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6 Great Tips to Help Your Child Navigate Clashes at School

Instead of rushing in to immediately fix the problem, there are ways you can help empower your child to navigate complicated relationships on their own.

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Everything You Need to Know about Disney’s New Genie Service

Yep, there’s still a way to skip to the front of the line!

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11 Ways to Build Resiliency in Children

“Resilience is the foundation of a child’s mental health, confidence, self-regulation, stress management and response to difficult events—like the pandemic.”

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This Is the Most Planned Family Vacation for 2021 (According to Experts)

Are you already dreaming about your post-pandemic trip?

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Walmart & Nextdoor Launch New ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ Program

This initiative makes it easier for neighbors across the country to help one another.

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Nature and Nurture: The Origins of Compassion

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With the tense atmosphere that has surrounded our culture in the past few weeks, I’m thinking about compassion today. As parents, most of want to instill an understanding of compassion and kindness towards others in our children. It…

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10 Bittersweet Signs Your Kids Are All Grown Up

Whether dreaded or welcomed, there comes a time when your child will no longer need you in the same way they used to. Here are 10 signs that show they’ve really grown up.

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My Kid Has a Great Life: So Why is He Depressed?

How to recognize the signs of depression in your kids and how you can help them.

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Structured Playtime Makes Your Toddler a Self-Control Master, Study Says

Play has important benefits for your kiddo’s control level.

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5 Simple Ways Parents Can Help Little Ones Wrangle Their Big Emotions

When we help our children develop these invaluable skills, we are giving them tools for life.

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Why Are There So Many More Food Recalls? You’re Not Imagining Things

It almost feels like nothing is safe to eat. Obviously, that’s not true—but the number of recalls is rising. Here’s why.

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The Urban Dictionary for Parents (Abridged)

Ever feel like the tweens and teens around you are speaking another language? We can help.

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The Secrets My Childhood Diary Reveals to Me about My Own Tween Girl

“There is sass, there is eye rolling and there are meltdowns.”

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Recall Alert: Liquid Children’s Advil Could Pose an Overdose Risk to Kids

Before you start tossing every bottle of Advil you have at home, read on for the key details about what’s been recalled.

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If Disney Buys FOX, What Will It Mean for All Those Marvel & Star Wars Movies?

Here’s how the Disney and FOX merger could impact your family’s favorite superheroes.

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Before You Shut Off Your Kid’s Tablet or TV for the Day, Read This

A new study finds that parents who limit screen time don’t necessarily raise kids who do better in school.

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Kids Brains Are Hardwired for Recess, New Study Finds

Here’s something you probobably already knew.

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Are Autism Rates on the Rise? The CDC Weighs In

The increase in rates could actually have a silver lining.

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10 Ways You Know You’re a Helicopter Parent

It’s hard to let go, but if you can relate to these signs of helicopter parenting, it might be time.

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Kids From Wealthier Families Feel More Life Stability, New Study Finds

While the study findings are hardly a surprise, here’s why they’re so important.

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New Research Shows Antibiotic Use Is Rising—& Here’s Why That’s Bad for Kids

People misunderstand that something that helps people get better could actually make our kids sicker.

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Flu Season Is Officially Here & Here’s How Parents Can Keep Their Kids Healthy

Flu season has arrived earlier than usual, and here’s what you can do to help avoid it.

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Touchscreen Use Linked to Sleep Loss in Babies and Toddlers, New Study Finds

Could touch screen use be hurting your toddler’s sleep?

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5 Reasons You Should Have Three Kids

My children are little enigmas.

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They’re so ridiculously cute and sweet with their soft, smooth skin, big, bright eyes and gorgeous, baby-like voices.
They’re also demanding, exhausting and sometimes even downright disgusting.
One minute, they’ll…

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Liar, Liar Pants on Fire: Making Kids Say Sorry When They Don’t Mean It

Yes, we all do it. We make them say, “I am sorry” even when they are not.  Or maybe they just don’t understand what there is to be sorry for. Regardless, over and over I hear parents tell their kids…

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Learning Is Not Easy … and Sometimes You Scrape Your Knees

We are pretty spoiled when it comes to weather in California but Spring here is just magic. Cool breeze, bright beaming sunlight, and a whole lot of greenery (Thank you, El Niño). We’ve recently located a trail, great for families, on…

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5 Reasons You Should Have Three Kids

My children are little enigmas. 
They’re so ridiculously cute and sweet with their soft, smooth skin, big, bright eyes and gorgeous, baby-like voices. 

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They’re also demanding, exhausting and sometimes even downright disgusting. 
One minute, they’ll…

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Inside SOMA’s New Brazilian Steakhouse

Find out why this modern outpost that’s serving up gaucho-style eats will soon become your new family date night spot.

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Essential Keyboard Shortcuts All Kids Should Know

From basics that every book-report-writer needs to know to more advanced (and funny) secret weapons, our cheat sheet will have you playing the keys like a pro in no time.

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6 Ways to Experience NYC’s Super Bowl 2014 Without a Ticket

A 58-foot toboggan run in Times Square is just one of the fun family-friendly events coming to NYC as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII festivities.

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Local Portland Writers Needed

Are you a local mom or dad who just loves exploring different neighborhoods, play spaces, parks, and kid-friendly food joints with your little ones? Are you a writer looking for a creative outlet where you can share all of your…

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Local Los Angeles Writers Needed

Are you a local mom or dad who just loves exploring different neighborhoods, play spaces, parks, and kid-friendly food joints with your little ones? Are you a writer looking for a creative outlet where you can share all of your…

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Get Out and Play Seattle: January 21

January’s gray can be hard to handle.  Good thing we’ve got plenty of distractions to keep you and the kiddos busy in all sorts of venues.  There are movies galore (thanks to the 5th annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle), a…

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