Chris Gardiner

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Why This Child Psychologist Is Begging Parents To Rethink Timeouts

It was the typical morning chaos, trying to get the kids off to school and myself to work. I pulled out a cute enough outfit and called Eve to get …

Parenting

5 Books For Kids Who Love Collecting Things

A friend once described the random arrays of objects her toddler daughter liked to set up smack in the middle of their hallway as “art …

Kids

12 Ways Parents Can Boost Their Kid's Confidence Right Now

Every parent wants their child to have as much confidence in themselves as possible. A high level of self-esteem can take our children far in life, inspiring them to shoot for the stars and to believe they can achieve anything they set their minds to. Confident children are more likely to turn into …

Self-help

Here's A Great Way To Talk To Kids About Bodies And Gender

The latest episode of the educational YouTube series “Queer Kid Stuff” takes a look at a subject many parents have difficulty discussing with their children: the relationship between bodies and gender.<p>In the clip above, host Lindsay Amer uses toys ― in this case, superheroes and Barbie dolls ― to …

LGBTQI

4 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Work (Without Adding More to Your Plate)

As a leader, you probably juggle many things at work and at home. You’re not alone. Most executives I coach struggle with balancing parenting and work duties. They worry that they aren’t spending enough time with their children, and they’d like to help their children learn from their experience and …

Kids

Toy Teaches Toddlers Coding Without Screens

Another product in a rapidly growing arsenal, MangoBot teaches kids the principles of coding with blocks and a bot on wheels

Kids

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

Help Your Kid Make the World Better

Who doesn’t want their kids to make the world a better place? And children want to make the world better. Inspire them to step up to the challenge with these practical, positive, and powerful ideas from Nat Geo Family.<p><b>MAKE THE WORLD BETTER—WITH KINDNESS</b><p>Children who are kind feel better about …

Kids

20 Summer Night Activities For Kids That Will Make Their Freedom Feel Even More Magical

Danny and Sandy sang about it in <b>Grease</b>. ABBA, Richard Marx, and Rascal Flatts also paid homage to it through song. And in a few months, Timothée Chalamet is starring in a movie about a hot one. We're talking about those Summer nights. They're the stuff of legend, inspiring artists and the rest of …

Kids

Five rad and random items to entertain your kids

The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 39.<p>My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example the ultimate guide to …

Six of the best children’s meals

<b>Coconut fish fingers with fresh mango chutney (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>15 min</b><br>Cook <b>10 min</b><br>Serves <b>4 (2 adults, 2 children)</b><p><b>50g desiccated coconut</b><b><br>50g dry breadcrumbs</b><b><br>500g white fish fillets</b> (cod, coley or pollock work well), skinned, boned and cut into bite-size strips<b><br>1 egg</b>, lightly beatenwith 1 tbsp water<b><br>50g</b> …

Whitefish

The feminist jumpers for children we can't get enough of

It's 2018 and we are all bored of the 'pink is for girls, blue is for boys' notion. We are exasperated of calling young girls 'beautiful' without …

Kids

Worried About Your Child's Overeating? Here Are Some Tips

Teaching your child to flip the "off switch" can prevent a habit of overeating<p>Source: eatright<p>Nothing like having kids to reinforce the nature part …

Kids

Kids should be playing a wide variety of sports and activities throughout childhood

Playing more sports will make you better at your own sport<p>Subject: Multisport makes kids better athletes<p>I want to share with you this great video …

Kids

Preschool Play Plans: Mud-Luscious Play

This is the second article in Preschool Play Plans, a <i>TYC</i> series. The plans get children moving, interacting, and laughing—without electronics. These …

Kids

8 things all mothers should not feel guilty about

Mother guilt - it is something that arrives well before your baby is born. From the moment two pink lines appear on a pregnancy test, the doubt …

Pregnancy

Keep calm and carry on: Tips for dealing with argumentative children

It's a universal truth. Dealing with children who are rude, argumentative and talk back is one of the downsides of parenting.<p>But parenting author, …

Parenting

5 Tools That Help Overstimulated Kids Calm Down And Focus

Image: iStock<p>While not everyone was thrilled about the fidget spinner explosion of 2017, one thing it did bring is more awareness about tactile aides …

Kids

Top 7 Science Websites for Kids

Websites can give kids a great introduction to science, and there are some wonderful kid-friendly science websites to check out. Not only do kids …

Kids

Is my child depressed? Being moody isn’t a mental illness

Normal negative emotions are actually growth promoting and essential for human development and adaptation<p>It is difficult to open up a magazine or newspaper today without seeing a headline trumpeting the presence of a “mental health crisis” — particularly on our college and university …

Mental Health

Scrapbooking With Kids: Why Taking Time To Get Creative Should Be A Family Activity

The more abstract, random and creative - the better. 🎨🖋📙<p>We so often spend our days snapping adorable photos of our kids, but then those mementos …

Kids

Schools can’t work miracles. But with a little help, parents can

TV shows recognise how vital home input is to education. So why doesn’t the government do more to support families?<p>This is a tale of two boys. Jack is 15, casually racking up detentions and in danger of flunking his GCSEs. Tharush is the same age, but sits conscientiously doing extra maths on a …

Parenting

BBC Made A Social Sharing App With Content For Kids

To distribute content for viewers under 13, BBC launched a kid-friendly app with short videos, emojis and GIFs for children to enjoy

Apps

11 Parenting Styles From Around the World

Our ideas about the best ways to raise kids stem largely from our culture. The way you grew up, the values you were given, and the cultural norms you …

Parenting

If You Want to Raise Honest Kids, Harvard Researchers Suggest These 3 Tips

Raising a child who is honest, trustworthy, and open is every parent's goal, but with the white lie ever-present in everyday life (especially for parents — sometimes you just have to tell your kid their favorite pizza spot is closed to get a vegetable in them), how do you ensure you're raising your …

Parenting

I raised my American children in Berlin — and I was floored by the differences between parenting in the US and Germany

<i>The following is an excerpt from "Actung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children":</i><p>One winter afternoon in Berlin, I was having lunch with a Canadian friend when I saw a woman with a stroller and an older couple approach the restaurant. The woman rolled the stroller …

Parenting

13 Surprising Things You Should Never Say Around a Child

If you have kids, babysit kids, or simply spend a lot of time around your friends' kids, then you already know they are little sponges. Children have …

Parenting

How Busy Working Parents Can Make Time for Mindfulness

It seems everywhere you look these days someone is touting the benefits of mindfulness — a practice that Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness …

Mindfulness

Great apps for creative kids

From baby Van Goghs to tiny Van Halens.<p>Did you know that art can help boost your child's interest in science? While hands-on experience with a pencil, brush, or instrument is important, it's more likely that children will have a smartphone or tablet in their hands. In their spare time—instead of …

Apps

Are Helicopter Parents Ruining a Generation?

“Initially, helicopter parenting appears to work,” says Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of <i>How to Raise an Adult. “</i>As a kid, you're kept safe, you're given direction, and you might get a better grade because the parent is arguing with the teacher.” But, ultimately, parents end up getting in the child’s …

Homeschooling