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We Went Screen-Free for a Week & This Is What I Learned

Six surprising benefits from a week-long electronics detox.

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New York’s Best Prenatal Fitness Classes

Is that glow from the baby or your new fab (and bump-friendly) workout?

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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 to Encourage Your Family to Be Active

Real talk: riding a scooter around the block for the 800th time doesn’t always pique a kid’s interest. And can you blame ‘em? You may be feeling a little bored with your go-to workout these days, too. When it comes…

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24 Halloween Games That’ll Are a Chillingly Good Time

You know you’re curious to find out exactly what happens during a pumpkin patch stomp.

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The Age You Need to Push Kids to Stay Active (According to Studies)

This is the age that kids stop being active and it’s sooner than you think.

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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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15 Simple Ways to Improve Your Kid’s Concentration

Kids need a little help concentrating? Try one (or all) of these tips and tricks!

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Can Stretch Marks Be Prevented?

The short answer? No. But there are some things you can do to mitigate them—none of which involve creams.

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9 Reasons Learning a Musical Instrument Benefits Kids

From improving math skills to providing stress relief—learning a musical instrument has a host of unexpected advantages.

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20 Easy Ways to Tell Kids You’re Proud of Them

Any parent can share these simple words of encouragement and small acts of kindness.

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24 Free (or Super Cheap) National Summer Programs for Kids

These nationwide programs will keep your kids busy and happy all summer long.

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How to Encourage Physical, Emotional & Intellectual Development in Kids

If you want your children to excel in all walks of life, it is important to understand how they develop.

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Signs Your Kid Is Ready for a Pet (According to Experts)

Thinking of adopting a family pet? Read what experts have to say about it first.

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Five Ways Your Kids Can Help Take Care of Your Family Cat

Whether you’re bringing home a brand new kitten or you’ve had a feline family member for a while kids can play an important role in caring for your crew’s cat. Not only does this help take some to-dos off your…

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Indoor Playgrounds for Kids of All Ages from Baby to Teen

Have a blast at one of these indoor wonderlands where your kids can play all day!

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Is Day Camp Possible & How Do I Choose the Right One?

“There are 5 things that summer camps offer as fundamental experiences and are critically needed for children now more than ever. If you feel comfortable with the idea of sending your kids to camp, here’s how to pick a day camp given these unusual times.”

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What Children Will Need Most Post COVID

“Trying to make up for academic losses can backfire if the social and emotional losses are not addressed first.”

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Incorporating Music into Distance Learning

“Need a virtual learning pick-me-up? Use music to put a little spark into your at-home learning program.”

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Carve, Ride, Repeat: Ski & Snowboard Lessons in Lisle (Yes, Lisle!)

From ski and snowboard lessons for beginners to a challenging terrain park for the adventurous, Four Lakes is the place for much-needed winter family fun.

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Study Shows This Can Help Reduce Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Women who are active more during the first trimester may reap these benefits.

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10 Afterschool Activities for Kids That Need Action!

“Physical activity helps a child stay regulated (process and adjust to their environment) and promotes the maturation of their nervous system and is even associated with higher academic performance!”

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What My Assault Taught Me about How I Will Speak to My Children About Consent

“Here are tips to have age-appropriate conversations with children about their bodies, consent, emotional regulation, and coping.”

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Why Being Outdoors in Winter Is So Very Good for Kids

“Even through a quick stretch to delight in nature when it’s terribly cold out, we grow more resilient when we learn to manage challenging conditions—something we’re finding kids struggle with more and more.”

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How Can I Prevent Bullying for My Child?

“Author Carrie Goldman offers expert advice to families to help protect their children and teens from bullying.”

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7 Classes to Get Kids Moving Every Day of the Week

If distance learning plus the rainy season has your kids feeling extra stir crazy, try one of these classes where they can burn off energy and get their endorphins flowing.

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Grab Your Wallet! Zulily Unveils Top Holiday Toy List

7 in 10 moms feel pressure to make this holiday season great for their child due to the pandemic.

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Back to School, Back to Sports! How to Keep Your Kids Safe This Season

We caught up with the Medical Director and an Orthopedic Surgeon at American Hip Institute (AHI) for tips on how to keep your kids safe this sports season, and what to do if you’re concerned they may have an injury.

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What You Need to Know about Family Burnout

“Being in a constant caretaking role for days, weeks and now months can certainly be exhausting. Add to that the emotional overload most of us are already experiencing, you are most likely burned out.”

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How to Make the Most of Mornings with Kids

“Schedules reduce anxiety and take the guesswork out of our day-to-day—which is super important at a time when none of us needs to worry more.”

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Pandemic Parenting: Managing Stress without Substances

“COVID-19 has caused both an increase in our stress levels and a rise in alcohol sales. We asked mental health experts for tips on how to relax without pouring that glass of wine.”

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9 Reasons Why I Let My Kids Be Bored & You Should Too

“My kids know that it isn’t my job to provide them with endless entertainment options. Here’s why I let my kids be bored—and why you should consider it, too.”

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Tips for Successful Home Learning with Preschoolers

“Homeschooling a preschooler requires developing a plan that prepares you and your child to use time wisely but also adapts to the child’s interests and learning st‌yle.”

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Fill Your Playroom with These ALDI Finds

They will be available the week of Sept. 16. 

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