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TODAY Parenting Team: 5 stress-free activities for easy summer fun

It's July: You're all hot, the kids are bored, and all the brilliant summer-fun ideas you stockpiled back in May or June have melted away like the last traces of snow in Boston.<p>Our TODAY Parenting Team community is here to help with go-to summer fun activities that don't require a lot of money, …

This 1 Picture Sums Up Parenting Today

Growing up as a kid these days is pretty awesome — i.e. reading on a Kindle, playing <b>Angry Birds</b> on the iPad, carrying around a smartphone at the tender age of 6, and having plenty of other high-tech toys to play with. While some parents feel they might be in a losing battle consistently getting …

Angry Birds

10 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They're Too Cool to Listen

It's never too late to live a life that makes you proud. If you don't learn anything else from me, learn that. We get one shot at this.<p>This week, my daughter turns 10, and two things occurred to me about this:<p>How the hell do I have a 10-year-old? Is a real adult going to show up and help out with …

Middle School

10 Pearls of Parenting Wisdom

Parenthood is the ultimate humbling experience. What I didn't know, perhaps what I couldn't have known, were the intangible bits and pieces that actually construct much of a parent's being and often feel more vexing and critical.<p>Parenthood is the ultimate humbling experience. Its constancy and …

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

Harvard psychologists have been studying what it takes to raise 'good' kids. Here are 6 tips.

A lot of parents are tired of being told how technology is screwing up their kids.<p>Moms and dads of the digital age are well aware of the growing …

Positive Reinforcement: 9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child

Learn what phrases to banish from your vocabulary and how to talk so your kids will really listen<p>Shutterstock Image<p>I was trying to do two things at …

Parents Home

Surround your children with love, happiness, and encouragement so they have the confidence to reach goals.<p>1 of 9<p>Pinterest<p>Shannon Greer<p>The key to raising a well-rounded child is to establish a solid support system at home so that she grows up satisfied with her achievements and ambitions. "The goal …

12 WAYS TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT THE WORLD - Kids Activities

Are Babies in the NICU Getting Too Many Unnecessary Tests and Treatments?

Infant mortality rates are on the decline, which is excellent news. But when it comes to newborn health, there's still room for improvement—and new Choosing Wisely recommendations developed by neonatologists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center focus on improving the care of infants treated in …

15 Vibrant + Bright Dining Rooms for Serious Color Inspo

The dining room can <i>and</i> should be the heart of any home. Your healthy, delicious meals are meant to be shared with loved ones in a space that is conducive to love, laughter and, of course, eating. If you feel that your current space is looking a little lackluster, we’ve rounded up some serious color …

Dining Rooms

Puppies and Kittens Are the Best Medicine for Hospital Staff

There's no doubt that the doctors, nurses and administrative staff at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania have a demanding, stressful job.<p>When it's time for these medical professionals to blow off some steam, they get a little help from some adorable four-legged friends.<p>"Multiple studies …

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Coddled Canine Belly Bands<p>Durable, Breathable and Washable:<p>Coddled Canine belly bands offer superiority in every stitch. The premium fleece outer-layer will keep your dog comfortable while staying strong through the wash cycle. Fleece belly bands increase the range of motion for your dog as …

So You’re New to Flipboard? Here’s What You Need to Know

Ah, Flipboard. So much information to read. So many topics to explore. Flipping through beautiful magazines, you’re thinking, “I could never do that.” Well, wrong. With all the tools Flipboard provides, even beginners don’t have to look like newbies. Here are some ways to ensure your Flipboard …

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …