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Gaming Pioneer Trip Hawkins' New Challenge: Teaching Kids How To Be Better People

Trip Hawkins, who founded gaming pioneer Electronic Arts and has spent the past 30 years exploring game development, announced today that his latest startup has received $6.5 million in Series A funding to develop new kinds of games aimed at helping kids develop social and emotional skills.<p>Those …

Is yelling the new spanking? Parents try to turn down the volume with kids - TODAY.com

You love them like crazy, but they can also drive you crazy, so no matter how well-behaved your children are, there comes a time when you need to get tough.<p>Today<p>Kerry Lyons' kids include, from left to right, Cormac, Declan, Liam, Ciara and Kevin. In her quest to yell at them less, Lyons said she is …

$2 Million Settlement Closes Ohio's 'Caged Kids' Case

A notorious story that became known as the "caged kids" case after 11 young children were rescued from an Ohio home nearly a decade ago has gotten to its final chapter.<p>The 11 victims have reached a $2 million settlement with Ohio's Stark County where three of them had lived before being placed in …

30 best Android apps for kids in 2014

From maths and early reading to games and digital toys, here are some recommendations for Android-owning children<p>Plenty of British children woke up on Christmas day last year to find an Android tablet under the tree.<p>Tesco’s Hudl, Google’s Nexus 7, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and a host of affordable …

How To Raise Happy Kids

The secret to raising happy kids isn't tiger mom-ing or helicopter parenting, according to Happify, a website and app that uses games and tasks based in positive psychology to make you happier.<p>They put together this infographic of recent studies on parenting. It shows what kinds of parents make the …

Is it good to let kids screw up?

There are certain seasons in Rome, where my children were born, when the days begin cool and end in sunshine. When we lived there, my preschooler and I started every one of them with the following conversation:<p>Me: "Here's your fleece. It'll be chilly outside."<p>Preschooler: "No, I don't want it."<p>Me: …

Kids with family routines more emotionally, socially advanced | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Preschoolers who sing, tell stories and eat dinner with their families tend to be emotionally healthier and better adjusted socially than kids who don’t have such routines, a recent study has found.<p>Researchers examined the number of daily routines that more than 8,500 …