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Social media for teenagers: 6 ways it can boost self-esteem (seriously!)

Social media for teenagers: 6 ways it can boost self-esteem (seriously!)

Social media is a powerful communication tool for teens. With your guidance, they can receive personal confidence and development from it
Decorations for a Harry Potter party

How to throw a magical Harry Potter marathon for your kids

How to throw a magical Harry Potter marathon for your kids

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a magical movie marathon.
A family plays a video game together

These 8 Wii games are the best for your young kids

These 8 Wii games are the best for your young kids

Keeping your kids entertained and active is tough. But these eight age-appropriate games from the Nintendo Wii are great for young kids.
Two boys playing with the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel.

Inspire the little ones: Shop all Melissa & Doug toys at HSN

Inspire the little ones: Shop all Melissa & Doug toys at HSN

Melissa & Doug toys offer little ones countless ways to play. You can shop the collection right now at HSN.
Three girls having fun jumping rope outside

9 easy, timeless jump-rope games every kid will love

9 easy, timeless jump-rope games every kid will love

Looking for fun jump-rope games to get your kids outside and playing? Try these timeless jump-rope games.
Teenager rolling eyes at parents

Parenting 101: 4 good punishments for teens that actually work

Parenting 101: 4 good punishments for teens that actually work

Need a list of punishments for teenagers? Here's how to discipline your teen so the life lessons stick.
Family posing for a photo at a reunion

How to plan a family reunion: The ultimate guide to a fantastic event

How to plan a family reunion: The ultimate guide to a fantastic event

Organizing a reunion for the whole family can be stressful. Here's how to plan a family reunion.
Birthday cake with a number 3 candle on it

The best third birthday party ideas for a fun — and stress-free — celebration

The best third birthday party ideas for a fun — and stress-free — celebration

Planning and hosting a party for your soon-to-be 3-year-old should be fun. These birthday party ideas will help you throw a stress-free party.
Father talking with son at park

The right ways to correct a child who mispronounces words

The right ways to correct a child who mispronounces words

The first years of a child’s life are filled with learning new words. it is important to take active steps for your child’s verbal growth
Child chewing on his shirt collar

Is a 4-year-old chewing on a shirt symptomatic of something wrong? What you need to know

Is a 4-year-old chewing on a shirt symptomatic of something wrong? What you need to know

You may have noticed that your child is chewing on their clothes. We discuss it and how to fix it.
cute baby girl in a DIY headband

How to make baby headbands that are adorable

How to make baby headbands that are adorable

Here's how to make baby headbands that are adorable, stylish, and easy.
Boy making sandcastle at beach

5 easy sandcastle ideas any child can master

5 easy sandcastle ideas any child can master

At the beach, making a sandcastle is a classic child activity. Here are simple and easy sandcastle ideas that any child can master
Child painting at an art-themed painting party

All the tips and tricks you need for a fantastic art-themed birthday party for your kid

All the tips and tricks you need for a fantastic art-themed birthday party for your kid

Your 7-year-old will love having an art-themed birthday party, and here's why.
Two kids sitting in front of a U.S. flag

7 fun 4th of July games the whole family can play

7 fun 4th of July games the whole family can play

Having a fun menu of 4th of July games for the family is a fabulous way to spend this summertime holiday.
Family enjoying fireworks at night

How to put together the perfect 4th of July picnic

How to put together the perfect 4th of July picnic

Whether you are heading to the beach, a parade, or staking a spot early for fireworks, a July 4th picnic is super fun. Of course, this calls for a special menu.
Five kids each giving a thumb-up

7-Up: What’s the game and how to play it

7-Up: What’s the game and how to play it

The game of 7-Up is a well-loved classic, and any number of people can play it. Here's the rules on how to play heads up 7-Up.
Mother talking to her teenage daughter

How to be a great parent to a teenage girl

How to be a great parent to a teenage girl

During a girl's teen years, a healthy parent-child relationship is more important than ever. We have useful tips on how to survive puberty
Three kids sitting and reading books

