Aug. 12, 2022

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Beat The Stank

This Is Why Your Breath Stinks In The Morning, According To A Periodontist

BySofia Quaglia

And how to beat bad breath in the long term, because mints and gum are only temporary solutions.

Gear

The Best Gifts For 2-Year-Olds, According to Child Development Experts

ByDonna Freydkin

These toys will help them develop independence, be creative, and make sense of the world.

Wise Words

This Was The Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

ByLizzy Francis

Sixteen men and women share the best words of wisdom their fathers passed on.

Sleep Safety

When Can A Baby Sleep With A Stuffed Animal?

ByPatrick A. Coleman

As a part of a bedtime ritual or elevated to a transitional object, a mellow, imaginative toy can help lead a kid to slumber.

Developmental Milestones

The Only 4-Month Milestones That Matter

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Most parents overdo the whole milestone thing in the fourth month. Stop stressing out and focus on the two (just two!) developmental moments that really matter.

Flu Vaccine

The 2022-2023 Flu Shot: What’s In It And Why?

ByTyler Santora

Everything you need to know about flu shot ingredients, varieties, and dosages.

Developmental Milestones

The Only 2-Month Milestones That Matter

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Stop stressing out and focus on the milestones that really matter.

Child Development

The Tragic Decline Of Bored Kids And Dangerous Play

ByEmily Kelleher

Modern childhood leaves little time for free play. Experts think kids are suffering because of it.

Parenting

How To Raise An Honest Kid (But Not A Narc)

ByLizzy Francis

Here's what parents who want to raise honest kids need to keep in mind.

Parenting

How To Raise A Strong Kid (But Not A Selfish Bully)

ByLizzy Francis

No one wants to raise a pushover. Most people don't want to raise bullies, either. This is how you strike the balance.

Psychology

The Vygotsky Theory And What It Means For Parents

ByChristian Dashiell

Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development has some helpful applications for parents looking to use everyday moment to help kids thrive.

Dad Bod

This Tabata Pushup Challenge Will Get You Seriously Fit

ByTyghe Trimble

What's a Tabata pushup challenge? A four-minute workout that will get you in shape in just one month.

Getting Old

Do Hangovers Really Get Worse With Age?

ByRachel Crowell

What seems like common knowledge — that getting older means hangovers get worse — doesn’t really hold up on close inspection.

Catching ZZZ's

Get Your Kid To Bed Quickly With Progressive Muscle Relaxation

ByTyler Santora

If you relax the body, you relax the mind, you get the kids to sleep.

Going Bald

What Causes Hair Loss? And How To Stop It Before You Go Bald

ByRachel Crowell

In a market flooded with hair loss “solutions,” beware of ineffective and unproven treatments.

Milestones

The Only 1-Month Developmental Milestones That Matter

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Most parents overdo the whole milestone thing in the first month. Stop stressing out and focus on the three developmental moments that really matter.