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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
How to Convince Your Kid to Bathe

How to Convince Your Kid to Bathe

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Photo: travelview (Shutterstock)Whether you’re trying to coerce an energetic toddler into the bath or a less-than-energetic preteen into taking their (much-needed) daily shower, you may be facing what feels like an uphill battle to get your kids clean. Read on for tips—from real moms—that should help motivate everyone, from ages two to around 12, to…
How to Introduce Your Kid to Horror Movies (And Why You Should)

How to Introduce Your Kid to Horror Movies (And Why You...

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Illustration: Sam WoolleyParents have always shared horror with their children. Mom and pops of the 19th century read their little ones frightening and bloody books like Shockheaded Peter, a collection of gruesome drawings and moralistic verse, and bedtime stories like Hansel and Gretel, which begins with parents leading their children deep into a forest and…
It’s OK to Take Your Kids to the Polls

It’s OK to Take Your Kids to the Polls

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Photo: Yegor Aleyev / Contributor (Getty Images)I voted a couple of weeks ago—a fact my 10-year-old son found very annoying when he was all pumped up to go to the polls this morning. I had my reasons for voting early this year, most of which should be obvious, but I did feel a little twinge…
I’m Reesha Howard, Entrepreneur and Homeschooling Mom of Four, and This Is How I Parent

I’m Reesha Howard, Entrepreneur and Homeschooling Mom of Four, and This...

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Reesha Howard considers her family to be something of a unicorn—they’re a homeschooling, Black, vegan, Christian family with a deep entrepreneurial spirit. She and her husband, Ron—they’re high school sweethearts originally from the South Side of Chicago—lived abroad for many years while Ron played professional basketball before settling down in Fort Wayne, Indiana about 10…
The Movement to End ‘La Chancla,’ the Corporal Punishment that Became a Meme

The Movement to End ‘La Chancla,’ the Corporal Punishment that Became...

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Screenshot: Instagram (Original Art by Cheanie KuIn many Latinx families, two household items strike fear into the heart of anyone who sees them: la correa y la chancla. In English, this is the belt and the slipper, and Latinx children are often disciplined by being beaten with either or both. This shared traumatic upbringing is…
Do Something Actually Fun With Your Kids

Do Something Actually Fun With Your Kids

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Guess which ones I made.Photo: Joel CunninghamHappier 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.Every morning I awaken to the same question: “Daddy, will you play with me?” (I…
Parenting An Extrovert During Coronavirus

Parenting An Extrovert During Coronavirus

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with author Mark Oppenheimer and his six-year-old daughter Anna, a young extrovert who's had to adjust to the quarantine lifestyle. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We've been talking about the sacrifices and trade-offs so many people have been making throughout this global pandemic, so now we want to check in with someone who's…
Tips to help your kids understand the COVID-19 pandemic

Tips to help your kids understand the COVID-19 pandemic

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How to Help Your High School Senior Cope With Having Their Year Cut Short

How to Help Your High School Senior Cope With Having Their...

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Image: ShutterstockThink back to your senior year of high school. Once spring rolled around, you were basically home-free and could finally experience the joy of “senioritis”: getting to go to school and see your friends while enjoying lower academic expectations. Plus there were so many major events to look forward to like senior prom, graduation…
Why You Should Get Your Kid’s Ears Pierced at a Tattoo Shop

Why You Should Get Your Kid’s Ears Pierced at a Tattoo...

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Image: ShutterstockI got my ears pierced when I was 10. My aunt took me to Claire’s at the mall, where I browsed a display of birthstone earrings, picked out a sparkly crystal pair, and then sat in a chair and hugged the giant comfort bear as a young employee aimed at my lobes with a…

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