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Not all unkindness is bullying. Here’s why we need to teach kids to differentiate.

In my work as a teacher I’ve noticed in recent years that parents frequently default to the term “bullying” to describe a lot of undesirable interactions their children have with peers. Bullying is tragically real, with devastating consequences in both the short- and long-term. But bullying also …

Parenting

If you're in your 50s, here's how to get serious about planning for retirement

When people reach their 50s, it's not uncommon for them to realize that retirement — or whatever they choose to call the phase of life that comes after full-time work — is no longer such a distant concept.<p>If you're in that age group and haven't yet focused on that looming reality, it's a perfect …

Retirement

Retirement Nest Egg Calculators: Running Out of Money vs. Running Out of Time

If you have researched retirement at all (early or otherwise), you’ve probably ran across various retirement calculators online. You input how much …

This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like

Many seniors are stuck with lives of never-ending work—a fate that could befall millions in the coming decades.<p>CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store …

Retirement

Retirement planning: Should I open an IRA for my child?

If your child has earned income, putting it in an IRA absolutely makes sense.<p>If you have a child who earns money, the last thing you want is for him or her to blow that cash on nonsense. Therefore, teaching that child to save at a young age is crucial. And while you could encourage your child to …

Mom's So-True Post About 5 Stages of Love in a Marriage Just Might Save Your Relationship

If you are struggling to find the light in your marriage, one mom blogger's words will give you faith that dark times don't last forever.<p>I have been …

The important connection between risk-taking and confidence in girls

By Amy Joyce<p>Writer/editor<p>Claire Shipman and Katty Kay were often asked the same question when they spoke about their best-selling book, “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance — What Women Should Know.” No matter where they were or what group they were in front of, they were …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

The power of compounding: How your wealth snowball grows with time

Shares 383<p><i>So much</i> of financial success involves good habits practiced over long periods of time.<p>Yes, you can still have a positive impact on your …

Retirement

15 of the best duvet covers and bedding sets for a stylish bedroom update in 2018

An inviting bedding set may not only induce sweet dreams as you tuck yourself in after a long day: it could also provide a much-needed splash of colour, riot of print or array of sensual textures to an otherwise nondescript bedroom.<p>A new duvet cover or bedspread requires far less of the commitment …

Home Decorating

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

When your parents die broke

Blogger John Schmoll's father left a financial mess when he died: a house that was worth far less than the mortgage, credit card bills in excess of $20,000_and debt collector s who insisted the son was legally obligated to pay what his father owed.<p>Fortunately, Schmoll knew better.<p>"I've been working …

How to Handle Whining, Tantrums, and Other Annoying Kid Behaviors

Is your kid whining, not sharing, or throwing a tantrum? Take a deep breath and teach them how to be less, well, annoying.<p>Whining, temper tantrums, …

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect'

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

Kids

This Simple Parenting Hack Saved My Sanity

“Sandro, the school bus will be here in three minutes. Please, PLEASE put your shoes on.”<p>“Mom, did you know that the peregrine falcon is the fastest …

How to Move a Co-Sleeping Toddler Into Their Own Bed

Transitioning to a toddler bed is a big change for the kid, and frustratingly slow for the parents. Patience is essential.<p>The family bed divides …

The Scientific Case for Obnoxiously Early Bedtimes

From improved school performance to reduced obesity risk, putting kids to bed early is what's best for them.<p>Getting your kid ready for bed as early …

The 5 Best Things Your Child Can Say to a Bully

It seems like every day, there’s another gut-wrenching headline about kids being picked on, tormented or worse. The fact is, a child is bullied on …

Bullying

Playful parents prevent anxious kids: study

One of the study's co-authors, Rebecca Lazarus, says behaviours that can have a protective effective on kids include giving them a fright, teasing, …

How to Take a Bath or Shower With Children and Not Make It Weird

It's a great way to teach kids to be comfortable in the bathroom and comfortable with themselves.<p>Parents shower in front of and bathe with their …

How to Teach Children New Words by Showing Them Stuff

Patrick A. Coleman writes for Fatherly.

When Dad Spends More Time With Baby, It's Major For Mom, Too

Child rearing and raising has traditionally been considered the occupation of women. It's just been assumed that the men took on their traditional …

What's Paw Patrol's secret? How it captivated children and conquered the world

Ian Brown explores how a Canadian company found the formula for pleasing preschoolers and becoming a toy-selling giant: Action-adventure with puppies<p>Hanging around with Dashiell, recently 4, is like hanging around with a gravity-free volume of talking liquid mercury: he expands and contracts and …

Children who eat fish once a week sleep better and have higher IQs, study finds

Children who eat fish once a week sleep better and have higher IQ scores, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in the US, said parents should consider simply changing the diets of youngsters rather than imploring them to go to bed.<p>Previous studies have shown that the …

At age six, children develop a sense of justice

Before that, watch out<p>Young children will pay to watch a puppet being beaten, but only six-year-olds pay more to watch punishment inflicted on a puppet that personally offended them, according to scientists trying to figure out when our sense of fairness first develops.<p>In a beautifully macabre …

Miniature

The Hidden Truth About Children’s Art

It's tempting to believe that kids are just scribbling. They aren't.<p>Had I seen the painting in the Museum of Modern Art I could have easily been …

When should you tell kids the truth about Santa? Psychologist reveals age you should break the news

There's not a lot that can be more magical than Christmas with children.<p>From putting out the reindeer food and hanging their stockings, to seeing …

Why This One Parenting Style Fosters Growth and Learning

Practically every parent is familiar with the scenario where they raise their voice or scold their child after a scary situation—they get lost in the …

4 Ways to Teach Your Kids Gratitude — and Keep Them From Being Spoiled

Many children learn to say "please" and "thank you" at an early age, but truly instilling a sense of appreciation in a child goes beyond teaching words. Dr. Andrea Hussong, clinical psychologist and director of the Center For Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina, studies …

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things

See if you're forgetting to give your kids any of these (non-material) things.<p>Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They <i>gave.</i> They gave …