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30 Little Things That Mean a Lot to Kids

While these gestures may seem trivial to adults, they go a long way with your little ones. Here are a few easy tricks to make your child smile.<p>Wear that macaroni necklace to work. Well, at least until you're safely out the door.<br>• Tape a family mantra or slogan (Unstoppable! We can, we will! We've got …

26 Easy, Wholesome Baby Food Recipes

<i>Easy, healthy snacks for babies and toddlers beyond Cheerios and bananas, from</i>Boddler Bites: Food in a Flash<i>.</i><p><b>A is for Avocado</b><br>Chop peeled avocado into …

Food

8 Discipline Mistakes Parents Make

Big discipline mistakes you might be making (and how to fix them)<p>You know the drill: You give your child an ultimatum—"Get dressed or we're staying …

Parenting

Why Kids Need Their Dads

Even dads with average parenting skills can make a real impact on their children's lives<p>Shutterstock<p>Four decades of research and hundreds of studies …

Positive Reinforcement: 9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child

Learn what phrases to banish from your vocabulary and how to talk so your kids will really listen<p>Shutterstock Image<p>I was trying to do two things at …

Are We All Just Giving Up On Split-Screen Video Games Forever?

I bought a new TV this weekend. It’s 65 inches, 4K, and something of an extravagance, I admit. But given that I play video games for a living, I figured it was a worthwhile investment, particularly with all the rumblings of 4K capable PlayStations and Xboxes in the future.<p>The thing is beautiful. …

Mario Kart

How to Discipline a Toddler

If you've struggled to get a 2-year-old out the door, take a 3-year-old grocery shopping, or just get your toddler to do what you want, discover the …

Parenting

6 Little Things That Make a Big Difference

Small things parents can do to make a major difference in their kids' lives<p>Many parents provide their kids with the big essentials: unconditional …

How to Potty Train in a Week

Potty training tips for boys and girls that get the job done in a week (or less!) and check out our favorite potty training products<p>Trust me, potty …

10 best things about having daughters

Before the birth of our first child I honestly didn’t have a preference – boy, girl, I was happy with whatever came along. Not that you get much …

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

SHUTTERSTOCK<p>Since bringing home our daughter, Olivia, two years ago, I've become more familiar with our bedside clock than I ever dreamed I would be. …

The 6 Best Things About Tweens

Why you shouldn't dread the tween years, and how you can enjoy them the most<p>When my kids were younger, friends with tweens gave me dire warnings: …

5 Anger Management Tips for Children

Does your child lash out or trash his room when he gets mad? Here's how to help him work out strong emotions and stop the bad behavior<p>Your 7-year-old …

Meeting Halfway: 10 Ways to Be Good to Your Partner

Sure, life is busy with kids. But it's crucial to connect with your partner as a couple, not just as parents.<p>Shutterstock<p>In a busy life, with kids, …

10 Habits Guys Will Never Grow Out Of

You have to love us for us. You have to.<p><b>1. Broing out with their friends.</b> You know how when you witness your boyfriend out with his best friends, it's like he transforms into a totally different bro-dude? That will always happen. Even when you're in an old folks' home together and his old buddy …

Dads' Guide to Raising Daughters: Infancy to Adolescence

Girls seem a bit foreign to most new dads, but with these tips, you can form a special bond that will last a lifetime.<p>Shutterstock<p>Dads and daughters …

Send your child off to sleep with an adorable DJeco snow globe night light

It’s not until you have kids that you get introduced to the vast and wonderful world of night lights. They’re functional and often come in all kinds …

People who spend money on digital collectible-card games spend a lot on them

One thing all free-to-play games need is an item or resource that people will want to repeatedly pay money for, and digital card games have found that in their booster packs.<p>The people who spend money on digital card games spend around $90 per year, according to the gamer-polling company …

Personal Finance

Amazon is testing farmers market produce delivery

Imagine getting greens and herbs from Maggie's Farm, Mangalitsa pork from Peads & Barnetts, black cod from Wild Local Seafood and melons from Weiser Family Farms all delivered to your doorstep within 36 hours of harvest, ordered with just a mouse click.<p>That's what's coming to Southern California as …

Farmers Market

25 iOS Secret Features You Likely Didn't Know About

While it’s true that iOS started out as a relatively basic operating system for the iPhone and iPod touch, the software and its list of features have …

For Nearly 3 Years a Family Thought Their Dog Was Dead. Then They Got a Call From 3,000 Miles Away.

Back in 2011, Ben and Melody Harworth were living in Fort Bragg, North Carolina along with their two sons and beloved family dog, Zeus. The Harworths …

Google apologizes after Photos app automatically tags black people as “gorillas”

The new automatic tagging feature in Google’s new Photos app has the capability to generate albums based on common objects and scenery such as food …