Heather Caruso

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This Trick Stopped My Kids’ Dinner Complaints

This trick only takes a few minutes, and you can try it tonight on your own picky eaters.<p>Let’s be honest: feeding kids is hard for all parents—even …

Parenting

How to Teach Kids to Stand Up for Themselves

Teaching your child to apologize is important to plenty of parents. But what about the instances when a kid should <i>not</i> apologize? Maybe someone forced …

Parenting

9 phrases Montessori teachers use to build resilient kids

While we can't possibly protect our children from all of the hardships and challenges life brings, we <i>can</i> help them cope with these difficulties. We …

Parenting

Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>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 …

Parenting

These are the most important manners to teach your kids before age 10, according to a royally-trained expert

FOR most parents, the most important manners to drill into your kids are saying please and thank you.<p>But according to a royally-trained etiquette …

Kids

The 9 Best Beach Hotels in Costa Rica to Book in 2018

Blessed with an abundance of pristine natural wonders, Costa Rica has become Central America's premier tourist destination. Imposing mountains, lush …

Costa Rica

5 Harsh Truths About Potty Training

Potty training is a crappy business and just because you have a plan, that does not guarantee success for your kid in the bathroom.<p>Well-considered …

Parenting

5 game-changing TED Talks about education

All over the world, there’s growing consensus that our education systems are broken. Here are 5 TED Talks from educators who want to transform how …

Teaching

The best type of exercise for burning abdominal fat probably isn't what you think it is

Abdominal fat is notorious for being the hardest to shift, and there's a biological reason for that (you can read more on why here). Because the fat that gathers around your middle can be so stubborn, many people find themselves fixating their workouts around toning their stomach. But according to …

Exercise

11 soothing phrases to say when your child is crying

When you're ready, use a low voice, and try these alternatives:<p>1. "We're on the same team. I will help you."<p>Even if your child says they do not want …

Emotions

Beyond Harry Potter—10 of the Best Fantasy Book Series

When I was in the third grade, my teacher began reading the <i>Harry Potter</i> series to us out loud in class every day. I was enthralled by the story of …

Books

Secrets (good and bad) no one is telling about motherhood

Way, way back in 2002 I wrote a book about the domino effect that occurs when women try to raise children, babies and toddlers in particular, and pursue full-time career simultaneously. The subtitle of the book (which has since been re-released as “The Two-Income Trap: Why Parents Are Choosing to …

Parenting

5 Games That Make Household Chores Fun for Kids

Because play doesn't always have to be the opposite of work.<p>Giving children chores is good for kids because it allows them to be proactive and to …

Kids

Genius Strategies for Raising Kids Who Are Smart About Money—Starting at Age 4

Preschoolers & Early Elementary Kids (7 and Under)<p>The foundation of money habits is formed very early, as young as age 5, according to research from …

Kids

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated chances are pretty good …

Workouts

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

Love Stories

This is the free online course Bill Gates thinks everyone should take

We know Bill Gates has a stellar list of books for you to read but he is not done making recommendations. In a recent post on his blog he praised …

Bill Gates

Sculpt Your Abs in 6 Minutes With This Trainer's Killer Floor Workout

Ready to tone and strengthen your core in just minutes? Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams shared a quick-but-killer floor workout on Instagram, featuring four ab moves that you can do anywhere. This would be a great one to fit into your morning routine at home or even on a vacation as …

Effective Yoga Stretches for Sciatica

If you have sciatica, then you know that it's a real pain in the butt, both literally and figuratively. In fact, the affected areas can include your …

Blogging Tips: How to Write the Best Headline in the World

Follow these headline tips when blogging for your business!As you’re blogging for your business, how much time to do you spend on headlines? The …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

How Technology is Shaping Patient Education

<i>StayWell is a health engagement company that helps its clients engage and educate people to improve health and business results. Nicole Latimer</i> …

Your 2018 Age-to-Age Guide to What Your Kid Should Read Next

The secret to raising a reader? Knowing which book to give your child after he’s just finished one he loved. Colby Sharp, the co-founder of The Nerdy Book Club Blog, selected follow ups that will be the perfect match. These ideas are page-turners!<p><b>For Kids Who Liked:</b> <i>Look Look!</i> by Peter</b> …

Kids

Crazy parenting tips from around the world

Think love is the same in every language? Not exactly.<p>Over the past decade, a new publishing trend has emerged: parenting books that celebrate the …

Parenting

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Physics

How to Write Posts That Actually Get Read and Shared

I had a call the other day with an entrepreneur who told me that his blog articles are like an echo chamber; it feels like he is talking to himself. …

Writing

Scientists spent 75 years studying happiness and this is what they learned

It's the longest running study on happiness, ever.<p>It's hard to measure happiness – it means different things to different people and it can't be …

Happiness

Why You Must Stop Using This Cheap Everyday Object Immediately

You probably barely think about it. But it can make a big difference to endangered sea life.<p>A lot of things in our lives seem cheap and harmless, but they really aren't. BPA-containing plastic water bottles, for instance. Styrofoam cups. And now, plastic straws. Not that plastic straws will …

Sustainability

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness