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An over-abundance of toys may stifle toddler creativity

<i>By</i> Emma YoungWhen my kids were toddlers, there were caches of easily-accessible toys in most rooms of our house. But perhaps I should have kept most …

Kids

Why a Minimalist Playroom is Better for Kids

I don’t remember any friends with playrooms when I was a kid, but when I started having my children, I attended many a playdate at people’s houses, …

These Weird Toddler Bedtime Routines Will Have You Howling

Because little kids are just freaking strange sometimes<p>Kids are weird, am I right? They have weird routines and weird requests and insist on things …

Why conservatives might be more likely to fall for fake news

This week, a North Carolina man took an AR-15 rifle into DC's Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant to "self-investigate" a fake internet conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and a child sex ring.<p>It's the latest example of the impact that "fake news" -- untrue or wildly misleading …

Breastfeeding might offer long-term benefits to mothers’ heart health, study suggests

From reducing a mother’s risk of developing ovarian cancer to increasing a child’s appetite for vegetables, previous research suggests breastfeeding …

Woman Schools Men In Sexual Consent With Analogy About Stealing Money

'It’s disgusting it needs to be said but that was a brilliant way of putting it.'<p>In this day and age, it’s pretty sad that the issue of consent is …

Husband's Sketches Of Wife And Kids Are Full Of Love And Raw Emotion

Finding love in the little moments.<p>Curtis Wiklund<p>"Early morning goodbyes."<p>For years, artist Curtis Wiklund has been sketching moments ― both big and …

10 Tricks From a Former FBI Agent to Become 200% Attractive

Real beauty does not depend on external qualities, it comes from our behavior. In his book, The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Influencing, …

Self-help

A Japanese Artist Draws Feelings Everyone Has Encountered at Least Once But Couldn’t Describe

Very little is known about the Japanese artist who calls himself avogado6. All we know is that he is very fond of chemistry and his profile photo is …

Art

8 YouTube Breastfeeding Tutorials That Are Actually Helpful

Without YouTube, I'd be sunk as a parent. YouTube taught me to fold baby clothes, pack a hospital bag, and swaddle my baby. It was my go-to source …

How Spanking Affects Later Relationships

There is clear evidence that it’s best to show children relationship skills that never escalate to physical harm.<p>Spanking looks to be instantly effective. If a child is misbehaving—if he keeps swearing, or playing with matches—and then you spank that child, the behavior stops immediately.<p>The effect …

The best books for babies’ brains, according to psychological research

Parents often receive books at pediatric checkups via programs like Reach Out and Read and hear from a variety of health professionals and educators that reading to their kids is critical for supporting development.<p>The pro-reading message is getting through to parents, who recognize that it’s an …

Books

I Gave My Toddler Choices -- Instead Of Just Telling Him What To Do

At the end of the day, what’s most important to me is to cultivate his confidence — and independence.<p>Originally published on Mother.ly<p>By Ashley Wasilenko<p>Giving a toddler choices may seem like a bad idea — <i>a really bad idea</i>. But, I needed to find an alternative to the “because I said so” I was so …

7 Things That Happen To Your Brain While Breastfeeding

Remember those commercials from the 1990s that fried an egg and said, “This is your brain on drugs?” Well, there needs to be a new version of those …

How to End Screen Time Without A Struggle

Share106K<p>Pin516<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p>Do you ever struggle with getting your kids off the screen? Does it often end in tears (both theirs and yours)? Like …

What to Say to Little Kids Instead of "Share"

When my daughter was a toddler, she would have play dates with her toddler friends, and as the kids would work together to assemble pizzas made of …

‘The importance of consent can be taught at any age, here’s how’

Not talking about it is often more harmful<p><b>From the editors of HelloGiggles</b><p><b>By Mariana Plata</b><p>With sexual harassment being so prominent in the news, it’s …

Sexual Harassment

Baking soda removes pesticides from fruit and vegetables

The power of baking soda: Rubbing the kitchen-cupboard staple on fruit and vegetables removes up to 96% of pesticides, reveal scientists<p><b>Removes</b> …

Tap Water

The Art Of Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking

<i>Working with Gluten-free Sourdough can be a bit of a challenge. We are pleased to welcome Sharon Kane, author of the The Art of Gluten-Free Sourdough</i> …

Breakfast

Top 10 Reasons to Eat Sourdough Bread

Just about everyone has an affinity for some kind of bread, and most of us have heard of a reason or two why we maybe shouldn’t eat slice after slice …

What to Say to Little Kids Instead of "Say Sorry"

When touring different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I got to observe the kids playing on the playground. While climbing the ladder …

Empathy

I'm Teaching My Boys That When Somebody Says 'Stop,' You Stop

It’s not easy to enforce with young kids.<p>By Brianne DeRosa for Motherwell<p>“If someone says stop, you stop.”<p>I’m raising two boys. And I am conscious of raising them to be people who hear and respond to the word “no.”<p>It’s not easy to enforce with young kids. In a split second, things can go from …

Parenting

How One Mom's Clever 'Pump-Kin' Jack-O-Lantern Normalizes Breastfeeding

"Wanted to inspire other mamas to be creative for Halloween."<p>Breastfeeding is a normal thing with many benefits to a baby. However, there is still a …

10 Things That Make You More Likely To Get Divorced

Marriage is hard work, period. But it turns out there are a slew of surprising things that can make it even harder.<p><i>By Sarah Klein</i><p><b>Divorce risk factors</b><p>Marriage is hard work, period. But it turns out there are a slew of surprising things that can make it even harder. Relationship experts call them …

A Home Remedy for Seborrheic Keratosis That Works A Treat!

QUESTION:<p>What is a good natural remedy to remove the beginnings of a seborrheic keratosis (age spot) on the temple area of the forehead? I'm 65 and …

Spin the wheel of coping skills!

A big part of what we do with children is teach them safe and appropriate ways to cope and express themselves. We aren’t born knowing how to walk and …

Self-help

8 Simple Activities to Teach Children about Emotions

Helping children to understand and manage their emotions is key to their emotional healthy, happiness, and success. Emotional intelligence affects …

What sensitive boys need from their mamas

Sensitive children are the canaries and the world our coal mine. They can tell us when the conditions are all wrong, when there is danger and …

Mum shares brilliant tip for removing kids' splinters – and parents can’t believe they’ve never thought of it before

You may wonder why you’ve never thought of this before.<p>A mum has shared a handy parenting tip on Facebook and her advice is now being shared by …

What happened when my daughter saw me kiss my wife

The day my oldest daughter was born, I held her in my arms in the hospital and made two promises: "First, I promise I will never leave your mother; and second, I'll show up. I'll do everything I can to be at your recitals and ball games and dinner around the table."<p>My baby laid there in my arms …

Relationships