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22 New Books to Read This Summer

Wherever your chosen reading locale — beach, park bench, airplane, air-conditioned living room — make sure you’re curling up with the best books of …

Books

4 Qualities of Good Parents

Studies show that good parents are those who consistently support their children. In addition, good parents would probably agree that raising …

Parenting

12 makeup rules everyone should know by age 40

Makeup trends come and go—blue eyeshadow, anyone?—but these classic beauty techniques help you radiate health and vitality at any age.

Makeup

How Adopting a Family Motto Can Help Raise Kind, Resilient, Confident Kids

When I was growing up, my dad—a former air traffic controller—constantly urged me, “Make a decision and make it work.” It was his way of encouraging …

Parenting

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Leadership

12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics, According To People On Reddit

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." <i>To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby</i> freaking <i>Dick.</i> But do you ever wonder …

Books

The 17 Best Children's Books to Promote Kindness, Integrity, and More

Books have the power to ignite a passion for learning, provide us with a sweet escape, and connect us with who we are and who we want to be while …

Books

6 Things I Wish I’d Known About Fatherhood When My Kids Were Still Young

Some advice from a dad who's been there.<p>Here’s the shocking thing about being a dad: One day, just when you’ve started to get good at the job, your …

Parenting

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Parenting

What to Teach Kids Instead of 'Stranger Danger'

Once, as a kid, I was at the food court at the mall, and a mime was making balloon animals for all the children. He blew up a tube of latex, twisted …

This Shockingly Simple Move Stopped My Kid From Constantly Interrupting Me

We’ve all been there: You’re at the playground trying to chat with a fellow parent, when your kid unceremoniously interrupts the conversation because …

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

6 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Wrinkles Without Botox

Yes, it's possible.<p>To hear some of my patients tell it, wrinkles are the enemy—invaders to be fought with every available tool. That mindset is a disservice to us all. I view these lines and creases as some of our most attractive and quintessentially human qualities, reflecting years of happiness, …

There are better things to say to a kid than "be careful!"

<b>"Be careful" has the best of intentions, but it's actually quite confusing to a child.</b><p>Years ago, I knew a girl who went to Nicaragua for a year and …

12 Fun Fruit & Veggie Snacks for Kids

Fruits and veggies are the healthiest foods to give your child in between meals. Find out how to make them fun.<p>Split a whole-grain English muffin. Top with 2 Tbs. ricotta cheese and sprinkle on pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with 1 tsp. honey.

7 Must Read Parenting Books, According to the Experts

If you are anything like me, you want to be the best parent you can be. There is so much parenting advice available in books and blog posts that it …

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

How to Raise a Sweet Son in an Era of Angry Men

Hours after I gave birth to my first child, my husband cradled all five pounds of our boy and said, gently, “Hi, Sweetpea.” Not “Buddy” or “Little …

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you an awesome parent

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Kids

A top psychologist shares his 3-step method parents can take to discipline their kids

Ross Greene wants to make life easier.<p>Greene is the groundbreaking psychologist behind the theory of "collaborative partnerships," an approach that discards the stuff of traditional parenting — timeouts and the revocation of privileges — and replaces them with calm, focused discussion.<p>"The best you …

Protecting your kid is a good thing — but sometimes, you just need to get out of their way

<b>· Children have the ability to manage risks and figure out their own limits.</b><p><b>· Parents should practice giving kids the freedom to explore and choose how they play.</b><p>"Be careful!" "Not so high!" "Stop that!"<p>Concerned parents can often be heard urging safety when children are at play. Recent research …

How many siblings you have may affect your career

<b>The order children are born in could affect their career in later life, a new study has found.</b><p>The research, commissioned by Disney to celebrate the …

Reality TV

Only child ‘syndrome’: How growing up without siblings affects your child’s development

A study has found that children who grow up without siblings are likely to have a different brain structure than those who do.<p>Only children are often …

Learn One Simple Trick To Cut Back On Power Struggles With Your Kids

Parents can add a powerful tool to their arsenal for teaching their children to make choices.<p>“No! I don’t want to!” is a phrase shouted by every child, ever, at some point during their early years.<p>Parents will discover early on that children have minds of their own and can express their wishes …

5 Things That Parents Can Learn From The Happiest Kids in the World

The authors of The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less reveal the secrets of the world's happiest children.<p>In UNICEF's most recent table of well-being the Netherlands came out on top out of 29 industrialized counties. The USA ranked towards …

7 Things Parents Do That Destroy Their Children's Careers

Everyone wants their kids to grow into wildly successful, happy adults. As parents, you can have a major impact on your kids’ ability to achieve that success, but many parental behaviors will actually impede a child’s future career path.<p>Here are seven of the worst things a parent can do to a future …

Self-improvement

11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Although mindfulness isn’t new—it’s rooted in Buddhist tradition—it only gained popularity in the West over the past few decades. And most recently, …

Mindfulness

10 ways to entertain kids on planes (without using an iPad)

If an airport is purgatory on Earth, then parents who allow their children to use devices - play games, watch videos - with the volume on are bound straight for hell. I see these parents, I note their children’s behaviour, and I judge. So should you.<p>When I was a child, we brought books to read on …

Kids

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults | Inc.com

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.<p>It sounds great, and it's true--but there is a catch. (We'll get to that in a minute.) For now, the science.<p>In the Harvard …

Kids

Want an Emotionally Stable Kid? Brain Science Says to Stop Letting Them Do This | Inc.com

In the United States, there are now more televisions per home than human beings. And:<p>Children between 8 and 18 watch an average of <b>three hours</b> of television per day<br>• Close to one in three children lives in a home where the TV is on either all or most of the time<br>• On average, 61 percent of kids under the …

Psychology