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5 Kid Foods That Aren't as Healthy as They Seem

Don't be fooled! These kid classics aren't as nutritious as you might think.<p>Certain foods and drinks have become staples for kids: apple juice at preschool, graham crackers at snack time. They seem like perfectly healthy options—but are they really? When you actually stop to read the ingredient …

I hated being a stay-at-home mum – how many others feel the same?

When I gave up my job to be a parent, I felt stifled. And because of the pressure on women to deify being a mother, I felt guilty too<p>I was once a stay-at-home mum, and I hated it. Anathema as this might be to most, I think it’s something few women are willing to utter aloud, for fear of public …

How to raise an intelligent and creative child who loves to learn

Good news! Even if your child is slower with her milestones - crawling, walking, growing and speaking later than other kids her age - you don't …

Kids

Good News, Older Moms! Having a Baby After 35 Might Make You Smarter

One study says having babies later in life just might boost a mama's brain power.<p>Can having a baby later in life make you smarter? Um...possibly. At least according to one recent study of more than 800 women, which revealed that those of us who got pregnant after age 35 had better memories and …

Parenting

Let's Turn Sibling Conflicts into Growth Opportunities

Our instinct may be to separate our kids when they get into spats, but maybe we should be viewing these fights as an opportunity to help them develop some much-needed life skills.<p>When our children fight with one another, our instinct usually is to diffuse the situation and separate them until they …

5 Modern Lessons Our Sons Need to Learn

New technology and a swiftly changing planet have made the challenges our sons will face different than those we faced growing up. It makes the job of teaching them what to watch out for that much more complicated—and important.<p>In many ways, the lessons I'm trying to teach my daughter and son are …

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Curious About Learning This Summer

This is an image of my six year old's "decorated" alphabet. He gets to write his letters like this because we work on letters at home.<p>I'm a former university professor, and I spent nearly 20 years teaching freshmen in college. One of the biggest lessons I learned from my students is that something …

Five things that homeschooling taught a classroom teacher

Shares 619<p>Before children, I was a high school English teacher. I left the classroom once we had kids, but I had every intention of sending them to …

Teaching

How To Find the Best Summer Camp for Your Kids

As a parent we are always seeking ways to enrich our child’s life experience. Whether that be through the lessons of teamwork and dedication that a …

Summer Camp

5 Things to Do Outside Paris With Kids

<i>Château de Fontainebleau (Courtesy Château de Fontainebleau)</i><p>There's plenty to do in Paris, but sometimes it's nice to get out of the city and explore a little further afield. We've picked five day trips the kids will love, from a fabulous zoo and a unique aerospace museum to the must-visit …

Our Collection of Children's Songs

Life's A Real Dream<p>Lard Dog & The Band of Shy<p><b>Tell us about your music</b><p>I am the Human Lard Dog—also known as the alter ego of artist Steven Erdman—and …

Joni Mitchell

83 Percent Believe in Vaccine Safety, But Millennials Still Have Doubts

A Pew poll conducted between Feb. 3-5 with over 1,000 U.S. adults revealed that 83 percent believe the MMR vaccine for measles is safe for healthy children, versus 9 percent (with 7 percent uncertain).<p>But of the 83 percent, confidence in vaccine safety decreased in younger age groups. In the 50+ …

The Everyday Parenting Toolkit

• <b>Author:</b> Alan E. Kazdin<p>“Alan Kazdin delivers the evidence-based, gold-standard method for parents who want simple, effective responses to the everyday challenging behaviors of their children.” —Martin E. P. Seligman, author of <i>Flourish</i> and <i>The Optimistic Child</i><p>Alan Kazdin’s <i>The Kazdin Method for</i> …

Parenting

10 Ways Babies Learn When We Sing to Them

• <b>Bonding</b> – When you sing to your baby, they bond with you and your voice. Singing makes yours the first and most important voice in her life. Your …

Parenting