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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.
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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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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.
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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?
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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.
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Is period underwear right for your tween or teen?

Period underwear for teens is new, but is it better than traditional pads and tampons?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Kindergarten boy watering plants in the garden

The best chores for kindergartners: Teach responsibility in an age-appropriate way

Are kindergarteners too young for chores? No. Here are the top chores for kindergarteners that help teach responsibility.
Children playing in a bedroom.

Floor beds are trending. Is the hallmark Montessori sleep space for your little one?

Montessori is trending and so are floor beds. These sleep spaces aren't new, though. Should you get one for your child? Read on.
Pregnant woman sleeping on her side

A new study says pregnant women should do this before bed

A new study shows that dimming lights before bed can help reduce the risk of gestational diabetes.
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What to put in Easter Eggs for tweens and teens so they actually look forward to the hunt

Looking for Easter egg filler ideas for tweens and teens? We've got several that they'll actually like.
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The best youth sports for nonathletic kids who want to compete

Not all kids want to be athletes but there's real value in sport. Here are some great, less athletic options.
A parent having a talk with their child.

Is the tooth fairy real? What to tell your kids about the tooth-stealing ninja when they ask

Whether you want to keep the fairy tale alive or tell the truth, if your child asked if the Tooth Fairy is real, we have the backstory to give them.
A boy and girl having fun during an Easter egg hunt

10 treats for your toddler’s Easter eggs that aren’t candy

Are you looking for candy alternatives to fill your Easter eggs? We've got you covered with 10 great treats that aren't candy.
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You failed your 1-hour glucose test – now what?

You failed your 1-hour pregnancy glucose test, and you're upset. Breathe. Here's what will likely happen next based on your blood sugar levels.
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What is implantation bleeding like? Facts you should know about when and why this happens

Implantation bleeding vs. period bleeding is different in terms of flow and timing. Can implantation bleeding be heavy? We've got the answer.
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Why your kids should do their own spring cleaning – none of you will regret their little helping hands

There are many reasons why your kids should be helping out with spring cleaning. Here's the list of benefits.
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3D ultrasounds are trending: Should you get one?

Should you get a keepsake 3D sonogram? What if one is medically indicated? Here's what to know about these types of scans.
A mother combing her son's hair

Everything you wish you didn’t need to know about head lice (but do)

Head lice happens to the best of kids. What does head lice look like and can you prevent it? Here are all your common questions about head lice answered.
Woman suffering from postpartum depression

Moms with depression may be hurting their child’s development, study shows

Mothers who are suffering from depression may unknowingly be impacting their child's development.