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Over-Parenting

Science Suggests Parents Are Taking Parenting Too Far

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Parents who want to give their kids every advantage are spending more and more time and money on kids, but science is finding that it’s better to step back and find balance.

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.

Parenting

How Parents-At-Odds Can Better Handle Parent-Teacher Conferences

ByChase Scheinbaum

Maybe you're divorced. Maybe you and your partner butt heads during meetings. Here's how experienced educators say you should handle the situation.

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.

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.

Parenting

How To Raise Empathetic Kids In 5 Simple Steps

ByLizzy Francis

Raising an empathetic and kind child is a beautiful thing, but it's also important to prepare kids for the real world.

Parenting

Resilient Kids Come From Parents Who Do These 8 Things

ByLizzy Francis

Letting your kids fail and talking to them about it goes a long way.

Parenting

At What Age Do You Stop Burping a Baby? A Nurse Explains

ByChristian Dashiell

4 to 6 months is a good rule of thumb, but these are the specific signs to look for.

Parenting

You’re Probably Doing Timeouts Wrong

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Timeouts may seem like the perfect solution for child discipline problems, but they’re rarely used correctly, which makes them less than useful.

Parenting Style

Gentle Parenting Is Not For The Weak Of Heart

ByChristian Dashiell

This trending parenting approach requires a lot of patience.

Discipline

How To Discipline A Toddler: What The New Research Says

ByChristian Dashiell

It’s still not okay to hit your kid, and new research gives parents healthy alternatives.

Watch Your Mouth

If You Say These Common Phrases To Your Kid, You’re A Bully

ByChristian Dashiell

When parents communicate the same way bullies do, it sets a bad example and makes kids feel unsafe.

Brrrrrr!

How To Dress A Baby For Cold Weather

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Keeping a baby comfortable in winter temps requires extra time, extra layers, extra clothes, and extra patience.