• 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
  • Top Rainy Day Activities
    Activities and Crafts
    Top 10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids
    If you're like me, with two toddlers at home, a rainy day is enough to send you into a tailspin. No playground. No park. No bike rides. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ALL DAY?! Before you go totally off the deep end, take a breath. We at FamilyEducation ...
    Laurie Mega
  • an age-by-age guide to teaching kids about "the birds & the bees"
    Talking About Sex
    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
  • 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
  • Are We Too Sweet
    Healthy Snacks
    Are We Too Sweet? Our Kids' Addiction to Sugar
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a child who doesn't love sugary foods, and chances are the processed or packaged food your child eats has some amount of added sugar. But a sweet tooth isn't as harmless as it might seem. Our country's addiction to...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Beyonce, Blue Ivy and Jay-Z at the Grammys
    Celebrity Babies
    It's a Family Affair: Celeb Parents (and Parents-to-Be) Who Rocked the Grammys
    Blue Ivy sat between her parents, Jay-Z and Beyonce, looking impossibly cool for a six-year-old. She was dressed in white to contrast her parents in all-black.       Beyoncé, Blue, Jay and Alicia Keys at the Grammys! A post shared by...
    Laurie Mega
  • 18 to Watch on Netflix in 2018
    Kids
    18 for 2018: The Best of Netflix for Kids
    There's a lot of great stuff for kids on Netflix, some that's easy to find and some that isn't. So, we'll help you find the good stuff. We've compiled our list of 18 must-see movies and shows on Netflix, some classics, some educational and some ...
    Laurie Mega
  • 8 Days of Hanukkah Gifts
    Hanukkah
    8 Days of Hanukkah Gifts
    So you have eight nights of gift giving to contend with, and don't even know where to begin? Here are our top gift ideas for Hanukkah this year. Hanukkah Play Set From KidKraftRecommended for ages 3-6.Buy on Amazon Make Hanukkah traditions lik...
    Bev Feldman
  • Top Rainy Day Activities
    Activities and Crafts
    Top 10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids
    If you're like me, with two toddlers at home, a rainy day is enough to send you into a tailspin. No playground. No park. No bike rides. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ALL DAY?! Before you go totally off the deep end, take a breath. We at FamilyEducation ...
    Laurie Mega
  • 10 Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Want
    Christmas
    10 Stocking-Stuffers Your Kids Will Actually Want
    We know how it goes. You think you've got all the Christmas shopping done...until you look up from your laptop and see the stocking hanging by the chimney with care. Shoot. So, back online you go to grab anything cute, cheap and small enough to ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Our Favorite Holiday Cookies
    December Holidays
    Staff Favorites: The Best Holiday Cookie Recipes
    With holiday parties and cookie swaps looming in the forecast, it's time to make sure your arsenal of cookie recipes is complete and up-to-date. Check out our staff's favorite cookie recipes to fill any holes in your baking line-up. Ginger Snaps...
  • Child reading a book for hanukkah
    Hanukkah
    The 10 Best Hanukkah Books for Kids
    Latke the Lucky Dog By Ellen FischerPrice: $7.99; Ages: 2-7Buy on Amazon Latke is one lucky pup! A family adopts him from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah — and names him after the golden potato pancakes that his scruffy fur re...
  • 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 ...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
    Thanksgiving
    10 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
    Keep the kids entertained and thankful this giving season with these creative craft and activity ideas for Thanksgiving. Turkey Bowl Put out some tasty treats for your Thanksgiving guests in a homemade turkey bowl you can make with your little ...