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12 Books That Will Help Your Kid Cope With the Death of a Pet

<i>Pets grow old, just like people, but kids often are not prepared when their beloved animal passes. These books from our friends at Common Sense Media can help make it easier for kids to cope after the death of their pet.</i><p>Many kids experience serious loss for the first time when a pet dies. Books …

Pets

3 ways to save for your child’s future

A number of tax-advantaged vehicle are available to help you put aside for your child’s education and other requirements down the road.<p>February 25, …

Mom Nails Why Seeing Other Mothers on Facebook Can Make You Feel More Isolated

If you don't have a work wife or a supportive group of friends outside of the office, you may handle the many, many challenges of working motherhood …

Here's the most important thing a parent can teach their kids to set them up for financial success

"Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not): A Parents' Guide for Kids 3 to 23" author Beth Kobliner came by Business Insider and told us the best traits you should teach your kids. HereKobliner emphasizes the importance of teaching your kids delayed gratification.<p>Watch Kobliner's full …

How to Nurture Kids Who Can Cope With Challenges

<b>Janine<br>Halloran</b> Feb 20, 2017<p>You’re waiting to pick up your daughter at school, and mentally getting ready for the afternoon’s schedule of activities. …

Self-help

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning

Fluid dynamics are a lot cooler when you can see them at work with your own eyes.<p>Physics can be difficult to grasp–even for adults. So how do you teach the subject’s abstract ideas to middle schoolers?<p>Show some of the concepts in action. That’s the idea behind Peer, an experimental project from New …

12 Best Books For Toddlers

Books to love reading together again and again.<p>Children are never too young to enjoy books - cuddling up and being read to, turning the pages, …

Every Parent Who Complains That Kids Are Becoming Distant Should Read Kafka’s Letter To His Father

Psychology has long established that parents are the most influential people in one's life. They are our first contact with the world and we learn …

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<i>Written by Courtney Winston; Updated November 28, 2017</i><p>Popcorn is one of life's little snacking pleasures -- after all, who could imagine going to see a flick without stopping by the snack counter for a small bucket? While people with diabetes should try to avoid the highly salted and buttery …

When a preschooler’s friends aren’t playing nice, should a parent intervene?

<i>Q: My almost-4-year-old is sweet and sensitive (and crazy, of course, as they all are). She plays well with others, as long as they want to or are also playing. How do I help her deal with kids who aren’t playing well back? I intervene if there are safety issues, but what about subtler things? A</i> …

Parenting

Science Shows How Harsh Parenting Can Make Kids Do Worse in School

Yelling at kids can backfire.<p>All parents want to give their children the best chance in life. But new research suggests that overly aggressive and …

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 …

10 ways to make brushing children's teeth easier

The Singing Dentist reveals his top tips for cleaning your child's teeth<p>We all know how important brushing our teeth is - when we don't, we face a …

5 things parents can do to boost a child's self-confidence

It's a thin line to walk. Help them too much and they won't learn for themselves, but don't help them enough and they might get themselves into actual trouble.<p>Child development experts Dr. Tovah Klein and Angela Hanscom shared their advice for navigating that balancing act and raising capable, …

Self-confidence

Negotiate "Allowance Contracts" With Your Kids to Teach Them About Money

The sooner we learn about money, the more time we have to develop solid financial habits. An allowance is a good opportunity to teach kids how money …

Personal Finance

Have Your Kids Do This Now to Avoid Depression Later On

Researchers have found exercise has long-term benefits for kids' mood and may help prevent depression down the road.<p>It's no secret that exercise releases feel-good endorphines and can act as a mood-enhancer. I work out for that very reason: starting my day with yoga or cardio kickstarts my positive …

A former adviser for 'Sesame Street' explains 4 ways parents can raise independent kids

The inevitable clashes between parents and kids in this stage of development are their first steps towards independence, when they start forming their own ideas.<p>It can be a difficult phase for parents to navigate, but Dr. Klein offered four ways that parents can raise independent kids while …

Kids

A psychologist says parents of healthy kids have these 10 things in common

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is a family and children's clinical psychologist and author of books like "The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age."<p>She sat down with Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois, hosts of the parenting podcast "Mom and Dad Are Fighting" to …

“The Smart Talk” Helps You and Your Kid Agree on Smartphone Rules

Smartphones are a part of life these days, and if your kid doesn’t use one now, they probably will before long. But with a great device comes great …

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11 Traits Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn’t a set recipe …

9 Must-Read Books for Parents of Teenagers

Parents of teens often find themselves looking around and wondering who the strangers in their household are. While it can sometimes seem like …

The Five Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Teaching Kids About Money

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Don't Wait to Teach Your Kids About Money | Investopedia

The adage "youth is wasted on the young" comes from the idea that young are too inexperienced and have too little perspective to take advantage of …

8 Movies to Watch With Your Teen

How do teens learn to identify their own strengths and abilities? Surprisingly, one way is to recognize those strengths in movie characters.<p>In …

4 research-backed rituals that could make you a better parent

And if you don't understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to thrive. Lately the trend has been helicopter parenting and trying to get them ready as soon as possible for an increasingly competitive world.<p>But is that what 3 year-olds need? Or what 10 year-olds need? What about 15 …

10 Simple Hacks To Improve Your Study Sessions

We all know how hard and yet boring studying can be, especially when we have no real interested in what we’re studying. Nonetheless, it still needs …

19 Of The Best YA Books Of 2016

These are the books that captivated us this year. Ranked in no particular order.

8 Lessons I’d Tell My Kids That’d Make Them Better Than the Average

My parents never really taught me much.<p>How to talk to others. How I should treat myself vs others. What skills I should focus on during college.<p>I …

Motivation

9 Academic Writing And Study Habits Used By Successful Students

Many students are discouraged to see that, no matter how hard they try, there is always someone with better grades. You may think this is due to a …

The 5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You