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How to teach a child to swim: Methods you need to know

We'll share great methods and fun ideas on how to teach a child to swim so they'll become strong, happy, and confident fish in the water.
A mother and young child playing peekaboo outside.

When do babies play peekaboo and when should parents be concerned?

We'll go over when babies play peekaboo and when (and if) parents should worry if they don't show any signs of wanting to play the game.
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These cute nicknames for your unborn baby will help you bond during pregnancy

Looking for an adorable nickname for your unborn baby? Check out these darling suggestions.
A young girl picking her nose with her mother in the background looking grossed out.

Why do kids eat boogers? How to stop this nasty behavior

Nose picking is bad enough, but why do kids eat their boogers? Learn why and what to do to stop it.
Parents having a talk with their teen.

What’s the appropriate punishment for a teenager who lies? This is what to do

Need help thinking of a suitable punishment for a teenager who lies? We have suggestions on how to deal with a dishonest teen, and what to avoid doing.
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Why do babies growl? Understanding your little one’s weird sounds

Have you ever sworn you've heard your baby sound more like an animal than a human? There are reasons why babies growl sometimes, and we'll break them down.
A toddler reaching into a bag of fast food in the car

7 of the best fast-food items for kids you can feel good about grabbing

When on the go, it is possible to keep your kiddos fed guilt-free. We list healthier fast-food options for your toddler or preschooler.
Tired baby yawning

Baby won’t stop yawning? This adorable behavior may actually be worrisome

If your baby won't stop yawning, it could be a sign of something worrisome.
Young boy on an iPad.

Experts explain why kids watching YouTube isn’t a good idea

Many parents do this. You turn on the television, hand over a cellphone, or put on YouTube. But is letting our kids watch YouTube doing more harm than good?
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Solved: How to clear your toddler’s blocked nose at night so everyone sleeps

Cold season doesn't ever seem to go away: How to deal with your toddler's blocked nose at night.
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7 fun 4th of July games the whole family can play

Hosting a patriotic celebration? We've got 4th of July games for the family that are super fun.
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How to put together the perfect 4th of July picnic

Putting together a 4th of July picnic doesn't have to be stressful. We've got simple picnic ideas to fill your patriotic basket.
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What is Juneteenth? How to talk to kids about this important holiday

Understand what Juneteenth is and the best ways to talk to kids about it and answer their questions.
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

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

Learn how to talk to your kids about LGBTQ+ with these helpful suggestions and resources.
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Considerations for mountain bike rides with kids – read this before you hit the trails

Mountain bike adventures with your kids are a blast, but first, consider these things.
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When do babies start talking? Should you be concerned if yours isn’t?

Find out when babies start talking and what you should do if yours isn't.
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Are you a helicopter mom? Here’s how to tell and what to do about it

Are you a helicopter mom or paren? Here's how to tell and what you can do to avoid this happening to you.
Upset girl toddler

Are the terrible twos really that terrible?

You've heard the stories about the terrible twos. Are two-year-olds that horrible and where did the bad rap come from?
Newspaper advertising summer jobs for teens

Why your teen should get a summer job right now

We give you good reasons why your teen should get a summer job and list of ideas for them.
Teen trying on period underwear

Is period underwear right for your tween or teen?

Period underwear for teens is new, but is it better than traditional pads and tampons?
Toddler standing against a growth chart on wall.

What age do boys stop growing?

How old boys are when they stop growing is affected by a few factors, but growth typically stops between the ages of 16 and 18.
A couple holding a gender reveal balloon

Can these methods really help predict your baby’s gender? Get the scoop here

Can these gender reveal methods really predict the gender of your baby? Here's what to know about them.
A father putting sunscreen on his young child.

Try these sunburn remedies for kids when things get too hot

If the sunscreen didn't do all it could and your child comes home looking like a tomato, here's are the sunburn remedies to know.
A mother singing to her little baby.

Advice for new parents that they’ll want to hear

There's advice for new parents that's more welcome than others. If you want to be supportive but not overstep boundaries, stick to these topics.
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A missed period doesn’t automatically mean you’re pregnant, but here’s what could be going on

Have a missed period but not pregnant? Before you panic and do the math, see if any of these other reasons could be the cause for your irregular flow.
Pregnant woman packing a hospital bag.

