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'Read to me' with Siri and Book Creator 5.0 - Book Creator app

Book Creator 5.0 is here, and now you can switch to a brand new reading mode in the app. What’s more, you can have Siri read your book to you!<p>Preview …

Special Education

These 3 apps can help you monitor your teens' activities online

Typical teens live on their phones nowadays — and often their parents don't have a clue what they're doing on them, who they're talking to, or what they're typing.<p>But three apps that you can download onto your kids' phones right now can change that, by enabling you to monitor not just your child's …

Psychologists Think Your Lies About Santa Will Damage Your Kids

Maybe try Neil DeGrasse Tyson's cool trick this year?<p>Now that the holidays are upon us, many children around the world will stand in line for or write a letter to a jolly old man dressed in red, sharing their heart’s deepest desires.<p>But perpetuating the Santa Claus myth may set children up to …

Dear Mother of a Boy: It's On You

Dear Mother of a Boy,<p>Now more than ever, in a world that teaches boys that girls matter less, it's on you to make sure your precious little boy knows better.<p>It's on you to be louder when talking to your teenage son than the noise in the locker room or on TV.<p>It's on you to explain to your son that …

An early-childhood expert reveals what parents should do to raise kind kids

Dr. Tovah Klein, author of How Toddlers Thrive and Director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development, says that raising kind, thoughtful kids starts with the examples that parents set with their behavior.<p>"Children learn kindness and compassion from us," she said.<p>This is particularly important …