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The Best Apps for Managing Your Kid’s Phone

Parental controls allow adults to set limits on their kid’s app access and overall phone use and serve as “training wheels” to help kids and teens …

Apps

We're Not Breastfeeding Long Enough and It's Costing Us

A new report finds that many women—especially in the U.S.—are not breastfeeding nearly long enough to give infants the full benefits. Here's how to help.<p>Pinterest<p>We know how vital breastfeeding is for our health and our babies' wellbeing—but you may be startled to find out how few women are doing …

Breast Feeding

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Deflated Breasts After Babies

• Popsugar<br>• Parenting<br>• Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me<p>What Happens to Breasts After Pregnancy?<p>Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Deflated Breasts After …

Lifestyle (UK)

The huge issue that most autism research funding ignores

Bryna Siegel is an expert on autism who has long been controversial for her blunt talk and unconventional views about the disorder. In this post, she is as blunt as ever, arguing that most of the money that goes toward autism research is not helping families deal with the disorder — and why that …

Autism

Chart Comparing Stay-at-Home Moms and Working Moms Sparks Outrage

Mom-shaming at its finest.<p>People on social media are furious over a viral Facebook post detailing the differences between working moms and …

Shopping

Forget the screens, parents. Try one of these old-school games to connect with your kids.

It is a familiar drill. Exhausted after a harried day, we all — parent, tot, tween and teen alike — melt in cozy, but lonely heaps, often in front of electronic screens. Parents carry some collective guilt about allowing this to happen.<p>“Without some intentional assertiveness, the pattern is likely …

Lifestyle

Disappointment can be good for kids. Here’s how parents can help them approach it.

“Mister was good this morning,” my husband writes in a lunchtime email. “He was upset when I told him no TV, but he got over it when I said it was time for food. He got upset again because he wasn’t allowed to have chocolate, but blueberries were OK. He asked for a Christmas cookie, but settled for …

Lifestyle

3 tips for building emotional intimacy with your partner—no sex required

So many people regard sex and intimacy as one and the same—and it’s actually pretty easy to see why. Sources (movies, advertising, your friends, the …

Self-Care

11 Simple Date Night Ideas for Parents That Don’t Suck, According to Parents

A bunch of parents filled us in on their favorite date-night rituals with their spouses. Here's what they said.<p>Free time is the first casualty of …

Shopping

College Is Dead According To The New Book 'Leveraged Learning'

Danny Iny has a clear point of view: “College is old, musty and maybe dead.”<p>“College is too expensive,” he added. “Post-college under employment is the norm. From the company perspective, everyone who has hired someone knows it doesn’t matter where you went to college. Everyone who has to train and …

Opinion

Overeating in teenage years may damage lifespan of future grandsons, study suggests

Overeating in teenage years could damage the lifespan of future grandsons, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers in Sweden looked back at 9,039 grandparents born between 1874 and 1910, and followed their grandchildren until 2015.<p>After comparing information from harvests, they found that that the …

Science

What to do when your toddler won’t eat anything but snacks

Man cannot live on <b>bread alone</b>…but toddlers are ready and willing to test that theory. Mine certainly is, though she’d also like to add Cheerios, …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Being Sick Sucks, But These Lollipops Are Magic For Little Sore Throats

Nothing fills your life with more dread than hearing your kid cough. Eleventy billion scenarios will run through your head as you rearrange …

Flavors

Who’s at Fault When Kids Become Defiant, Stubborn Little Jerks?

Children don’t generally want to piss off their parents. So why do they spend so much time doing it? Turns out, there's an answer.<p>A defiant, …

Shopping

Shaming a Child for Poor Behavior Doesn't Work, But This Does

After Matt Cox's 10-year-old daughter had gotten in trouble for the second time this year for bullying, resulting in her suspension from school, the …

Lifestyle

Becoming parents completely changed who we are

<i>[Editor's note: This story is a letter from a woman to her husband. While this is one example of one type of relationship, we understand, appreciate</i> …

Motherhood

How a cellphone contract helped us teach our daughter to use technology responsibly

The decision to give our eighth-grade daughter an iPhone should not have been a hard one. She was already using my old flip phone responsibly, checking in and responding to my calls and texts. She hadn’t damaged or lost it.<p>Still, I was hesitant about switching to an iPhone. Her friends couldn’t put …

Lifestyle

I pay my kids to get dressed, do homework and more. It’s the best decision I ever made.

“Please get dressed — we have to leave in five minutes,” I pleaded for the 20th time, my patience waning. “You still need to brush your teeth. You haven’t packed your backpack! We’re going to be late for school, again.”<p>This was a typical weekday morning in my home last year. Unfortunately, my …

Lifestyle

Curious Kids: Where do dreams come from?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer.</i> …

Kids

NIH Study Probes Impact of Heavy Screen Time on Young Brains

Brain scans of adolescents who are heavy users of smartphones, tablets and video games look different from those of less active screen users, …

Technology

Are You Being Guilt-Tripped Into Buying Extra Christmas Presents This Year?

A fear of being impolite is contributing to millions of unwanted gifts going to waste.<p>You might think you’re being polite by buying your cousin’s new …

Lifestyle (UK)

7 Skills to Teach Your Daughter by Age 13

Girls’ self-confidence often takes a big hit at puberty but these skills can help keep her confidence strong during the teen years. “A pre-teen girl …

For Kids

Do your kids want ALL THE THINGS this holiday? How to help them deal

The holiday season is upon us. Tis the season for joy and giving… and the perennial "I want" monster. Kids, young and older, tend to ramp up their …

Motherhood

Most Americans still think spanking is fine. It’s not.

Growing up in the early ’80s, I was spanked by my parents now and again. I’ve never considered this to be that much of a big deal — every kid I knew got the same treatment if they pushed their parents too far — and I doubt that infrequent spanking had any long-lasting effect on me. I have a healthy …

Lifestyle

This Mom Posted an Unedited Photo of Her Postpartum Stretch Marks With a Powerful Message

"The wrinkles, the scars, the stretch marks, and extra skin—it is never going away."<p>If you had the option to get rid of your postpartum stretch …

Postpartum

Parents should encourage girls to get angry and show it. Here’s how.

As parents, we often seek to mollify, quell — even extinguish — our children’s anger. Life is busy, we’re moving fast. Anger slows us down. It stresses us out. But the disruptive quality of anger is exactly what makes it a powerful agent for social change, says Rebecca Traister in her new book, …

Lifestyle

Infections in kids tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN<p>Posted at 2:16 PM ET, Thu December 6, 2018<p>00:53<p>What is Parkinson's disease?<p>01:38<p>How Alzheimer's destroys the brain<p>01:39<p>This is your brain on pain<p>01:41<p>What you need to know about public pools<p>01:10<p>Trouble sleeping? This may be why<p>01:39<p>4 ways the flu turns deadly<p>01:22<p>What goes …

Mental Disorders

Kids' Drawings Give Important Clues to Issues at Home

• Pinterest<p>Children's drawings of their family are often cute or funny, but they are also reflective of how things are going at home according to new research. The way children sketch themselves and their families can give psychologists important clues to their home life. Children growing up in a …

Drawing

Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children

Researchers have traced a connection between some infections and mental illnesses like schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. New research from Denmark bolsters that connection. The study, published Thursday in JAMA Psychiatry, shows that a wide variety of infections, even common ones like …

Mental Disorders