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Does A Remote Work Arrangement Make You A Better Parent?

Almost two-thirds of companies now have full-time employees who work remotely. And the remote workforce continues to grow. In the wake of this new phenomenon, many parents have opted for remote working arrangements, in order to have the flexibility of being “there” for their kids as necessary or …

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‘No Laughing or Screaming Allowed’ Is a Fast-Paced Storytelling Game That Will Have Everyone In Stitches

It's a tension-breaking, attitude-melter for a really crappy day.<p>“No Laughing or Screaming Allowed” is a hilarious storytelling game (and exercise in …

The Overprotected American Child

A few weeks ago I left my 9-year-old daughter home alone for the first time. It did not go as planned.<p>That’s because I had no plan. My daughter was sick. My husband was out of town. And I needed to head to the drugstore—a five-minute walk away—to get some medicine for her. So I made sure my …

Parenting

Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don't Tell You

There's no other way to put it: Maria de los Angeles Tun Burgos is a supermom.<p>She's raising five children, does housework and chores — we're talking about fresh tortillas every day made from stone-ground corn — and she helps with the family's business in their small village about 2 1/2 hours west …

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I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>The word …

Parenting

5 Steps to Quit Yelling at Your Kids—and What to Do Instead

If you erupt when your kids don’t listen or when the play becomes wild, we get it. But here’s how to stop your tirades once and for all—even when you really, really (really) want to yell.<p>A while ago I almost broke a blood vessel in my eye from yelling at my three kids to go to bed. Another time, I …

The 5 Best YouTube Channels for Kids

YouTube is a tricky place. You set your kid up with 22 minutes of what you swore were archived <i>Thomas</i> episodes, then come back from the …

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Your 2018 Age-to-Age Guide to What Your Kid Should Read Next

The secret to raising a reader? Knowing which book to give your child after he’s just finished one he loved. Colby Sharp, the co-founder of The Nerdy Book Club Blog, selected follow ups that will be the perfect match. These ideas are page-turners!<p><b>For Kids Who Liked:</b> <i>Look Look!</i> by Peter</b> …

32 Pictures That Will Remind You Of An Exact Time And Place In Your Life

You never forget the time and place.

I Parented Like a Chinese Dad for a Week and My Kids Do Chores Now

An American dad in Ohio looks abroad for inspiration and finds some insight.<p>In 2011, author, lawyer, and Chinese American Amy Chua hit the bestseller …

How to Help Your Kid Become 'Rejection-Proof'

Like most kids who are five, Jia Jiang’s son Brian hears “no” often. But unlike most kids, who might see the word as their invitation to melt onto …

19 Toys That'll Make '80s Kids Say, "Wow, I Totally Forgot About That!"

Of course your remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and She-Ra! But, do you remember playing with Dino-Riders and Lady Lovely Locks?!

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 …

Move over, STEM: The new trend in toys is teaching kids empathy and kindness

Now this is some toy news we can emotionally support.<p>Katie Reed, a parent of three boys with a fourth on the way, found herself struggling with a question many parents have faced: How does she show her young children how good their lives are compared to others' and teach them the importance of …

Top new toys invite girls to build, boys to nurture and everyone to code

By Marylou Tousignant<p>It's time to clean out the toy box and make room for new arrivals.<p>Toymakers have been working hard to come up with the next must-have plaything. Is it on these pages? Joanne and Stephanie Oppenheim think it might be. The mother-daughter duo are the toy experts behind the …

Kids

Amazon says these will be the 25 toys every kid wants this holiday season

Amazon is helping parents stay on top of the gifts their kids will be begging for with its predictions for this year's 100 most popular holiday toys.<p>If Amazon's predictions are correct, kids will be looking for products from traditional favorites like Lego and Play-Doh, as well as gifts inspired by …

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10 STEM Toys That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds

Whether you’ve got kids who already love science or kids who would rather play music or sports, these 10 STEM toys are so irresistibly cool, they’ll …

How to Help Your Kid Calm Down: An Age-by-Age Guide

Children need to feel their feelings, but too often, they become overwhelmed by them. When they’re visibly upset, that’s when parents tend to swoop …

20 Books Every Parent Should Read ASAP

Parents, you are NOT alone.<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

This Kid's Shoe Tying Hack Is Actually Genius

If you've been trying to teach your kids to tie their shoelaces without much success, step aside and let the master do his thing.<p>This Kid's Shoe Tying Hack Is Actually Genius<p>Teaching your little ones to tie their shoelaces can be one of the more frustrating parenting lessons. It's just really hard …

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25 Hilarious Quotes About Parenting From Louis C.K.

The comedian has made a name for himself with his parenting-themed humor.<p>Louis C.K. has made a name for himself with his parenting-themed humor.<p>The comedian rose to international fame with his stand-up comedy specials, which often feature material about being a dad to two daughters.<p>In honor of his …

12 kids who don't care what you think

Kids do the darndest things.<p>Perhaps it's because they have no real responsibilities, or maybe it's because they are blind to all of the world's …

100 Ridiculously Funny Kids Who Will Keep You Laughing For Hours

All of the fun of kids with none of the tantrums.

20 Super-Cute Food Creations Your Kids Will Love

Make mealtime fun.

Dad uses Lego to create hilarious memes that every parent will relate to

'If it looks like poop... It probably is.'<p>As any parent will tell you, having kids isn't exactly plain sailing all of the time – which is probably …

The Best Kits for Teaching Kids How to Code

Who says learning code has to be boring?<p>Whether you're an experienced programmer or have never even touched a line of code, a kit designed to introduce basic coding skills can make a great gift for kids. These kits can teach everything from problem-solving skills to real programming languages that …

Netflix Now Has 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Videos And Your Kids Are Going To Freak

Netflix once again poises itself as a pioneer in kid entertainment<p>There are plenty of reasons why parents consider Netflix the holy grail of …

5 Funny Apps Your Kid Will Love You For Downloading

<i>Phones and tablets can actually help bring families together as long as you have the right apps. Our friends at Common Sense Media are here to share the best apps to download for some family fun with kiddos and their parents.</i><p>Think kids are always ahead of the curve when it comes to tech? Not this …

33 Tweets That Sum Up Life With 2-Year-Olds

"I wish I loved anything as much as my 2yo loves her shadow."<p>Two-year-olds are a pretty formidable bunch.<p>Between the tantrums, messes and general toddler shenanigans, there’s a reason people call this phase “the terrible twos.” Fortunately, parents can commiserate with humor.<p>We’ve rounded up 33 …

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