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What Experts Say about Anxiety & Kids

How you can best validate your kid’s feelings—the physical, emotional, and the connection between them—according to the experts.

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How to Build Trust with Your Tween (According to Experts)

While they won’t help with the inevitable eye roll, this expert advice can help you connect and build mutual trust.

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27 Little Things That Mean the World to Your Kids

It’s never been easier to make your kids feel important and loved.

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Finding a Healthy Way to Overindulge My Kids

“You know when your kid is eating ice cream for breakfast and can’t sit still for five seconds that you’ve crossed the line when it comes to good parenting skills.”

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Letter Go: 10 Questions to Ask Your Penpal

Celebrate your child’s friendships new and old by starting penpal correspondence this summer!

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Helping Your Kids Be Rooted, Resilient & Ready

Tips to help our kids become rooted (in who they are), resilient (to changes and challenges), and ready (for whatever is coming next).

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New Children’s Book “Why?” Is a Charming Tale Curious Kids Will Treasure

This book is an instant classic you’ll want to add to your kid’s permanent collection.

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How a Summertime Routine Will Benefit Your Kids

While the end of the school year isn’t all that bad, there’s a chance a lenient summer break schedule can mess with your family’s all-around mental health and well-being. Keep your family’s summer streamlined, and fun (and preserve your sanity along the way) with these summer break survival tips!

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At This High School, Helping Your Community Earns You P.E. Credit

These students earn credit outside the schoolyard and in their neighbors’ yards.

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Welcome to the Circus That Is Putting My Children to Bed

“Oh crap, wait…these are my monkeys. This is my circus.”

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This Sweet Letter from a Kid to His Teacher Is Anything But “The Dog Ate My Homework”

This sweet note to his teacher was anything but “the dog ate my homework.”

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Daymaker App Teaches Kids About the Power of Kindness & Giving

Teaching kids about the importance of kindness and giving has never been easier.

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Take a Trip through the Looking Glass for Mad Hatter Day

LA gets curiouser and curiouser by the day! Go down the rabbit hole and discover ways to celebrate Mad Hatter Day that will leave you grinning like the Cheshire Cat.

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Home (Not So Far) Away from Home: 5 Cool Home Rentals for Your DMV Staycation

For a staycation to remember with all the comforts of home (but not in your actual home), check out these awesome rentals perfect for large groups.

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6 New Books to Ease You Into Your Back-to-School Routine

Back-to-school season is full of excitement and plenty of worries and nerves. Take a few minutes to ease their jitters with a read from one of these new releases.

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This Mini Forklift Is Possibly the Most Awesome Toy Ever

Your construction-loving tot can now drive his or her own mini forklift.

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All the Awesome Design Tips from Houzz to Spark Joy & Wanderlust

Photo: Design Loves Detail, original photo on Houzz
We can’t control the way our kids turn out, but we can influence the hobbies and interests they develop and the values they take on as their own. If you have a…

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This Kindergarten Class Got Celebrity Treatment for Reading One Million Words

These kids got the red carpet treatment for their love of books.

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Hollywood is Planning to Make Movie-Watching Easier With Early Online Releases

It might not be the same experience as a theater, but when it comes to watching movies with kids, nothing quite beats the comfort of your own living room, where you can eat your own snacks and pause a dozen…

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5 Tips to Get the Kids Ready for Summer Break

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Summer means different things to different kids. For some, it means sleeping in until 9:30 and then heading out to play with friends. For others, it means the fun of camp. For still others, it means practicing some…

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“Fake news” is Faking Kids Out, According to a New Study

photo: Seth Long via flickr
Even adults have trouble telling the difference between what’s fake and what’s real, so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that “fake news” has fooled kids too. A new study uncovered how challenging it…

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Let Your Kids Soar at the NEW iFly Lincoln Park

That’s no bird or plane, that’s your kid flying! Learn how Lincoln Park’s newest fun zone is simulating flight for tots as young as 3!

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Babies on Board: Where to Play with Toddlers and Baby in Tow

When you add a newborn to the already hectic mix of life with littles, planning for play dates can be a conundrum. Go ahead and rest that weary baby brain, as we’ve gathered a list of tot spots perfect for managing your multiples.

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Three Little Birds: The Newest (& Hippest) Music Studio in Town

With music, dancing, stories and instruments, this new music studio is a must-see and hear.

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A New Dinosaur Story for Jurassic Lovers

Check out this interactive dinosaur story “Is Apatosaurus Okay?” from the Smithsonian Pre-historic Pals Collection.

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This Little Piggy Went to…the Nail Salon

In the midst of all the household chaos, barking dogs (and kids), and daily grocery trips, sometimes mom just needs a little pampering. And if daughter is being extra helpful, she could use a break too. For your next mommy-daughter…

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A Hands-on Studio for Creative Kids

For budding artists there is no better city to inspire the imagination than NYC. Our world-class museums and galleries are packed from the ancient classics to up-to-date modern. But the no-touch policy might be restrictive for little hands that just…

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