• 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
  • gifted child struggling
    Coping With Giftedness
    9 Challenges Facing Gifted Children (and How You Can Help!)
    Has your gifted child been struggling with some social, emotional, or academic issues lately? Giftedness comes with a surprising set of problems, ranging from perfectionism and competitiveness to friendship issues. Learn about these common challe...
    Erin Dower
  • Sending a Body-Positive Message to Your Kids
    Body Image
    Why Kids Need to Hear Body-Positive Messages at Home
    Recently, I made a huge mistake. I critiqued my own looks in front of my 4-year-old daughter. It’s no secret watching your body change during pregnancy and postpartum isn’t easy. In my third trimester, with both pregnancies, I wouldn’t let...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Getting Organized for Back to School
    Back to School
    10 Tips to Get Your Kid Organized for Back to School
    Summer vacation is almost over. It's time to start thinking about getting organized for back to school. Here are 10 tips to get you started. To read the full article click here. ...
  • Toy Story Land Is Everything
    Travel and Vacations
    5 Reasons Why Disney's New Toy Story Land Is Everything
    Courtesy Disney The much anticipated Toy Story Land is finally open at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL! Woody and Buzz fans have been dying to see what Disney would pull out of their magic sleeves for this park, and no one is disappoi...
  • Kids
    Interacting With People
    Dealing with the Disabled
    Dealing with the Disabled Here are 10 practical tips that will help you avoid feeling socially disabled when dealing with the disabled: Mind Your P's and Q's Remember, everything is relative: Some disabled writers have referred to nondisabled p...
  • The Best of Netflix for Summer Learning
    Kids and Tv
    Beat the Summer Slump With These 10 Learning Shows on Netflix
    I start every summer with the same declaration to my husband: "We're taking the kids on a million adventures this summer! No TV for those two!" Then comes a rainy day, or a 100-degree day, or a day when we are just too tired to plan anything. Ine...
    Laurie Mega
  • Give Your Kids the Room of Their Dreams
    Home Decorating
    4 Parents Who Gave Their Kids the Room of Their Dreams
    The idea of allowing a child to design the bedroom of their dreams may sound scary to some, but for other parents, handing over the design idea presents a fun challenge. Here are four parents who transformed their children’s rooms based on prec...
    Erin Ollila
  • Kids
    Kids
    It's Time to Start Protecting Your Whole Family's Privacy on Social Media
    You take a lot of precautions to make sure our kids are safe when they go online. You lock their devices with parental controls, monitor their social accounts and teach them basic online safety rules, like don't message anyone you don't know. B...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Kids
    Yelling
    Avoiding Arguments and Power Struggles with Your Kids
    Avoiding Arguments and Power Struggles with Your Kids"Can I spend the night at Corey's house?" "Not tonight, I'd like you to stay home with us." "I haven't gone to Corey's in over a month." "Not tonight, please." "There's nothing to do here. It's...
  • Gender Neutral Parenting
    Kids
    This Is How One Parent Raises Their Gender-Neutral Child
    Editor's Note: This is the first installment in our series on gender-neutral parenting. You can also read our second piece, Some Parents Are Bucking the Gender-Neutral Trend. Here's Why. Recently, a stranger referred to Anastasia Fujii's AMAB (a...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Last-Minute Summer Programs
    Summer Camp
    Relax: There's Still Time to Make Sure Your Kids Are Happy Campers This Summer
    Last summer, it wasn’t until May that I realized my son would be out of school in less than a month with no summer programs to keep him busy while I worked. I panicked and ended up cobbling together a bunch of weekly camps (think: robotics camp...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Birthday Party Themes
    12 Simple but Special Traditions for Your Child's Birthday
    Planning a picture-perfect, creative, straight-off-of-Pinterest birthday for your child is so last year (not to mention LOTS of work). The most meaningful and lasting birthday memories can come from simple gestures you repeat each year to make ...
    Erin Dower
  • young girl swimming underwater
    Pool Safety
    Reviving Someone Who Has Drowned or Swallowed Water
    First Things First: If you suspect someone is drowning, notify a lifeguard and call for help. Do not waste anytime.  Rescue is only half the job. Reviving someone who has drowned or swallowed water is the other half, and it's equally importa...
  • Is there a gun in the home
    Gun Safety
    Important Playdate Question: “Are You a Gun Owner?”
    In the weeks following the horrific school shooting in Parkland, FL, gun control has been a hot-button topic of conversation in the media, online and in our own homes. It's a divisive issue, playing out into (sometimes ugly) debates. Still, guns ...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Social Media and School Shootings
    School Shootings
    Social Media and School Violence: Helping Kids Cope After Parkland
    It's been more than a week since 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, killing 17 people and injuring 14 others.  "My concern is this: Are kids equipped to deal with this content?" -- Dr. ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Remedies for Common Childhood Ailments
    Children's General Health
    Staff Picks: Treating Childhood Illnesses: What Works and What Doesn't?
    Karo Syrup for Constipation: Not a Thing Karo syrup is a brand of corn syrup that was once widely recommended for helping babies poop. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, this kind of dark corn syrup doesn't contain the same chemical structur...
    Laurie Mega