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Stand Up for Sleep-Deprived Students

It's no secret that teenagers love their sleep. A groggy high-schooler reaching for the snooze button is a morning ritual in my home, and many others across the country.

Here's what else is commonplace: Many middle and high schools across the country start the school day at 7:30 a.m. or earlier. For …

Sleep

80 of the Best Kid-Friendly Recipes

Kids love macaroni and cheese, pizza, and lasagna, but the same old recipe gets boring for kids and adults. Mix things up with reinvented recipes and …

Recipes

As Seen On 19 Kids and Counting: Jill Dillard’s ‘Favorite’ No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

With her first child coming very soon, Jill Dillard must have other things on her mind than whipping up labor-intensive meals.
On Tuesday night’s 19 Kids and Counting, Dillard made one “one of her favorite cheesecakes” as part of a care package for her mother-in-law, Cathy Dillard, who was traveling …

Recipes

Mix and Match Puzzles {Free Kids Printable}

6 adorable characters and 216 different combinations to make them with these mix and match puzzles!

Mix and match puzzles will keep the kids busy for …

Kids

How to Turn Tissue Paper into Personalized Photo Presents for Mom

We’ve been asking for years, and all Moms want are pictures of their favorite people to keep forever. And we don’t blame them! Who doesn’t love personalized photo gifts? Remember when we showed you how to personalize candles with printed pattern tissue? Well, we’re going to use this same printed …

DIY

What’s It Like to Be the Neighbor of a “Free-Range Kid”?

The Meitiv family of Maryland—scientists Danielle and Alexander, their 10-year-old son, and their 6-year-old daughter—became the national faces of …

Kids

The Real Benefit of Bring Your Kids to Work Day: They'll See Mom Fight

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Are you the same person at work as you are at home? Of course not. But your kids don't know this.

Thursday is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, and, should this year's be like others, around 37 million parents will bring their kids to work with them.

When the Ms. Foundation …

Kids

The Problem With No-Share Parenting

A child who is 3 or 4 can be conditioned to share, to empathize, and to be generous

Don’t force your toddler to share. In fact, don’t encourage it all. It’s not even good for your child. Parents who insist that their kids “take turns” and give up their toys to other children on the playground are …

Kids

Hefty's new ads for partying moms: hilarious and literally on fleek

If you don’t speak teen or tween, you may need a dictionary—but you’ll also get to see mothers in a different role.

I’m the mother of a tween. Which means—by definition—I don’t always understand what she’s saying. (And the stuff I do understand—like, “I was LITERALLY dying,” literally makes me want …

Advertising

The Struggle To Reclaim Parenting

Is it too late to get back what we’ve lost?

In spring 2011, I was arrested for allowing my son, then 4, to wait in a car with the windows open for a few minutes. Since then, I’ve become unfortunately all too well-versed in the debates around the over-policing of parenting, so a few weeks ago, when I …

Parenting

37 Photos that Prove Little Kids SUCK at Hide and Seek

Yesterday, I posted the photo below of Mazzy hiding in the worst possible hiding spot during a very unchallenging game of “Hide and Seek”.

She’s five. …

Kids

New Moms Aren't Asking for Help Like They Used To; Here's Why

The majority of first-time moms feel like they can't share their problems with family and friends, and some are blaming social media.

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A …

Social Media

How a two-and-a-half block walk threatens to tear a family apart

On Sunday, six-year-old Dvora Meitiv and her brother Rafi, 10, decided to walk home alone from a park near their house in Silver Spring, Maryland. During the two-and-a-half block walk between the park and their home, a neighbor spotted the kids and called the police.

This wasn't their first …

Kids

Three Truths About C-Section Mamas

As a birth photographer, I’m asked to capture some of the most important stories of a family’s life. I step into their birthing space and document …

Mama

Over One Million Download of 8 Free Educational Math Apps by The Math Learning Center's

The Math Learning Center (“MLC”) is celebrating the widespread success of their innovative educational apps for visualizing mathematical concepts.

Mathematics Education

16 Totally Cool IKEA Hacks for the Kids’ Room

Kid furniture is adorable, but sometimes you shy away from shelling out the big bucks because you know they’ll outgrow it in a few years. IKEA pieces are affordable, so you don’t have to feel guilty, and with just a little bit of time and some paint you can turn boring furniture into mini treasures …

IKEA

10 Genius Storage Ideas For Your Kid's Room

Kids

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!

Kids

31 Things You Learn By The Time You're 40

Being tired and ready for bed at 9 p.m. is more than OK.

The days are long but the years are short -- and any time in the doctor's office with kids feels like years and days.

A well-fitting bra is important, and should be off your body no later than 9 p.m.

Actually, 5 p.m. is good, too.

When in doubt, …

Women's News

UPDATE — BREAKING NEWS: COPS PICK UP MARYLAND KIDS AGAIN, HOLD THEM FOR HOURS WITHOUT INFORMING PARENTS

.UPDATE: The children have finally been returned to the parents, at least four hours after the cops picked them up. Fox 5 in DC reports:The Meitivs …

Kids

Mary Kay Letourneau: I Want to Get My Name Off Sex-Offender Register

“There is a story of us that has a life of its own, but it’s not our story,” Mary Kay Letourneau told Barbara Walters in a revealing interview on 20/20 Friday.

The 53-year-old – who spent 89 months in prison for child rape as a result of her relationship with her then-student Vili Fualaau in 1996 – …

Mary Kay Letourneau

Abbott announces 'no jab, no pay' policy

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children will be denied up to $15,000 a year in childcare rebates.

Australia

22 Gloriously Geeky Newborns Who Are Already Winning At Life

The force is strong and the future is bright.

1. This future Whovian:

2. This cute crew:

3. This Force-ful fellow:

4. This father-and-son pair:

5. This pint-size Pikachu:

6. The LOTR lover:

7. This small superhero:

8. And this one:

9. And this one:

10. And this one:

11. And this one:

12. This Pixar pal:

13. This …

Toy Story

Are you nicer than a child?

It’s commonly held that young children are, well, selfish, but as Caroline Williams discovers, they are often kinder than adults.

Last Christmas I took my young son to the theatre. The show, called Antarctica, was for 4-7 year olds and, from an adult perspective, it was all a bit surreal. The actors …

Child Psychology

Exposing the Murky World of Online Ads Aimed at Kids

When it comes to advertising to kids, the rules for the internet are fuzzier than the tightly regulated world of television, in large part because …

Advertising

Could a Simple Hearing Test Save Infants from SIDS?

Imagine the horror that is SIDS banished to the past.

Imagine a world where parents aren’t terrified to put their little ones to sleep, fearful that …

Hearing

Consumer advocates complain to FTC over YouTube Kids app

WASHINGTON – The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.

Google introduced the app in February as a "safer" place for kids to explore …

YouTube

Garnier's 'Into A Woman's Skin' Ad Tries To Scare Working Moms Into Buying Beauty Products

As if professional women don't have enough to worry about, a new Garnier ad suggests busy moms should feel guilty about their aging skin.

The March spot from Garnier International follows a working mom from the beginning of her day to the end of it. One photograph is taken of her right after she …

Skin Care

40 Smart Tricks To Keep Your Kids Organized

No promises your kids will oblige, though.

1. Attach old planter baskets to the side of the sandbox for easy toy storage.

Bonus: you can easily rinse them all off with the garden hose without getting the sandbox soaked. From here.

2. Label aluminum buckets so it’s easy to pick out what they want to …

Toys