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- Back to School5 Back-to-School Braids That Won't Take All MorningWith back-to-school season beginning, no doubt you're looking to simplify every aspect of the morning routine, including hairstyles. Braids and twists all over the place, but you don't waste time with complicated up-dos that will likely be down b...Erin Ollila
- Back to SchoolTarget Is All About Back to School and We Have a Roundup of the Best AccessoriesRemember that old back-to-school ad? The one where the parents are frolicking down the aisles buying school supplies while the kids drag their feet behind, all to the tune of "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"? Your kids may not be all...
- Kids and Cell PhonesCell 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
- Family LifeI Struggle With Anxiety, but I Don't Let It Affect My KidsThanks to a bad accident Danielle experienced when she was younger, anxious thoughts trickle into her mind whenever she gets behind the wheel. What if a driver rolls through a red light? What if a car crashes into us, harming the kids? What are ...Julia Ries
- Body ImageWhy Kids Need to Hear Body-Positive Messages at HomeRecently, I made a huge mistake. I critiqued my own looks in front of my 4-year-old daughter. It’s no secret watching your body change during pregnancy and postpartum isn’t easy. In my third trimester, with both pregnancies, I wouldn’t let...Rachel Sokol
- Back to School10 Tips to Get Your Kid Organized for Back to SchoolSummer vacation is almost over. It's time to start thinking about getting organized for back to school. Here are 10 tips to get you started. To read the full article click here. ...
- Changes During PubertyI 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. ...
- AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be HealthyWhen it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.Curious World
- Travel and Vacations5 Reasons Why Disney's New Toy Story Land Is EverythingCourtesy Disney The much anticipated Toy Story Land is finally open at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL! Woody and Buzz fans have been dying to see what Disney would pull out of their magic sleeves for this park, and no one is disappoi...
- Kids and TvBeat the Summer Slump With These 10 Learning Shows on NetflixI start every summer with the same declaration to my husband: "We're taking the kids on a million adventures this summer! No TV for those two!" Then comes a rainy day, or a 100-degree day, or a day when we are just too tired to plan anything. Ine...Laurie Mega
- Home Decorating4 Parents Who Gave Their Kids the Room of Their DreamsThe idea of allowing a child to design the bedroom of their dreams may sound scary to some, but for other parents, handing over the design idea presents a fun challenge. Here are four parents who transformed their children’s rooms based on prec...Erin Ollila
- StealingWhy Kids Steal -- and What to Do About ItWhy 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 ...
- KidsIt's Time to Start Protecting Your Whole Family's Privacy on Social MediaYou take a lot of precautions to make sure our kids are safe when they go online. You lock their devices with parental controls, monitor their social accounts and teach them basic online safety rules, like don't message anyone you don't know. B...Rebecca Desfosse
- KidsThis Is How One Parent Raises Their Gender-Neutral ChildEditor's Note: This is the first installment in our series on gender-neutral parenting. You can also read our second piece, Some Parents Are Bucking the Gender-Neutral Trend. Here's Why. Recently, a stranger referred to Anastasia Fujii's AMAB (a...Rebecca Desfosse
- Summer CampRelax: There's Still Time to Make Sure Your Kids Are Happy Campers This SummerLast summer, it wasn’t until May that I realized my son would be out of school in less than a month with no summer programs to keep him busy while I worked. I panicked and ended up cobbling together a bunch of weekly camps (think: robotics camp...Rebecca Desfosse
- Talking About SexAn Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Kids About "The Birds & The Bees"What should kids call their private parts? How do I explain where babies come from? Should I give my child a heads up about puberty? When should we have the "big talk"? These are just a few of the many questions you might have about talking with ...Erin Dower
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- Birthday Party Themes12 Simple but Special Traditions for Your Child's BirthdayPlanning a picture-perfect, creative, straight-off-of-Pinterest birthday for your child is so last year (not to mention LOTS of work). The most meaningful and lasting birthday memories can come from simple gestures you repeat each year to make ...Erin Dower