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  • bully sitting alone at school
    Kids
    Study Says Bullies May Lack a Sense of School-Belonging
    In a climate of increasing violence and school shootings, it seems there has never been a more important time to understand the roots of bullying. As parents, we worry about bullying on several levels. We want to keep our kids from being bullied,...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • mom disciplining daughter in store
    Kids
    An Age-by-Age Guide to Setting Discipline Consequences for Kids
    Disciplining children is never fun for you, or your child. There’s so many questions surrounding the topic of discipline, such as: At what age should you start taking away technology? Or at what age is time-out no longer effective? Experts chim...
    Rachel Sokol
  • 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
  • A child playing on an ipad with her grandmother
    Kids
    Children Spend Half of Their Time With Grandparents In Front of a Screen
    Children under their grandparents’ care spend about half of that time on screens, according to a new study. The amount of screen time that grandparents’ allow exceeds the current recommendations by twofold.  Researchers looked at how childr...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Boy wearing nail polish
    Kids
    Why I Chose to Let My Son Paint His Nails
    What are your thoughts on allowing boys to paint their nails? Is this something that makes you uncomfortable or are you all for it?  More: This Is How One Parent Raises Their Gender-Neutral Child Nail Polish for Boys in the Media There has...
    Brittany McCabe
  • toddler having a meltdown
    Kids
    8 Calming Phrases To Say To Your Child Having a Meltdown
    Any parent knows the impending sense of dread that starts to rise as children throw themselves down ready for what is likely to be the next major meltdown. Little people learning how to navigate big feelings can get to the best of us. As you try ...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 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. ...
  • Women
    Kids
    5 Reasons Why the Women's National Soccer Team are the Best Role Models for Young Girls
    The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has made history with their recent World Cup win and soccer fever seems to have swept the nation. They have broken their own record by holding the most FIFA Women’s World Cup wins - four! - and set a new ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Mom and baby at bath time
    Kids
    Is it Okay to be Naked in Front of Your Kids?
    There are so many decisions to make when it comes to having a baby. From getting the necessary baby gear to planning a college fund to having hypothetical questions about disciplining kids, it can get overwhelming...and that's just the beginning....
    HeHe Stewart
  • Kids
    Watch Out Helicopter Parents, Lawnmower Parenting Is Here
    Seems like every time we turn around there is a new label for something! It can be hard to keep up and it can seem irritating, but there are reasons for calling it out. This new parenting term I’m shedding light to is called the “lawnmower pa...
    Brittany McCabe
  • 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 ...
  • the incredibles family halloween costume
    Entertainment and Activities
    Top Trending Kids and Family Halloween Costumes of 2018
    Halloween in all of its spooky and dress-up glory can be one of the most exciting times of the year for families! Of course, this thrilling family time often centers around a single question: What should we be for Halloween? There are so many di...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • diverse group of kids on playground
    Active Play
    The Importance of Play in 21st Century Learning
    Child’s play. It’s a term used to describe a task that’s easily tackled and quick to master. Mindless work. But are the games children play just a mindless distraction, or is there an intrinsic value to play? Many experts would tell you tha...
    Laurie Mega
  • Not Raising Kids Gender-Neutral
    Family Life
    Some Parents Are Bucking the Gender-Neutral Trend. Here's Why.
    Editor's Note: This is the second installment in our series on gender-neutral parenting. You can also read our first piece, This Is How One Parent Raises Their Gender-Neutral Child. Pull up your favorite blog or look through your feed and there...
    Julia Ries
  • 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
  • Back-to-School Braids
    Back to School
    5 Back-to-School Braids That Won't Take All Morning
    With 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
  • Target Back-to-School Must-Haves
    Back to School
    Target Is All About Back to School and We Have a Roundup of the Best Accessories
    Remember 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...
  • Anxiety Affects Children
    Family Life
    I Struggle With Anxiety, but I Don't Let It Affect My Kids
    Thanks 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