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Updated: June 26, 2019

Discipline for Teens: 5 Teachable Moments for Tweens and Teens

Discipline for Teens: 5 Teachable Moments for Tweens and Teens

Discipline for teens can sound daunting. There are no longer stints in the time-out chair when your child is now probably taller than you are! Battles over eating mashed peas have morphed into more adult issues. So how do you handle these topics while helping your kid learn a valuable lesson and keep communication lines open all at once?

Here's the lowdown.

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Best Books

Best Books

These books have been chosen from award-winning lists, suggested by parents, and approved by children. So, whether you're looking for books for tykes or teens, they're sure to please. Just scroll down to find your child's age group.

Baby/Preschool:

Time for Bed
By Mem Fox
Ages: 2-6
Looking for a cozy good-night story? With its beautiful illustrations and rhythmic tones, this book will place your child into a restful slumber.

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Breakfast Benefits

Breakfast Benefits

Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day, and with good reason. While every meal counts toward good nutrition, the facts are on the table: Eating in the morning has positive effects on health and on kids' ability to learn.

What's a nutritious breakfast? A meal consisting of foods from at least two of the five food groups is healthiest, but the truth is that noshing on nearly any food in the morning is better than none, especially when it come to kids.

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Updated: February 14, 2022

A Parent's Guide to Choosing Age-Appropriate Baby Toys

Age Appropriate Toys

When choosing toys for a child, it's important to consider not only their age, but also their stage of development. Different stages mean different skills, and that, in turn means different ways of interacting with, and enjoying a toy.

Whew! That sounds complicated! But you don't need a degree in child development to crack the code. You just need to understand the basics.

And that's why we're here.

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Updated: December 14, 2021

25 Fun Things to do on Father's Day

Father's Day Activities

That special Sunday in June, Father’s Day, is a wonderful opportunity for older and younger kids to show dad how much they love him. Looking for simple and meaningful Father's Day activities that will help you bond with your dad? Check out these fun father-son and father-daughter activities for children of all ages and dads with all different interests. You're sure to make lasting memories!

More: The 60 Best Dad Jokes of All Time

Updated: January 23, 2020

ADHD and Giftedness: What Do We Really Know?

ADHD and Giftedness: What Do We Really Know?

student troubling over her workWhat Is ADHD and How Is It Diagnosed?

What do we know about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and gifted kids? ADHD, especially in the gifted, has been in the spotlight of attention, concern, and passion. Three experts in the field conducted an exhaustive study and share their findings with us.

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by: Cynthia Thayer

5 Activities for Kids During the COVID Pandemic

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COVID-19 is here with us for a bit longer. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still make this winter season a fun one.

Parents are reporting their children’s screen time has increased by 60% with remote learning and the use of social media. It’s a challenge we’re all facing, and we may see a further increase this winter, so activities that don’t always involve more screen time can be a great option.

Updated: May 6, 2021

How to Celebrate a Virtual Graduation This Year

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After more than a year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are entering the time of year for school graduations, and they continue to be less than normal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is starting to relax its guidelines, however large group gatherings are still generally not recommended, particularly if they are indoors.

Updated: February 12, 2020

A Parent's To-Do List for the Summer Before Your Teen Heads Off to College

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The summer before your teen heads off to college for the first time seems to fly by faster than any previous summers! Once your teen has committed to the school of their choice—and continues to deny they have “Senioritis”—it’s time for them to hunker down and tackle all the last-minute stuff. They’ll (hopefully) appreciate your help, especially because you may not always be there physically if they’re dorm-living in another city come fall.

Updated: December 30, 2021

35 of the Best Board Games for Kids for 2021 and 2022

Best Board Games

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Board games are a great, inexpensive way for families to spend quality time together, especially on cold or rainy days. Check out our favorite classic board games for kids, plus the top games of this year.

Updated: May 6, 2020

8 Life Skills You Can Teach Your Kids At Home During Quarantine

8 life skills to teach your kids during quarantine

Though this time of quarantine is filled with challenges and difficult emotions, we can make the most of it as parents by using the time to teach kids life skills that they may not learn in school. Although it might take a little extra work upfront to teach your children a new skill, ultimately it will save you time as they learn to do more for themselves.

Updated: February 12, 2020

The Importance of Developing a Strong Family Narrative for Your Kids

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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 forget to incorporate a strong family narrative into their lives. It’s so easy to be future-minded as we focus on important aspects of our children’s lives like education and health that we can neglect the value of bringing the past into the present.

Updated: January 23, 2020

How Specific Diets Can Impact Kids With Autism

special diets for kids with autism

Maintaining a healthy diet for children so they can properly grow and develop is generally high on the list of priorities for any parent. But not all foods influence— positively or negatively—individuals the same way. For parents of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many have turned to special diets and styles of eating which have shown a reduction in certain autism symptoms.

Updated: May 29, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Coronavirus for Parents

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Regardless of where you live and how old your children are, if you are a parent, it is completely valid and natural to have concerns about the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. With breaking news by the hour and panic and fear spreading, it is important for everyone to follow the facts. More importantly, as parents, it’s essential to model healthy behaviors, make smart decisions, and talk openly with our children about age-appropriate details and healthy practices.