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The Power of Observation & Empowering Children to Use Their Senses

The next time your child is feeling extra curious, motivate them to use their senses to discover the answers (or find more questions!).

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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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Life Skills! Here’s How to Teach Kids to Read a Map

Take some time to go look at the world around you in a completely different way.

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How to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety When You Have Anxiety Too

“You aren’t expected to manage your stress right every time. The cool thing about having a kid is that they force us to grow into the type of people we want to be because we, whether we choose to or not, lead by example.”

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Answer What They Did at School Today

“As parents, we so desperately want to hear what happened during the day and share in their joy or support their tough times. But when all they say is, ‘Nothing’ we understandably may feel a bit frustrated.”

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Here’s How to Take Your 4th Grader to Every National Park—for FREE

With this special pass you can visit National Parks for free for an entire year.

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Recall Alert: King of Fans Hampton Bay Mara Ceiling Fans

King of Fans has recalled 182,00 units of their Hampton Bay 54-inch Mara Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fans due to the fact that the blades can detach from the fan while in use, posing an injury hazard to consumers. Sold Exclusively at…

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Empathy Activities to Foster Kind and Not-So-Bored Kids

“Empathy activities are also ones that can take up a good portion of our day and therefore banish the boredom!”

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Homeschooling This Fall? Expert Tips to Start the School Year off Right

“It’s important to focus your day on the love you are putting into what you are teaching, not how many subjects you are covering in a day.”

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PBS Offers Resources for Talking to Children About Race & Racism

PBS has advice to help parents prepare for difficult conversations and start discussions at an early age. 

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3 More Universal Studios Parks to Open June 5

All three theme parks will open with reduced capacity and new safety guidelines.

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Periphery Parenting: A New Approach to Try with Your Teenage Daughter

“Parenting from the periphery requires a new way of relating and a new approach. It means becoming comfortable with being the observer on the outskirts, the silent supporter, the cheerleader and champion, and ready when (and if) she needs you.”

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Raising Kids in a World Full of Spiteful Contempt

Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about hate.
I assure you every fiber of my being loves raising my kids. But, certain aspects related to parenting deplete rather than bloat the love tank.

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Surprisingly Honest Lessons I’ve Learned by Observing My 3 Twenty-Somethings

So, I’ve done the infant thing, toddler thing, pre-school thing…all the way through the teen thing. And if wisdom means knowing what you don’t know, well then parenting has turned me into a side-eye sage. Apparently, I’m wise as all…

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Schitt's Creek Cake Smash

This “Schitt’s Creek” Cake Smash Will Have You Saying, “Ew, David!”

This cake smash is perfect for any “Schitt’s Creek” superfan.

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When Should Kids Try a Yoga Class?

Is your child developmentally ready to take a yoga class? Here are some questions to consider before you take them to learn tadasana.

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This Man Spoofed His Wife’s Target Obsession in a Video & It’s Hilariously On Point

Target, essentials oils and coffee creamer: this dad and comedian got it all right!

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Preparing Your Kids for Emergencies

Practicing disaster preparation with your kids helps build the skills and muscle memory that’s necessary to best adapt to emergency situations, whether it’s a fire, earthquake, flood or worse.

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Children Learn Best from Play When We Set Them Free

Here’s how to build a free-play space of your own at home—and why it’s so important.

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Here’s How Much Screen Time Little Kids Are Really Getting, But Is It Too Much?

New research shows what too much screen time can do to young kids.

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Here’s Why Halloween Should Be Moved to the Last Saturday of October

“Halloween is arguably the most kid-focused holiday of the entire year, and we observe it on a school night eight out of every 10 years.”

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Preschool Positivity Takes Flight with Nick Jr.’s Fresh New Show

This little bird encourages kids to never give up, aim high and develop big ideas.

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Why Starbucks Doesn’t Give Out Free Coffee for National Coffee Day

Here’s why you won’t find free coffee at Starbucks for National Coffee Day—and why it matters.

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Study Reveals Moms Treat Each of Their Kids Differently (Even If You’d Never Admit It)

Do parents play favorites? Science reveals clues about moms with more than one child.

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The Super Blue Moon Is This Week & Here’s How to See It

Get ready for a celestial rarity that hasn’t been seen in more than 150 years!

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Are You a Helicopter Parent? Here’s How to Come in for a Landing

Helicopter parenting: That’s something other people do, right? No one wakes up in the morning and says, “Today, I’m going to be a parenting stereotype!” Quite the opposite: parents open their too-often under-rested eyes in the morning and jump right…

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Explore a Winter Wonderland of Light at IlluminOdyssey

Explore a playground of light at CuriOdyssey’s new exhibit that features four floors of interactive luminescent creations.

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8 Unique Alternatives to a Typical Thanksgiving Dinner

Looking to mix it up on turkey day this year? Check out these non-traditional events and venues!

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L’Shanah Tovah! Events That Observe Rosh Hashanah

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with your friends and neighbors at one of these welcoming gatherings.

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5 Glam Trailer Hotels That Offer Camping with a Cozy Twist!

You don’t need to go far to have a far-out vacation in SoCal. Don’t let the sun set on summer without a nostalgic, adventurous stay in one of these sweet vintage trailer hotels.

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This Is How Your Family Can Play With Endangered Penguins

If frolicking with penguins sounds like an awesome way to spend a day, check out this one-of-a-kind experience at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

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Spotlight on the Sun: Get Geared Up for the August 21 Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will be passing over the U.S. on Monday, Aug. 21, and it is the perfect opportunity to get the kids excited about science. We’ve rounded up the programs happening at local libraries and science centers to safely participate in the big day.

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These Two Doctors Tested out Diaperless Potty Training So You Don’t Have To

Wish you could kick those diapers to the curb? These doctors did by observing their infant’s natural timing and cues.

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