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A Teacher's List Of 10 Things To Teach Your Child Before Kindergarten

It’s hard to believe that I will be sending a second child off to kindergarten this September. Having already sent one and being a teacher for over a …

Kids

Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. According to one study, nearly one in three adolescents (ages 13-18) now meets the criteria for an anxiety disorder, and in the latest results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk …

Parenting

The wage gap starts earlier than you might think

You're probably familiar with the wage gap.<p>The average woman earns 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, with women of color making even less.<p>But the wage gap isn't just limited to the workplace. It could start as early as grade school.<p>The average boy earned $13.80 as weekly allowance, according …

Lawn Mowing

A Study of 1 Million Teenagers Reveals This Much Screen Time a Day Leads to the Happiest Kids

And it might be longer than you think.<p>Think your teenager would be happier if he or she spent no time texting, using social media, or playing games on phones or tablets?<p>Granted, this study shows that adolescents who spent more time on social media, the internet, texting, etc., and less time on …

Text Messaging

Kids Are Bored, Entitled, Have Little Patience & Few Friends

Victoria Prooday, OT finds today’s kids come to school emotionally unavailable for learning. There are many factors in our modern lifestyle that …

How An Episode Of 'Chopped Junior' Changed The Way I Parent

“Mom, can I bake something?” my eight-year-old daughter pleaded as she entered the kitchen.<p>Of course, she wanted to bake something. Because I had …

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things

Chances are, there's something on this list you're missing.<p>Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's …

How to survive the teenage years: a parents’ guide

The Quentin Blake picture book, Zagazoo, tells the surreal story of George and Bella, who become parents after they unwrap a parcel containing a baby. The perfect baby becomes a baby vulture who screeches all night; in toddlerdom, he’s a clumsy elephant. When Zagazoo hits the teen years, he turns …

Parenting

Bill Gates is raising his children according to a 1970s ‘Love and Logic’ formula — here are his top tips for grooming successful kids

Bill Gates doesn't pretend he lives in an egalitarian household. When it comes to parenting his three children, the billionaire Microsoft mogul readily admits his wife Melinda has done more than her share of the work raising the kids.<p>"My wife does 80%," Gates told a crowd of Harvard students on …

Bill Gates

Dad Of 4 Girls Tweets Conversations With His Daughters, And It’s Impossible Not To Laugh At Them (Part 2)

Most parents photograph or film their children growing up, but James Breakwell (previously here and here) has another way of documenting the precious …

Indianapolis

Don’t Let Your Kids Use Apps

It’s not even about screen time anymore. It’s about privacy.<p>That harmless-looking kids’ app, with the cute cartoon characters and funny noises, is really a monster in disguise. That’s according to a new study of 5,855 children’s apps in the Google Play store that found that most apps collected …

How to Teach Your Kids About Making and Saving Money

Given how important financial skills are to navigating life, it’s surprising that our schools don’t do more to teach children about money. As a …

Personal Finance

How to Raise Grateful Kids in an Era of Thankless People

On a Saturday afternoon, you take your three kids to a movie they’ve wanted to see, then to their favorite hamburger spot for dinner, followed by ice …

Happiness

Want more self-reliant, responsible kids? Try Selbständigkeit, the German way.

The German practice of giving children more independence early on creates more resilient and responsible grownups, says this American mom.<p>When journalist Sara Zaske moved to Berlin with her family a few years ago, she noticed something different about German parents. They don't hover. They don't …

Parenting

'Free-Range' Parenting's Unfair Double Standard

When poorer mothers and fathers let their children play unsupervised, they come under suspicion.<p>Every few decades, a new idea emerges about the “right” way to raise children. The 1990s saw the rise of the helicopter parent, those anxious middle- and upper-middle-class mothers and fathers who hover, …

Want to Raise Happy Kids? Science Says Limit Screen Time to Exactly This Amount Per Day

Researchers looked at data from 1 million teenagers. Here's the sweet spot for smartphone use and happiness.<p>Every parent I know wants to raise kids who are at least as successful and happy as we are--more so, if we can pull it off. But something disturbing has happened in the last few years to …

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

The Mental Health of Dads Matters

<i>By Charles Schaeffer, PhD</i><p>In the last few years, we have taken a big leap in understanding and supporting maternal mental health and family …

Mental Health

Why is my 3-year-old suddenly so disagreeable?

By Meghan Leahy<p><i>Q: My 3-year-old daughter is generally agreeable about cleaning up toys after playing or doing a pickup at the end of the day. Recently, however, she has started intentionally making messes and then refusing to pick them up. Things like getting a bowl of Cheerios at breakfast and</i> …

Parenting

FBI and NYPD negotiators reveal the secrets to getting your kids to behave

Why you should stop using the word ‘if’, ask more ‘how’ questions, and more<p>Agreeing to disagree isn’t always an option.<p>Any parent knows that getting …

How to Move a Co-Sleeping Toddler Into Their Own Bed

Transitioning to a toddler bed is a big change for the kid, and frustratingly slow for the parents. Patience is essential.<p>The family bed divides …

The screen time debate is pitting parents against each other

As the backlash against smartphones builds, and science lags, parents are waging a fraught battle with their kids and other parents<p>Before the smartphone backlash, before apps were likened to cigarettes for kids or Facebook co-founder Sean Parker mused that “God knows what it’s doing to our …

Mother of invention

Her children have made waves with fast cars and slow food. Maye Musk tells Natasha Loder how she produced a family of entrepreneurs<p>“Oh God, that is …

Dad Develops App That Freezes Kids’ Phones Until They Text Back

Parents of teens and preteens with cellphones will appreciate this brilliant new smartphone app from British dad, Nick Herbert, who was frustrated by …

Parenting

What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids

Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So when I was interviewing dozens of them for my …

Stony Brook University

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

High School

How to Make a Family Media Use Plan

Screens should be kept out of kids' bedrooms. Put in place a "media curfew" at mealtime and bedtime, putting all devices away or plugging them into a …

Don’t panic! Here’s how to make screens a positive in family life

If children’s online pursuits make us scared, they’re important enough to be curious about<p>A few years ago we started reading <i>The Secret Garden</i> as a bedtime story to my older daughter. For an American, the Yorkshire dialect was rough going, until my husband hit on the idea of going to YouTube. There, …

The 10 Best Board Games for Toddlers

There's no more engaging entertainment than a board game. Here's how to let your toddler in on the fun.<p>Toddlers are notoriously hard to understand — …

Why Children’s Books Should Be a Little Sad

<i>Earlier this week, the author Matt de la Peña wrote about the importance of including the darker sides of life in stories for children. In it, after</i> …