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How to Win Over Stubborn Children

Read our tips for dealing with stubborn behavior (<i>Hint</i>: All it takes is a little reverse psychology to get an obstinate kid to see things your …

5 Smart Ways to Handle Teacher Troubles

Is it the teacher—or is it your kid? How to find out why your child's unhappy at school<p>There was no single incident that made Kim Black of River …

4 Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day History

If you want the luck o’ the Irish, study up on these St. Patrick’s Day facts.<p>What a saint!<p>March 17 is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint …

13 Discipline Tricks from Teachers

How teachers get their kids to behave (and how you can too!)<p>As I sat on a teeny-tiny chair reading to Vivian in her kindergarten classroom, I noticed …

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 …

41 Brilliant Elevator Pitches That Will Inspire You to Write Your Own

Okay, you’ve got 30 seconds (or less!) to sell your million-dollar idea to a room full of strangers. Go! As intimidating as that room full of strangers may be, the trick to landing the deal is to choose your words wisely so that your pitch packs the biggest punch possible. The following elevator …

Entrepreneurship

These are the best ways to improve your online dating profile, according to science

More than 20% of 25- to 34-year-olds have used online dating, and more than a third of recently married couples in the US met online.<p>Dating online gives you access to a much larger pool of potential romantic partners than meeting people through conventional methods, and it gives you a peek at your …

Iyanla Vanzant: Why It's So Hard to Trust Ourselves (And What to Do About It)

Following my daughter Gemmia's death, six months of severe depression, a divorce and two years of unemployment, I was counseled by my longtime …

7 Ways to End Picky Eating

Strategies for raising an adventurous eater (that will eat at least some of his veggies)<p>I wanted my kids to be good eaters. It mattered quite a lot …

Grade-by-Grade Homework Help

Assignments are getting tougher than ever. But we've got secret-weapon websites and genius study tips (from teachers and tutors, too!) That'll help …

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 …

How to Have a Peaceful Divorce

Some high-profile celeb splits are making news not for how nasty they are, but for how cordial they appear to be. So is a peaceful divorce possible …

"My Son Doesn't Act Like a Boy!"

From an early age, Robert Samuels,* now 8, has choreographed dance routines and performed them at home. When he was 4, he loved to wear red, sparkly …

20 Questions That Could Change Your Life

Finding the answers starts with posing the right questions—and Martha Beck has 20 to get you started.

Healthy Pumpkin Fettuccine

<i>This Creamy Pumpkin Fettuccine is made healthy by using a secret ingredient – Tofu noodles! It’s quick, easy and gluten free too! Perfect for a</i> …

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Noodles

Pasta is probably my ultimate comfort food, even dessert can’t touch it’s satisfying goodness! So… I never would have thought I’d be so crazy about …

16 Spooky (but not too scary) Halloween Movies for Kids

We love watching a few spooky <i>(but not too scary)</i> movies around Halloween time and today I’m rounding up a few of our favourites along with some that …

Spray Chalk

Shares 118K<p>Make this fun spray chalk with your kids! Super easy too.<p>Hi 30 Days fans! I am Beckie from Infarrantly Creative. I am a …

California-Based Hacker Scouts Program For Maker Kids Is Growing

Back in September 2012, we wrote about a cool open lab program for maker kids in Oakland, California called Hacker Scouts. Their program has been …

Kids

Encouraging kids to complete chores by paying them with screen-time tokens

Little Mom on the Prarie made game tokens that she gives her daughter to do chores.<p>"I started using an alternate version of the reward system with my …

How to Praise Your Kids the Right Way Without Spoiling Them in the Process

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

8 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

We know mindfulness is good for us. Mindfulness allows us to be present in our parenting, choosing a skillful response, instead of succumbing to our visceral reactions.<p>Mindfulness is also good for our kids. There is an emerging body of research that indicates mindfulness can help children improve …

An Open Letter to My Son's Kindergarten Teacher

Greetings and Salutations!<p>We haven't met yet, but we will soon. I need to apologize in advance because I am going to be one of "those" parents. You know, the ones who are constantly checking in, perhaps over protective to a fault.<p>In my defense I feel like I know a bit more about this whole school …

40 Must Read Bedtime Books

Establishing a routine for reading every day is important and one of the easiest ways to do that is to read with your kids every night. No ifs, …

Brené Brown: 3 Ways to Improve Your Relationship

I was once asked whether you can love your partner and still cheat on him or her. Reflecting on my research, I concluded that though you may feel …

The 10 Best Toys From The 2014 Toy Fair

A plush uterus, talking teddy bear, and other crazy trinkets<p>We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Every toy does not need an app! So once again, as we cruised the aisles at the American International Toy Fair this week, we largely turned a blind eye to "interactive elements" carelessly …

5 Discipline Traps to Avoid

Mistakes even smart moms make, and what to do instead<p>Making mistakes is part of being a parent, and discipline is an area where we slip up …