parenting

Age-appropriate chores for children + how chores boost kids’ confidence & responsibility

Age-appropriate chores for children + how chores boost kids’ confidence & responsibility

A recent poll found that although 82% of American adults regularly did chores as children, only 28% expect their children to do tasks, such as laundry, cooking, and cleaning. While our children’s

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Traditional toys & books may trump gadgets at promoting early language development in kids

Traditional toys & books may trump gadgets at promoting early language development in kids

There are growing numbers of tech toys for young kids in the form of iPads and iPhones, baby computers, talking animals or dolls, and other electronics that promise they are boosting language development

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Innovative maternity ward bed includes a sidecar bassinet to keep baby close

Innovative maternity ward bed includes a sidecar bassinet to keep baby close

Giving birth is hard work, and an innovative bed might offer a viable option for exhausted new moms in the maternity ward to get some rest and stay close to their baby at the same time. The bed, which

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6 non-materialistic, experiential presents that are great for kids!

6 non-materialistic, experiential presents that are great for kids!

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Neuroscientist and her infant son make first ever mother-child MRI image into an unconventional work of art

Neuroscientist and her infant son make first ever mother-child MRI image into an unconventional work of art

The image of mother and child is one that has been painted, drawn, sculpted, and photographed for centuries, each one depicting the beautiful and unique bond in its own way. Neuroscientist and mom-of-two

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10 simple ways to teach kids to be kind and compassionate

10 simple ways to teach kids to be kind and compassionate

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Bring back tech-free family mealtime: “Distracted dining” leads to overeating & obesity

Bring back tech-free family mealtime: “Distracted dining” leads to overeating & obesity

Drawing comparisons to how distracted driving can be hazardous to safety, researchers at the University of Illinois found that “distracted dining” could potentially lead to health risks

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AAP advises pediatricians to test ALL kids for depression, HIV and high cholesterol

AAP advises pediatricians to test ALL kids for depression, HIV and high cholesterol

The American Academy of Pediatrics regularly updates their recommendations to reflect the society and times we live in, and the latest advisory set for pediatricians is aimed at helping to reduce youth

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Scientists & ethicists from 20 countries convene to share advancements & concerns over editing human genes

Scientists & ethicists from 20 countries convene to share advancements & concerns over editing human genes

“Editing” or altering human sperm, eggs, and embryos has been an area of growing interest and concern, even as the ability to change human genes seems better fit for a sci-fi film. An

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Men are much more likely to take paternity leave if they have a baby boy

Men are much more likely to take paternity leave if they have a baby boy

A newborn needs milk, cuddling, a safe place to sleep, and lots of diaper changes, regardless of the baby’s gender. Despite the universal nature of babies’ needs, new research in California

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7 global trends in education we wish would make their way to U.S schools

7 global trends in education we wish would make their way to U.S schools

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Kids who have a pet dog are less likely to experience childhood anxiety

Kids who have a pet dog are less likely to experience childhood anxiety

If you’ve ever spent time relaxing with a canine companion, petting them and basking in their simple, uncomplicated love, you’ve likely noticed how calming these couch sessions can be. And

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Studies show that moms also benefit from breastfeeding

Studies show that moms also benefit from breastfeeding

While the benefits of breastfeeding for babies have been well-studied, two recent studies show that mothers who nurse also receive a health boost. The first study found that breastfeeding, even for a

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12+ inspiring coloring books for grown-ups

12+ inspiring coloring books for grown-ups

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will take two months paternity leave after daughter’s birth

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will take two months paternity leave after daughter’s birth

New parents at Facebook can take up to four months of paid maternity or paternity leave throughout the first year, and the company’s CEO will be taking advantage of this opportunity himself after

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Facebook to introduce automatic alert that tells parents if they accidentally share photos of their children with the public

Facebook to introduce automatic alert that tells parents if they accidentally share photos of their children with the public

As concerns of oversharing about our kids on social media (aka “sharenting”)  and as children’s privacy violations grow, Facebook will be putting into place a new safety feature that

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New LEGO slippers protect parents’ feet from the piercing pain of stomping on a rogue brick

New LEGO slippers protect parents’ feet from the piercing pain of stomping on a rogue brick

It’s a Christmas miracle! A French company has finally created slippers that spare parents the agony associated with stepping on a LEGO. The limited edition slippers will be distributed as part of a

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Kid environmentalists in Mexico halt a $900 million dollar development that would destroy a mangrove forest

Kid environmentalists in Mexico halt a $900 million dollar development that would destroy a mangrove forest

Mangrove trees can be found all over Mexico, and along with adding to the lush and tropical vibe of the country, these trees also serve an important purpose as hurricane buffers and home to assorted

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