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What Was Your Most Embarrassing Parenting Moment?

What Was Your Most Embarrassing Parenting Moment?

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Photo: Elva Etienne (Getty Images)Let me tell you a little story about two infants, a brand new rug, and some vomit. (If it seems like I’ve written too much about puke this month, that’s a fair critique, but it changes nothing.) When my son was about eight months old, we went to visit a friend…
Parents of Kindergarteners: Are You OK?

Parents of Kindergarteners: Are You OK?

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Photo: NDAB Creativity (Shutterstock)I wrote a post yesterday about the “COVID slide”—the concern among many parents that our kids will fall behind (or more behind) academically during all these months of virtual learning. The truth is that this year has been hell for parents and their children who have been isolated from their friends and…
Tell Us Something Weird About Your Kid

Tell Us Something Weird About Your Kid

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The fun thing about kids is that they all have their own unique way of being so unapologetically weird. Especially when they’re very little and they have not yet been introduced to the concepts of self-consciousness or embarrassment, things like the following—shared by Reddit user u/Otterleigh—are normal and fun to them:My 4yo went to the…
Why You Should ‘Aim for Yes’ With Your Kids

Why You Should ‘Aim for Yes’ With Your Kids

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Photo: JACEK SKROK (Shutterstock)Kids hear a lot of “no” throughout the course of a day. No, you can’t stay up as late as you want; no, you can’t ride your bike without a helmet; no, you can’t shove your sister. It’s easy for “no” to become somewhat of a reflex answer to any new or…
How to Get Your Kid to Stop Whining

How to Get Your Kid to Stop Whining

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I’m just going to say it: There are few sounds on Earth more annoying than the sound of a young child whining. It doesn’t matter what actual words are involved; when they hit that high-pitched tone—the tone that makes skin crawl—it’s bad. Psychologist and parenting coach Dr. Jessica Michaelson writes for the Huffington Post that…
Let Your Kids Bike in Place While They Zoom

Let Your Kids Bike in Place While They Zoom

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Photo: Waridsara_HappyChildren (Shutterstock)At Lifehacker, we already encouraged you to create your own $120 DIY version of a Peloton-style exercise bike (and our health editor tried out the set-up long enough to give it her stamp of approval). But if your little kid already has a bike with training wheels, you can create a similar version…
How to Prepare for Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

How to Prepare for Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

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Back-ish to SchoolBack-ish to SchoolNormally we're sending kids back into the classroom right about now, but nothing is normal this year. This week we're exploring ways to help manage our domestic and academic new normals.The first day (week, month) of school can be hard on some kids, particularly those entering preschool or kindergarten for the…
How to Turn Your Garage into a Playroom

How to Turn Your Garage into a Playroom

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The past several months have caused many of us to take a long, critical look around our homes, and in some cases, we’ve found our living space wanting. To be fair, most of us didn’t move into these spaces expecting them to serve as our home, office and school, but here we are. We’ve had…
Daniel Tiger Will Soon Help Toddlers Understand the Pandemic

Daniel Tiger Will Soon Help Toddlers Understand the Pandemic

Image: PBS KIDSLittle kids have been able to look to many heroes for guidance during the coronavirus pandemic. Sesame Street came through early on with a virtual pandemic playdate with Elmo and a COVID-19 town hall with CNN. LeVar Burton read to us. The New York Times’ science reporter even answered kids’ questions. But finally,…
The Wiggles Are Hosting a Free Virtual Camp for Preschoolers

The Wiggles Are Hosting a Free Virtual Camp for Preschoolers

Photo: The WigglesIt’s still virtual summer camp season, and the latest free camp to be announced is one that many little kids will be pumped to attend: The Wiggles’ Virtual Summer Camp.The “camp” will be hosted by Emma Wiggle and Captain Feathersword (in partnership with Rascal + Friends) and it will feature arts, crafts, singing,…

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