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Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So …

Parenting

How the 50-20-30 rule can help you get out of debt and save money

"Fifty percent is for needs, thirty percent is for wants, twenty percent is for savings"<p>If you are struggling to save money and pay off debt, the 50-20-30 rule can help you budget in accordance with your financial goals, according to Rob Berger, founder of The Dough Roller. He says the simple rule …

Personal Finance

Be A Guide, Not A Guard: How To Raise A Happy And Responsible Kid

Next time you see your child doing something that you don't like, whisper to yourself: “Be a guide, not a guard."<p><i>Originally published on</i> Motherly<i>.</i><p>By Nadene van der Linden<p>“Be a guide, not a guard” perfectly describes the kinds of parenting behaviors that create happy and responsible children. It’s a …

Parenting

No Brush? No Problem. Here’s How to Clean Your Grill

Getting ready for a cookout, but don't have that grill brush on hand? Clean the grill with ease using this clever trick before cooking up those …

Cleaning

Amazon's monthly STEM toy subscription box is about to turn your kid into a little genius

Any future Elon Musks or Marie Curies out there?<p>For those parents with kids who could not give a shit about the <i>Bubble Guppies</i> or other educational …

Child Behavior Problems: What's Normal and What Isn't

Children are supposed to break the rules sometimes. Testing limits is how they learn about themselves and the world. The consequences you give them …

How To Be Calm In The Face Of A Storm

We all have our buttons. When they are pressed we jump, have a knee-jerk reaction and more often than not end up reacting instead of responding.Being …

How to Establish Age Appropriate Discipline Techniques

While a quick time-out might be effective at age 5, by the time your child turns 10, you're going to need some new discipline strategies. In order …

How to Use Emotion Coaching With Your Kids

Emotion coaching is one of the five main types of discipline that is based largely on Washington state's psychology researcher John Gottman. …

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Kids

Complete Guide: How To Relieve Stress Naturally And Fast

Suffering from stress can be an almighty strain on ourselves both mentally and physically. It depletes a person’s quality of life and affects those …

The One Simple Thing That Finally Got My Kids to Stop Fighting

Remember when you thought your kids would be best friends, sharing toys and learning from each other in harmony every day of their lives? If so, I …

FBI and NYPD negotiators reveal the secrets to getting your kids to behave

Why you should stop using the word ‘if’, ask more ‘how’ questions, and more<p>Agreeing to disagree isn’t always an option.<p>Any parent knows that getting …

7 Ways Parents Unwittingly Encourage Bad Behavior in Kids

What's that you say? You would never encourage bad behavior in your child? If you're doing any of the following, you might be doing just that. …

7 things to do instead of shouting at your kids

Swore you'd never be a 'shouty mum' but yell on a regular basis? You're not alone. Top parenting experts offer some alternatives<p>The reasons we shout …

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Parenting

10 Tips for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Mentally strong kids are prepared for the challenges of the world. They’re able to tackle problems, bounce back from failure, and cope with hardships.<p>…

Self-help

How to Discipline Stubborn, ‘Unpunishable’ Children

You might not be able to control their behavior, but you do have control over what they learn.<p>Parents of strong-willed children have a unique set of …

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 …

7 Surprising Ways to Eat Chickpeas for Breakfast

There's lot to love about high-protein, hearty chickpeas, including what they can do for your morning meal. They're endlessly adaptable and, thanks …

Why Do People Fail at Work-Life Balance? This Study Says It Has Nothing to Do With Productivity

A two-word answer that all successful people get.<p>We're all searching for that sweet work life balance in our careers.<p>But let me tell you something: most people miss the point about work-life balance. Just Google and you will see all these articles about work life balance tips....Don't eat your …

Work-life Balance

20 Parenting Books You Should Actually Read

I believe that if you’re going to invest your time and money in reading a parenting book, it should leave you feeling better than you did before — …

Parenting

What Exactly Is Quality Time When Your Kids Are Under Five?

The best ways to get some serious QT in with your little ones...<p>evgenyatamanenko via Getty Images<p>When it comes to spending time with our families, we …

Kids

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

This Online 30-Day Sex Challenge Has Gone Viral ... But Would You Be Able To Handle It?

Just reading the rules is exhausting.<p>An online sex challenge to have sex every day for 30 days is gaining steam, but to many, it also sounds …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength.<p>Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as …

Self-help

26 Moms and Dads Share Their Best 'Aha!' Parenting Tips

You just never know when someone’s two cents will be worth a million bucks. Here’s what parents learned when they least expected it.<p>Ten years later, I still cringe when I see a little kid wearing water wings in a pool. Back when my daughter, Sydney, was in preschool, a lifeguard warned me about …

Parenting

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help

4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years

God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience.But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant:<b>As you</b> …

Positive Thinking