7 great kids’ books featuring LGBTQ+ characters to add to your child’s bookshelf

7 great kids’ books featuring LGBTQ+ characters to add to your child’s bookshelf

Millions of children have LGBTQ+ family members or are LGBTQ+ themselves. We list kids' picture books featuring LGBTQ+ characters.
Toddlers having fun in a playgroup with parents

How to set up a kids play group with close friends and neighbors

How to set up a kids play group with close friends and neighbors

Setting up a toddler playgroup is great for your little one plus parents. We show you how to put one together successfully.
Woman standing with a coffee while her electric car charges

Why you shouldn’t buy an electric vehicle for your family road trip

Why you shouldn’t buy an electric vehicle for your family road trip

Here's why an electric vehicle may not be the best choice if your family loves road tripping.
Rainbow flag for Pride Month

A simple guide for talking with your grade-schooler about LGBTQ identity

A simple guide for talking with your grade-schooler about LGBTQ identity

This is how to talk to your kids about LGBTQ identity.
A baby's first birthday cake

Need 1st birthday party ideas? These tips and tricks will help you throw a fantastic, stress-free event

Need 1st birthday party ideas? These tips and tricks will help you throw a fantastic, stress-free event

Don’t stress the planning of your baby's first birthday. We’re here to help ease the worry around your precious one’s big day.
A mother reading her young child a bedtime story

13 amazing books that celebrate Black culture to add to your kid’s library this Juneteenth

13 amazing books that celebrate Black culture to add to your kid’s library this Juneteenth

A well-versed library should have a mix of books that reflects how versatile Black culture can be. We've provided a short list of titles for all ages.
Five kids reading on a bench outside

The best Juneteenth books middle schoolers will want to read

The best Juneteenth books middle schoolers will want to read

These are the best Juneteenth books for tweens that they will want to read.
Family on couch watching TV

5 best movies on Disney+ Dad will want to stream on Father’s Day

5 best movies on Disney+ Dad will want to stream on Father’s Day

There are a lot of movies dads will like on Disney+. Here are five marvelous movies to stream with Dad on Father's Day.
A child holding up a whiteboard that says, "Hello, my pronouns are"

Expert advice: Gender identity terms, explained in a way a grade-schooler can understand

Expert advice: Gender identity terms, explained in a way a grade-schooler can understand

Gender identity definitions can be confusing for kids. Experts offer their best advice for discussing gender with your child.
Juneteenth sign in red, black, and green

What is Juneteenth? How to talk to kids about this important holiday

What is Juneteenth? How to talk to kids about this important holiday

What is Juneteenth? This is what to say to your kids when they ask about Juneteenth and how you can start the conversation with them.
Little girl and her dad celebrating

4 amazing Father’s Day activities every dad will want to do

4 amazing Father’s Day activities every dad will want to do

There are a lot of cool Father's Day activities that can be a lot of fun for the whole family or just one-on-one with dad for teens and grown kids.
Five kids reading on a bench outside

4 best Juneteenth picture books to teach kids about the holiday

4 best Juneteenth picture books to teach kids about the holiday

We list the best Juneteenth picture books that can teach kids about the holiday.
Parents talking to teenager

4 best ways to show your LGBTQ teen you support them, according to the experts

4 best ways to show your LGBTQ teen you support them, according to the experts

We discuss ways to show your LGBTQ teen that you support them.
Parents watching TV with their teen daughter.

