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So Your Child's Food Allergies May Be Linked to Baby Wipes, Says a New Study

After spending years trying to pinpoint one of the causes of food allergies in kids and babies, scientists may have finally landed on an answer: baby wipes. In a new study recently published in <b>Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology</b>, scientists from Northwestern Medicine explain that food …

Chores for Kindergartners: What Can Kids Really Handle?

Kindergartners clean up at school, so they can do the same at home. Parents need to set firm boundaries about expectations and follow through.<p>Adults …

Kids

How to Potty Train Your Infant

If you have the time and patience and want to avoid diapers as much as possible, you can start watching your child for patterns and cues that allow …

How to Rediscover Your Sense of Self in Motherhood

The pressure to become Super Mom is overwhelming at times —even suffocating for some. For this reason, women often succumb to the pressures of …

How to Plan Your Disney World Dining Reservations Like a Pro

Choosing and reserving dining reservations at Walt Disney World can be overwhelming. With over 100 different table service restaurants across four parks, a downtown district, and multiple resorts, the options are truly limitless. From dining with your favorite Disney characters to elegant meals …

Walt Disney Company

The Lesson Ellen Pompeo Is Teaching Her Daughters Is One All Parents Need to Copy

Just like her <b>Grey's Anatomy</b> character, Ellen Pompeo is an outspoken badass, and that's something she wants to pass on to her daughters. The 48-year-old star has two daughters, Stella and Sienna, and a son, Eli Christopher, with husband Chris Ivery. Ellen opened up to <b>Today</b> about just how she wants …

How to keep the peace when one parenting approach doesn’t fit both kids

<i>Q: Generally, when my daughters misbehave, they receive the same kind of punishment (no chores equal no tech). I've tried to make the punishments even across the board. As my 9-year-old enters puberty, she has become far more sensitive than her calm 13-year-old sister. I'm entering the uncharted</i> …

Siblings

How to Discipline Stubborn, ‘Unpunishable’ Children

You might not be able to control their behavior, but you do have control over what they learn.<p>Parents of strong-willed children have a unique set of …

24 Things People Should, But Don't, Tell You About Having Kids

"Children shape and teach you just as much as you shape and teach them." H/T Quora

6 things a skincare expert wants you to know about looking after your neck

It's a body part we often forget…<p>When it comes to skincare, many people spend a lot of time focusing on their faces, but completely forget about …

When You Should Give Your Kid a Smart Phone, According to Parents

Shelly Baldwin Gerson’s oldest child Sophie is just turning 7, but as soon as school starts this fall, the Seattle mom is planning to sign a pledge …

Parenting

Diapers, potties and split pants: Understanding toilet training around the world may help parents relax

Are two-year-olds too young to start toilet training?<p>For many children, yes. Especially boys. At least, that’s what American pediatricians would …

Parenting

Where Are All the Nannies on Instagram?

Dikla Goren Dekel, a Brooklyn-based mother of three who writes the lifestyle blog Girl Plus Two, shares a lot of her life on Instagram. A photo from last month shows her and her children eating sandwiches in their underwear. In a rare child-free shot from Burning Man, Ms. Dekel gazes at her …

How to Help Your Kid Calm Down: An Age-by-Age Guide

Children need to feel their feelings, but too often, they become overwhelmed by them. When they’re visibly upset, that’s when parents tend to swoop …

Parenting

Eva Amurri Martino's Blog: What to Do When Your Toddler Refuses Preschool

<i>Please welcome back celebrity blogger and mom of two Eva Amurri Martino!</i><p><i>The actress, who has followed in her mother Susan Sarandon‘s footsteps, is</i> …

The Simple Trick for Cooking Way Better Rice (And No, It’s Not Washing It)

Your rice cooker wishes it could do this.<p>Just like pasta, I tend to have a bag of rice on hand at all times. When I can’t think of anything else for …

Recipes

If You Don’t Discipline Your Kids In Public Places Don’t Get Mad If Someone Does It For You

A mom explains why she has no problem disciplining a stranger’s kids<p>A trip to a public play spot can be incredibly stressful for a parent. Not only …

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Parenting

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Tony Awards

How being an older mother the third time around gave me perspective

When my sister and I had our first babies, we’d compare notes about how much or how little they ate and slept and wonder how the burden of child rearing — really, the weight of the world — had so squarely and quickly fallen on our shoulders.<p>We needed each other for community and reassurance, but …

Parenting

Hey Kids, I Don’t Want to Be Your Best Friend (Not Yet Anyway)

My mother is my best friend — as it should be at my age, seeing as how I’m in my mid-40s and her strength, wisdom, sense of humor, personality, and …

A psychologist says 4 factors determine whether you're ready to have a kid — but most people focus on just one

It's a piece of wisdom you might have heard in the context of marriage, meaning both partners also need to be committed to weather the inevitable ups and downs of the relationship.<p>But the adage applies just as well to parenting — which, as it turns out, is something that can sound perfectly …

Neuroscience shows that our gut instincts about only children are right

Conventional wisdom has it that only children are smarter and less sociable. Parents, freed from the shackles of constantly settling sibling disputes, devote more time and money to the singleton, exposing them to a greater variety of higher-level activities (there’s a term for what happens when you …

Stop telling your child they're 'amazing'. Instead, say this.

Is praise always good?<p>A new study presented at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference showed regular parental praise, specifically five times a day, improves a child's well being. The study, based on England’s De Montfort University’s Five Praises campaign, surveyed 38 parents of 2- …

Parenting

Strict bedtime rules can help kids get enough sleep | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Parents who stick to a set bedtime schedule and enforce rules for nighttime routines may be more likely to have children who get enough sleep during the week than people who are more relaxed about putting kids to bed, a recent Canadian study suggests.<p>Under Canadian sleep …

​12 Things Every Mom Does When She’s Bored at Home With a New Baby

Put the baby in the swing. Take the baby out of the swing. Put the baby in the bouncy chair. Take the baby out of the bouncy chair.<p>Having a new baby at home is great! It’s magical! It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before! It’s also really, <i>really</i> boring. If you’ve even been through a long …

Stop dragging kids away from their screens

Every parent thinks it’s healthy for their kids to play outside. I want it for my kids, my parents wanted it for me, and my grandparents wanted the same for my parents. Right now, it’s a hot topic among parents that mobile phones are turning kids into zombies who tune out and do nothing else but …

The Ponytail Ring Trick to Being a Less-Angry Mom

As much as we love our kiddos, we sometimes lose our patience with them, and then feel really bad about it afterwards. Well, one mom thinks she has …

Let Me Warn You Now: Having Three Kids Is A Game Changer

Everyone told me that the transition to three kids would be easy compared to transitioning to one or two. “Barely anything will change,” they said. …

How To Raise Financially Literate Millennial Children

Millennials take quite the beating in the headlines.<p>The youthful demographic, born between the early 1980s to late 1990s, is often the subject of belittling headlines, Google search results, and the scapegoat for just about everything wrong with the world today. But, according to a new survey, …