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The importance of having conversations with your toddler - even if they can't answer you properly

Chatting away to your toddler (and dying with cute at their made up words) is probably something you find yourself doing naturally. But now, science …

This is how to raise emotionally intelligent kids: 5 secrets from research

Dealing with kids ain’t easy. They need an exhausting amount of attention and help.<p>Behavioral psychologists have observed that preschoolers typically …

Self-improvement

5 STEM Toys to Entertain and Enlighten Your Kids

Keep your kids’ neurons firing with these science- and math-centric toys and games.<p>1. Ryze Tech Tello<p>Kids can program this palm-sized drone to fly in …

This Might Be The Most Important Step Toward Raising A Mindful Child

Helping your child develop healthy skills, habits, and perspectives from a young age may be one of a parent's most important responsibilities. And …

Mindfulness

Montessori at home: 10 tasks young kids can totally do on their own

"Help me do it myself" is a common phrase we try to remember in Montessori.<p>Young children crave independence. They are driven to achieve it from …

Montessori

How to Teach Your Kids Manners | Times Square Chronicles

How to Teach Your Kids Manners<p>You may have come across kids that are not well mannered. Having children comes with a lot of responsibility. As a …

Kids

How to solve three of the mysteries of kids' behaviour

Constantly running late? Can't get the kids to tidy up? Always telling them the same things over and over? Psychologists delve into three of the …

Doorhandle

Simple Ways to Build a Reading Routine Your Busy Family Can Enjoy

Are you busy juggling professional, personal, and family commitments? Do you struggle to find time to teach the valuable life skills you know your …

Kids

A hands-on approach to designing for kids. Lessons learned.

Credit: Hello Monday<p>This article aims to share a series of advices, stemming from lessons learned through designing for kids over a period of twelve years. There is one resounding lesson: kids are not just a target audience. They are interesting, complex beings with thoughts and dreams bigger than …

Kids

How to spot if a child's being sexually abused — and what to do if they tell you

If a child tells an adult they're being sexually abused, there's a one in three chance they won't be believed.<p>That's according to a conducted by the …

Child Abuse

Pediatrician Claims ‘Fortnite’ Addiction Is Causing Sleep Problems For Kids

Kids actually need way more sleep than late night gaming sessions will ever afford them.<p>As the most popular game in recent memory, <i>Fortnite</i> mania …

Sleep

The Problem With Parents and Social Media

“So much of parents’ fear around social media use comes from this fear that their kids’ lives will be ruined forever,” says Ana Homayoun in the latest episode of <i>Home School, The Atlantic</i>’sanimated video series about parenting. In episode five of the series, Homayoun, the author of <i>Social Media</i> …

Social Media

The powerful way to help your child feel loved—especially when life gets busy

Did you ever think your parents didn't love you growing up? If so, you're not alone. Of course, we all love our children beyond words, but sometimes …

Parenting

4 Lifelong Skills for Your Child’s Success

Here are four lifelong skills that will definitely help to mold your maturing child’s success.<p>Episode #497<p>play pause<p>Listen<p>4 Lifelong Skills for Your …

Self-improvement

Finally, parents are putting the fun back into playgrounds

<b>After years of bubble-wrapping, support for riskier play is gaining momentum.</b><p>There are only so many times a kid can go down a slide and find it …

Kids

9 Cozy Kids’ Books That Celebrate Fall

After a long, hot summer, it’s finally (almost) sweater weather. Whether the chill is already in the air where you live or there are still several weeks until the leaves turn, the beginning of a new school year and season means that your little one likely wants to read a lot right now. So snuggle …

Decorations

The 5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay …

How to Make Cooking With Kids Fun for Everyone

You’d love to get your kids more involved in cooking, especially since they get excited about healthy eating when they’re invited to help with meal prep. Their help, however, can also make cooking take seven times longer—and become 20 times messier—making you wonder if their tantrums over broccoli …

Healthy Eating

Four Strategies for Disciplining Toddlers That Actually Work

Your toddler has some pretty big ups and downs—one minute she’s counting to 20 like a genius and the next she’s got her brother in a headlock because …

Parenting

9 ways parents can help kids cope with jealousy

I once had three students who tried out for travel soccer in sixth grade. After only one made the team, the other two spread a lie, saying that the …

Siblings

Kids deserve the chance to play with mathematics

<b>Robyn Williams:</b>Professor Nalini Joshi was elected to the Australian Academy of Science 10 years ago. She's the Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate …

Mathematics

Want to Raise Successful Children? Give Them Technology At a Younger Age (Yes, Younger).

Nobody's going to argue that children don't need screen-free playtime. And with the internet, as with any tool, comes danger (and that goes for all ages), so acting with caution ought to be a given. But it's hard to have a conversation about kids and technology that doesn't summon up undertones of …

Service Industry

Greener neighbourhoods are good for kids' brains

Media Release<p><b>From:</b> Wiley-Blackwell<p><b>Greener Neighborhoods May Be Good for Children’s Brains</b><br>Children living in urban greener neighborhoods may have …

Greenspace

Free play is great for kids. Now pediatricians say so

The award for best line ever in a medical report: "Play is not frivolous."<p>It's not new, the idea that free play helps children develop in remarkable …

Texas

How To Start Your Child On An Allowance Program

Ah, the great allowance debate. This has become a hot topic over recent years, and for good reason. It’s one of the most impactful ways to teach children about money. It’s also the first exposures our children have to earning money, and can shape their attitudes around money. So it’s understandable …

Kids

From snoozy stories to all-time classics, here are the books you should be reading with your little ones

ONCE upon a time, the bedtime story was an essential part of getting little ones off to sleep. But this lovely ritual could be consigned to the …

Books

Why kids need unstructured time (especially during the school year)

The pencils have been purchased, the backpacks are packed, and our kids are officially back at school. Classes are now taking up a big chunk of kids' …

Kids

6 Tips to Get Your Kids Excited About Doing Their Chores

As a parent, cleaning up after your kids can be the absolute worst, especially when you know they're old enough to know better and are more than capable of picking up after themselves. So it's a great feeling when your kids reach that age where chores are appropriate. You can start teaching them …

Kids

Message in a Backpack™ Things Every Parent Should Know about Play

Play supports children’s learning in so many ways. Make sure your child has time to play to promote cognitive, language and literacy, physical, …

Learning

The best educational apps to get your child ahead this September

It’s September, and along with millions of other parents across the country, the start of the school term might well be the cause of some stress.<p>Cardigan, pencil case, rucksack – the list of essential items seems to get longer each year. And now, particularly sharp-elbowed parents are racing to …

Apps