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Thursday, August 5, 2021
How to Claim Your Monthly Child Tax Credit

How to Claim Your Monthly Child Tax Credit

Photo: Monkey Business Images (Shutterstock)The IRS has made it official: Advance payments for the enhanced child tax credit—worth a total of $3,600 per child—will be sent out to families on the 15th of each month until the end of the year. Almost all families qualify for at least some cash, if not the full amount,…
Timing Your Kid’s COVID Vaccine Just Got Easier

Timing Your Kid’s COVID Vaccine Just Got Easier

Photo: Pixel-Shot (Shutterstock)Just two days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children ages 12 and up, parents of adolescents got more good news: It can be given at the same time (or close to the same time) as any other vaccines they may be due to receive.Although…
Do You Qualify For a $50 Monthly Broadband Subsidy?

Do You Qualify For a $50 Monthly Broadband Subsidy?

Photo: Vadym Pastukh (Shutterstock)Millions of Americans without broadband internet can now qualify for a $50-per-month subsidy to help pay their bills. As part of the stimulus relief bill that passed last December, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program offers the discount to low-income households or to those that lost substantial earnings during the pandemic. Here’s what…
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…
How to Support Your Transgender Child

How to Support Your Transgender Child

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If your child comes out to you as transgender, the first thing you should do as a parent is what you’ve hopefully been doing all throughout their childhood—convey your love and support for them and for who they are. Figuring out what that love and support looks and sounds like, though, is where some parents…
How to Know If Your Child Has Pediatric Feeding Disorder

How to Know If Your Child Has Pediatric Feeding Disorder

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Photo: ALEX_UGALEK (Shutterstock)For many families, mealtimes can be a battle. Trying to get kids to try something outside the endless cycle of chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese can feel like a never-ending negotiation. But while getting your kids to eat something of nutritional value is just a phase for many families, some parents are…
Teach Kids the Difference Between ‘Fair’ and ‘Equal’

Teach Kids the Difference Between ‘Fair’ and ‘Equal’

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Photo: Anatoli Styf (Shutterstock)It’s the childhood whine heard around the world: “That’s not fair.” It’s used in protest to a sibling being allowed to stay out with friends or have extra screen time, or in response to a classmate allowed to have extra time completing an assignment. You may be tempted to snap back that…
How to Set New Parental Controls on Disney+

How to Set New Parental Controls on Disney+

Photo: Ivan Marc (Shutterstock)In an effort to prevent young kids from stumbling across mature content—either on their own profile, or on a parent or older sibling’s profile—Disney+ has announced added parental controls. Here’s how to set them up. To adjust parental controls, start by clicking on the profile you want to edit on the Disney+…
How to Talk to Young Kids About Race

How to Talk to Young Kids About Race

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Photo: Rawpixel.com (Shutterstock)If recent history has taught parents—especially white parents—anything, it’s that we need to talk with our kids more often and more in-depth about race. (I say “especially white parents” because parents of color have always talked to their kids about race.) But sometimes parents aren’t sure how, or when, to get started.For many…
Teach Your Kids Not to Call People ‘Derpy’

Teach Your Kids Not to Call People ‘Derpy’

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Each new generation of kids comes up with their own slang, which can sound slightly ridiculous and often confusing to the previous generation. In recent years, I’ve had to learn what “yeet” means and what the hell a “VSCO girl” is. I know that when you think someone is the imposter in Among Us, it’s…

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