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Parents may be sending kids to school too early in life, according to Stanford researchers

A study out of Stanford University has found kids whose parents waited to enroll them in kindergarten by age 6 (instead of 5) had measurably better scores on tests of self-control by the time they were 7 and 11.<p>Self-control — known to psychologists as "executive function" — is one of the more …

Why I’m Done Asking My Husband To Help Me Out

Yesterday was a completely normal day. I got up, showered, got ready, and went to get the kids. My husband got up, showered, got ready, and went to …

A Pediatrician Just Laid Out How to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse—And She's Begging You to Listen

Recently, a good friend of mine shared a Facebook post by one of <i>her</i> friends, who happens to be a pediatrician. The post was on something that should …

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Parents

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For two years, Plum Organics® has been catalyzing an unfiltered conversation around the realities of …

Smart breast pump lets moms multitask

Breast pumps are large, loud and often painful. The devices women use today require them to stop what they're doing every few hours in order to pump.<p>Willow, the first smart wearable breast pump, wants to change that.<p>The Silicon Valley company launched its hands-free breast pumps at CES 2017 this …

Don’t Pump and Dump: A PSA for Breastfeeding Moms Who Enjoy a Few Drinks

Cheers! You just brought a tiny human into the world. You’re settling into a routine. You’ve managed to feed the baby in public. You’ve slept a …

commontopics - personalfinance

One of the most frequent questions in /r/personalfinance goes something like:<p><b>"I have $X, what should I do with it?"</b> or• <b><br>"How should I handle my</b> …

For all the anti-vaccine people on there, here's a little science for yah

37 Common Grammar Rules Everyone Breaks

If you call yourself a grammar snob, consider this your Burn Book.<p>1 of 37<p>Megan Tatem<p>Their vs. There vs. They're<p>Commit this cardinal sin and you may …

From Chores To Homework, I Don’t Allow My Kids to Half-A$! Anything

Let’s say your kid wants to play outside with his friends, but you’ve asked him to do his usual chore first: the dishes. He does, but he rushes …

The Sweary Mom’s Guide To Parenting

I am a lot of things — a mom, wife, friend. I’m also emotional, impatient, and empathetic. I like coffee, and I hate yoga. I’m also just a teensy bit …

The Invisible Workload That Drags Women Down

Who notices when we're running out of toilet paper?<p>“I am the person,” wrote Ellen Seidman, a wife and mother of three, “who notices we are running …

The Dog Factory: Inside the Sickening World of Puppy Mills

The house on Hilton Lake Road was unremarkable, a brick one-story with an under-watered lawn and a scrimshaw of patchy shrubs. It was flanked by …

I Wish I'd Known This About Marriage In the Baby Years

Motherhood all but consumed my life for the first year. I read mom blogs. I read parenting books. I read reviews about various kinds of baby gear. I …

Here's How You Can Help Homeless Vets This Veterans Day

Volunteer, donate or hire.<p>America’s veterans offered their service to us. This Veterans Day, let’s give something back to them.<p>An estimated 40,000 veterans go homeless on any given night in the U.S., according to a report the National Alliance to End Homelessness released last year. That number …

Inside the Painstaking Recovery Process of a Medal of Honor Marine

Six years ago this month Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter suffered grievous wounds after shielding another Marine from a grenade blast in Afghanistan. Somehow, he survived. This is the story of his remarkable recovery.<p>I. The Damage<p>The thick steel body of the grenade flexed and swelled before exploding …

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words

Periodic Table

10 Things You Learn From Being Raised By A Strong Mother

<b>1. You learn the value of independence.</b> You don’t need a man to save you or anyone to take care of you, you learn by example that you are capable of …

DIY & Crafts - Save money and have fun doing things yourself

Don’t you just love rustic farmhouse décor? Me too! I am always on the lookout for a good DIY rustic farmhouse décor project and I thought I would …

Crafting

7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand

<b>Millennials.</b><p>They may not yet be the present, but they’re certainly the future. These young, uninitiated minds will someday soon become our …

What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class

My father-in-law grew up eating blood soup. He hated it, whether because of the taste or the humiliation, I never knew. His alcoholic father regularly drank up the family wage, and the family was often short on food money. They were evicted from apartment after apartment.<p>He dropped out of school in …

What a Gay, Muslim, Pakistani-American Immigrant Learned Traveling to Rural Alaska the Week Before the Election

Dear 59,668,724 Disappointed Americans,<p>I know this is a devastating day. Considering the toxic levels of hatred and division unleashed over the past …

Encouraging Everyone to Vote Is Like Telling Everyone to Buy a Gun

Mental Health Triage Center Opens as Alternative to Jail

There is a new alternative to jail for the seriously mentally ill. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announces the opening of a new …

How to Identify (and Fix!) Inappropriate Dog Play

Dog play is intense—full of growls and bites—and it can be challenging to decipher normal play interactions from inappropriate play. As your dog’s …

American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule

If there's one rule that most parents cling to in the confusing, fast-changing world of kids and media, it's this one: No screens before age 2.<p>As of today, that rule is out the window.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics, which first issued that recommendation back in 1999, has extensively updated …

This is what work-life balance looks like at a company with 100% retention of moms

When Phil Graves, a father of three young girls, worked for Deloitte, his days looked a lot like those of many working professionals. He left before the kids were up to commute to work in San Francisco. He raced through his day, and dashed home to make the bedtime crush: bath, bedtime stories, a …

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Voting for a Third Party is Not the Same as Voting For Trump, and It's Not "White Privilege"

Why do you vote? It’s not a question people often answer, in part because we don’t generally ask. But think about it. What do you hope to get out of …

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Psychology Spot

We Ask Our Kids The Same 3 Questions Every Night

For the first time both of my daughters are in school, each in different grades and different schools. It's been interesting to see our family of four pulled in four different directions during the daylight hours. While I am grateful for the new ideas and people my children are being exposed to, I …