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‘I Bought A $1200 Baby Bassinet And It Changed My Life’

Hear me out.<p>I know you've already read this headline and are judging me like crazy. And that's fair. I admit it—I KNOW this is crazy.<p>But hear me out: I’m a new mom to an adorable 7-week-old boy. I also have a 2-and-a-half-year-old son. Life with this toddler-newborn combo is no joke. And two weeks …

Pregnancy

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 …

Best Travel Accessories for Babies and Kids

Traveling with a tot can be challenging, to say the least. From changing diapers in tiny airplane bathrooms to wayward toddlers vanishing just before …

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 8 Things

Parenting is tough and if you're not intentional much can go wrong in the process. Here's what researchers say parents should do if they want to raise strong, confident and successful kids.<p>1. Don't complain.<p>Instead, model the ability to pick yourself up in the face of setbacks. According to …

University of California

This Parenting Mistake Could be Why Anxiety is at an All-Time High

Things have changed a whole lot in the course of a generation.<p>Anxiety has become an epidemic, now eclipsing depression as the most common health disorder, particularly among younger people. While several hypotheses exist which try to point blame for the increasingly common condition, Norwegian …

How To Arm Little Kids Against Negative Thoughts

By following where the negative thought leads, parents and kids can actually beat back demons.<p>Frustrating childhood behaviors often feel like a chaotic force a parent must endure or attempt to “manage” through discipline. The natural supposition is that every kid operates more or less at the whim …

Amazon Says These Will Be the Hottest Toys This Christmas

One more thing to check off your holiday shopping list.<p>We're still a few months away from Christmas, but it’s never to early to start shopping for …

Science Says These 10 Things Will Help You Raise Extremely Smart and Successful Kids

Here are some science-backed parenting strategies to help you raise highly successful kids.<p>What parent doesn't want their child to do well in school, stay out of trouble, and grow up to be a highly successful adult? But as I've found over the years raising my own daughter, that's far easier said …

4 Strategies for Mindful Parenting

Every parent knows that having children is a field ripe with emotions. Frustration, anger, boredom, joy, love, or fear—name an emotion, and it’s …

The best gifts for 2-year-olds, according to child development experts

These toys help them grow new skills, so they're great gifts for parents, too.<p>What are the best toys for 2-year-olds boys and girls? Are the best gifts for 2-year-old girls and boys even toys at all?<p>They may have a “terrible” reputation, but 2-year-olds are also a blast.<p>Now that they’ve mastered …

3 TED Talks That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids

Parents today are barraged by advice. These talks will help you sort through it all and keep your sanity.<p>Parents today have it rough. Don't overschedule your kids, they're told, but don't fail to nurture their passions. Beware helicopter parenting, but if your kid gets anything more than a scratch, …

Alan Shearer finds out what happens to the human brain when you head a football

The risk of concussion and brain damage is now well known in American Football, but what about plain old regular football (or "soccer", as our US …

How To Parent Like A Scandinavian Boss Mom –

Picture this: Snow falls softly as you push your sleeping 6-month-old down the street. Your favorite cafe is just a block away and you cannot wait to …

21 Cool and Unusual Kid-Friendly Places in New York City

Hidden gems to earn you major parent brownie points.

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

Self-help

The Smartest Kids in the World

• <b>Author:</b> Amanda Ripley<p>How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? <i>The Smartest Kids in the World</i> “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange....The …

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 …

Harvard Business School

A top psychologist shares his 3-step method parents can take to discipline their kids

Ross Greene wants to make life easier.<p>Greene is the groundbreaking psychologist behind the theory of "collaborative partnerships," an approach that discards the stuff of traditional parenting — timeouts and the revocation of privileges — and replaces them with calm, focused discussion.<p>"The best you …

Parents of Successful Kids Have These 12 Things in Common

<i>This story originally appeared on businessinsider.com.</i><p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome …

Harvard Business School

Why French kids are more well-behaved, polite, and autonomous than American kids

If that's not enough to pique your curiosity, consider this: According to Druckerman, French parents have social lives and do things like sleep and have sex.<p>Sound interesting? These Crib Notes provide the book's main takeaways and most actionable advice.<p>How French parents talk to infants<p><b>They are</b> …

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

10 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in Life

It takes a village to raise an intelligent child.<p>There's a saying that children are the future. If you're a parent, or are considering becoming a parent sometime in the future, you should give some thought to how you would raise your offspring to become the most successful that they can.<p>With my …

75 Insanely Clever DIYs Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

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9 unexpected factors that impact whether your kid succeeds in school

And while good teachers and healthy study habits no doubt help kids get better grades, so do a slew of factors out of students' control.<p>Boosts can come from something as simple, yet vital, as a clean pair of clothes; or instilling in kids a mindset that tilts toward growth instead of rigidity.<p>Here …

Middle School

6 keys to raising brilliant children, according to developmental psychologists

The authors of a new book, "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children," have put together a framework based on their own experiences with children and evidence gathered from years of research in child development.<p>Co-authors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff, …

Native Americans

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

Critical Thinking

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

University of Illinois

Let them eat dirt! Our obsession with hygiene is jeopardising our children's health

It’s a nerve-wrecking time to be a parent. Every week, mothers are chastised with the seemingly endless list of chronic childhood illnesses their little ones might contract, from autoimmune diseases like eczema or asthma to nut allergies, dairy intolerances, to behavioural disorders such as …

Immune System