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24 UK attractions you must take your kids to before they turn 16

If your children think they've seen it all, they're wrong. From rollercoasters to adventure trails, performances to experiments, there are plenty of exciting attractions out there. Here is our pick of the best attractions that your family must visit before the children grow up.<p>1. The Natural …

35 days of school lunch recipes - Today's Parent

Packing school lunches can be a drag, we get it. Here are our solutions to beat the lunch bag blues.

31 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted by a number of pediatricians shows for …

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

My Dad Was Bruce Lee—Here’s How He Still Inspires Me And Others To Innovate

Bruce Lee’s daughter reflects on the philosophies and inspiration her late father cultivated throughout his acclaimed career.<p>I’ve often said that if my father had just been a kung fu action film star who made four and a half kickass films in the ’70s, I would consider it a personal fun fact and …

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How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves

My wife and I had 12 children over the course of 15 1/2 years. Today, our oldest is 37 and our youngest is 22. I have always had a very prosperous job and enough money to give my kids almost anything. But my wife and I decided not to.<p>I will share with you the things that we did, but first let me …

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5 ways to let a little more risk into your child’s day (and why that’s a good thing)

“That is just not safe,” mumbles the father and only other parent at a playground I frequent with my three boys. He says it to no one in particular, just loud enough for me to hear the disapproval in his voice, but not loud enough to directly confront me about my seven-year-old son’s choice of …

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15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

A typical week of school lunch for kids in Paris vs. New York

Popular opinion would have it that French kids are superior to American ones in many ways. I don’t buy it.<p>But there’s no disputing the fact France has a dramatically lower obesity rate than the United States, which they seem to accomplish by feeding their children Boeuf bourguignon and brie with a …

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Why Japanese Kids Can Walk to School Alone

Even in big cities like Tokyo, small children take the subway and run errands by themselves. The reason has a lot to do with group dynamics.<p>It’s a common sight on Japanese mass transit: Children troop through train cars, singly or in small groups, looking for seats.<p>They wear knee socks, polished …

10 Ways to Create Comics Online

PikiKids provides a variety of layouts to which students can upload images then edit the images or add text bubbles and titles. The comics that …

A Father's Love: A Mighty Girl Celebrates Father's Day

<b>By Katherine Handcock, A Mighty Girl Communications Specialist</b>A father is a special presence in a girl’s life: he supports, encourages, loves, and …

12 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads Of Daughters, From Guys Who've Been There

We asked the HuffPost Parents community<p>to share their advice for new dads of daughters, and here's what they had to say:<p><b>1.</b><p><b>2. “Every time she says ‘that's for boys’ (it is inevitable in society) stop dead in your tracks and go do that thing.</b> Don't raise her in preparation of men. Instill …

Top 5 Current Fatherhood Books

<i>Co-authored with Chad Prevost, a Torch blogger and domestic dude who is passionate about making the internet a wonderful place for our kids to grow up.</i><p>With more and more fathers sitting at the helm of domestic and childrearing duties, it's time that we highlight and celebrate the men who invest …

9 tips for raising a socially aware child

Raising a child to be socially aware is a top priority for any activist parent. After all, you want your kids to value the principles you hold close, …

10 Children's Books that Teach Acceptance and Empathy

10 CHILDREN’S BOOKS THAT TEACH ACCEPTANCE AND EMPATHY<p><i>This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Please click on the images to learn</i> …

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20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Shares 27K<p><i>20 Terrific science activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Great for home, daycare, the classroom or even for kids’ parties! Simple</i> …

The Single Most Important Parenting Action We Can Take Today

A few years ago, my dad apologized for being distracted throughout my childhood. "I'm deeply sorry for that," he wrote. "I hope you always knew how much I loved you."<p>My dad didn't go into detail about what he was sorry for... He didn't need to. I knew. I remember.<p>But I remember something more.<p>I …

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6 Things I Wish I Had Never Told My Children

My oldest son just graduated high school and is now embarking on the next leg of his journey that will bring him closer to real life. I have come to realize that there are so many things that I wish I could un-tell him.<p>I hope he knows that all of these empowering, yet misleading little statements …

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Top 10: Chinese American Children's Books (ages 2-14)

This blog post originally appeared in the Pragmatic Mom Blog.<br>Best Chinese American Books for Kids<br>The Chinese immigrant experience is one with a long …