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Three of the best ways to read books to kids, backed by science

From timeless classics like <i>Goodnight Moon</i> to contemporary favorites like <i>Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus</i>, one of the best things that parents can do for their kids is cuddle up together with a book. It’s not just the one-on-one time that matters—story time helps develop children’s reading skills …

Kids

Correcting Behavior In a Child Who Won't Listen

Getting a reluctant child to listen to his parent can be a real trial for parents, and especially fathers. Dads often tend to see listening behaviors …

Parenting

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Parenting

This Fun Allowance App Will Have Your Kids Begging To Do Chores

BusyKid lets you use allowance to teach your kids all about modern money management<p>While the debate rages on about whether screen time is good or bad …

Kids

Educational Websites for Kids That Are Free and Fun

Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These 20 free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online …

Kids

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

How to Raise Grateful Kids in an Era of Thankless People

On a Saturday afternoon, you take your three kids to a movie they’ve wanted to see, then to their favorite hamburger spot for dinner, followed by ice …

Happiness

Luxury Interior Design That Doesn’t Break The Bank

Home is a retreat and for many, that means it should feel luxurious. Of course, not everyone has a budget to match their desires, however it is …

Interior Design

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Parenting

How to Raise Grateful Children

“I urge people to tell their kids their stories of both success and failure, and to express kindness and appreciation daily—it really does go a long …

Parenting

Meet the Student Who Got Into All 20 Top Colleges He Applied To. Here's How He Did It

"I got nervous, because I don't think anyone ever wants to be rejected."<p>It's the time of year when the nation's top colleges are letting applicants know once and for all whether they've been admitted. A lot of students are probably hoping against hope for just one top choice. But one Texas high …

College & University

Bully-Proof Your Child with These 3 Skills

Continued...<p>Teach conflict resolution and problem-solving skills. This requires a lot of time and patience while the child is young but has a big …

Parenting

Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Emotions in Daily Life

Anthropologists say that Inuits, whose world is full of snow, have at least 50 words for variations of snow. Inuit children learn those words and …

Anger Management

FBI and NYPD negotiators reveal the secrets to getting your kids to behave

Why you should stop using the word ‘if’, ask more ‘how’ questions, and more<p>Agreeing to disagree isn’t always an option.<p>Any parent knows that getting …

Five brilliant bedtime books that fathers will love reading to their children

<i>Jay Jay Burridge is a former BBC children’s TV presenter and the author of The World of Supersaurs, a six-book series. The latest, The Stegosorcerer, is now on sale.</i><p><i>Here he gives his tips on bed time reading for fathers...</i><p>Reading to my boys at bedtime is a ritual I have grown to love. When they …

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

10 fragrances for men that women can't get enough of

Memo Paris Russian Leather<p>“You can smell the leather,” said our testers, who quickly identified one of the top notes in this outdoorsy blend. A …

Teach Kids About Mindfulness With These Everyday Objects

Mindfulness can be as powerful for children as it is for adults—it can help them regulate their emotions and respond more calmly when life gets …

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Self-improvement

Kids Who Display 'Difficult' Behaviour Are Often Misunderstood

'The Government must make sure that support is available to those who need it most.'<p>Children who have lived through traumatic experiences and …

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Parenting

Cool Ways To Use LED Strip Lights To Highlight Beautiful Decors

The idea of integrating LED strip lights into your home decor has probably occurred to you before but you may not have given it enough thought and …

Popular diet could increase risk of birth defects

New research demonstrates that consuming a low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of certain birth defects by 30 percent.<p>Neural …

Pregnancy

25 Quotes That Remind Us Why Southern Manners Are So Important

There are three things folks below the Mason-Dixon take very seriously: fried food, college football, and good manners. Southern babies are basically …

5 Etiquette Lessons Every Child Should Learn

When my sisters and I were young, my parents never expected perfection, but boy howdy, they expected politeness. From the time we were old enough to …

How to Discipline Stubborn, ‘Unpunishable’ Children

You might not be able to control their behavior, but you do have control over what they learn.<p>By<p>Jan 17 2018, 4:41 PM<p>Parents of strong-willed children …

Parenting

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect' | Inc.com

It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention spans and less patience than ever when things aren't going their way. The good …

Kids

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

"First, this just isn't true. Second, one of the most damaging things for a child is the un-lived life of a parent. Lastly, this leaves the child …

Fatherly Advice: Saying Yes, Saying No, and Not Teasing Kids

We answer questions about sex after childbirth and why it’s okay to say no to your kids.<p>By<p>Jan 14 2018, 5:50 PM<p><i>“Fatherly Advice” is a weekly parenting</i> …

Parenting