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What Should We Play?

What Should We Play?

No matter what game you play, some kids are just not going to get into it. The trick is to start them young and keep the games alive. Try setting up tournaments and championships. Once you get them hooked, they'll come back to the table fast enough—after all, their survival instincts are sometimes even stronger than that of the tired and weary adult. Shut off the TV, computer, and video games and let the answering machine screen the calls.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

5 Thanksgiving Dinner Table Topics That Don't Involve Politics, Religion, Or Your Ex

thanksgiving dinner table

We all know we should stay away from controversial topics at the dinner table, especially during the holidays. (Many of us learned that lesson during the election.) But, somehow they always work their way into the conversation. There’s always one family member who won’t stop talking about the latest White House memo, or trying to push his own political agenda.

Be Your Child's Ally

Be Your Child's Ally

Tales from the Parent Zone

How do you measure success? Mr. B.G. Mouth has money, a big house, three luxury cars, and a staff of 40 catering to his every whim. His wife, Lauda Mouth, has political power and fame. Yet the three Mouth kids are miserable, socially inept, and in trouble. Let's get a little more internal, and consider success on an interpersonal and personal level. The best thing a parent can do is to teach a child the tools for creating her own successes.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Dyslexia and the Preschooler

Dyslexia and the Preschooler

When dyslexia runs in the family, parents sometimes wonder if they can detect signs of it in their preschool children. Experts say that's much too soon to label a child, and veteran moms and dads agree: at this stage, it's a dangerous game to attempt to distinguish between what's a genuine neurological problem or a maturational lag. Nevertheless, if your preschool child is easily distracted by too much noise or movement, doesn't seem to hear rhyming patterns, or has trouble following simple instructions, you can make life easier in a number of ways.

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Pre-K

Pre-K
Updated: May 15, 2019

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Dyslexia and Your Child

Dyslexia and Your Child

When dyslexia runs in the family, parents sometimes wonder if they can detect signs of it in their preschool children. Experts say that's much too soon to label a child, and veteran moms and dads agree: at this stage, it's a dangerous game to attempt to distinguish between what's a genuine neurological problem or a maturational lag. Nevertheless, if your preschool child is easily distracted by too much noise or movement, doesn't seem to hear rhyming patterns, or has trouble following simple instructions, you can make life easier in a number of ways.

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Painting Pointers

Painting Pointers

These painting tips provide new ideas for hours of fun!

  • Make your own washable paint. Add dish detergent to the paint.

  • Make your own paint stampers with sponge handles. Glue on a shape or texture. Try shapes cut from Styrofoam cups, fun fur, or bubble rap.

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    Respecting Your Own Parenting Struggles

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    Respecting Your Own Parenting Struggles

    Boy, do we expect a lot from our kids, almost as much as we expect from ourselves. It's not enough to be a decent parent or a decent worker anymore, we have to eat right, look good, make money, and be a room parent, too. Remember the old pressure cookers? You screwed the lid down with the vegetables in it, turned on the heat, and boy, did that food cook quickly! But if the top wasn't on right, or you released it too fast—boom! Smushed vegetables all over the ceiling!

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    Updated: August 3, 2022

    What's the Deal with Gender Reveal Parties?

    Gender Reveal Party

    Gender reveal parties have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. It goes like this: a doctor writes down their determination of the baby’s sex on a piece of paper without telling the expectant parents. The couple then takes that determination to a bakery with instructions to make pink or blue cake or cupcakes. Or, they enlist a friend to fill a box with pink or blue balloons.

    Updated: August 27, 2019

    Staff Tips: 9 Morning Routine Hacks to Get Your Kids to the Bus Stop on Time

    Morning Routine Hacks

    It's 7:29am, the school bus is pulling up in front of your house, and your child has one shoe on, can't find the other one, her homework is still on the kitchen counter, and the contents of her backpack may or may not actually be what she needs to bring to school that day. The morning routine is way off course.

    You open the front door and wave the bus driver away...looks like another day of driving your kid to school, being late for work, and generally watching your morning collapse in chaos. Or is it?

    Kids' Interacting with Adults

    Kids' Interacting with Adults

    Kids and adults sometimes think of each other as alien species. This situation is tougher on kids than it is on adults because adults are bigger and know more. Both, however, tend to be a little uncomfortable when they meet for the first time. Adults may deal with this discomfort by saying dumb things like “Last time I saw you, you were wearing diapers.” Children sometimes deal with it by sulking or being silent or trying to be invisible.

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    by: Paul Coleman, Psy.D.

    How to Say It: Drugs and Alcohol

    How to Say It: Drugs and Alcohol

    Is Your Child at Risk?

    (The following excerpt is taken from How to Say It to Your Kids, by Dr. Paul Coleman.)

    Andy, age 12, is a great kid. He is likable, smart, and has a variety of interests. He knows about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. He attended a D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness and Resistance Education) program at school and has no obvious inclination to try drugs. Is he at risk?

