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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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Tweens & Teens Can Explore YouTube Safer Than Ever with New Updates

YouTube is making the platform safer for budding young adults.

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The Guilt of Being an Older Mom of a Single Child

“Not being able to give my son a sibling is the one thing I feel most guilty about. But one day I will tell my son about how he was conceived and how we tried to give him a sibling.”

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Why We Decided to Homeschool This Year & Why You Don’t Have To

“What’s important to remember, whether you chose what I did or the opposite, naysayers are an inevitability.”

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Julie Andrews Is Hosting a Storytelling Podcast for Children

Every story is magically brought to life through music, sound design and special guest appearances.

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36 Ways Your Kids Transform Your Mom Heart

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If we think we know a thing or two about life and love going into parenting, we realize the moment our child first rests in our arms just how shallow our roots of understanding. Which makes sense because…

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Take a Look: Levar Burton to Host Weekly Story Times for Kids, YA & Grownups

Our beloved Reading Rainbow star is back again with stories for kids, young adults and adults.

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Raising Kids in an Image-Obsessed World

How to build your kid’s self-confidence, self-love, self-expression, and help them focus on how they feel rather than what they see.

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11 Reasons Why Chores Make Kids More Successful (According to Studies)

Studies show that assigning chores helps children build life skills and grow into well-adjusted young adults.

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Teen Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The 17-year-old has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize for the second year in a row. 

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Having the Tough Talk about Cyberbullying with Your Kids

When it comes to cyberbullying, these are the essential conversations you need to have to help keep your child safe, happy, and healthy.

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5 Reasons Why I’m Striving to Be a Less Productive Parent This Year

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Let’s get right to it: Our kids need us to stop being so productive in our parenting so that they can learn how to be productive in their own lives. Let’s run through what a typical day…

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Texas A&M Just Launched a Historic New 4-Year Program for Students with Disabilities

Students with all abilities should have a chance to get a true college experience.

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10 Bittersweet Signs Your Kids Are All Grown Up

Whether dreaded or welcomed, there comes a time when your child will no longer need you in the same way they used to. Here are 10 signs that show they’ve really grown up.

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As My Kids Grow Up, I Feel Sadness for What We Have Lost

It seems like at every age and stage they have gone through I’ve said, “This is my favorite age”.  Now I find myself questioning how I feel about this stage.

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I Love Each of My Children Differently. Here’s Why That’s Okay

“As my kids grow into adulthood, I’m learning how to love them differently.”

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Kids Can Fly 100% Free to These 4 European Countries Right Now

Now is the time to book your family’s Scandinavian adventure!

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Our Kids Need to Learn the Value of Self-Care, Too

“There is no stress-free life for anyone, including children.”

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Here’s Something Millennials Aren’t Ruining: Marriage

Millennials get blamed for a lot—but you can’t blame them for having lasting marriages.

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This Photo of 7 Firefighter Dads & Their Babies Is on Fire

You could say they had a “hot take” on how to stage a photo with their kids.

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Surviving the Teen Years—the Second Time Around

We have all been through the teen years. They are not easy. Guess what? They are not much easier the second time around. This time, I refer to parenting teens. I am a mom of three teenage daughters right now,…

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What Is the “X Plan” & How Can It Help You & Your Teen?

One thing you quickly learn as a parent is that you can’t always be there to protect your teens. As they grow into independent young adults, teens need the freedom to explore and discover their world. It’s inevitable that they’ll…

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Victoria Beckham Gets Emotional When Son Brooklyn Goes to College

Like many other mamas of young adults, Victoria is feeling the mixed pangs of pride and sadness as her son heads off to college.

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Umbilical Cord Blood Could Restore Memory Loss, According To Scientists

New research shows umbilical cord blood could help memory loss.

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We’re Rooting For You: A Letter Every Teenager Needs To Read

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This one is for big kids, the almost young adults, the friends and classmates of my kids and all the students I have known. It needs to be written before you all think I am a certified…

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Compassion is Always Cool

As parents, we all want to see our children act with compassion and show empathy toward others.  You want to see that when your children are young, but especially as your children grow into young adults and face more diverse…

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How to Teach Kids the Importance of Good Credit

As a father of six children, I have tried to pass along life lessons to each of them on a consistent basis. Two of my children are college bound, and of late I have been trying to stress the importance to…

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Bel and Bunna’s Books is Lafayette’s New Literary Wonderland for Children

At this whimsical new bookstore in the East Bay, kids can discover their inner bookworm through listening, learning, playing and, of course, reading.

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Just Jump In: Trampoline Parks to Bounce Around

When the natives are restless and jumping off your couches like a superhero in flight, it’s time to visit a trampoline park.

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Behind the Totally Awesome Fort Worth Nature Center with Suzanne Tuttle

Situated on vast area of land, and with more than twenty miles of hiking trails, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge invites families to wander through a breathtaking wilderness comprised of forest, prairies, and wetlands that is chock full…

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