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6 Reasons Your Kid Should Play Outside, According to Science

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. In decades past, the simple joys of playing outside were something most kids took for granted. But between increasingly busy extracurricular schedules and parents' safety concerns, today's kids spend less...Show More Summary

103+ Ideas to Get Kids Started On a Fun Photo Scavenger Hunt

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Looking for something that can rival a Smartphone on the Things That Can Hold Any Kid’s Attention for a Heck-of-a Long Time list? Set a kid on a mission to find some cool things, and they’ll drop whatever else they’re doing and zone in on the task at hand. Show More Summary

10 Things We Did As Kids That Give Us Major Nostalgia -- Bring Them Back!

Post by Wendy Robinson. It can be so easy to feel like childhood today is totally different from how it used to be. I grew up before the Internet, cell phones, social media, or even regular use of a good old bike helmet. While I think...Show More Summary

8 Things Every Parent Should Have on Hand for Creative Rainy Day Fun

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. There's nothing like the prospect of being stuck inside on a rainy day with bored kids to fill a parent with dread -- but it doesn't have to be that way! There are plenty of super fun, super easy ways to keep your little ones occupied when the weather won't cooperate, both indoors and out. Show More Summary

Real Talk: We're Cheating Our Kids If We Don't Teach Them Cursive

Post by The Stir Bloggers. In our house, we’re pretty old school when it comes to our 11-year-old daughter’s education -- we’re all about reading the classics, memorizing multiplication tables, and sounding out words rather than relying on Google. Show More Summary

11 Totally Creative Ways Moms Made Sure the Punishment Fit the Crime

Post by Wendy Robinson. There is no denying this basic fact of life: If you have children, you will someday have to figure out how to punish them. Whether the offense is big or small, you always want to make sure the punishment fits the crime. Show More Summary

Snoring Linked to Learning Problems In Kids: 8 Warning Signs to Watch Out For

Post by Tanvier Peart. When it comes our children, we're always on high alert for any and every potential danger. But it’s hard to safeguard against something we don’t even know is a potential threat! A new study warns about the dangers of chronic snoring in children, and the negative effects it can have on your little one's ability to learn. Show More Summary

Little Girl's 'Sinus Infection' Was Actually a Safety Pin Stuck Up Her Nose for Months

Post by Eve Vawter. A five-year-old named Khloe was suffering from a horrific runny nose that drained green green green on the reg. Doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with her and assumed little Khole Powell had a really, really long-lasting sinus infection. Show More Summary

Super Lice Are Back: 7 Stages of Discovering Your Kid Has Them (GIFS)

Post by Eve Vawter. Research from Southern Illinois University has just confirmed every parent's worst fear: 25 states have a new strain of super lice that are totally resistant to over-the-counter and prescription lice treatments.  If you are anything like me, your skin started crawling just reading that. Show More Summary

Mom's Gorgeous Braids for Her Daughter Put Your Ponytails to Shame (PHOTOS)

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Most of us are lucky if we manage to get our kids' hair brushed in the morning before school, but Australian mom Shelley Gifford gives her 6-year-old daughter Grace such gorgeous and elaborate braids every...Show More Summary

10 Books Featuring Same-Sex Parents That Every Kid Should Read

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. One of the most important roles that children's literature plays in kids' lives is to reflect their everyday experiences in a way that helps them understand the world around them, which is why it's so important for families of all kinds to be represented in books -- and that includes families with gay parents. Show More Summary

Target's Groundbreaking Female Superhero Action Figures Will Kick Butt in So Many Ways

Post by Tanvier Peart. Somewhere, there's a Spice Girls song playing -- because what I'm about to tell you is all about girl power. Coming this March to Target stores are "DC Super Hero Girls," a new collection that's generating a ton of buzz -- and will likely have parents lining up to get their hands on this awesome merchandise. Show More Summary

5 Things That Bug You About Your Kid, That Will Land Her a Corner Office

Post by Tanvier Peart. Parents with a headstrong child, listen up. No matter how much your son or daughter gives it to you, a new study says your kid's stubbornness could indicate future success. Published in the journal Developmental...Show More Summary

17 Books By Black Authors That Every Kid Should Read Right Now

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. There's nothing quite so transformative as finding a character in a book that speaks to you, especially when you're a kid still trying to figure out who you really are. Black History Month is the perfect...Show More Summary

9 Ways Moms Get Their Kids to Help In the Kitchen Without a Struggle (PHOTOS)

Post by Wendy Robinson. It was a typical Tuesday night, and I was once again trying to race the clock to get dinner on the table so we'd have enough time to squeeze in homework, baths, and a little bit of quality time before bed. My youngest, wanting some attention now, was attached to my leg as I was trying to chop some onions. Show More Summary

11 Smart Ways Moms Got Their Picky Eaters to Try New Foods (PHOTOS)

Post by Wendy Robinson. Confession time: I was once a smug food mommy. When my first child started eating solids, I was delighted at how totally not picky he was. Avocados! Spinach pasta! Every vegetable or taste combination I threw at him, he gobbled down. Show More Summary

11-Year-Old Girl Sick of Reading About White Boys and Dogs Starts #1000BlackGirlBooks and Wins the Internet

Post by Tanvier Peart. It's great for children to learn about new and different things. It's also wonderful for kids to see themselves in characters, that help make them relatable. Marley Dias is an 11-year-old girl who questioned why stories in her class didn't feature any people of color. Show More Summary

There Is Something Very Wrong With This Teacher's Spelling Assignment

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. No matter how realistic (i.e., low) our expectations of the quality of our children's education might be, most parents at least hope their kids will learn how to spell basic words at school. That's why one...Show More Summary

School Offers to Change Students' Grades If Parents Don't Like Them

Post by Tanvier Peart. Growing up, do you remember how you felt when it was time for grades to be sent home? Some kids jump for joy, while others either cross their fingers in the hopes that their parents will forget to ask -- or they...Show More Summary

Giveaway: American Girl Doll's Girl of the Year Lea Clarke

Post by Caroline Olney. American Girl Doll's Girl of the Year is here, and in 2016 we're excited to celebrate with Lea Clarke, an adventure-loving 10-year-old and budding photographer from St. Louis, Missouri. This year, Lea is traveling...Show More Summary

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