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Do You Want To Go Jail? Let Your Kids Play Outside

I don't know about you, but I had a lot of independence as a kid. Maybe my parents were quasi neglectful, or maybe I was just exceptionally mature. After all, I loved the <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i>, and believed marshmallow "Fluff" was a legitimate food source. So there you go.<p>I started walking to …

Diapers

Why You Should Get Your Kids Outside

"For a new generation, nature is more abstraction than reality."<p>- Richard Louv, <i>Last Child in the Woods</i><p>What are you doing with your kids this Labor Day weekend? How about taking a family camping trip? Or going to the beach? Or packing a picnic for the park?<p>The benefits of getting children out into …

Parenting

6 Things Preschool Teachers Won't Say

There are certain insights preschool teachers may not be able to share, but a few opened up and revealed (in confidence!) what they want parents to know.<p>Have you ever wondered what your child's preschool teacher isn't telling you? It's not that she's keeping big secrets, but there may be certain …

That's Enough! Four Ways to Discipline Ungrateful Children

Stop your kid's seemingly endless requests and ungrateful attitude with our expert plan.<p>"Just once more, Mom! <i>Pleeeease?</i>" My daughter, Stella, 6, was begging me to let her go down the slide again before we left the playground. By itself, the request was no biggie. But the previous slide was supposed …

Parenting

Review: Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatch

The Samsung Gear 2 Neo is almost exactly the same watch as the Gear 2. The only differences? The Neo is missing a camera, has a plastic body (in …