Check In with Your Children

“They need to be assured that while life is messy, we can all get through it together.”

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What Is Social Media Depression and Is Your Child at Risk?

Social media depression refers to a clinical depression that results from the intensity, pressure, and eventual isolation stemming from social media use. And unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly common among kids and teens.

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How to Help Kids That Are Grieving Life before COVID

“If we allow a child their sadness, it doesn’t make sadness bigger, instead, it actually makes the sadness smaller because the child feels understood and validated. And when negative emotions are dealt with early in a child’s life, they learn enduring skills to help them through life’s future bumps and bruises.”

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4 Reasons Why My 13 Year-Old Is Not Allowed on Social Media

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Ok. it’s 2019. I get (well not really) that people feel like their fetus needs to have its own Snapchat. But can we please take a minute to talk about this. I have a…

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What Kids Should Learn About Mental Health

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The stigma and the misinformation surrounding mental illness are staggering.
How many adults believe that depression is “just being sad”? That the weather can be “bipolar”? That you can call yourself OCD because you’re a little too organized?…

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The Cartoon That Taught My Daughter Her First Swear Word

“This is a true story about YouTube content gone wrong, and sadly, one that a lot of parents are familiar with.”

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One Cool Thing: Handmade Bracelets for a Cause

Find out more about resilienSEED and these charming bracelets that are handmade with love.

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The Key to Raising Successful Kids & the Mistakes I See Parents Making

The mother of daughters Susan Wojcicki (YouTube’s CEO), Anne Wojcicki (23andMe founder and CEO), and Janet Wojcicki (UCSF doctor and researcher) shares her secrets to raising resilient and successful kids.

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The Weight of Perfectionism

“Somewhere in between being suddenly exhausted and overwhelmed with all I ‘should’ be doing, was me—I was pinned between the two emotions so suddenly I couldn’t move. I was angry. Frustrated. And as time passed, the shame settled in.”

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This Teacher Came Up with an Ingenious Way to Help Kids with Their Mental Health

Talking about your feelings isn’t always easy, but Post-It notes can help.

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A Must-Try Kindness App with an Awesome Mission

“Through my research, I discovered that there are no digital tools to create and celebrate kindness. My kids and I decided to change that.”

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Are We Destroying Our Neurodiverse Children?

“Outside-the-box kids were made differently and distinctly with gifts, talents, and purposes. And these outside-the-box kids must be equipped with our unconditional love and support to thrive in this world.”

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6 Ways to Help a Friend through Postpartum Depression

​​​​​​​If you think your friend, family member, or loved one is experiencing postpartum depression, here are six ways you can help support them.

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How to Raise Kids in an Instagram World

Social media is an important tool in teens’ lives, but parents have to set healthy expectations and practices. Together we can prevent self-harm and suicide by spotting unrealistic images, setting social media boundaries, and investing in our personal relationships.

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You Are Enough, Mamas

“To all of you work-outside-the-home and work-inside-the-home and trying-to-do-both mamas out there: I see you and see how hard you are working at *everything* and I admire you.”

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Should You Watch “Bird Box” on Netflix? Sandra Bullock Says All Moms Can Relate

Not sure if you can handle “Bird Box” on Netflix? Here’s a spoiler-free preview.

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Gary Sinise Gave 1,750 Gold Star Families the Christmas Gift of a Lifetime

This special trip is one these families will never forget.

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Barbie Might Get Her Very Own Live-Action Movie—Starring Margot Robbie

Life in plastic? It’ll be fantastic for actress Margot Robbie.

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How to Raise an Optimistic Human in a Pessimistic World

If you’re raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative—but don’t give up.

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Kids Who Identify as Trans “Know Their Gender,” AAP Says in Important New Guidelines

New guidelines encourage pediatricians to practice gender-affirmative health care.

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The First Teaser Trailer for Netflix’s New She-Ra Series Is All about Girl Power

By the honor of Grayskull, we are SO ready for the She-Ra reboot!

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They’re Not My Little Boys Anymore

“It’s a heartbreak that kept running through my mind as I tried to get to sleep, reminding me of all the conversations I want to have with my boys.”

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Netflix Issues New Warning Before “13 Reasons Why” After Viewer Study

Following the somewhat controversial release of the show, Netflix adds a new warning before episodes.

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Is Tamiflu Safe for Kids to Use? What Parents Need to Know About This Flu Drug

Even though flu season may have calmed down, here’s the scoop on this popular antiviral.

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Family Vacation Spotlight: Big Fun in Little Israel

Looking for a one-stop shop for everything you could ever want to do on a family vacation? Look no further than Israel.

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How My Husband and I Teach Our Kids about Cyberbullying

News that the app Sarahah, which enables users to stalk and leave anonymous comments across the already controversial Snapchat, is topping the app charts across the world, concerns me. Are many of you feeling as worried as I am right…

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How to Raise an Optimistic Kid in a Pessimistic World

If you’re raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. But don’t give up. Here are six ways to find the silver lining in every cloud.

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The True Story of Author A. A. Milne Is Coming to a Theater Near You

This emotional trailer for the brand new movie about author A. A. Milne is going to pull on your heart strings.

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Why Are We So Worried About Homeschoolers and Socialization?

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As a homeschooling family, we are constantly faced with judgement from others. We are still part of a lesser-known and very misunderstood group. We are modern homeschoolers who chose this path for a multitude of reasons but are still…

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Costco, You Complete Me

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If you have not been to the Costco, the you have not truly lived.
Costco. Is. The. Bomb.

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Behold the wonder of the Costco Superstore.

You read that correctly: no zombies…

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I’m Totally Fine With My Child Being Average

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A few weeks ago, I was reading through a few posts on a parenting forum I frequent where a conversation had sprung from a parent who was completely delirious and devastated that her child doesn’t seem…

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DC Universe: The Exhibit is Here!

Warner Bros Studios just opened their newest attraction, “DC Universe: The Exhibit”. Find out why it’s a must-visit for any superhero lovin’ kid.

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Spy Kids: Step Into the World of International Espionage

From “Spy Kids” to “Kim Possible” to “Inspector Gadget” to “Young James Bond,” there’s just something about the death-defying thrill of undercover operations that appeals to aspiring secret agents of any age. Which is likely why Discovery Times Square is…

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