Parenting Tips

Conceptual Smarts: Turn Off the TV, and 6 More Baby-Making Tips For Men
Conceptual Smarts: Turn Off the TV, and 6 More Baby-Making Tips For Men

If you're trying to get pregnant, switch off the television. So say researchers who found a link… >>

Big Win for Women!: School Sports Pay Off
Big Win for Women!: School Sports Pay Off

Once upon a time—40 years ago this month, to be exact—a revolutionary piece of… >>

13 Things a High School Coach Won't Tell You
13 Things a High School Coach Won’t Tell You

These insider tips from high school coaches across the country are guaranteed to improve your game… >>

Project Happiness: How One Parent Inspired Optimism
Project Happiness: How One Parent Inspired Optimism

Melissa Fay Greene’s adopted son was angry and depressed—until a science fair project they… >>

Why Finnish Babies Don’t Sleep in Cribs
Why Finnish Babies Don’t Sleep in Cribs

Generations of mothers are connected by a simple gift. >>

The Year of the Firefly
The Year of the Firefly

This mysterious creature illuminates one man’s past and makes his present even sweeter. >>

7 Fun Healthy Food Ideas for Kids
7 Fun Healthy Food Ideas for Kids

Got a picky eater? (Who doesn’t?) End mealtime battles with these creative ways to make healthy… >>

What to Read After a Hurricane
What to Read After a Hurricane

Shortly before Hurricane Sandy came to my town, flooding my house and knocking out the power (which… >>

Why We All Need a 'Designated Texter'
Why We All Need a ‘Designated Texter’

Have you seen any of the sobering anti-texting-and-driving commercials for AT&T’s “It Can… >>

Women on Fire! This Week's Hottest Story
Women on Fire! This Week’s Hottest Story

The Most Surprising Story to Go Viral This Week: The Atlantic magazine's "Why Women Still Can't… >>

15 Healthy Snacks for Kids (or Adults!)
15 Healthy Snacks for Kids (or Adults!)

Make each bite count: These snacks taste just like your favorite foods but with more healthy… >>

Everyone Is Different: 7 Children's Books that Help Explain How
Everyone Is Different: 7 Children’s Books that Help Explain How

Kids are naturally curious about what makes people different, but sometimes adults fumble for the… >>

5 Classes You Took That Your Kids Won’t
5 Classes You Took That Your Kids Won’t

Memories of Typing and Home Ec are far, far away when we consider the Facebooking, Tweeting teens… >>

Guess Which of These Gross Habits Are Really Healthy
Guess Which of These Gross Habits Are Really Healthy

Belching, passing gas, picking your nose and eating what comes out of it, and other seemingly… >>

TV Programs for Science-Minded Toddlers
TV Programs for Science-Minded Toddlers

Feeling guilty about parking your preschooler in front of the tube? A recent Scientific American… >>

Survival Story: The Little Boy Who Couldn't Cry Help
Survival Story: The Little Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Help

Eight-year-old Robert was nonverbal with an autism spectrum disorder, so when he vanished in a… >>

Make Your Own Gumdrops
Make Your Own Gumdrops

These chewy candies can be tailored to the occasion >>

13+ Things Your Mall Santa Won’t Tell You
13+ Things Your Mall Santa Won’t Tell You

Mall Santas share their secrets, and impart a few special tips for parents at Christmastime. >>

8 Brilliant Ways Babies Are Smarter Than You Think
8 Brilliant Ways Babies Are Smarter Than You Think

Chubby, cherubic, and drooly, sure. But babies are much more than lovable lumps, according to… >>