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Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer

Do you entertain your kids with chess camp, art school, cooking classes, or tennis lessons during the unstructured summer months? Or perhaps all of them?<p>There are activities and summer camps galore to fill children’s time and supply much needed childcare when kids are out of school. But …

Kids

Most Drugs Aren’t Tested on Pregnant Women. This Anti-Nausea Cure Shows Why That’s a Problem.

<i>This story was co-published by ProPublica with Mother Jones and AL.com.</i><p>Marquita Smiley’s first surprise was discovering she was pregnant. Her second …

Medicine

Photo Series Shows That Cellphones Are Making Us Zombies

Photographer aims to inspire people to spend less time on social media<p>Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat – most Americans enjoy the easy …

Social Media

Build This Cork World Map and Mark Your Adventures

Put your scroll saw skills to the test and make this cork world map that turns geography into a work of art.<p>Maps are fun to look at, but the cheap paper variety don't always make the best decor. Try making a cork world map that will look great on your wall and allow you to pin your next dream …

How Mothers Are Destroyed When They Try to Protect Their Children

Battered senseless, choked into unconsciousness over and over again, bones broken repeatedly, American mother, Holly Collins, received no justice, no protection, in Minnesota. She lost custody of the two children she was trying so hard to protect from their father's rages and beatings. When Collins …

Mom Regrets Giving Her Kids Cell Phones — for Surprising Reason

.This is a great article in the Washington Post by Allison Slater Tate that clearly lays out the real threat of giving our kids a way for us to get …

Parenting

Results Are in: Common Core Fails Tests and Kids

<b>The Measurement</b><p>According to its website, "The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas." Its mandate to test was included in the original No Child Left …

Education

Pediatrics Journal says to stop calling breastfeeding natural

A new article in the journal Pediatrics is calling on health professionals to stop saying that breastfeeding is natural, arguing that doing so gives …

Breast Feeding

The Difference A Stay-At-Home Parent Can Make For Older Children

Many mothers look forward to maternity leave -- assuming they get it -- but I have to admit that those periods were not the best times of my life. I love my three kids fiercely, but I associate those stints at home with them, away from my job as a foreign correspondent, with an uneasiness that's …

Dealing With a High Conflict Ex-Wife in 5 Easy Steps

Dealing With a High Conflict Ex-Wife in 5 Easy Steps<p>Updated on March 8, 2018<p>You float down the aisle on your wedding day, smiling radiantly at your …

How Compromise Is Actually Hurting Your Relationship (And What To Do Instead)

For more than 20 years, my insatiable curiosity has driven me to seek the secrets of profoundly connected, passionate, intimate relationships. I want …

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one<p>“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”<p>This statement, by homework research guru Harris Cooper, of Duke University, is startling to hear, no matter which side …

Teaching

10 Aluminum-Free Deodorants You Won’t Have to Hide in Your Medicine Cabinet

Whisper the words natural deodorant around the <i>Vogue</i> offices and you’ll set off a debate on its degree of effectiveness compared with extra-strength drugstore brands (whose aluminum-based formulas have been examined for possible ties to breast cancer).<p>“I think it’s actually working, but maybe I just …

Is There a "Right" Way to Roast Vegetables?

For an act as seemingly simple as roasting vegetables (we even told you you could it <i>without a recipe</i>!), there sure are a lot of ways to go about it.<p><b>But is there one way that's better than the others?</b> To find out, I surveyed trusted sources, then conducted my own miniature experiment, which—spoiler …

Confessions of a Former Homeschooling Mom

I never ever planned to homeschool. When I got pregnant with my first child, my plan was to quit my job as a high school teacher and stay home with my children until the youngest started kindergarten.<p>Fast forward two years. I'm pregnant with number two. My husband and I are having dinner with …

Parenting

A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful

The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behavior.<p>Swapping one word for another could make all the difference in how you approach your goals.<p>That's according to Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering at Stanford and the academic director …

Problem-solving

Inside-Out Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

"In my humble opinion, this crispy, crunchy, cheesy masterpiece is the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. Make sure you follow some basic rules for …

Breakfast

The hidden dangers of ‘shake it off’ parenting

Recently, my son took an unexpected ball to the face during his soccer game. This is frequent in U7 (under 7) soccer, but it hurts just the same. He walked off the field with his head in his hands, fighting back tears that poured from his blue eyes the moment his head found my shoulder. At 6, he …

Parenting

The Heart of Parental Intelligence: A Divorced Mother and Son Build Their Relationship

One afternoon a nine-year-old spent a great afternoon playing outside on a warm Saturday in November. He came inside after several hours grimy, hungry, and exhausted and his devoted mother fed him and gave him a bubble bath that he loved. I know this mother well and she shared what soon …

Parenting

Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, when you're basking in the glow of becoming a new mom or dad while reeling from the difficulty of nighttime feeds, much of what's necessary to raise a child hasn't really hit you. But, over time, as the months and …

Why Do Narcissists Lose Popularity Over Time?

Narcissism has been something of a mystery to psychologists. With narcissists, things tend to be extreme: the good is really good, and the bad is <i>really</i> bad. Narcissism expert W. Keith Campbell compares interacting with narcissists to eating chococate cake: "When I eat chococlate cake, 20 minutes …

Psychology

Parenting: A Letter to My Son

To my little prince,<p>It's hard to believe you came into our lives one year ago. At times it feels like I have known you a lifetime and at others it seems you just arrived. Having a son -- where to even begin? People warned me it would be different but before you were here I laughed off their …

Parenting

Moving on After a Love Relationship With a Narcissist

THE ARMOR OF HEALING<p>If you have been in a love relationship with a narcissist, you will likely find that you will need a period of healing and trauma recovery. The following is an excerpt from my most recent book, <i>Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist</i> …

Roadmap

4 Ways to Tackle Childhood Stress -- Right Now

Years ago, a peppy, talkative little girl entered my office. On the outside looking in, you would wonder what she could possibly need with a therapist. She had tons of friends. She smiled often.<p>She played every sport, genuinely enjoyed school (even homework) and at age ten, she had her entire …

Parenting

'I'm Too Tired to Enjoy My Kids!'

<i>I wanted badly to be a mother and I love my children to pieces (girls aged three, six, and a 10-year-old boy), but I am so exhausted that I wake up in the morning dreading the day ahead. I know all the magazine articles talk about taking care of ourselves, but I laugh when I think about getting a</i> …

“We are a very misunderstood group of parents”: Home-schooling isn’t just for the Duggars anymore

The practice has long been the domain of the Christian right. New research suggests its demographics are evolving<p>Homeschooling gets a bad rap. After all, perhaps the most well-known homeschooling family right now is the Duggars. Among some circles, they were often touted as a homeschooling success …

High School

UPDATE!!! School District Bans Tag for Students’ “Physical and Emotional Safety”

.<b>UPDATE: TAG HAS BEEN REINSTATED!</b> HERE’S A NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ON ITS WEBSITE!<i>District responds to concerns about tag</i><i>September 25, 2015 –</i> …

Teaching

The Heartbreak of Digitally-Preoccupied Parenting

As a child psychologist, I often meet with children who confess that they feel empty inside because their parents ignore them in favor of their smartphones. Thankfully, these kids typically give me permission to speak with their parents about their feelings. When I do talk with these parents, most …

Parenting

Felt Board Farm Scene

Use the printable templates to make a complete felt board farm scene! It includes a tractor, barn, horse, pig, sun, house, church, pond, fish and …