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  • COVID Winter_Featured
    Kids
    5 Activities for Kids During the COVID Pandemic
    COVID-19 is here with us for a bit longer. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still make this winter season a fun one. Parents are reporting their children’s screen time has increased by 60% with remote learning and the use of social media. It...
    Cynthia Thayer
  • Does Your Child Need a Tutor_Featured
    Kids
    3 Warning Signs That Your Child May Need a Tutor
    Understanding your child’s education and learning style has never been more important than in the year 2020. With so many adjustments from remote learning to in-person adaptations and changes, there are likely a lot of students getting lost in ...
    Alexia Mezzini
  • 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. ...
  • Hereditary Intelligence_Featured
    Genetics and Pregnancy
    Is Intelligence Inherited? A Genetic Explanation
    Do you ever wonder if your child's cognitive ability was inherited or if it's based on environmental factors? In fact, human intelligence is a fairly equal mix of genetics and environmental influences. Genetic differences in cognition are more li...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Selective Hearing_featured
    Kids
    The Key Signs Your Child Has Selective Hearing and What to Do About It
    Concerned about hearing loss? It could be selective hearing. Selective hearing is the natural process by which we filter out background noise, picking up the auditory information that is important to us. Selective hearing is a helpful phenomenon,...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • The 8 best convertible cribs for 2020
    Cribs and Beds
    The 8 Best Convertible Cribs in 2020
    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...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 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 ...
  • Helping kids deal with anxiety related to coronavirus
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    Helping Kids Deal With Anxiety Related to the Coronavirus
    Adults aren’t the only ones facing anxiety and mental health issues thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Kids are facing more challenges than ever before as they learn to cope with distance learning, scary news, and a nearly constant feeling of ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • The 8 best laptops for kids in 2020
    Kids
    The 8 Best Laptops for Kids in 2020
    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 featured i...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 10 great podcasts for kids of all ages
    Kids
    10 Podcasts for Kids
    Podcasts are a great alternative to shake up screen time and allow for good old-fashioned listening skills to bloom. Podcasts can easily be integrated into your existing homeschooling plan - children can utilize listening and comprehension skill...
    Brittany McCabe
  • 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
  • 8 life skills to teach your kids during quarantine
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    8 Life Skills You Can Teach Your Kids At Home During Quarantine
    Though this time of quarantine is filled with challenges and difficult emotions, we can make the most of it as parents by using the time to teach kids life skills that they may not learn in school. Although it might take a little extra work upfro...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 5 ways to teach kindness at home during coronavirus
    Coronavirus Resource Center
    Teaching Kindness At Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    The power of kindness is more important than ever right now. As we face a global pandemic and a time of fear and anxiety, our lives literally depend on the kindness and heroic efforts of strangers. This is a time to remember the power of kindness...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 5 ways to keep kids connected and social during social distancing
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    5 Ways Kids Can Stay Connected and Social While Social Distancing
    In these unprecedented times, we are all dealing with the effects of social distancing. Though we know it is absolutely essential to stay home whenever possible during this global pandemic, the physical distance from friends and loved ones can be...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Kids
    Discipline Strategies
    Handling an Attention-Seeking Child
    Handling an Attention-Seeking Child"Mommy, come here and see my picture." "It's very nice, Sarah." "I can't find the blue crayon." "It's right here." "I can't find the green one." "Here it is." "I don't want to color. I want to paint." "I'll get ...
  • 5 signs your kid has a screen addiction
    Kids
    5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction
    Many parents today are just as concerned with the amount of time that their kids spend using screens as they are with how difficult it often is to pry them away from a screen. Though many experts in the field are split as to whether or not digita...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • 10 gender-neutral birthday party ideas for kids
    Birthday Party Themes
    10 Gender-Neutral Birthday Party Themes for Kids
    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...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • building problem solving skills in children
    Social and Emotional Development
    The Importance of Problem Solving and How to Teach it to Kids
    Teach your kids to be brilliant problem solvers so they can shine. We get so lost as parents with all the demands to do more for our children—get better grades, excel at extracurricular activities, have good relationships—that we may be over...
    Tami Green