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How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day

Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.<p>It’s nice for parents to know about their preschooler …

Parenting

Depression in Black Children: What Does It Look Like?

What could a child possibly be depressed about? They don’t have bills or responsibilities, so what is there to really be sad about? Unfortunately, …

Mental Health

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

The Brain

8 Steps to Improving Discipline at Your Child’s School

I was never suspended from school, nor was anyone in my family as far as I know. But that’s not to say that I didn’t attend underresourced schools …

Allow Children to Learn Reading at Their Own Pace

Many parents of young children know when their child is going through a growth spurt. The child’s appetite will suddenly increase, or they’ll begin …

Five pointers on requesting a donation for a cause

Most people will need to raise money at some point: The school your child attends has a drive to fund a science retreat. Or your neighbor is …

Father of 9-Year-Old Girl Who Committed Suicide Cautions Parents Not to Miss the Warning Signs

Charles Weatherspoon was preparing lunch for his family Jan. 4 when he told his son, Charles, to run some vitamins up to his sister, A’layah. Charles …

Yes, Your Kid Needs Music Lessons. Here’s Why

Yes, I took piano lessons. No, I can’t play the piano. But apparently I still benefited from those lessons in other, more indirect ways—I’m more …

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You can teach kids a lot by giving them an allowance—if you do it right

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Your child wants to know why one friend gets $10 a week, another gets a whopping $50 — but he …

Personal Finance

This Is The Best Parenting Advice I Got — And It Wasn’t Even Advice

I remember when I heard it. My colleague was on the phone with her child, arguing about a playdate or ballet lesson or some other commonplace matter. …

Parenting

Children's happiness coach reveals 10 ways to make sure your kids are really happy

It might sound like an impossible task but you really can make your kids happy and turn even the most sullen child into a smiling delight.<p>Far more …

Happiness

Negative Parenting Milestones They Don’t Tell You About in Baby Books

I don’t remember the first time I bumped the back of my daughter’s head on the top of the passenger-side rear door when attempting to put her in the …

The three minute prayer that can change your life

Every year millions of people around the world observe Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and fasting that lasts from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Many people approach this occasion with the best of intentions—to slow down, be more patient, and pray. But in our busy, fast-paced world, taking …

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How to Live The Bible — Developing Discernment

<i>This is the sixteenth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow</i> …

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'Bold women in black history': Fearless black women your kids should know about

Looking for a new bedtime story for your kids this Black History Month?<p>In "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History," author Vashti Harrison looks at the extraordinary stories of 40 African American women who shaped history.<p>From Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes to gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, …

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

University of Chicago

Here's How to Tell If Your Child's Flu Has Become Dangerous

It's a scary thought, but this is what you need to know to be prepared.<p>There's no question that this year's flu season is serious—and if you're a parent, you're understandably scared for your child. According to the latest report from the CDC, the total number of US pediatric deaths from the flu is …

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24 Children’s Books To Read To Your Kids In Honor Of Black History Month

The Huffington Post – February marks Black History Month, and storytime is just one of the many occasions when you can teach your kids about the …

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

"First, this just isn't true. Second, one of the most damaging things for a child is the un-lived life of a parent. Lastly, this leaves the child …

A guide to resources for parents on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For my 4-year-old daughter, the reason there’s no school on a given day doesn’t usually register. But last week, she remarked on how there was no school Monday because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This was a chance to talk about the civil rights leader and U.S. history, so I asked friends on …

The 9 Words Parents Should Never Say to Their Kids

The rhyme says ‘words will never hurt me,’ but when used on children these 9 epithets could cause damage.<p>The fight over the efficacy and cultural …

Parenting