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A Teacher’s Advice for Parents Navigating Back to School

“Using my years of experience as both a mom and a primary educator, here are some simple tips to help balance a new routine and tackle the new year feeling confident and empowered to make this the best year yet for your little learners.”

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Parenting Is Living Between Worry & Wonder

Worry and wonder are so intertwined in parenting that neither can exist without the other.

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America’s Test Kitchen Kids Announces #CookiesFromKids Campaign

They will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry for every photo posted on Instagram using the hashtag.

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Can You Be Allergic to the Holidays? Actually, Yes

Tis the season for Christmas trees, poinsettias, mistletoe and scented candles. But if your nose looks like Rudolph’s, it’s a little hard to feel jolly.

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6 Strategies to Stop Siblings Fights & Restore the Peace

“Siblings fight, but they can learn to work it out, makeup, and get their needs met. The important thing is to stay calm and help each child verbalize feelings without throwing a fit or a fist.”

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5 Ways to Practice Compassion through the Holidays

“No matter how you give and give back this holiday season and beyond, stay mindful about those in need. May we all be lucky enough to not need, but when we do, may we all have the support of our loved ones and community to help us through.”

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The Best Ways to Prevent Holiday Meltdowns (According to Experts)

Your little sugarplums may be squarely on Santa’s “nice” list—but all bets are off when they’re hungry and tired and waiting in a 45-minute line to see the Big Guy himself.

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Dealing with All the Whining and Complaining

Dealing with kids who complain all the time isn’t easy. However, finding the root cause of their complaints and encouraging them to solve their own problems can work wonders.

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If You’re 33 or Older—Yes, You Really Are Turning into Your Mother, Science Says

No, you’re not imaging it—you really are becoming your mom.

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How Parents Step Back & Create Harmony When They’re Feeling Overwhelmed

“Emotional drama can sweep through a family faster than the sniffles kids bring home from school.”

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This New Ice Cream Will Help You Get to Sleep (Yes, Really!)

This new dessert will give you the sweetest dreams.

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Three Ways to Cultivate a Child’s Inner Voice

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As they enter their pre-school and kindergarten years (and continue into their early grade school years), conscience begins to develop in our little ones. In other words, they begin to build their small inner voice that helps them to distinguish…

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Get Rid of a Bad Cough Once & For All—with Chocolate, Study Finds

A spoonful of chocolate could be JUST what the doctor ordered.

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Disney’s “Incredibles 2” Starts With an Important Warning to Parents—But Why?

While the movie may be rated PG, parents need to know about this particular warning.

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What Is Amazon Alexa Routines? This New Feature Makes Busy Days Even Easier

Check out how Amazon Alexa Routines can help streamline and automate your busy day.

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New IVF Treatment Promises No More Needles & It’s Pretty Incredible

With the hundreds of needles involved, this new IVF treatment could be huge.

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Can Baby Formula Made From Cow’s Milk Cause Diabetes? New Study Offers Some Answers

This latest study puts to rest the controversy regarding the potential role of cow’s milk formula in the development of Type 1 diabetes.

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Disney Has a Secret Food Challenge You Didn’t Know Existed

Disney World guests who like being the center of attention are going to love the park’s newest “secret” menu item.

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The Surprising Thing Your Family Should Know about Asthma & Allergens

I apologize in advance for the creepy feeling that will stay with you days after reading this article, but as your mom would say, it’s for your own good. I’m helping here—truly. That borderline asthma plaguing your kid may be the result of houseguests you can’t see or hear.

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The Best Games for Teaching Summer Home Safety

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Your home should be a safe place for your kids. However, because some security threats can happen unexpectedly, it’s still a good idea to prepare your kids just in case something happens while you are gone. This is…

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Wanna Feel Happier and More Connected to Your Partner? Don’t Skip the Cuddle

No, it’s not a nap. Though it could easily trigger one. According to a new study, what makes people happier than sex is actually, cuddling. In other words, it’s not the after-glow, so much as the after-cuddle that really matters.…

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No More Good Doggie: How Rewards and Praise Hurt Students

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One afternoon, my son came home from school and unpacked three certificates of academic achievement printed out on cheerful purple and orange cardstock. He seemed mildly pleased with his awards, but something was bothering him: Every…

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Please Touch! Buford’s New Interactive Digital Art Attraction

Looking for a new, indoor venue for creative family fun? Look no further. Future Park is here!

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Operation Toy Store

My son is being deployed to a birthday party this weekend, and we need to acquire a gift.  But the notion of trekking into a toy store, with my son in tow, is such a daunting thought.  Why does the…

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Nosey Facts About Smell Your Kids Will Love

These 10 fun facts about smell will surprise you.

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Put Down the Duckie: 9 Household Items to Play with in the Bath

Splish splash! We’ve got 9 easy ideas for bath time fun using ordinary household items.

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#FollowTheseFeeds: 5 Cool Parenting Hashtags

Check out the top 5 hashtags we’ve bookmarked to follow for laugh out loud parenting moments.

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Build It: A Compost Bin for Rotting Pumpkins

Got rotting pumpkins? Us too. Read on to find out how our friends at Built by Kids created a compost bin and how you can do the same thing–in just a few steps.

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The Field Museum’s New Exhibit Shines Bright

Your little explorer loves stuff that lights up (see: ongoing Star Wars saber battles in your living room). Introduce him to a really bright spot at Creatures of the Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence, which opens at The Field Museum on March…

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How to Get the Most Out South Street Seaport’s Children’s Day

The first and most important thing to know about Children’s Day at the South Street Seaport, this year scheduled for Sunday, September 30, is that when they say the event will be from 12:00pm – 4:00pm rain or shine, they…

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Flapjacks in the City

Take heart if the only childhood memory you can trigger about pancakes involved IHOP’s all-you-can-eat stacks dripping in super-sweet syrups (blueberry anyone?) followed by a mega stomachache that lasted the entire drive home sans seatbelt. Make new and stomachache-free memories…

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