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Teaching your little ones to tie their shoelaces can be one of the more frustrating parenting lessons. It's just really hard to have your own adult-sized fingers demonstrate what your kiddo's tiny hands should do, you know?<p>With that in mind, maybe the answer is to have another kid teach yours how …

Kids

Five Tips to Introduce a New Language at Home

Learning another language is one of those things that you often wish your parents had been more persistent about when you were a child. It’s like wishing they’d made you play an instrument or specialize in a sport. After all, <b>hindsight is 20/20.</b><p>Now that the tables have turned and you are thinking …

Want to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids? Science Says Stop This Dangerous Habit Right Now

The technology has spread so fast that we're not prepared to deal with it.<p>Parents want the best for their children. Yet, most of us are oblivious to a universal, looming hazard that is literally rewiring our kids' brains and putting them at risk.<p>The danger? It's our kids' constant use of mobile …

Get F$#%* Dressed! How Applying Lean Management to My Toddler Saved Me Two Hours a Day

My toddler takes forever to get ready in the morning — somewhere in the neighborhood of an hour and 15 minutes. Needless to say, this routine needed …

How do I stop my children's bedtime becoming a battle?

It was already well over an hour past her sons’ bedtime of 8.30pm. But as Tara King hosted her book club at home, her heart sank as she heard an all-too familiar refrain. “Mum, where’s my fidget spinner?” called Jasper, nine, before sauntering into the living room in his pyjamas. He was closely …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Read to Them Like This (But Most Parents Don't)

Read to children like this, and they'll have greater cognitive development -- and become more successful.<p>Just about every parent I know wants to do whatever they can to ensure their kids live happy and successful lives.<p>It's why we pack up and move to new neighborhoods, why we learn to praise our …

Dads Compete To See Who Can Stack More Cheerios On Their Babies

With Father's Day on the horizon, dads everywhere are taking the daddest challenge ever. They're competing to see who can stack the most cheerios on …

The 27 Best Dress Shoes For Men

Oxfords, Derby’s, Monk Straps, Chelsea’s and Chukka’s. What?! As a man, it’s imperative to maintain a well-dressed appearance, but not everyone knows …

Men's Fashion

Baby tech is sold on fear, not practicality

Anxious parents can fall prey to fear-mongering marketers<p>Last night when I put my baby to bed, I closed the door, walked downstairs and made sure that the "parent" end of my audio monitor was turned on. My eight-month-old son wasn’t wearing a booty that monitored his oxygen levels or a onesie that …

Parenting

As If Pregnancy Weren’t Hard Enough, Now Scientists Are Saying You Can’t Even Have Cheese Fries

Pregnancy isn’t easy. You deal with morning sickness and crazy mood swings, then aren’t even allowed a cocktail at the end of the day. And now …

Babies in the Womb Aren’t So Sterile After All

In a series of papers published in the journal <i>Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today</i>, scientists explore the still-mysterious world of microbes …

Rethinking SIDS: Many Deaths No Longer A Mystery

The thought of a baby dying suddenly and unexpectedly is one that keeps parents awake at night, fearing the worst. For years, little was known about sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. Babies would die in their sleep, and it was presumed that little could be done to prevent those deaths.<p>Today in …