Renu Chaudhary

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8 Ways to Eat Clean

Improve your family's diet with these healthy-body, whole-foods strategies.<p>What is clean eating?<p>Nitrates in cured meats. GMOs. Artificial sweeteners. Hydrogenated oils. Sugar-packed snacks and drinks. Livestock raised with antibiotics. Hormones in our food. Today many parents are saying, "Enough …

Nutrition

'Afternoon naps' aid children's learning

<b>Getting young children to take an hour-long nap after lunch could help them with their learning by boosting brain power, a small study suggests.</b><p>A nap appeared to help three-to-five-year-olds better remember pre-school lessons, US researchers said.<p>University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers …

From Toddler to Tycoon

Money is the most common stressor in America. So why aren't we teaching kids how to handle it? Time to break out the lesson plan, Pops.<p>Here's what we know about kids who understand finances: they tend to be less materialistic, and they usually feel better about themselves. "We've seen young …

Praise Kids' Efforts Instead of Abilities and Make it Specific

Praise is one of those things you want to lavish on your children. After all, the world will be indifferent enough. Someone should be in their …

Don't Stop Arguing in Front of Your Kids

In a recent post, Dr. Phil (yeah, I know) argued that you should stop fighting in front of your kids. He's right, but he misses an important point: …

Beyond PB&J: How to Take the Hassle Out of Making School Lunches

It's hard enough trying to figure out what to put in your own brown bag. When you're packing lunch for kids every day, the problem is exponentially …

Seven Parenting Behaviors That Can Harm Your Child's Future

Every parent makes mistakes, even with the best intentions in mind. Some behaviors, however, are more crippling to a kid's future. If you don't want …

How to Teach Kids the "Time Value" of Money

Instant gratification usually wins out with kids, and unfortunately with a lot of adults. But teaching the <i>time value</i> of money when they're young …

How to Get Your Kids to Go the F*** to Sleep: An Age-by-Age Guide

Nothing ruins a good night's sleep like a child. Whether you're concerned about your teenager's dark under-eye circles or your toddler is the cause …

Parenting

Stop Bullying Yourself to Become a Better Parent

We tend to be our worst critics. We should be doing more, performing better, and never missing a beat. Unfortunately for parents, in pushing and …

10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead)

Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive. Despite …

How I Learned to Stop Nagging My Kids and Start Motivating Them

I bet you've come across the term "positive reinforcement" before–but honestly, do you know what it really means? Some time back, I decided to jump …

How to Manipulate Your Kids into Doing What You Want

In an ideal world, parents would always be patient and nurturing, and kids would always be cooperative and make smart choices. This is not an ideal …

Kids

How to Stay Calm and Not Yell at Your Kids (Even If You're Really Mad)

Ever tried to control your reaction when you were really, <i>really</i> mad? Having good intentions is one thing—reality is quite another. You can think all …

Parenting

Kids With Frequent Nightmares May Face Higher Delusion, Hallucination Risk In Adolescence

Kids who have frequent nightmares or night terrors may be at a higher risk for experiencing delusions and hallucinations in adolescence, a new study suggests.<p>The study, published in the journal SLEEP, shows an association between having frequent nightmares before age 12, and having a 3.5-times …

The Best Educational Apps and Games for Kids

Children of all ages are sharpening their growing brains with technology. With the sea of apps that all claim to be "educational," though, let's …

Apps

Two Sentences That Will Get Your Kids to Tell the Truth

All kids lie at some point or another, and we can't always tell when they're doing it (those little buggers). There are two things, however, you can …

Good Parenting Skills: 7 Research-Backed Ways to Raise Kids Right

<b>I’ve posted about the research behind happy families and solid marriages, but what does science say about good parenting skills?</b><p>Po Bronson and Ashley …

How to Praise Your Kids Without Spoiling Them

You're a good parent and you want to help your kids grow up to be happy and successful. So, when you notice them doing something right, you jump in …

Parenting

Teach Children Responsibility and Gratitude Through Toys and Food

Many parents like to spoil their kids with toys—but don't want their kids to end up "spoiled." The Atlantic's Jenn Choi found a great solution: Use …

The Real Benefits of Regular Family Meals (Beyond Good Food)

Family dinners aren't just for the holidays. They actually have benefits far outside of sharing that ham or lamb feast among people you care about.<p>We …

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.<p>Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a clinic …

Stop Saying, 'You're So Smart!' 3 Better Ways to Praise Kids

<i>"You're so smart!"</i><p><i>"You're so creative!"</i><p><i>"You're so... [insert convenient, but possibly damaging description here]"</i><p>The other day during a frantic scramble to get my 1-year-old to music class, I watched her perform her latest trick -- slipping into her little gym shoes and tightening the Velcro straps …

12 Kids' Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these.<p>When you become a parent, you earn a medical merit badge of sorts. Whether you're sopping up a goopy nose or extracting a dangling-by-a-thread baby tooth, eventually few things faze you. But sometimes it's tough to tell …

Parenting

How to Financially Prepare for Parenthood

Most moms and dads will tell you: parenthood is an ongoing learning experience. But it doesn't hurt to be as prepared for it as possible. Kids are …

How Boys and Girls Learn Differently

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus... or are they? Are the differences between boys and girls really that great? Or is our biological determinism more of a self-fulfilled prophecy?<p>Neuroscience tells us that yes: boys and girls are different. Boys' brains are larger, but girls' brains grow …

How to keep kids reading through the summer

There's learning to read, and then there's <i>loving</i> to read.<p>As the end of the school year approaches, parents are stockpiling ideas to keep their children on top of those long summer reading lists. But how?<p>Bestselling novelist and renowned nonfiction writer Anna Quindlen raised three avid readers who …

Top 4 Survival Skills for Kids

<b>What to do if lost</b><p>A lost child is a scared child, and usually their first instinct is to begin searching for their family. Train your children to …

How Involved Should Parents Be in Their Child's Education?

The common answer to how involved a parent should be in their child's education is this: As much as possible! I know, as a parent, that's the loving impulse in my heart.<p>However, two professors have actually found that parental involvement is often harming student performance. Their research has …

Repurpose a Lotion Bottle into a Faucet Extender for Kids

Some sinks have short faucets that make it hard for little kids to reach the water. You can solve the problem by cutting an old lotion bottle into …