Parenting

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20 Silent Thoughts Your Babysitter Has About You, But Won’t Say To Your Face

From what they know about your marriage (hint: it's a lot!) to your parenting habits that drive… >>

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8 Quiet Signs of Someone Drowning

Drowning doesn't mean flailing arms and calling for help. Knowing these silent signs of drowning… >>

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11 Early Reading Habits That Make Young Kids Love Books

How parents read to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can have a huge impact on how much they love… >>

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My Daughter’s Piano Recital and the Little, Lovely Life Lesson It Taught Me

One father learns you don't always have to say the words "I love you" to get the point across. >>

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The Awesome Power of 4 Tiny Family Traditions

No room in your family’s hectic schedule for “quality time”? These mini rituals make it… >>

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What Happened When Uncle Stevie Babysat the Kids

A babysitting bachelor lays out his cookie-baking battle plan. But his nephew, niece—and… >>

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13 Things Homeschoolers Wish They Could Tell You

We asked parents why they chose to homeschool their kids, what it's like to be the teacher, and… >>

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The Wake-Up Call I Needed After All

Technology has made some things obsolete. But others, like kindness and generosity, are things the… >>

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What Do All Babies Need, Yet Aren’t Getting Equally?

To break the cycle of poverty, young children need something that’s as free and abundant as air… >>

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17 Secrets of Happy Families

Happy families share some habits that make for fulfilling conversation, productive housework, and… >>

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The Revolution Will Not Be Supervised

If we want our kids to be their smartest, bravest, and most creative and independent selves… >>

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In Praise of a Carefree Childhood

When kids had the most powerful toy of all—their imagination. >>

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7 Secrets Teachers Know About Your Kids And You Don’t

What’s your kid really thinking, saying, and doing when you’re not around? We asked the… >>

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11 Adorable DIY Baby Shower Gifts

If your friends are expecting, shower them with these cool, unusual, adorable, easy, new-baby… >>

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One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Bullying

Here's how one schoolteacher takes time each week to look out for the lonely. >>

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This Single Dad’s Perspective Will Change How You See Your Kids

His mother’s lessons on love helped a single dad raise independent kids, and learn to let them go. >>

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Having a Midlife Crisis? It Might Be Your Teenager’s Fault

New studies indicate that researchers are better able to predict what adults are going through… >>

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Should Kids Have Cell Phones?

In a rant, Louis CK said smartphones are ruining people’s abilities to experience their own… >>

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Rick Bragg on Parenting

Award-winning journalist Rick Bragg shares thoughts on the departure of his son—and his "empty… >>

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Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?

Education has become an American institution—of the worst kind. >>