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    10 Ways to Work Out Your Priorities

    10 Ways to Work Out Your Priorities

    1. Age -- Although most will consider age to be a barrier, in reality you can do almost anything at any age. However, you might decide to do some things now and leave others until you are older. Work out what you want life to be like as you pass into each new decade.
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    Knowing What You Want Out of Life

    Knowing What You Want Out of Life

    Financial necessities—an emergency fund, the right accounts, good insurance policies—all can be the step between being comfortable and feeling secure, and fearing that you may lose everything that you've worked for. Once you're secure that you've got all your needs covered, you can begin to think about the things you want.

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    Updated: April 19, 2022

    8 Reasons Why All Parents Should Take a Kid-Free Vacation

    couple on a kids free vacation

    Most parents probably spend a few moments fantasizing about a kids-free vacation every week. It may happen when your child is popping out of bed after you’ve already said goodnight five times or when you’re facing mounds of child-sized laundry or when you’re telling your kids to stop arguing with each other for the tenth time that day. Those moments of fantasy are as much a part of parenthood as dirty diapers and boxed mac and cheese. 

    What to Do About Clothing Battles

    What to Do About Clothing Battles

    What kids wear, and how they wear it, becomes an issue for many families. I imagine that cave kids battled with their parents about skins (“Grog, leopard skin skirt too short!”). Hair styles, too, have always been a bone of contention (“Get gazelle thigh out of hair, Ug. You want neighbors think you too primitive to build fire?”). Look, anything can become a battleground. Clothing and hairstyles are one way kids can assert their personal tastes, independence, and choice-making abilities.

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    Updated: February 12, 2020

    Should I Tell My Child the Truth About Santa?

    santa claus sitting at couch

    Since becoming a mom, I’ve had a lot of feelings I didn’t expect to feel about holidays. I feel incredibly conflicted about Santa Claus. I never expected to put as much thought into something that seems so thoughtless. I mean, I believed in Santa as a kid — however, I did figure out at a fairly young age that he wasn’t real. My mom let my dad write the gift tags that year, and my dad has very distinct handwriting. I didn’t mention it that year, and maybe not even the next year. But because of this, I have always wondered, should I be the one to tell my kid the truth about Santa?

    Updated: February 12, 2020

    Our Top Mommy and Me Outfit Picks for Spring 2019

    mother and toddler wearing mommy and me dresses

    Some people may think it’s silly or weird for a mom to want to wear an outfit that matches her kids. But for some of us moms, the idea of matching our kiddos is fun. And if you’ve seen some of the styles made for kids now, you wouldn’t blame us. Nowadays, clothing for kids is almost (if not more) fashionable as clothes for parents! So it’s no surprise now that moms may be coveting items of clothing from their kids’ closets.

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    Adjusting After a Move

    Adjusting After a Move

    You've unpacked all of the cardboard boxes and put them out to recycle. Your favorite wedding photo is sitting on the mantle above the fireplace. You've stocked the kitchen with your favorite spices. Your dishes are neatly stacked in cabinets above the sink. But somehow, the two of you still feel unsettled. Even though everything is where it should be, you feel like nothing is in place.

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    Downsizing and Other Dirty Words

    Downsizing and Other Dirty Words

    We don't, fortunately, hear as much today about downsizing as we did in the past couple of decades, but, rest assured, it still happens.

    About 10 million jobs were lost to downsizing between 1980 and 2000, and downsizing didn't stop at the turn of the century. Downsizing typically occurs in companies that hope to cut costs and improve performance—often to please their shareholders. They often leave behind them a trail of damaged and demoralized former employees.

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    Updated: March 2, 2022

    What Does the New Child Tax Credit in 2022 Mean and How to Claim It

    2022 Tax Credit

    The new, expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) of 2021 was part of President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan. This tax break was one of the measures aimed at helping struggling families during the pandemic.

    The expansion increased the tax credit for child dependents by almost double. In addition, families could opt to receive up to half of the payment amount in advance, in six monthly payments of up to $300 per qualifying child.

    How to Know Whether Your Parents Need Help

    How to Know Whether Your Parents Need Help

    Sometimes, the fact that your parents need your help is painfully obvious. Your dad has a stroke; Mom falls and breaks her hip. You go to visit and find that the house is a mess and there's no food in the refrigerator.

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    Updated: December 18, 2019

    How to Have a Minimalist Christmas with Kids

    close-up of a minimalist Christmas tree

    Having a minimalist Christmas has become a goal for many parents, and for those parents who are not quite ready to go with a minimalist approach, there still seems to be interest in downsizing the overall gift-giving experience. There are many substantial reasons to attempt a more minimalist approach this Christmas. The benefits impact your children, the earth, and your wallet for the better.

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    Weddings, Graduations, and Other Special Events for Stepfamilies

    Weddings, Graduations, and Other Special Events for Stepfamilies

    They're the times of celebration and rejoicing: family weddings, graduations, your partner's parents' 50th wedding anniversary. But complications also loom. Who'll host the graduation party, Mom and her partner or Dad and his? Both? Can they really get along that long? What about weddings?

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