• 3 kids looking at Santa and his reindeer under moonlight sky.
    Kids
    How to Tell Your Kids About Santa: A Step-by-Step Guide
    As the winter holiday season approaches, it also becomes a time of constant stories, images, decorations, and traditions involving Santa Claus for many families who celebrate Christmas. There is so much to love about Santa—the magic, the memori...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • mom talking to crying daughter about emotional literacy
    Kids
    Developing Emotional Literacy in Kids and How to Foster It Over Time
    What is the biggest challenge your family faces? Financial challenges? Getting time together? The distraction of social media? Quarreling? However, you answer that question, there is one root and one path to creating something different. Surpris...
    Dan Newby
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    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 ...
  • picky eater little kid
    Kids
    How to Help Picky Eaters Get the Nutrients They Need
    Whether your kiddos are budding foodies or the stingiest pickers, they still need help getting the nutrients they need to help them grow, boost their immune system and promote overall wellness. However, getting kids used to eating the vegetables,...
    Mitzi Dulan
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    Kids
    How Pets Can Impact Kids' Mental Health
    It's an unfortunate fact of life that mental health problems in children are on the rise, but they are still very often overlooked.  Many forget that children can develop depression, behavioral disorders, and psychiatric illness just like adult...
    Robert Woods
  • 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
  • an age-by-age guide to teaching kids about "the birds & the bees"
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    An 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
  • 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? ...
  • 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
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    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
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    Extreme Sports
    Kids and Extreme Sports
    Kids and Extreme Sports Are Team Sports Becoming Passé? Though traditional sports like football, basketball, and hockey aren't exactly going out of style, the world of so-called extreme sports keeps growing in popularity. Kids and adults alik...
    Kyanna Sutton
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
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    Dealing With Bullies
    11 Children's Books About Bullying, Teasing & Empathy
    Bullying is a serious issue, and reading children's books on the topic can help kids understand it better and have healthier relationships with their peers. Whether your child has been a victim of bullying or a participant in bullying or he just ...
    Erin Dower
  • 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
  • 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