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Kid-friendly gadgets and app-enabled toys that would make great gifts

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Tech toys are always a big gift around the …

Kids

Tips For Going Back To Work After Having A Baby

Over my eight works of work as a mother, I have made plenty of mistakes, got to know numerous mothers in various stages of the process, and collected …

Babies

Spanking for Misbehavior? It Causes More

Most children under 7 can neither master their emotions nor reason like adults, so power struggles with them are inevitable. Who gets to control the TV remote or the smartphone? Does junior resist taking a bath, wander around after bedtime, gleefully use curse words or pound on his siblings every …

Parenting

How to Correctly Wash Your Hands, According to a Microbiologist

You're probably doing it wrong.<p>For my fourth-grade science fair project, I tested different soaps to see which ones were the most effective at …

Microbiome

Every parent should read this mum’s post on not judging other mums and dads

Parenting can be fiercely competitive.<p>Everyone’s struggling along trying to bring up their kids the best they can and that can leave them feeling …

Parenting

Bullied 11-Year-Old Keaton Jones' Mum Explains Why She Made The Video That Went Viral

'We discussed it weeks before to put it on my Facebook page.'<p>The mum of an 11-year-old whose speech about getting bullied went viral has explained …

Viral

Top trends for parents and kids in 2018, according to Pinterest

Pinterest has released its list of top trends for 2018 in wellness, fashion, home design and other pin-worthy areas (hello, food?). According to the social media site, these are some of the things that parents and kids will be coveting in the coming year, based on how often people search for and …

Parenting

Your stories about motherhood in America: 'There are no social safety nets'

Since we launched our new project The Mother Load, we’ve been inundated with powerful emails from Guardian readers sharing their struggles and stories<p>Last week, we kicked off The Mother Load, a four-month project exploring the many reasons it’s more challenging to be a mother in America than in any …

Parenting

This Mom's Parenting Hack May Save You From Hours of Watching Kids Shows

Fun fact: If you have a child under the age of 5, then there is a 95 percent chance that you have the theme song for <i>Paw Patrol</i> stuck in your head …

Parenting

A new study shows that reading to babies has major benefits for their brains

• <b>Recent research has found that both the quality and quantity of shared book reading in infancy predicted later childhood vocabulary, reading skills and name writing ability.</b>• <b><br>Books that contain a wider range of vocabulary and labels seemed to trigger more specialized brain responses in infants than</b> …

The Brain

4 Ways to Teach Your Kids Gratitude — and Keep Them From Being Spoiled

Many children learn to say "please" and "thank you" at an early age, but truly instilling a sense of appreciation in a child goes beyond teaching words. Dr. Andrea Hussong, clinical psychologist and director of the Center For Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina, studies …

Parenting

How John Legend and Sesame Street Help Children Communicate with Their Incarcerated Parents During the Holidays

As a father himself, John Legend wants to make sure all children can communicate with their parents during the holidays.<p>The musician thinks this …

Sesame Street

Toddler Mistakes Sister's Wrestling Match For Real Fight, Runs In To Save Her

"It was so cute. The whole place was cracking up when it happened."<p>Family came first for this brave toddler.<p>The 2-year-old boy ran to his older sister Ruby’s rescue during her wrestling match at an elementary school meet in Columbia City, Indiana, on Sunday.<p>The youngster apparently thought Ruby was …

Viral

We’ve tried sticker charts, a bigger bed, coddling. Nothing solves our toddler’s sleep troubles.

<i>Q: My newly minted 3-year-old won’t sleep in his bed. We have tried everything. He has also started not wanting to be alone in a room if he’s playing. This seems like separation anxiety, and I’m not sure whether it’s a phase or something we should be working on with him so it doesn’t get worse.</i> …

Parenting

Picky Eating: Is It Nature or Nurture?

Laurel Elis’ 2-year-old son has a short list of foods he’ll eat: buttered noodles, pickles and bananas — but only if the bananas are peeled just so. …

Parenting

Children are scientifically proven to prefer holidays to toys – so here's the best trips to book

We are in the eye of the Christmas shopping storm, with parents feverishly scanning every site from Amazon to Argos for the perfect gift. And, of course, there are lots of fun things to be had.<p>But before you click “order now”, it may be worth strolling through your child’s room, and adding up the …

Kids

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things

See if you're forgetting to give your kids any of these (non-material) things.<p>Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They gave: Generously, …

Self-improvement

11 ways to avoid messing up your child

Raising a child is one of life’s greatest challenges that presents a host of potential pitfalls — it’s no wonder people start reading up on how to do …

Parenting

France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools

France is to impose a total ban on pupils using mobile phones in primary and secondary schools starting in September 2018, its education minister has confirmed.<p>Phones are already forbidden in French classrooms but starting next school year, pupils will be barred from taking them out at breaks, …

Mobile

Mum's powerful health warning to parents with babies after daughter's terrifying scare

Lying in her hospital bed, her tiny body connected to breathing apparatus, the sight of six-week-old baby Maya is a heart-wrenching one.<p>While the …

Parenting

How to Change a Baby Without a Changing Table

When parents have to improvise on changing diapers, safety comes first – and a well-stocked diaper bag makes it easier.<p>By<p>Dec 10 2017, 8:19 …

Babies

Quiet kids are a big noise as Fearless theatre school builds confidence and social skills

Eilish McCready's inclusive classes bring in shy or less confident children, those who find it tough to make pals and some with extra needs including …

Parenting

Got kids? Here are 6 ways to make cleaning fun for everyone

If you have kids, you'll know that a little help with the household cleaning sure wouldn't go amiss. Seriously, how DO kids make so much mess, in …

Kids

The journey so far being a first-time dad. Here's my advice for dads-to-be.

DENVER -- I’ve been a daddy for four months now and it has been the honor of my life; I never knew I could love a human being so much. Through all …

Babies

16 Toys All '90s Kids Played With At Grandma's House

Grandma's house really was the best.

Kids

Read this before you give your kid his or her first smartphone

While it might not bring parents as much joy as a first step or first word, the right time to introduce kids to a smartphone is an important moment.<p>Smartphones have become the most important piece of technology we own, connecting us with friends, keeping us updated on the world around us, and …

Parenting

20 Parents Who Are In 3017 While We're In 2017

Parents are the kings/queens of 3017.

Parenting

This is the best time to put your children to bed according to their age

As wonderful and joyful parenthood is, the role can be a stealer of sleep.<p>Getting your little one to settle down for the night can often be a …

Parenting

The Counter-Intuitive Way to Raise Strong, Resilient and Confident Kids

Things have changed a whole lot in the course of a generation.<p>Anxiety has become an epidemic, now eclipsing depression as the most common health disorder, particularly among younger people. While several hypotheses exist which try to point blame for the increasingly common condition, Norwegian …

Parenting

15 life-changing trips every couple should take together

• <b>Traveling together is an easy way to share unusual experiences and learn new things about your significant other.</b>• <b><br>From adventurous getaways to romantic destinations, there are some amazing places that make for the perfect couples' trip.</b>• <b><br>These include going on a safari in Tanzania, seeing the Northern</b> …

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