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Thursday, May 6, 2021
What to Do When Your Toddler Is a Hitter

What to Do When Your Toddler Is a Hitter

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Photo: Tomsickova Tatyana (Shutterstock)We talked recently about what parents can do if their toddler bites people, whether out of curiosity, frustration, or a need for attention. While some toddlers bite for those reasons, others may turn to hitting. A slap across the face from a toddler probably won’t hurt as much as a bite on…
What to Do When You Encounter Racism in Your Kids’ Books

What to Do When You Encounter Racism in Your Kids’ Books

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Photo: tookitook (Shutterstock)As parents become better informed about the racism present in media, they’re left with some tough choices—decisions they sometimes need to make in a split second’s time. One of the biggies is: What on Earth do you do when you’re reading a story aloud to a child and you come across something racist?Lindsay…
Should You Use a White Noise Machine to Get Your Baby to Sleep?

Should You Use a White Noise Machine to Get Your Baby...

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Photo: ucchie79 (Shutterstock)Sleep is top of mind for most new parents. They’re not always going to be able to sleep when the baby sleeps, what with all the bottles that need to be cleaned and the laundry that needs to be done, but if they ever want to rest, the baby needs to rest quite…
An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Kids About Money

An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Kids About Money

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Photo: Nadia Leskovskaya (Shutterstock)In my experience, this is the age that kids really get into the concept of earning money themselves, if they haven’t already. They may be running their own lemonade stand (or neighborhood franchise?) by now or thinking of other things they could sell, whether it be personalized drawings, hand-drawn comic books, or…
What to Do When Your Child Fails a Test

What to Do When Your Child Fails a Test

Photo: Iana Alter (Shutterstock)As our kids begin to wrap up this Pandemic School Year From Hell, they are likely to face some final exams in the coming weeks. While it would be great for them to ace every single class and individual test, realistically, they may struggle—whether with anxiety, with poor study habits, or with…
How to Talk With Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

How to Talk With Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

One of the hardest things about being a parent is living with the knowledge that there are so many potential scenarios or people in the world who could bring harm to our children. One of the scariest and most damaging things that can happen to our kids is sexual abuse or assault—especially given that the abuser…
How to Introduce Your Kids to Vegan and Plant-Based Diets

How to Introduce Your Kids to Vegan and Plant-Based Diets

Photo: Jacob Lund (Shutterstock)For parents of kids who are picky eaters, introducing any new food item into their diets can be a challenge. That challenge gets even more complicated when parents try to introduce kids to vegan or vegetarian diets—especially when they’re doing it at older ages. The good news? There are a lot more…
10 of the Best TED Talks to Watch With Your Kids

10 of the Best TED Talks to Watch With Your Kids

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This TED Talk by Star Trek actor George Takei, which was recorded in 2014 about his imprisonment in an Japanese-American internment camp several decades years earlier, is a must-watch for any young person who is interested in history and social justice (and kids who aren’t, too). As he reflected on his experience years later, he…
Do You Let Your Kids Try Your Alcoholic Drink?

Do You Let Your Kids Try Your Alcoholic Drink?

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Photo: Africa Studio (Shutterstock)A staff writer for The Atlantic took to Twitter over the weekend to ask, “When a little child asks you what you’re drinking and it’s definitely wine, what do you say?” The response was quick and fairly universal: “I say it’s ‘wine,’” loads of people replied, with some adding that wine belongs…
How to Dial Back Your Kid’s Out-of-Control Screen Time

How to Dial Back Your Kid’s Out-of-Control Screen Time

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Photo: BlurryMe (Shutterstock)At the beginning of the pandemic, parents everywhere agreed: A little extra screen time was not going to hurt our kids. In many cases, particularly for older kids, those tablets and smartphones were their lifeline to their friends. My son, who was nine years old when the world shut down, traded in soccer…

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