Parenting

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She Left Her Son Alone in the Car. They Put Her on the Child Abuse Registry.

Does a mom deserve 
to be punished for leaving her child to run an errand? You be the judge. >>

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Roald Dahl’s Heartbreaking Lesson About Childhood Vaccinations

Olivia Dahl was seven years old in November 1962 when she displayed the hallmarks of a measles… >>

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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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Judging Jack: When a Teacher Finally Understands a Student

I thought my student was ordinary. I came to learn he was just too busy being brilliant. >>

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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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20+ Garage Sale Finds to Snap Up When You See Them

It’s hard to know exactly what is worth buying secondhand, but these are good bets. Also: 21… >>

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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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10 End-of-Year Teacher Gifts Anyone Can Make

Create a fun, fast DIY present with your kids to show their teachers a little gratitude and… >>

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These Questions Make Your Relationships Stronger

Why asking caring questions can drastically improve your relationship with your partner, your kids… >>

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How to Catch a Liar

Pamela Meyer, the nation's best-known expert on lying, explains how to sniff out the truth in a… >>

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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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How to Get Crayon Off the Wall: 7 Speedy Solutions

Did your young artist mistake your home's walls for canvas? These quick fixes will show you how to… >>