Anchal Sharma

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Want to Raise Happy, Well-Behaved Children? Do This.

We all want to raise children you are happy and thriving, but that looks different for different children. For instance, one of my children, without …

How To Talk To Kids About Gender

Whether on stage, in a viral YouTube clip, or in her numerous online features (<i>Mother</i> included), Jodie Patterson stops you in your tracks, and makes …

3 Steps Parents Can Take Now to Prevent Obesity Later

An alarming new study warns that more than half of today's kids are at risk for becoming obese adults, even if they're not heavy now. Here's how you can help your child.<p>After years of hearing warnings about the rise in childhood obesity, there seemed to be good news: Instead of increasing, rates of …

Parenting

12 Ways to Entertain (and Exhaust) Your Kid When They’re Stuck Inside

Beat the snow, rain, or even heat with quick activities that everyone can participate in.<p>Serious winter weather can be an impassable roadblock to …

3 Surprising Lessons All Grown-Ups Can Learn From Babies

Photo: ShutterStock<p>What life lessons can grown-ups learn from babies?<p>From the moment they emerge into the world, babies look to the adults in their …

Apple faces a shareholder backlash over what the iPhone may be doing to kids

Two major Apple shareholders are calling on the company to change how it approaches some of its youngest customers, alleging that the computing …

What Is Child Anxiety And How To Deal With It?

Anxiety is a phase people go through when they have feelings of worry, fear, nervousness, discomfort and dismay. It is perfectly normal to feel this …

We Feel Our Kids’ Feelings, And It’s Exhausting

Parenting is wonderful, but it’s hard. There’s just no way around it. Between the sleep deprivation, the constant noise and mess, the feeding and …

Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children From Darkness

<i>Editor’s note: On Jan. 12, Kate DiCamillo responded to de la Peña’s questions. Read her essay here.</i><p>Twice this past fall I was left speechless by a …

'10-dummy trick' to help baby sleep a social media hit

A couple's "10-dummy trick" to help their baby sleep has proved a hit on social media.<p>Laura Gerson and her partner Steve Martin, from Canvey Island, Essex, put the dummies in daughter Amelia's cot to help her sleep.<p>After posting the tip on parenting website The Motherload, they received praise from …

The Polly Pocket toys from the 90s which are now selling for thousands

You probably know the name Polly Pocket if you were born in the 80s or early 90s.<p>The miniature dolls lived in brightly-coloured plastic boxes, …

Selling

Moving House: 8 Ways To Help Children Cope With The Upheaval

'Moving home is among the most stressful things an adult can do, and maybe even more so for a child.'<p>January is a time when many parents are thinking …

Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?

One snowy February morning at the Arbors Kids preschool branch in downtown Springfield, Mass., 38-year-old Kejo Kelly crouched low over a large, faded carpet and locked eyes with a blond-haired boy of 3. It was circle time, and Kelly was trying to get each of her 13 tiny students to articulate a …

Education

Apple plans 'more robust' parental tools after iPhone addiction claims

Apple says that it plans to make parental control tools more robust, following investor calls that it must take action against smartphone addiction in children.<p>Two investors, collectively controlling $2bn (£1.48bn) in Apple stock, called out the company on Monday for not doing enough to help …

Jeremy Hunt

Three-year-old girl helps deliver baby brother in heartwarming photo series

A three-year-old girl got the experience of a lifetime when she helped deliver her own baby brother.<p>Rebecca Joseloff, a mother of two from Patchogue, …

Pregnancy

Alas, You Do Have to Talk to Your Teen About Sex

Parents don’t much like to think of their children as sexual beings and kids are openly repulsed at thinking about their parents that way. So parents …

Survey: Highly educated dads get the most time with their children

Although fathers are reporting being involved in their children’s lives more than ever before, the majority of them — about six in 10 — still say …

From Brooklyn to India, in Search of the Secret to Parenthood

When my daughter’s pediatrician in New York City weighs her, we have to take all of her clothes and diaper off and step away from the scale so it can be recalibrated. Then we put her on the scale, our hands hovering over her in case she picks that moment to become an expert roller. Her weight, down …

Why I let my kids have all the screen time they want

I give my two young daughters loads of screen time. iPads, tablets, phones, TVs, Playstations, laptops, smartwatches and elevator floor readouts.<p>The …

Struggling to connect with your teen? How to get that special parent-child relationship back

There comes a time for many parents when they begin to see a shift in their child’s demeanour and attitude – a shift in behaviour they’ve …

Dad Recreated the 'Cupboard Under the Stairs' From 'Harry Potter' for His Sons

The dad of two and longtime Potter fan took to Facebook to share photos of the amazing project.<p>Of course <i>Harry Potter</i> fans <i></i>who grew up with the series and are now parents want to share their love of the books with their children. One dad from Connecticut has just done an amazing job laying the …

Harry Potter

What teens wish their parents knew about social media

When teens were asked, recently, if they believe their parents know “a little” or “nothing” about what they do or say online, or even what social-media apps and sites they use, more than a quarter of them agreed.<p>After visiting schools around the country, it seems to me they’re likely giving their …

Social Media