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Five kids reading books on a park bench

New Year’s resolutions for kids: The reading resolutions your child needs

Don't ask your child to keep their room clean for their New Year's resolution this year. Instead, ask them to read every day.
Parents having a talk with their teen.

Is defiant teen behavior what it really is? Here’s what else could be behind your teen’s attitude

Teenagers will always push boundaries. Your defiant teen's behavior isn't a personal attack on you, but could mean something else.
A teen driving a car with their parent in the passenger seat

How to make sure your teen’s driving behavior doesn’t leave you feeling worried

Your teen starting to drive shouldn't have you worried. Go over these teen driving behaviors so everyone feels more relaxed.
Daughter placing money in piggy bank as Mom watches

2023 is the time to start saving for your child’s education: 4 expert tips

As parents, you don't want to see your child in debt to have a good education. With these four tips, you can start saving now so you won't have to.
Family of three eating dinner at table at home

Here are mealtime rituals for kids to keep them engaged at the dinner table

Sitting down together for meals get trickier when you have children. Try our mealtime routines for kids to help everyone be involved at dinner.
A teenager holding some Christmas presents.

8 cool holiday gift ideas for teens who have it all and hate everything

Don't want to see your teenager roll their eyes at their Christmas presents? We have a list of holiday gifts for teens that won't let you down.
A dad changing baby's diaper

How to change a diaper: Your simple step-by-step guide

Are you worried about how to change your baby's diaper? Then all you have to do is check out our simple step-by-step guide.
A teen blowing out vape smoke

6 facts about vaping that will put your teen off of it forever

Have a teenager who vapes? We have the facts about vaping you'll want to make sure you share with your teen.
Baby bundled up in the snow

Cold-weather gear every baby should have

Make sure you have all the essential cold-weather gear babies need for their first winter.
Kids playing in the leaves at a park in the fall

7 fun fall homeschool activities

Feeling stuck and can't come up with fun homeschool plans? Here are seven fall homeschool activities to do with your kids this season.
Children making Halloween crafts.

8 Halloween crafts for preschoolers to do this spooky season

Need some crafty ideas for your little ghouls? These eight Halloween crafts for kids are perfect for your pumpkins to do this season.
Yard dice game set

How to modify yard dice rules for kid-friendly fun

Here's how to play yard dice in a family-friendly way so it's as much fun for the kids as it is for the adults.
A mom and toddler playing a game in the living room.

How to teach a toddler to be patient (yes, it’s possible!)

Try these 4 activities to teach your toddler about patience.
A teen using social media on her cell phone.

The pros and cons of social media use for teens (No, it’s not all bad)

Teens spend a lot of time on social media — is it good, bad, or somewhere in between? Let's look at the pros and cons of social media use for teens.
A toddler grabbing some food off of a plate.

How much should a toddler eat? Probably more than you think

How much should a toddler eat? You might be shocked to find out how much your toddler should really eat in one day.
A family taking in the sights at Yosemite Park

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.
A view of the campsite of a couple of families

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.
A teenager smiling while at work at a register in a grocery store

Tired of being a human ATM? How to help your teen get a job this summer

Learn how to help your kid get a job as a teenager and keep a little cash in your wallet for yourself.
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

These cheap summer vacation ideas will not only save you money, but will provide endless family memories.
Two girls wearing Mickey ears holding suckers.

Your kids won’t even miss Disney if you try these incredible staycation ideas

The best staycation ideas for parents who don't have the budget or desire to travel this summer.
A mother holding her baby in the nursery.

10 space-themed nursery ideas that are out of this world

We are in love with these space-themed nursery ideas for your baby.
A family taking in the sights on vacation.

8 family vacation ideas your teens won’t say suck

These 8 family vacation ideas will even please your teenagers.
A mom putting her toddler to sleep.

How to get your toddler to sleep a big kid bed without (too many) tears

We have tried and true ways to convince your toddler to sleep in his own bed.
A family getting ready to take a trip.

