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28 Ghoulishly Good Halloween Dinners That Kids Will Love

Before they head out to fill those candy buckets (and tummies) with goodies, feed them a delicious dinner with just the right amount of scare.

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How to Host a Stress-Free Summer BBQ

Barbecue, BBQ, cookout, picnic—whatever you call your backyard shindigs, they’re an essential part of each summer. While these get-togethers are meant to be laid back, we all know that hosting can be anything but relaxing. Luckily, with a few smart…

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Want to Win at Parenting? Try These Tips

I recently discovered three parenting tips that are totally working for my family and I thought it would be worth sharing in case they can help another mom or dad feel like they are winning at this parenting thing too.

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The Answer to a Brighter Future? Theatre!

Want to set your kid’s on the road to success? Then have them try theater. You’ll be amazed at all the skills they will develop producing and acting in musicals and plays.

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Candid Confessions of a Pinterest-Challenged Mom

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I have a theory that cupcakes are a form of feminine oppression. No joke. Allow me to explain.
Your cupcakes for the second grade class are due to the teacher Monday at 8 a.m. sharp. You remember on…

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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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Turning Kids into “Little Kitchen” Chefs

Don’t think a 3-year-old can handle a knife and chop their way to dinner? See how Felicity Curin and Cat Cora are proving that they can (and then some) through their inspiring kitchen academy for kids.

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An Elementary School Offering a Rigorous Education & Culture of Kindness

It’s almost time: back to school! Finding the right school for your child can be challenging, especially for the elementary school set at this crucial time in their development. Kids at these ages don’t exactly have the mental matureness to…

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How to Empower Girls with Back-to-School Confidence

These 5 activities can help boost your daughter’s confidence and self-esteem—giving her the courage to tackle and problem-solve not just in the classroom but for the rest of her life.

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Building a Bilingual Global Future at the German International School

Ever wish you mastered another language as a child? When kids have a bilingual education, they’re challenged daily to step out of their comfort zone and connect language to the world around them. Becoming bilingual gives children the tools to…

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The Best Apps to Learn a Language (for Kids)

Embrace National Digital Learning Day without a bit of guilt thanks to these apps that teach your children new languages.

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Get Amped Up: 16 Science Kits for Curious Kids

Hands-on experimentation is the best way for kids to learn about science. These kits make it easy.

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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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5 Ways to Have Fun Indoors This Summer

Summertime is all about fun in the sun and time outdoors, but we can’t spend every day at the pool or the park. Whether you’re looking to escape the heat, the rain or the scorching sun, we have five fun-filled…

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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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5 Ways Homeschool Is Better than Zoom-School

If you can’t handle another year of zoom-school, have you considered homeschooling? Here are 5 great reasons to try it—you (and your kids) may just love it.

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15 Cool Coloring Pages & Worksheets for Kids

We’ve rounded up super fun printable coloring pages and activity worksheets for kids!

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5 Reasons Kids (and Parents!) Love this New Smartwatch

Does it feel like you’re always sharing your phone, tablet or smartwatch with your kids? (“What’s the weather?” “Can I play a game?” “Ooh, pictures!”) With tech at every turn, it’s no surprise that kids love gadgets and gear just…

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NEW! The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Art classes for youth and teens, specialty camps, and community events for the whole family; San Diego’s art scene just got an upgrade.

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We’ve Found the Perfect Birthday Gift for Your Preschooler

VTech toys help boost important developmental skills through play and are soon to be your little one’s favorites!

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Crayons for a Cause: This Non-Profit Gives Those Old Crayons New Life

They’re donated to deserving schools and daycare centers!

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6 Ways to Explore Nature with Preschoolers

Going outside gets them physically moving, which can help reduce anxiety and improve sleep—and more sleep at this age is always a win, both for children and tired parents!

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The Simple Truth to Happy + Healthy Kids

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Who do you think gets to spend more time outside? Free-range chickens, prisoners or kids? 
The answer is free range chickens get to spend the most time outside, followed by prisoners who are mandated to have 2…

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New Study Shows Swimming Can Boost Kids’ Learning Performance

And you can apply that to other forms of aerobic exercise!

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Fun Subscription Boxes to Help Prevent Summer Brain Drain

Learning is not linear and takes place in all settings. And remember, we’ve all just gone through one of the toughest years of our lives.

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7 Reasons Volunteering with Your Child Is a Great Idea

Looking for meaningful ways to spend time with your family? Try volunteering—it may even become your family’s favorite activity.

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Top 10 Interactive Tech Toys for Kids

These must-have toys emphasize entertainment and education—a win for both parents and kids.

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15 Easy Ideas to Stall the Summer Slide

Math in the summer? Yes, it can be fun!

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3 Tips to Help Kids Navigate the Digital World Safely

Reality dictates that when it comes to technology use, our kids need a solid foundation in digital literacy and online communications skills in order to successfully navigate the digital world.

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9 Festive Recipes That Deserve a Gold Medal

Here’s how you guarantee hours of uninterrupted competition viewing time.

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Hugs Are Back! Here’s How We’re Celebrating

The last few months have been filled with long-awaited hugs, in-person hangouts and, for some, meeting in real life for the first time! Once you get to meet a tiny new addition in person, you want to hold and cuddle…

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Want to Raise Respectful Kids? Then You Need to Do This First

If you think your kids aren’t watching you, hearing you or taking in the energy you are putting out into the community—yelling or cussing at another driver who may have cut you off—then you are missing the bigger picture.

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This Fun Learning App Helps Families Prevent Summer Slide

After an unusual school year (to say the least!) summer can’t come soon enough. And now, more than ever, parents are leaning on educational apps to tackle learning loss, aka the “summer + COVID slide.” Lingokids, an awesome playlearning™ app…

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How to Pet-Proof Your Home

Pet-proofing isn’t all that different from babyproofing. Everything in arms—err, paws reach can be dangerous. Your new dog or cat is small, curious and prone to sniff out excitement (and potentially trouble!) as they explore their new world. Read on…

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