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New Study of 20,000 Families Says Screen Time Is Totally Fine for Kids After All

You can't put the digital genie back in the bottle, researchers say.<p>When I found out I was going to become a dad a few years ago, I grew obsessed with reading everything I could find on how to raise successful kids.<p>If there's one piece of advice I heard over and over, it's this: Screen time is …

Research

The 8 Worst Ways to Encourage Children

Kids don't want to be coddled by encouragement. They want authentic that they can trust.<p>All parents mean well. But there’s a difference in giving …

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 …

personaldevelopment

40 Tweets That Sum Up Life With 4-Year-Olds

"Hell hath no fury like a 4yo whose apple slices are on the wrong side of the plate."<p>Life with a 4-year-old is no cakewalk.<p>They may be out of the “terrible twos” and beyond the “threenager” phase, but there’s still plenty of angst and chaos to go around.<p>Fortunately, there’s humor too. We’ve rounded …

6 pieces of bad advice people give their kids without realising

Most parents want their kids to be successful in life--and so we teach them attitudes that we believe will help them achieve their goals. But as I …

Emotional Intelligence

20 books everyone should read in their 40s

You're most likely to make a Nobel Prize-winning discovery at 40 — or at least do your most outstanding work, according to a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. But leaving your 30s can also be daunting.<p>Luckily, there are books to guide you along, from memoirs of middle age to …

3 TED Talks That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids

Parents today are barraged by advice. These talks will help you sort through it all and keep your sanity.<p>Parents today have it rough. Don't overschedule your kids, they're told, but don't fail to nurture their passions. Beware helicopter parenting, but if your kid gets anything more than a scratch, …

Parenting

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you …

Kids

Opinion: Get ready for the mutual fund exodus

Mutual fund companies, and the advisers who sell the funds, are going to feel short-term pain thanks to new rules coming into effect on July 15, but …