Kathleen Colish

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How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

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

3 Untraditional Families on How It Feels to Be “Different”

When you hear “traditional family,” what comes to mind? A doting mother and father, 2.5 kids and a Golden Retriever? Maybe a white-picket fence and a …

The 7 top places to own a home in America — if you’re not rich

Want to buy a home but feel shut out by high prices? With the average home in the U.S. costing around $200,000, saving up for the typical 20% down …

Real Estate

17 STEM toys that teach kids to code

Games for your future tech giant.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> WorkingMother.com.<p>In response to concern over kids' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), companies have been churning out cool toys that teach them coding and logic skills. The idea: get kids hooked on …

Kids