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  • Social Emotional Activities
    Entertainment and Activities
    15 Social-Emotional Activities for Preschoolers at Home
    For decades when parents and educators discussed learning and education, the focus was on academics and how well a child performs in school and tests. The concept of focusing on social skills is still reasonably new, yet it is equally important, ...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • 30 Mindfulness Activities
    30 Mindfulness Activities for Kids
    Mindfulness is the act of being aware of the present moment while having control of your emotions, feelings, thoughts, and body sensations. For children, learning to be aware of and regulate thoughts, feelings, emotions, and sensations can be cha...
    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. ...
  • 75 Phrases of Encouragement
    75 Phrases and Words of Encouragement for Kids of All Ages
    As parents, we all want to help boost our kids' self-esteem and find words and phrases that will motivate, encourage and inspire our children to reach their full potential. These encouraging phrases and inspirational quotes are sure to have a pos...
    Robin Enan
  • Feelings and Emotions
    The Ultimate List of Feelings to Help Kids Express Themselves
    This week I am bracing myself as I officially become a toddler mom. Though this week marks my little guy’s first birthday and “official” toddlerhood, I have been seeing the shift over the last few weeks. He cries when we take all of the man...
    Lauren Anderson
  • COVID Winter_Featured
    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
  • Kids
    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 ...
  • Does Your Child Need a Tutor_Featured
    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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    The Best Laptops for Kids for School
    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...
    Kristina Cappetta
  • 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 ...
  • 10 great podcasts for kids of all ages
    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
  • 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