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Sometimes You Don’t Need Batteries. Other Times, You Definitely Do.

Here’s some of the latest in family tech. VR Real Feel Racing Now you can get the full virtual-reality experience of car racing without having to leave the comfort of your living room. The app itself is a lot of fun for both kids and adults who like racing games. Show More Summary

My Baby Doesn’t Like Her Daddy

Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and I have a 2-year old daughter and we’ve both been very involved in raising her. But recently, she’s started pushing him away and demanding that I do everything. She won’t let him read her bedtime stories,Show More Summary

5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms

Interview with Shonda Moralis, author of "Breathe, Mama, Breathe," about 5-minute mindfulness for busy moms. The post 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.

How @Netflix Helps Us Talk with our Kids about Tough Stuff

As parents, we instinctively want to protect our children from everything bad that could possibly happen. But no matter how much we try, they still have worries and fears. Lots of them. One common approach to dealing with our children’s...Show More Summary

The Kindness Challenge + Breathe, Mama, Breathe

Interview with Shaunti Feldhahn, author of "The Kindness Challenge," about three simple acts that make a huge difference in any relationship in 30 days; and with Shonda Moralis, author of "Breathe, Mama, Breathe," about 5-minute mindfulness for busy moms. The post The Kindness Challenge + Breathe, Mama, Breathe appeared first on Mr. Show More Summary

Build it up and Knock it Down

Building things—whether it’s a 3D puzzle, a metal replica of a pirate ship, a mini model of the Millennium Falcon, or a tower out of plain wooden blocks—is one of the best ways to spend time with your children. But half of the fun of building something is knocking it down. Show More Summary

Why Putting Your Kids First Is the Last Thing You Should Do

Interview with Genevieve Shaw Brown, author of "The Happiest Mommy You Know," about why putting your kids first is the last thing you should do. The post Why Putting Your Kids First Is the Last Thing You Should Do appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.

A Chic Toddler Room Fit For a Sweet Little Princess

Looking for a fairy-tale room that's practical for your budget, and your toddler? Take a look at this pretty in pink butterfly princess toddler bedroom. It's fun, functional, and adorable! From a pint-sized chandelier to floating butterflies and beautiful books, this room is full of sweet dreams (and tips).

The Reflective Parent + The Happiest Mommy You Know

Interviews with Regina Pally, author of “The Reflective Parent,” about how to do less and relate more with your kids; and with Genevieve Shaw Brown, author of "The Happiest Mommy You Know," about why putting your kids first is the last thing you should do. The post The Reflective Parent + The Happiest Mommy You Know appeared first on Mr. Show More Summary

Seeing Science in the Eye of the Beholder

With everyone talking about STEM these days, we here at Parents@Play are always on the lookout for great science-themed toys, games, and activities. Here are four that focus on vision that you and your family will love. Amusin’ Illusions...Show More Summary

Having the Talk—No, Not That One, the One about Money

Dear Mr. Dad: My parents never talked with me and my siblings about money, but I’m feeling the need to give my kids—ages 4 and 7—a better financial education than I got. When’s the right time to start? A: What is it about money thatShow More Summary

27 Tiny Realizations That Will Help You Keep Going On Your Darkest Days

Realizing that no matter how many times I may stumble or seemingly regress, I’m always moving one step closer to the person I’m meant to become.

What’s Wrong with How We Talk to Our Children

Interview with Jennifer Lehr, author of "ParentSpeak," about what’s wrong with how we talk to our children—and what to say instead. The post What’s Wrong with How We Talk to Our Children appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.

Parenting and Childcare Styles around the World + ParentSpeak

Interviews with Alma Gottlieb, co-author of "A World of Babies," about differing childcare styles in eight non-US societies; and with Jennifer Lehr, author of "ParentSpeak," about what’s wrong with how we talk to our children—and what to say instead. The post Parenting and Childcare Styles around the World + ParentSpeak appeared first on Mr. Show More Summary

Gearing up for Winter

As you head out into the blustery, winter-y weather that has already descended on many of us, you’ll want to make sure the kids are well equipped to handle everything that mother nature dishes out. Here are some of our favorites for your snow days. Show More Summary

The Merck Manual Consumer App

Winter in the Bay Area is under way, which means a few things: We’ve seen more rain in the past week than all of 2016 combined. Unless you live in some kind of sterile bubble, your kids have come down with whatever new bug is going around. Show More Summary

A Bonkers Beautiful IKEA Built-In Hack — Apartment Therapy Reader Submission Tutorials

I feel fairly confidant in my ability to spot an IKEA hack, but this project had me doing a double take. Christina's project is not a casual, pick up and craft DIY, but it's so perfectly executed that we had to share! Skill Level: Moderate Time Required: A LONG weekend Project Cost: Approximately $1000 including hardware and trim READ MORE »

Helping the New Stepmother

Dear Mr. Dad: I have three children and have been divorced for several years. My girlfriend of six months and I are thinking about getting married. But I’m concerned about her relationship with my kids. It’s not that she doesn’t like them—I’m sure she does. Show More Summary

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

Interview with Julie King, co-author of "How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen," about strategies and stories that will help you improve communication with your preschooler. The post How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.

Navigating the Road of Infertility + Improving Communication with Your Preschooler

Interviews with Chrissie Lee Kahan and Aaron Michael Kahan, coauthors of “Navigating the Road of Infertility,” about their struggle to start a family; and with Julie King, co-author of "How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen," aboutShow More Summary

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