Elise Barry

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‘Just Breathe’: This Short Film Illustrates How Mindfulness Helps Kids Manage Their Emotions

If you have kids, you know a little something about the great, <i>big</i> emotions they have. In fact, one of the hardest things about being a parent is …

Mindfulness

How To Make 3-Ingredient Slime Without Borax

<b>Color the glue (optional):</b> Pour the glue into a medium bowl. Stir in the food coloring and glitter, if desired. This mixture doesn't need to be …

NPR Is Launching A Podcast For Kids And It Sounds Freaking Awesome

NPR’s first-ever children’s program offers kids and their grown-ups a way to learn together<p>The power of the podcast will soon reach new audiences, …

Kids

2-year-olds don’t care how others feel — so stop forcing them to apologize

<i>Q: What do you think about making kids say they’re sorry? In theory, it’s nice to teach that apologies are proper when you’ve hurt someone. But we have a 2-year-old, and I’m 100 percent sure he is not sorry at all for hitting the dog, for example, or his brother. I’m just not sure what reaction is</i> …

5 Ways Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids

Since I got married, my “love language” has become the <i>love language of picking your shit up off the floor</i>—because nothing kills romance or libido …

Parenting

Forget hanging it on the fridge. Here’s how to make your kid’s art last forever.

For parents of a school-age child, there are two things that converge at this time of year: spring-cleaning and the realization that you have accumulated almost a year’s worth of your kid’s artwork. Usually the two are at odds: You want to clear the clutter, but sentimentality gets in the way, …

Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents

Read an Excerpt<p><b>Chapter 1</b><p>"Help, my baby won't sleep!"<p>An Introduction to Sleep and Sleep Problems<p>Susan's daughter, Elisa, has never slept through the …

Sleep

Want Your Kids to Be Hard Workers? Don't Be Gone at Work All the Time, Science Suggests

Your insane hours probably aren't teaching your kids to be hard workers, a new study suggests.<p>As much as you may wish to, you can't gift your kids with luck. You also can't change their talents any more than you can change their height (though you can teach them that talent is overrated). But work …

Kids

10 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being.<p>Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when …

Parenting

HOW-TO DIY NATURAL ORGANIC SOLUTIONS FOR BABY WIPES

"Call me crazy, but I just don't believe that it requires 21 ingredients to wipe my kid's ass. Here a quick how-to make some great all natural …

Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century

Alison Davis doesn't see homeschooling as some strange alternative to traditional school.<p>If anything, says the mom from Williamstown, New Jersey, …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Send Them to School a Year Later, According to Science

A Stanford study of kids who started kindergarten a year later showed surprising and persistent results.<p>We all want to succeed in life, and when we become parents, we want to do everything we can to make sure our kids are successful, too. Now a new study says there's a single decision many parents …

Self Control

Don't hate your spouse after you have kids — new book explains how

The unfortunate thing about Jancee Dunn's new provocatively named manual, "How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids" (Little, Brown), is that husbands are unlikely to read it.<p>"How Not To Hate Your Spouse After Kids" would have been just as accurate and might have gotten the book's extremely helpful …

Expletive

This Genius Tape Makes Any Surface Lego-Friendly

Your kids are going to go nuts for this one.<p>Are you ready for the most life-changing kids toy since the invention of Legos? Spoiler alert: it involves Legos.<p>Thanks to a few parent-saving masterminds behind Nimuno Loops, a project that is $161,000 strong on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, there is …

The Benefits Of Getting Your Child To Do Chores - Raising a Successful Child, Part 1

I read an article that talked about the things that parents of successful children have in common. I decided to take each of the 10 topics one by one …

Kids

First-born children are smarter than their siblings

Let the family dinner table fights begin: First-born kids really are smarter than their younger siblings, a new study found.<p>The main reason there is …

Siblings

Why is the sky blue? A parent's guide to common questions kids ask

If you're a parent, your child has likely asked you a question that caught you off-guard. Whether it was about death or sex or why Grandpa smells …

University of California

7 things you shouldn't tell your kids about money

But since our attitudes, behaviors, and general knowledge about money come directly from our parents, the responsibility for teaching naturally falls on mom's and dad's shoulders.<p>In her new book, "Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not): A Parents' Guide For Kids 3 to 23," due for release …

Mom's Video Nails Hilarious Things We Say About Parenting Before Kids

Unless you live on a mountain, in space, promising things like your kids will NEVER eat junk food is just, well, hilarious.<p>Before kids, we all have lofty goals when it comes to what kind of parents we want to be. I wanted to practice patience with my children, no matter what. I wasn't going to let …

Parenting

Five Best Parenting Books You've Never Heard Of

Pexels<p>Is your bedside table stacked with books or muslins and wet wipes!? We've kept it so simple that we only chose five top books, the first of …

Parenting

5 Principles to Raise Successful Kids in a World Full of Screens

The doctor who wrote pediatricians' new screen time guidelines offers parents more specifics.<p>If your house is anything like mine, the iPad is a constant battleground.<p>Easy to use for even the smallest fingers, the devices are like catnip for toddlers, who after getting ahold of them even a few …

screentime

How to Teach Babies to Talk

Did you know that your baby is already learning to talk, even at birth? Well, babies hear voices from the time they are born, and therefore, start to …

6 Signs Your Child Might Be a Genius

Surefire signs that your child is going to move mountains.<p>Many world religions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, believe in reincarnation; in fact, that's precisely how they explain the existence of child prodigies.<p>Reincarnated or not, child prodigies have provided some of the most fun and memorable …

Genius

'How to Raise an Adult' is the best parenting book you'll ever read

<b>Former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims sets out a sensible guide for why and how American parenting needs to change, if we truly want our kids to</b> …

Alison Gopnik deplores ambitious middle-class ‘parenting’

And most of us share her distaste for ‘hothousing’ and ‘helicoptering’. So why does her plea for a more nurturing approach seem so floppy?<p>In the American way, the child psychologist Alison Gopnik’s new book has an attractive sound-bitey title dragging a flat-footed subtitle in its wake: ‘What the …

Parenting

Hate Attachment Parenting? So Did This Mom. Here’s The Surprising Thing She Discovered.

God gives us the children we need. He speaks to us through our children. We can listen for his voice, or let the noise in our heads tune it out. The …

3 French Parenting Tips Every Mom Should Know

According to Druckerman, French moms pause for five minutes before soothing a crying baby at night. This gives children time to calm themselves …

The Simple Reason Why I Apologize To My Kids

I am standing in the kitchen, red-faced and yelling and no one — not one person in the house — is listening. “I need help!” I call out, waving my …

Parenting

Mom’s Parenting Cartoons Will Have You Nodding In Solidarity

Nailed it!<p>Adrienne Hedger has been drawing cartoons ever since she was a kid. Now that she’s a mom with two kids of her own (and a dog whom she also considers one of her children), the artist focuses her work on an exciting, frustrating and totally hilarious topic: parenting.<p>Hedger’s cartoons touch …