10 important countries your kids should visit before they turn 18

These 10 countries are must-see destinations for kids before they are 18.
A child holding up a drawing of an Easter bunny.

How to draw an Easter bunny (even if you have no artistic ability)

Quickly learn how to draw an Easter bunny before your kid's holiday party or project.
A baby getting a head massage.

How massage can help your baby sleep (seriously!)

A thorough look at how massage can help your baby sleep.
A mother talking with her child.

6 effective ways to talk to your child about their inappropriate behavior

6 effective ways to talk to your child about their inappropriate behavior.
A toddler sleeping holding a teddy bear.

Is your baby waking up too early? These 6 tips can help

6 tips that can help you if your baby is waking up too early.
A child about to spit a spitbal on another child in school.

Why your kid suddenly started spitting and how to stop this gross behavior

Why your kid suddenly started spitting and how to stop this gross behavior.
A sleeping baby moving their hands over their head.

Here’s how to tell if your baby twitching in their sleep is totally harmless

How to tell if your baby twitching in their sleep is totally harmless.
A father lifting up a child to play.

5 engaging activities you can do with toddlers to keep them entertained

5 engaging activities you can do with toddlers to keep them entertained.
Mother and midwife or doula looking at the newborn baby.

Is a postpartum doula really necessary?

Is a postpartum doula really necessary? Here's what we know
A mom listening to a podcast with her teen sitting on the floor in the background.

8 podcasts parents of teens need to listen to right now

If you have a teen, you'll want to listen to these 8 podcasts.
Two small children sitting on the couch sick and blowing their noses.

Does your child have RSV? Scary symptoms to watch out for

Watch for these signs that your child might have RSV.
A one pan pasta meal with mushrooms, tomatoes, and basil.

8 one-pot meals that come together in a snap for busy families

For busy nights, try these 8 simple one-pot meals.
mom and daughter baking

8 easy cookie recipes for kids that go beyond chocolate chip

Try these easy cookie recipes together for family bonding in the kitchen.
A young girl holding her stomach talking to her mom.

Why do kids hold their poop? How to deal with stool withholding

There are a few reasons your kid might be holding their poop.
A healthy meal set on a table.

Getting the family to eat healthy foods is easy with these apps

Healthy eating just got more simple with these helpful apps.
A pregnant woman holding her belly.

These tools can help if you want to self-monitor your pregnancy

Self-monitoring your pregnancy just got a whole lot easier.
A military family hugging and smiling.

Don’t miss these apps designed specifically for military families

If you're in a military family, you'll find these apps so useful.
A family hanging out on the couch playing on their devices.

Enjoy family game night with these 10 awesome apps

Family game night is even better with these cool game apps.
A group of toddlers happy and smiling.

Why are toddlers so annoying? Let’s count the different reasons

Toddlers are so annoying for so many reasons. Let's count the ways.
A person doing holiday shopping on their laptop with presents all around them.

How will the global supply chain problems affect gift-giving this year?

Everything you need to know about holiday gifts and the supply chain.
A teen getting the COVID vaccine.

These are the 4 most common COVID vaccine side effects in teens

These are the most common covid vaccine side effects in teens.
A baby sleeping on his side holding a teddy bear.

Is it safe for babies to sleep on their sides? Here’s what the experts say

Here's everything you need to know about baby sleeping on his side.
A baby about to take a bite of baby food.

How to make baby food with green beans in under 10 minutes

Make green beans for baby in as little as 10 minutes with these recipes.
A parent trying to put their child back to bed.

How to sleep train a toddler who won’t stay down for the night

Here are tips for how to sleep train a toddler to sleep through the night.
A teenage girl holding a camera.

6 easy ways teenagers can make money with a side hustle

These 6 side hustles are perfect for teens looking to make money.
A child playing with LEGO while on the floor.

Does your toddler play with LEGOS? Here’s why they’re so beneficial

There are mental and physical benefits for why playing with LEGOS benefits toddlers.
A small child drinking a glass of water

When can babies have water? Giving it too early can be dangerous

There is a certain age when babies can have water and they should not have it before that.