Hospital bag checklist: What to pack for your labor and delivery stay

Here's everything you need to pack for your labor and delivery hospital stay.
Toddler with stuffed bear on potty training seat.

What is elimination communication, and does it work for potty training?

Find out what the elimination communication potty training method is and if it will work for your toddler.
A baby awake in their crib in a sleep sack.

What is the Ferber Method, and is sleep training safe for my baby?

What is the Ferber Method of sleep training and is it safe? We'll tell you all you need to know.
Newborn smiling while asleep

When do babies smile and laugh? Social cue timelines, explained

When do babies smile? When do babies laugh? Here's what to know about a child's early social development, including when to ask for help.
A dad holding a child who is crying

3-year-olds: Why threenagers are a breed

There are reasons why your 3-year-old has turned into a sassy three-nager. Here’s what’s going on and what you can do about it.
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What is permissive parenting and is it a recipe for disaster?

Permissive parenting has been a hot button topic. What is permissive parenting and does being one make you a bad parent?
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There are actually some helpful benefits of tongue twisters for kids

Tongue twisters are always fun and kids love them, but did you know tongue twisters are a useful learning tool?
Montessori shelf playroom

Bring imagination back into your kid’s playroom with these ingenious DIY ideas

Try out these incredible DIY playroom ideas that not only make the space look nice but add more room for imaginative play and learning.
Frustrated mom in need of nanny

Thinking about homeschooling your child? Here’s why it’s a bad idea

If you're thinking about homeschooling your child, here are the reasons not to homeschool.
Parent hugging her child.

Have a 5-year-old? Then you may need help dealing with those big emotions

If you've been around 5-year-olds, you know their emotions constantly run on all cylinders. Approach those feelings in a safe way for your child.
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The best small pets for kids (that they can actually handle)

Pets are great for children and a wonderful addition to the family. Here are the best small pets for kids to make your newest addition.
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Family fun: Your kids will love these springtime activities

Spring is here and even if school breaks are over, weekends are made for these family fun spring activities.
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See your child pecking at the keyboard? Try these typing games for kids to build this important skill

If your child is doing the chicken pecking dance at the keyboard, there are typing games for kids to increase their speed, accuracy, and confidence.
A mother applying cream to her child while they both are in bed

What does the chickenpox look like? Here’s how to know you’re about to be in for an itchy time

What does chickenpox look like so you know how to take care of it? Here's the rundown if it's been a minute since you've dealt with this type of pox.
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What is the most common birthday month? The holidays play a key factor

The most common birthday dates that will keep you baking treats and running from party to party is at the start of the school year for a reason.
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Tickle the funny bone with these kids’ knock-knock jokes

Kids' knock-knock jokes still get a laugh. Here are the top ones to make your kiddos giggle.
Boy making a sandcastle at the beach

How to create easy sandcastles any child can master

Want to make sandcastles with the kids this summer? Here are some easy sandcastles the kids will have fun creating.
Giving toddler medicine

How to get your toddler to take medicine – try this simple hack

This hack will help parents to get their toddlers to take medicine. Try it, it's pretty simple.
A crib with nursery decor hanging above it

If you love Disney, these are the motivational quotes to complete your nursery decor

Disney-loving families will find the perfect motivational quotes for kids to help keep their focus on the positive, while leaning on the quotes as room decor.
A child's room that's a bit messy with toys and items all over

Need to clean out the playroom? This is where you should donate toys

Your child's room fills up quickly with all those gifting occasions. To answer the question of where the toy donations near me are, think locally.
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Funny science jokes kids will love – and you might just enjoy them, too!

Science jokes for kids are a great way to get children giggling and interested in the subject.
Toddler refusing to eat healthy lunch/snack of fruit and drink her milk

Almost half of kids ages 1 to 5 don’t eat a daily veggie (and one-third don’t eat fruit)

A study has shown that almost 50% of kids between the ages of 1 and 5 aren't eating vegetables daily.
A family watches TV on a couch

Your favorite childhood movies will be your kid’s favorite, too

These are childhood movies to watch with your little human to show them the value of family and friendship and that kindness is always the right choice.
Mother laughing with her young daughter.

Gentle parenting: Does it really work? You’ll want to read this first

What is gentle parenting, and is it the right parenting style for your family? It's a personal decision, but we have information to help.