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Peanut Butter Banana Brownies Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 8 servings<p>2 ripe bananas<br>• 1 cup (200 g) sugar<br>• ½ cup (115 g) unsalted butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• ¾ cup (95 g) flour<br>• ¼ cup (30 g) cocoa powder, plus 1 tablespoon<br>• ⅛ teaspoon salt<br>• ½ cup (120 g) creamy peanut butter<p>Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).<br>• In a …

Easy Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

This cheesecake is completely homemade, and it takes just minutes to prepare.<p>From the homemade cinnamon-spiced graham cracker crust to the luscious …

Dessert

10 of the Easiest Breakfasts for the Laziest Mornings

We all have those mornings when we wake up completely disinterested in starting the day. We hit the snooze button, pull the covers over our eyes, and …

Breakfast

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Why We Need More Trans Protagonists for Kids

As a parent who cares deeply about raising a socially aware, compassionate kid, I’m always on the lookout for books that can help teach them the …

Books

I Let My Six Year Old Use the Internet and I Think It's Safe

<i>Is it okay to allow children over the age of 10 to use the Internet unsupervised? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Kevin Cameron, father, on Quora:</b><p>I let my six-year-old use the …

Raising Honest Kids in a Post-Truth World

All kids have a sometimes-fluid relationship with the truth. I have often wished that I had the skills of an FBI profiler, especially when faced with …

Parenting

Mother shares image of crying daughter to highlight impact of teaching staff striking at school with special needs children

A frustrated mother has posted an image of her distraught teenage daughter on social media in order to highlight the impact that strikes by school support staff are having on pupils.<p>Charlotte Gunn took the picture of her 15-year-old daughter, Katie-Ann Boyle, after finding her in tears when she …

Autism

Stop penalising parents who just want to give their children a decent holiday

opinion<p>School children have it tough these days.<p>With teachers under constant pressure to hit Government targets, youngsters are graded, tested and …

Playgroup Puts Up Sign Telling Parents To 'Get Off Phones' When Picking Up Their Kids

'It is appalling.'<p>A mum was shocked to see the playgroup her child attended had put up a sign telling parents to “get off” their phones.<p>Juliana …

Parenting

Eye injuries linked to liquid laundry packets surge among small kids

Liquid laundry packets — already under scrutiny after thousands of incidents of kids mistaking them for toys or candy — are responsible for a growing number of eye injuries in children.<p>The proportion of chemical burns to the eye caused by the packets surged 32-fold between 2012 and 2015 among …

Public Health

What Parents Need to Know About Using Baby Boxes

With California the 10th state to offer free cardboard baby boxes that double as cribs, we got experts to weigh in on the Finnish trend that aims to curb SIDS.<p>California is the latest state of 10, with New Jersey being the first, to offer Finnish baby boxes to new and expectant parents. The …

Pediatrics

Kids Shut Down 'Alternative Facts' About Black History

When it comes to black history, these kids have no tolerance for “alternative facts.”<p>In honor of Black History Month, the “Because of Them We Can” campaign put together a video about Kellyanne Conway’s Orwellian term, and the false narratives people spread about the black experience.<p>“Black girl …

Parenting

Parents use smartphones like a digital dummy, say heads

Computers and smartphones have become a "digital dummy" used by parents to pacify their children, says a head teachers' leader.<p>National Association of Head Teachers' president Bernadette Hunter said children were left unmonitored in their rooms at night playing on electronic devices.<p>She said it was …

Electronics

People Love This Mum's Brutally Honest Facebook Post About Parenting And Mental Illness

Cierra Fortner's post has resonated with thousands of people.<p>On 20 January she shared a Facebook post after a cashier at Walmart told her that she seemed to “have it all together.” In her post, Fortner wrote that she was grateful for the comment but that she wished she could have told the cashier …

Mental Health

Over 500,000 People Have Watched This On-Point Video About Mom Guilt

Mother of two Melissa Radke has built up a following on Facebook thanks to her funny videos on the reality of parenting. But a new video she posted …

Parenting

Drew Barrymore Talks About Raising Her 2 Kids After Divorce: You Just "Figure It Out With Grace"

<b>Drew Barrymore</b>'s dream of having a family didn't turn out exactly the way she pictured, but she is, as she puts it, figuring it out "with grace."<p>The …

Spread the Word: Boy Scouts Now Accept Transgender Boys

We applaud the organization for making this big move towards inclusivity.<p>The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it will break its century-old policy by welcoming transgender boys into its programs, and the change is effective immediately—BIG news, guys!<p>"For more than 100 years, the Boy …

LGBTQI

The Challenges of Autism in Small-Town America

Lacking easy access to specialized care, some families are turning to video-conferencing for treatment.<p>Morning circle is off to a rough start at LilyPad Learning Center. On a bright Monday in September, in the large preschool classroom in Madrid, Iowa, 15 children sit cross-legged, patiently …

Autism

Your child is an untapped gold mine

If you’re a parent, you want your kids to be happy, healthy and safe. But rich? That might not be something you’ve spent much time considering.<p>You …

How a pet chicken helped me understand my autistic son

When my son was in kindergarten in the mid ’90s, my husband and I joined a parenting class for “spirited children” at the University of Washington. Although this course lacked a special needs moniker, we were clearly selected because our child fell somewhere on the autism spectrum. In addition to …

Parenting

A failing school can hold back even the brightest of students - believe me, I was one of them

I'm a second-generation Filipino immigrant. My mother was a cleaner. My father was a groundsman, janitor and street sweeper.<p>When I was born, my mother was homeless. My father had left her and she spent most of her first few months as a new mum admitted in hospital battling depression. My father …

Parenting

Invisible Acts Of Parenting

We have our day, every week. A day free of work, when there are no other requirements upon my time or attention. Our mother and daughter day, when …

Parenting

Best Math Apps for Kids

• Best Overall<br>• Best for Preschool<br>• Best for Elementary School<br>• Best for Fundamentals<p><i>Best overall:</i> Math games, Mathematics<p>See at Play Store<p>While many of the …

7 things you shouldn't tell your kids about money

But since our attitudes, behaviors, and general knowledge about money come directly from our parents, the responsibility for teaching naturally falls on mom's and dad's shoulders.<p>In her new book, "Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not): A Parents' Guide For Kids 3 to 23," due for release …

Personal Finance

Is it Harmful to Clean Up After Your Kids?

<i>Do parents doing their kids' laundry, keeping their room clean, etc., result in tidy people when the kids live on their own? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Martyn V. Halm,</b> …

Parenting

Day Care's Note to Parents to 'Get off Your Phones!!' Goes Viral

This day care center wants parents to show their children how important they are by stowing away their phones at pickup time.<p>It's an all too familiar sight—parents hanging around at school pickup time with cellphones glued to their ears. But one Texas day care has a message for all these …

Parenting

The Week in Review: Mass Shooting in Orlando

A gunman killed 49 people and wounded another 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida early Sunday in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.<p>According to police, Omar Mateen entered the Pulse nightclub around 2 a.m. armed with an AR-15-type assault rifle and a handgun. Confronted by an off-duty …