three kids later we haven’t really slowed down much. We just took my oldest daughter at age 8 to her 18th state and our five-year-old to…

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6 Strategies to Stop Siblings Fights & Restore the Peace

“Siblings fight, but they can learn to work it out, makeup, and get their needs met. The important thing is to stay calm and help each child verbalize feelings without throwing a fit or a fist.”

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The Key to Raising Successful Kids & the Mistakes I See Parents Making

The mother of daughters Susan Wojcicki (YouTube’s CEO), Anne Wojcicki (23andMe founder and CEO), and Janet Wojcicki (UCSF doctor and researcher) shares her secrets to raising resilient and successful kids.

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Instacart Launches the #GiveFromTheCart Challenge

Serena Williams and her family made the first donation of 50,000 meals to Feeding America.

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Nickelodeon Announces Major Collab with James Corden

They are being developed to air on all Nickelodeon platforms.

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