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10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds

Two-year-olds aren’t terrible. In fact, they’re pretty awesome — especially when they have a book pressed between their chubby little hands. Some of …

Kids

5 toxic chemicals you should avoid in baby care products

The baby shampoos, soaps and lotions you use on your child might be labeled “natural” or “gentle,” but could also be filled with toxic chemicals which are dangerous for your child’s health, experts say.<p>In fact, children are exposed to 27 of these dangerous chemicals each day through personal care …

5 parenting styles that cause entitlement in kids — and how to change them

We all have them: the “What were we thinking?” parenting moments. We let our kids sneak in after curfew because we don’t want another battle. Or we stock our purse with candy to make it through errands. Or maybe we’ve been cleaning the forgotten guinea pig’s cage — every Saturday for two …

Be a (Much) Better Parent

Questions about parenting from readers like you.<p><b>Q: My daughter told me a boy kissed her on the bus. She's 7. Should I make a big deal out of it?</b> —<i>Christina, Bend, OR</i> A quick peck is a normal way for children to express fondness for one another, explains Neal Horen, Ph. D., a clinical psychologist …

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Cake from The Pioneer Woman• 1 1/2 cup Flour<br>• 3 tbsp Corn Starch<br>• 1/2 tsp Salt<br>• 1 tsp Baking Soda<br>• 9 tbsp Unsalted Butter, Softened<br>• 1 1/2 …

Recipes

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …

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 …

20 Reasons Your Preschooler Should Do Sports (That Have Nothing to Do With Learning Sports)

What if Johnny never learns how to do a cartwheel? Or if Janie never scores a goal? Would there still be any value in putting your preschooler in a sports readiness class?<p>Yes, I say.<p>Absolutely yes.<p>In addition to sports offering a fun way for preschool kids to burn off excess energy, here are 20 …

Parenting

25 Ways to Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?'

This year, Simon is in fourth grade and Grace is in first grade, and I find myself asking them every day after school, "So how was school today?"<p>And every day I get an answer like "fine" or "good," which doesn't tell me a whole lot.<p>AND I WANT TO KNOW A WHOLE LOT!!!!<p>Or at least get a full sentence. …

The Best Natural Remedies for Kids

We've uncovered the natural remedies for kids that really work—and the ones you should never try.<p>For lots of moms and dads today, non-pharmaceutical approaches to illness are more appealing than ever. In a 2009 survey of 6,000 parents conducted by Opinion Research Corporation, 40 percent of them …

The Ultimate Hospital Packing List

Stay sane on delivery day by preparing your hospital bag ahead of time. Here is our complete list of stuff you won't want to forget.<p><i>The FAQ’s of Having a Baby: Because when it comes to preparing for your bundle of joy, you’ve got questions—and we’ve got answers!</i><p>Once you're around 34 weeks pregnant, …

8 Great Baby Health Apps

Get a better idea of what's going on with your baby – no doctor required. We've rounded up our favorite health apps to help you track Baby's milestones, figure out why she has a fever, and get her on a sleeping schedule.<p>You'll most likely spend the first few months of your baby's life worrying …

Sorry, 'British Nanny,' I Let My Kids Choose Their Sippy Cups

At this point, everyone who knows anyone with a kid has likely seen the latest viral parenting piece from a "British Nanny" letting us know 5 Reasons Parenting is in a Crisis. Most of them left me with that record-scratch sound playing in my head.<p>For one thing, I'm an ACTUAL PARENT, and I'm not …

How to Raise a Chill Kid

Young children often don't know how to handle their anger -- but you can help them learn to relax and let it go.<p>Sure, you may have good reasons to get angry (traffic jams, job challenges, dropping your iPhone in the tub), but put yourself in your child's shoes. Her life might be filled with all …

Parents Home

Truth: Babies <i>really</i> don't require a lot of gear the first few weeks at home. So resist the temptation to buy everything—these basics are all your baby needs.<p>1 of 19<p>Pinterest<p>Robyn Lehr<p>Newborn Necessities<p>Newborns don't require an extensive wardrobe. But there are some basics that you'll want to have …

Parenting

Play nice: 4 ways to teach kindness and raise kids who aren't jerks

Every parent has probably said, “play nicely” or “be kind to your sister.” And most of us agree that we want to raise caring children But is kindness something you can really teach?<p>Yes — but most of the teaching is by example.<p>“If you want your child to be kind, you are wasting your breath lecturing …

Parenting

29 Essential Pieces of Advice for a New Dad

To my neighbor, Aaron:<p>Unsolicited pearls of parenting wisdom are like rashy bottoms. If you're going to have a baby... you're going to have to deal with them eventually.<p>And you, my friend, are going to have a baby! *cheesing daddy face*<p>Life has been real peachy since you moved in next door, buddy. …

Pregnancy & Birth

What are the earliest signs of pregnancy? Although many of these factors occur at the end of your cycle, they're also pregnancy symptoms. Feeling crampy or exhausted? These and other pregnancy signs could mean you're pregnant--even before your missed period!<p>Eating healthy when you're pregnant can …

Your Pregnancy To-Do List

Between preparing for Baby and staying as healthy as possible, you have a lot to think about for the next nine months. Follow our week-by-week to-do lists to make it easy.<p>Congratulations! You're actively trying to concieve—and you might even be pregnant already! Here's what you need to do now:<p>1. …

How to Make Veggie Purees for Babies

Homemade veggie purees are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients for your baby. Learn how to make 12 favorites at home with our easy step-by-step guides.<p>It's so easy to whip up healthy meals for your little one using fresh vegetables. Pediatricians generally advise that you start with green …

How to Transport Your Child Safely - Consumer Reports News

From birth until your child reaches a height of around 4 feet, 9 inches, he or she will potentially go through several car seats before being ready …

SIDS

It's not enough to simply put your baby to sleep on her back. There are other lifesaving safety steps you may be missing. Find out in this exclusive Parents report.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics warns parents not to put their infant to sleep on his side.<p>It's impossible to even imagine putting …

How to Make Fruit Purees for Babies

Homemade fruit purees are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients for your baby. Learn how to make 13 favorites at home with our easy step-by-step guides.<p>Babies typically start fruit with their morning meal after they've tried several green and yellow veggies. Rather than buying baby food at …