4 great Netflix movies to stream with your teen this Juneteenth

4 great Netflix movies to stream with your teen this Juneteenth

Looking for movies to watch on Juneteenth? Netflix has great options.
Niagara Falls Between the United States nd Canada

5 lesser-known things to do in Niagara Falls that won’t involve crowds or queues

5 lesser-known things to do in Niagara Falls that won’t involve crowds or queues

Niagara Falls is the iconic family vacation, but it gets so crowded. Here's what to do to beat the crowds.
Kids using science kits

5 easy science lessons for kids any parent can teach in a pinch this summer

5 easy science lessons for kids any parent can teach in a pinch this summer

Try these science lessons if you have exhausted your science curriculum for the year.
Toddlers playing in a sensory bin of rice

4 best sensory activities your toddler needs this summer for preschool-readiness

4 best sensory activities your toddler needs this summer for preschool-readiness

These sensory activities will help ensure your toddler is ready for preschool.
A family taking in the sights at Yosemite Park

5 phenomenal things to do in Yosemite with kids you probably don’t know about

5 phenomenal things to do in Yosemite with kids you probably don’t know about

There are so many things to do in Yosemite National Park with kids, it can be hard to know where to start. We have tips.

The best dad gifts from daughter

The best dad gifts from daughter

Children under a rainbow cover

3 fun parachute games for kids to break out at your next park playdate

3 fun parachute games for kids to break out at your next park playdate

These three parachute games are ideal for the next playdate at the park.
Child playing with colored numbers

How to get your kid to like math in 3 easy steps (yes, it’s that easy)

How to get your kid to like math in 3 easy steps (yes, it’s that easy)

Teaching kids math? How to get them to like math instead of hate it in three easy steps.
Kids with sunglasses in a pool

Marco Polo for kids, in or out of the water

Marco Polo for kids, in or out of the water

The game Marco Polo is a classic pool activity played in the summer. We discuss how to make it a safe and fun game for all ages in and out of the pool.
View of the sunset over the Grand Canyon

Make your Grand Canyon family vacation epic with these 5 tips

Make your Grand Canyon family vacation epic with these 5 tips

Our Grand Canyon family vacation tips go beyond viewing the rim and Rim Village.
Kids drawing a mural

Experts agree: 5 benefits of art for your child’s development

Experts agree: 5 benefits of art for your child’s development

Why does art boost child development? Learn what art projects are best.
Family packing the car for a road trip

Survive your next road trip with these 10 must-haves for the car ride

Survive your next road trip with these 10 must-haves for the car ride

Get these 10 road trip essentials and eliminate any cries of "Are we there yet?"
Summer camp sign

5 incredible summer camp games perfect for your next endlessly boring summer day

5 incredible summer camp games perfect for your next endlessly boring summer day

Try these summer camp games the next time your kids are bored at home.
Kids having fun at a bowling alley party

How to throw the perfect kids’ bowling birthday party

How to throw the perfect kids’ bowling birthday party

Bowling birthday parties can be fun for kids of all ages — Here's what you need to know.
A view of the campsite of a couple of families

Follow these tips to avoid disaster when camping with family friends

Follow these tips to avoid disaster when camping with family friends

Camping with friends is a fun summer tradition, but follow our tips to ensure the friendship outlives the camping trip.
Young children playing a game at day care

Those silly day care games kids play are secretly getting them ready for school

Those silly day care games kids play are secretly getting them ready for school

Parents may be surprised that these day care games actually help prepare kids for school in the fall.
Summer camp drop-off sign

Counting down the days until summer camp? How to pack your kid’s gear

Counting down the days until summer camp? How to pack your kid’s gear

Is your kid ready for summer camp? Here's what you need to do now to ensure the bus doesn't leave without him.
Preschoolers having fun in gym class

10 essential social skills your preschooler needs to learn now

10 essential social skills your preschooler needs to learn now

These social skills activities for preschoolers are crucial for toddlers to learn before their school years.
Young kid watering the garden outdoors

10 outdoor chores that teach school-age kids responsibility

10 outdoor chores that teach school-age kids responsibility

Chores help kids gain a sense of responsibility. They can do these 10 outdoor jobs safely.
A family on vacation taking a break to look at the view

10 cheap summer vacation ideas that will save your family a load of cash

10 cheap summer vacation ideas that will save your family a load of cash

These cheap summer vacation ideas will not only save you money, but will provide endless family memories.