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Updated: January 25, 2022

14 Valentine's Day Games for Kids from Crafts to Candy

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Kids love to feel loved and to celebrate holidays. This Valentine’s Day, you can show your children some special holiday love by playing a few of these Valentine’s Day games for kids. Whether you play as a family at home or in a classroom party at school, there are so many fun games to make the most of this holiday and to show your children that you care.

Updated: December 29, 2020

15 Great Children's Books About Autism

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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 in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

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Activities That Foster Your Child's Willingness to Learn

Activities That Foster Your Child's Willingness to Learn

You as the parent engage in many of the activities that foster willingness to learn. Continue to encourage and support your child with her schoolwork. Point out and enjoy life experiences with your child. Most of all: Read! Modeling this good habit will not only benefit your child, but you will enjoy it.

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Gifted Kids or Gifted Mothers

Gifted Kids or Gifted Mothers

In a fascinating study in the early 1990s, Ellen Moss and her colleagues compared the way that mothers of exceptionally gifted preschoolers talked to them during problem-solving tasks with conversations between a control group of mothers and children with only average scores on a standard IQ test.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Top 10 Books on Giftedness

Top 10 Books on Giftedness

1. Bringing Out the Best: A Resource Guide for Parents of Young Gifted Children by Jacqulyn Saunders with Pamela Espelund. Free Spirit Publishing
A highly practical book. Gives suggestions for enriching home learning plus advice on choosing preschools.

2. The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids by Sally Y. Walker. Free Spirit Publishing
Good advice written with a sense of humor. I've read it many times over!

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Updated: March 2, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Gifting Your Niece or Nephew This Holiday Season

The Ultimate Guide to Gifting Your Niece or Nephew This Holiday Season

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It’s that time of year where you are supposed to buy your adorable little niece or nephew a gift. What do you get? What is age appropriate? Should you stick with trends or classics? With kids, it is best to stick with classics.

by: Alvin Poussaint, M.D. and Susan Linn, Ed.D.

Finding the Right Babysitter

Finding the Right Babysitter

When you need to take a break, how do you find someone to temporarily take care of your children? If your extended family is scattered across the country, you can no longer count on droppingthe children off with grandma or other relatives for a few hours. Increasingly, you'll have to look outside the family for occasional childcare. This task can be daunting.

How do you go about finding a reliable babysitter? How do you know that the sitter is right for your children?

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by: Katy Abel

Sharing Joint Custody

Sharing Joint Custody

Flashback to 1970:

Couple calls it quits. Mom gets the kids. Dad pays child support.

Fast forward to today:

Mom and Dad divorce. Mom and Dad split custody 50-50. Kids gets two homes.

Unlike Kramer vs. Kramer, the landmark 1979 film about divorce starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, many parents now refuse to see custody as an either/or proposition.

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Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

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Bad-tasting solutions that you can apply to your preschooler's thumb have a serious drawback. If your child rubs his eyes, the solution may sting or irritate them.

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by: Alvin Poussaint, M.D.

Enjoying Music with the Whole Family

Enjoying Music with the Whole Family

Even if you don't sit in with a little jazz combo on Friday nights, you can still be part of the music scene. How? By making music part of your family life. And family-style music can produce big rewards from very modest efforts.

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Musical activities not only enrich family life, they actually help children develop cognitive skills, such as language ability, mathematics, spatial reasoning and problem solving.

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Updated: January 20, 2022

Our Favorite Valentine's Day Books for Kids

Valentine's Day Books

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Show your kiddos extra affection by playing cupid this Valentine's Day. Fill your loved ones? hearts with a love for reading by surprising them with one of these adorable Valentine's Day books.

Updated: February 12, 2020

3 Cute and Quick Valentine's Day Crafts

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Making Valentine's Day crafts together is a perfect way to spend time with your little love! These three easy Valentine's Day crafts can be done in less than a half-hour each and create keepsakes that can be treasured forever.

1. Wrapped in Love

This activity will keep kids focused and busy for at least a half hour, and is also a great way to practice their fine motor skills. Sarah from HowWeeLearn.com describes this simple craft:

Updated: March 29, 2022

Are Gender Reveal Parties Problematic?

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2018 was the year of elaborate Pinterest-inspired gender reveal parties. Let’s hope 2019 is the year that ends this unnecessary trend. These parties are over the top, costly, and force newborns to subscribe to gender norms. Baby showers and sprinkles help parents celebrate the excitement of a new family member. They also help parents gather what they need to prepare for the baby’s arrival as far as collecting needed baby clothes and paraphernalia.

Updated: December 14, 2021

60+ Get To Know You Questions to Ask Kids (and Get Them Talking)

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One of the biggest challenges busy families face is finding quality time to connect with one another. With work, school, extracurriculars, screen time, friends, and more all competing for time, parents can be left feeling unconnected as their kids quickly grow into themselves. Many parents worry their kids are growing too quickly and that they're not creating lifelong memories.

Updated: March 2, 2021

The Ultimate Bucket List of Books to Read for Kids

The ultimate list of books for kids to read before they are teens

One of the very first places we turn to when we need to explain ideas to kids or to push the limits of the imagination is a good book. While we consider some kid’s books as classics found in any home library, others are newer releases well worth a place in your child’s mind. If you are looking for memorable and impactful books to read for kids before they become teenagers, we’ve put together the perfect list.