Moms and dads, Draw a Railway on the Back of Your T-shirt

Moms and dads, Draw a Railway on the Back of Your...

Photo: via Ken Kawamoto Weary moms and dads, ever wish you could do more parenting while lying down? Behold, this T-shirt designed by Japanese software engineer Ken Kawamoto. From the front, it is a standard white T-shirt. Put on a hoodie, walk to Starbucks and no one will have to know you are an evil…
Teach Your Kids the Distinction In Between Threat and Threat

Teach Your Kids the Distinction In Between Threat and Threat

For part of my childhood, from about 9 to 13 years old, I lived in a house with a creek just beyond its backyard. I’d go down to my friend’s house on the corner and we’d “creek-walk” our way up the street and around our neighborhood. Sometimes we stuck to the banks of the creek;…
Teach Your Kid How to Call 911 From Your Mobile Phone

Teach Your Kid How to Call 911 From Your Mobile Phone

Every once in a while, I get lightheaded to the point of thinking I might faint. (One time, I actually did faint and my husband legit caught me in mid-air, gallant dude that he is.) When it happened again a few weeks ago, and I was home alone with my son, I realized it was…
I’m Angela Santomero, Developer of ‘Daniel Tiger,’ and This Is How I Moms and dad

I’m Angela Santomero, Developer of ‘Daniel Tiger,’ and This Is How...

Photo: Courtesy of Angela Santomero The moment I first became a believer in the power of Daniel Tiger happened when my daughter was 3. She was on a playdate at the park when I announced it was time to get ready to go home. Instead of melting into my lap and whimpering as she’d done…
Ship Child Product to Your Holiday Location

Ship Child Product to Your Holiday Location

Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill (Getty Images) When you have a baby, packing for a vacation feels a bit like moving out of a small apartment. Infants need a lot of stuff—diapers (so many diapers), diaper cream, wipes, formula and food. Some parents choose to do a Target or Costco run when they arrive in the new…
How to Keep Your Kid Safe on YouTube

How to Keep Your Kid Safe on YouTube

Photo: Sally Anscombe (Getty Images) You’ve probably seen it. That image—a creepy, what-the-hell-is-that lady-bird figure with bulging eyes and a chilling grin. Its name: “Momo.” Panicked parents across my newsfeeds are sharing reports that it’s popping up in seemingly innocuous children’s YouTube videos and messaging apps, instructing kids to perform tasks such as turn on…
Do Not Tickle Children Without Their Approval

Do Not Tickle Children Without Their Approval

Tickling can be a fun way to bond with a kid—all that giggling and squealing is downright precious. If the kid likes it, that is. And surely they like it, right? After all, they’re laughing. Hold up. Why laughter doesn’t equal consent Laughing is the body’s involuntary response to being tickled. I am someone who…
How to Speak with Your Kids About Environment Modification

How to Speak with Your Kids About Environment Modification

Of all the tough conversations we should be having with our kids as they grow up, I’ll admit that educating my son about climate change has not exactly been a priority. We’ve had conversations about death, disability, mental illness, racism, sexism, poverty and gun violence. All of those felt like important, pressing matters that he…
Play Hand-Clapping Games With Your Kids

Play Hand-Clapping Games With Your Kids

Photo: Getty Images Several months ago, I went to Disney World with my extended family for a week. If you’ve ever been to Disney, you know that approximately 75 percent of the experience revolves around waiting. A few days in, while standing a particularly long line, my 9-year-old niece turned to me and said, “Wanna…
Record Interviews With Your Kid

Record Interviews With Your Kid

When my brother was a kid, he had a green He-Man tape recorder. He would, as my mom tells the story, sit in his room, hit “play,” and proceed to wax poetic about his life. It sounded a little something like this: “Myyyy naaaaaame is DAVID! I. Have. A. TAPE RECORDER! I. Can. Yell. INTO…
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