• how pets impact kids
    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
  • How to stop bullying
    Dealing With Bullies
    How to Stop Bullying: Real Solutions for Kids and Parents
    Bullying can happen to a child no matter where they go to school, and although you can try to help them know what to do in the moment, it's sometimes necessary as a parent or adult to step in and help. You need some real ways to stop it in its tr...
  • 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
  • will my child be athletic
    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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    Burns
    First Aid for Burns
    Burns are ugly, they hurt and they're scary. But they can be treated with simple first aid steps. In fact, they're the one injury that must be treated before medical help arrives. The fact is that burns, unless treated right away, will get worse...
  • 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
    Kids
    A Parent's Guide to Walmart's Car Seat Trade-In Program
    Walmart is getting ready for its next car seat trade-in event. We've got the details on what you can trade in, coupons you will receive, and more. Did you know that car seats expire? If you have an expired car seat or even just an old car seat y...
    Elisa Cinelli
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    Growth and Physical Development
    Has Teen Stopped Growing?
    Find out what's involved in determining whether a child has reached his full height. ...
  • 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
  • 5-Year-Old Write Backward
    Cognitive and Psychological Development
    I Need Help! My Five-Year-Old Writes Backward
    Is it normal for a kid to write backward, especially when they're learning? Our expert weighs in on this grandmother's concern. ...
  • toddler having a temper tantrum or sensory meltdown
    Kids
    The 3 Main Differences Between a Sensory Meltdown and a Temper Tantrum
    As parents, we can usually recognize when our kid is throwing a temper tantrum. Something, usually hearing the word “no,” will trigger them. And suddenly they turn into a red-faced, wild-eyed banshee. And there is something else that could ha...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • young boy doing after school chores
    Kids
    15 After-School Chores for Kids of All Ages
    Children of all ages need to feel like contributing family members. Having daily household chores helps accomplish this. Even if kids complain about their duties, chores actually help develop responsibility and bolster a sense of belonging.  As...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • First day of school photos
    Kids
    10 First Day of School Photos That are Parenting Goals
    The first day of school is a momentous occasion for any family. While many parents are happy if they can just get a decent picture, other parents want to commemorate this day each year more creatively.  Instagram is notoriously famous for having...
    Miranda Altice