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  • kid lying to mom
    Kids
    How Lying To Your Kids Can Impact Them As Adults
    New research suggests that lying to our kids—even those little white lies that help us with discipline—makes it more likely for our kids to hide the truth when they get older.  Many parents have pretended to leave their kids at the playgrou...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Mom correcting her child
    Kids
    The Ultimate Guide to the Tone of Voice to Use When Disciplining Kids
    Many parents use a stern voice while disciplining, but an empathetic and understanding tone is actually more effective. The key is to be genuine about it. More: 10 Signs Your Child is About to Have a Temper Tantrum Tough Love or Laissez-Faire? ...
  • Teen girl standing at locker with cell phone
    Kids and Cell Phones
    Cell Phones at School: Should They Be Allowed?
    Should cell phones be allowed in school? A 2010 Pew Research Center study found that 65 percent of cell-owning teens bring their phones to school despite any bans that may be in place. Most schools now allow students to have cell phones but requi...
    Maya Cohen
  • mom and toddler about to have a temper tantrum
    Kids
    10 Signs Your Child is About to Have a Temper Tantrum
    Supporting your child through times of temper tantrum is a challenging part of parenthood. It’s a rite of passage that all parents go through, and the most important thing to remember is that your child is simply going through a developmental s...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • will my child be athletic
    Kids
    Will My Child Be Athletic? A Genetic Explanation
    Watching your child grow up comes with the joys of seeing their looks and personality develop over time, as well as their skills (or lack thereof). If you are athletically inclined, it’s quite possible your child will also be an athlete, too. B...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • little girl biting avocado as part of keto diet
    Kids
    Is the Keto Diet Safe For Kids?
    Following a ketogenic (AKA keto) diet has become increasingly popular over the years. Following the low-carb, high-fat style of eating has proven to be beneficial with adults in quick weight loss results, and studies have shown it to be beneficia...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • 14-Year-Old Doesn
    Changes During Puberty
    I Need Help! Is my penis too small for my age?
    A 14-year-old wonders if his penis is too small for his age, and if he's developing too slowly. Our expert answers his questions. ...
  • woman shopping for top toys for kids
    Kids
    The Top Toys for Kids from Amazon's Top 100 Toy List 2019
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Brittany McCabe
  • walmart store offering car seat trade-in program
    Kids
    Parents Are Lining Up For Walmart's First Ever Car Seat Trade-In Program
    Did you know that car seats expire? This was news to me when I became a parent. If you have an expiring or expired car seat or even just an extra one your child has outgrown, hurry to your closest Walmart! From September 16th - 30th you are eligi...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • mom and daughter having fun
    Kids
    How to Determine Your Child's Love Language
    First outlined in 1992 by Gary Chapman in the book The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, the five love languages are said to be the key to connecting on a deeper level with your significant other, but have sin...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Kids
    Stealing
    Why Kids Steal -- and What to Do About It
    Why Kids Steal -- and What to Do About It Point 1: Kids steal. Little kids steal a lot—from poor impulse control. It's a developmental stage; they want it, they take it. Older kids often steal, too. Your child is probably not evil or destined ...
  • 8 Punishment Alternatives
    Kids
    8 Positive Alternatives to Punishment
    Although the words punishment and discipline were traditionally used hand in hand, today’s parents realize that there are other ways to help children learn from mistakes and correct behavior in the future.  It is important to keep in mind tha...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • developing a strong family narrative in kids
    Kids
    The Importance of Developing a Strong Family Narrative for Your Kids
    As parents, we want our children to have it all. We bend over backwards researching the best of everything, feeding them healthy foods, shuttling them to activities; yet for many of us, we stop short of truly providing our kids with it all as we ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • toddler having a temper tantrum or sensory meltdown
    Kids
    The 3 Main Differences Between a Sensory Meltdown and a Temper Tantrum
    As parents, we can usually recognize when our kid is throwing a temper tantrum. Something, usually hearing the word “no,” will trigger them. And suddenly they turn into a red-faced, wild-eyed banshee. And there is something else that could ha...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • Individuality
    I Did it All By Myself! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Your Child Life Skills
    Are you preparing your child to be independent? Teaching your child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency— it also allows him to feel empowered, works on socialization and reasoning, and helps develop healthy self-este...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • young boy doing after school chores
    Kids
    15 After-School Chores for Kids of All Ages
    Children of all ages need to feel like contributing family members. Having daily household chores helps accomplish this. Even if kids complain about their duties, chores actually help develop responsibility and bolster a sense of belonging.  As...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • First day of school photos
    Kids
    10 First Day of School Photos That are Parenting Goals
    The first day of school is a momentous occasion for any family. While many parents are happy if they can just get a decent picture, other parents want to commemorate this day each year more creatively.  Instagram is notoriously famous for having...
    Miranda Altice
  • Danielle Busby from TLC’s Outdaughtered Keeps Her Girls Learning All Summer
    Kids
    5 Ways Danielle Busby from TLC’s Outdaughtered Keeps Her Girls Learning All Summer
    A 2018 study revealed that moms want summer to end after just 13 days. When you are a parent of not one, not two, but SIX little girls including the only all-female quintuplets in the United States, it’s important to have a serious action plan ...
    FamilyEducation Staff