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Girls and Puberty: The 5 Myths Parents Need to Ignore

Parents often feel puberty in girls is a mystery, but they need to remember it starts earlier than they think and smells just as bad as puberty in …

Puberty

Do you really know what your kid's doing on that device?

CHICAGO (AP) — Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen's contacts on social media.<p>"Who's this?" asks Jennea Bivens, aka Mom.<p>It's a friend of a friend, Ayrial says, and they haven't talked in a while.<p>"Delete …

Social Media

Let's All CTFD About Kids And Masturbation

The day I couldn’t find our household jar of Vaseline, I knew. Suspicions were confirmed when the missing jar showed up empty in the teenager’s …

Middle School Problems Faced by Kids

Middle school is a transition for children, and while it can be an experience of growth and independence, it can also be difficult for children who …

Help Your Tween Make Friends and Keep Them

There are several ways you can help your tween make friends and keep them. Friendships at this point in life are so important, because tweens are …

Parenting

8 Signs of Fake Friends

Eeverywhere you turn, there are instances of bullying and cyberbullying brought about by mean girls, frenemies, and even fake friends. These …

This Fun Allowance App Will Have Your Kids Begging To Do Chores

BusyKid lets you use allowance to teach your kids all about modern money management<p>While the debate rages on about whether screen time is good or bad …

The One Simple Thing That Finally Got My Kids to Stop Fighting

Remember when you thought your kids would be best friends, sharing toys and learning from each other in harmony every day of their lives? If so, I …

10 Hidden Cameos in Big Movies That You May Have Missed

Kids Will Get Bullied By Their Friends. Don’t Panic. Take the Long View.

Kid relationships and adult relationships don't begin or end in the same ways.<p>After one too many inequitable Pokemon card trades — Incineroar for …

Here's Why Fortnite: Battle Royale Is So Popular

What began as a Minecraft-inspired tower defense title has become one of the most popular games in the blossoming battle royale genre.<p>Before its servers crashed last weekend, Fortnite reached 3.4 million concurrent users, according to Epic Games. As it stands now, the game's transformation has only …

Gaming Industry

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food.<p>Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a dizzying number of …

Kids

"I emailed my middle school mean girl 20 years later — this is what I found out"

Was I actually the mean girl?<p>I remembered Renée Tarwater, the most popular girl in my high school class of 600, as tiny and delicate. Guys were always lifting her up in the halls. She had a perfect hair bow and knew things I never had a clue about, like that you needed spray-on deodorant for after …

Comparing the Sizes of Robots in Movies

In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is also an independent web hosting company that focuses on WordPress hosting. The revenue from our hosting …

Tarantino-Style 'Star Trek' Trailer Shows Us The Wonderful Potential

"Green blood. Green women. And Nazis."<p>It was confirmed back in December that director Quentin Tarantino was developing a “Star Trek” film, which will be written by “The Revenant” screenwriter Mark L. Smith.<p>Something that at one time might have sounded like an “Saturday Night Live” sketch will soon …

What every parent should know about Nintendo Labo

Don’t throw anything away<p>As the proud owner of several curious, industrious children I shed a literal tear when I learned about Nintendo Labo, the line of custom-made cardboard contraptions for the Nintendo Switch. Here is a toy specifically designed for nerdy parents like me. Since its …

YouTube and Reddit’s new music obsession is Star Wars music played with a pencil

Give this girl a Grammy<p>YouTube’s number one trending video has captivated just about every corner of the internet, including Reddit where a new community dedicated to “pencil music” is quickly growing.<p>Created by YouTube user Dani Ochoa, “Cantina Theme played with a pencil and girl with too much …

Mark Hamill

Gaming laptops are cheap and portable at CES 2018

Buying a laptop has traditionally meant juggling price, graphics performance, weight and battery life. You want a powerful gaming laptop with good battery life? Sorry about that six-pound weight, bro. Looking for a lightweight, inexpensive laptop to take to events? Forget about playing games or …

Computer Hardware

12 Ways to Entertain (and Exhaust) Your Kid When They’re Stuck Inside

Beat the snow, rain, or even heat with quick activities that everyone can participate in.<p>Serious winter weather can be an impassable roadblock to …

Watch How Blade Runner 2049's VFX Masters Created a Perfect Digital Double of Sean Young

Back in October, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> revealed some of the secrets behind <i>Blade Runner 2049's</i> most startling cameo, Sean Young’s Rachael Replicant from …

Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren battle it out in 16-Bit

YouTuber Mr Sunday Movies has released a new video from animated John Stratman, which features a 16-Bit remake of the climactic battle from <b>Star Wars:</b> …

Luke Skywalker

When Do Children Start To Care About Their Looks?

It's an important part of cognitive development, and it looks a lot like the dawn of vanity.<p>When toddlers rebel against whatever they’re wearing, …

Amazing Fan Trailer Brings the Star Wars of Ralph McQuarrie's Original Concept Art to Life

Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept art for <i>Star Wars</i> still influences the designs and creatures we see in the films, in comics, and on TV today. His …

This is the best time to put your children to bed according to their age

As wonderful and joyful parenthood is, the role can be a stealer of sleep.<p>Getting your little one to settle down for the night can often be a …

A Tribute To 'Every Frame A Painting'

If you're not familiar with the work of Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou, I apologise in advance - because I'm about to introduce you to some of the best …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Fan Trailer Dramatizes the Oldest Sci-Fi Rivalry of Them All

Scrappy smugglers vs. Casanova captains. Warp drive vs. hyperdrive. Utopian exploration vs. high space opera. You know the one.<p>Made by YouTuber …

How to Raise Happy Kids

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p><i>…</i><b>the well-being of</b> …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

5 Easy Paper Craft Projects To Make With The Kids

Attention everyone: it’s officially glitter o’clock!<p>Bjarte Rettedal via Getty Images<p>You don’t need to wait for the next rainy day to get stuck into …

Christmas Trees