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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
How to Prepare If Your College Student Is Coming Home for Thanksgiving

How to Prepare If Your College Student Is Coming Home for...

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Photo: Yaw Niel (Shutterstock)This year has been full of sacrifices and impossible choices, but it’s not quite done with us yet. If you have kids who are away at college, you may now be facing the pandemic’s latest conundrum: Do you have them come home and risk everybody infecting each other, or do you tell…
How to Host a Socially Distanced Playdate

How to Host a Socially Distanced Playdate

Summer vacation is here. For many of us, it’s been with a mix of relief and dread that we kick the 2019-20 school year to the curb and enter a summer that seems to spread out endlessly before us. Hey, remember when kids used to play with each other? Like, in person? I can’t tell…
Keep Your Kid’s Mask on a Lanyard

Keep Your Kid’s Mask on a Lanyard

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Photo: Justin Paget (Getty Images)Lanyards are often used to keep our most precious objects—keys, for example, or a whistle if you’re a coach or referee—safe and easily accessible. And there is nothing our kids need more now to keep safe and easily accessible than their masks. That’s why, especially if they are young or prone…
Have Your Kids Practice Mask-Wearing at Home

Have Your Kids Practice Mask-Wearing at Home

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Photo: Baby2M (Shutterstock)You’ve probably introduced your kids to mask-wearing by now. (And they probably hate it, because we all hate it, but you’ve explained why they need to wear it, etc.) Most kids preschool-age and older have been doing a bit of mask-wearing here or there—when you take them for an ice cream cone or…
Watch Sesame Street and CNN’s Back-to-School Town Hall

Watch Sesame Street and CNN’s Back-to-School Town Hall

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Photo: VIAVAL TOURS (Shutterstock)Sesame Street and CNN are partnering up for all our emotional needs this year, first with the virtual COVID-19 town hall, then with the one on racism, and now a town hall as we navigate the back-to-school season with our little kids during a pandemic. The 60-minute special, “The ABCs of Back…
I’m Karen Walrond, Speaker, Author and Hurricane Harvey Survivor, and This Is How I Parent

I’m Karen Walrond, Speaker, Author and Hurricane Harvey Survivor, and This...

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Karen Walrond has been many things in her life—a lawyer, speaker, photographer, author, leadership consultant, and a mother. She was born and raised in the Caribbean, met her husband-to-be in London, and they are now raising their teenage daughter, who they adopted at birth, in Texas. Walrond and her family are also Hurricane Harvey survivors.…
Hold Weekly Family ‘Check-in’ Meetings

Hold Weekly Family ‘Check-in’ Meetings

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Photo: WeAre (Shutterstock)Happier WeekHappier WeekIt can be hard to be truly happy lately, so we're bringing you tiny hacks and simple pleasures to make your days brighter. This week, we're all about being just a little happier.You might already do something similar at work: once a week, even if you’re in near constant communication with…
If You’re Thinking About Hosting a Sleepover, Read This First

If You’re Thinking About Hosting a Sleepover, Read This First

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Photo: Corbis/VCG (Getty Images)Sleepovers and pandemics don’t really go together. They are a wonderful childhood rite of passage, what with all that pizza-eating, soda-drinking, movie-watching, and late-night giggling. But all those things (potentially sharing food and beverages! cuddled up next to each other! with respiratory droplets hovering in the air!) are also what make them…
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…
The ‘Three R’s’ Can Help Your Kids Get Through This

The ‘Three R’s’ Can Help Your Kids Get Through This

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Photo: zatvornik (Shutterstock)All year, parents have been worried about the longterm effects this pandemic will have on our kids, and rightfully so: Their mental health, their physical health, and their academic and social skills have probably all taken a hit as schools closed and activities they love were cancelled and their friendships had to take…

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