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7 quick healthy snacks fifth graders can make themselves

Nutritious treats any ten year old can make themselves.
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How can you tell if a toddler is ready to be potty-trained? There are clear signs

Here's how to tell whether your toddler is ready to be potty trained.
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5 healthy dinner ideas for toddlers that won’t make them turn up their noses

Here are 5 healthy dinner ideas that toddlers will eat.
A little boy drinking a green smoothie drink.

What are the best drinks for toddlers and which ones should you avoid?

Here are some of the best drinks for your toddler.
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How to teach empathy to kids

Here are some tips on how you can teach kids empathy.
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5 creative school lunches that are a far cry from cold sandwiches

These 5 creative school lunches will delight your child.
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8 alternatives to trick-or-treating that kids will love

Here are 8 fun alternatives to trick-or-treating this year.
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What does it mean if your child is throwing daily tantrums?

Here's what it means if your toddler throws tantrums every day.
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7 easy last-minute Halloween costume ideas for kids

Halloween costumes are sometimes needed immediately. This guide helps you put one together with things from home.
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5 great activities to teach your toddler to listen

These 5 activities will help teach your toddler to listen.
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What to do if your toddler throws a tantrum in public

Here's what to do if your toddler throws a tantrum in public.
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5 great day trip ideas for fall in the Northeast

Here are 5 fun day trip ideas for families in the northeast.
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7 family-friendly Airbnb rentals in California

These 7 Airbnbs in California are perfect for families.
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5 great day trip ideas for fall in California

Here are 5 really fun day trip ideas for families in CA.
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5 great day trip ideas for fall in Texas

Here are 5 fun day trip ideas for families in Texas.
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7 family-friendly Airbnb rentals in Texas

These 7 Airbnb's in Texas are perfect for families
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7 family-friendly Airbnb rentals in the northeast

These Airbnbs in the Northeast are perfect for families.
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8 fun things to do with kids on Labor Day

Here are 8 fun things to do with kids on Labor Day.
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How to teach your kids to play horseshoes

Learn how to teach kids to play horseshoes so everyone has fun.
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4 amazing science podcasts your 4th grader will love

These are the best science podcasts for 4th graders.
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Are glass baby bottles better than plastic? What you need to know

Here are the benefits of glass baby bottles and how they compare to plastic.
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6 back-to-school tips for your grade schooler

6 back-to-school tips for your grade-schooler for the first week.
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7 fun things to do with your kids before they go back to school

7 fun things to do with kids before school starts.
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5 comedies on Netflix the whole family will want to watch

5 family-friendly Netflix comedies the whole family will love watching.
A toddler boy riding a bike.

The best balance bikes for toddlers you can have delivered today

These are the best balance bikes for your toddler.
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Best and worst cities for dads

These are the best and worst cities to raise your kids if you are a dad.
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Stuck on a baby birthday location? These ideas will bring new life to the party

If you're stressed about where to hold your baby's birthday party, you can relax. We list some easy and fun places to go.
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The hair care products every baby needs

You want to use only the best and most natural products on your baby’s head. We list several great products for your little one.
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The best baby formula ingredients for sensitive stomachs

If your little one can't keep her formula down, her sensitive stomach may not like these ingredients.
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6 ways you can encourage your toddler’s best behavior

Encouraging good behavior from your toddler is easier than you think. Try these tips to make turn a bad situation around easier on everyone.
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Shopping for a premature baby: The do’s and don’ts

When getting a gift for a preemie baby, you need to pay attention to what you get. Here are some safe things to get mom or baby.
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How to choose the best baby proofing products for your home

Once your little one becomes mobile, it's time to make sure your house has the best security to protect him form harm around your home.
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Double the fun: Essentials for every parent of twins

Parents of twins need a little extra help. Here are some things every family of twins could use.
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What every dad should bring to the delivery room

Mom isn't the only one who needs a go bag for the hospital for baby's birth. We have a list of essentials that dads need to bring,
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Working out while pregnant – should you do it?

Staying in shape is important, but not at the expense of your health. Here's what you should know
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Baby struggling to sleep in their crib? Give these suggestions a try

Your baby might be having a tough time adjusting to a crib. We explain why your baby isn’t sleeping in it and what you can do.
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Be prepared for your baby’s 9-month checkup with these tips

Taking your baby to a checkup can be a fun experience -- or daunting, We offer helpful info so you and your baby won't be stressed.
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6 great gifts to get your toddler this holiday season

Looking for a good gift for the toddler in your life? Here are our top picks.
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6 great gifts to get your teen this holiday season

Are you looking for a good holiday gift for the teen in your life? We list six gift ideas that your teen just might like.
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6 great gifts to get your preteen this holiday season

Looking for a good gift for the preteen in your life? Here are our six top picks that will be enjoyed by every type of tween.
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6 great gifts to get your baby this holiday season

Looking for a good gift for your baby's first Christmas? Here are our top picks.
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Why you should (and shouldn’t) get your teen a smartphone this Christmas

Your teen has asked you for a smartphone for Christmas. Do you cave? We look at the benefits and downsides of this big step.
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How old should a child be before sleeping with a blanket?

Blankets can be comforting but they can also pose a danger. Here's when you can give your child one
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Teen temper tantrums do happen – here’s how to stop them

If your teenager is acting up, it's probably not about you. Here's what you can do
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Should your child earn an allowance?

How do you know if your child should be earning an allowance? Here's how to tell