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Poor Self-Esteem Runs In The Family. Here’s How To Break The Cycle For Your Kids

ByLauren Vinopal

Children start building self-esteem as early as 5-years-old — marking a crucial time for parents to get involved.


How Self-Determination Theory Can Help Parents Raise Independent Kids

ByPatrick A. Coleman

When parents support children’s autonomy, kids have better wellbeing and academic achievement.

Parenting Styles

Subtle Signs You're A Hostile Parent

ByChristian Dashiell

Overly harsh punishments and too-long timeouts are the obvious signs. But there are less severe ways of being a hostile parent too.


How To Transition A Co-Sleeping Toddler To Their Own Bed

ByMatthew Utley

Transitioning to a toddler bed is a big change for a kid, and frustratingly slow for parents. Patience is essential.

Catching ZZZ's

Disregard These 5 Co-Sleeping Myths And Sleep Better At Night

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Co-sleeping is controversial in the United States, and that controversy has led to myths that aren’t helping anyone get shut-eye.


Science Suggests Parents Are Taking Parenting Too Far

ByPatrick A. Coleman

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


I Planned A Disney Vacation But Am Afraid My Kids Won’t Appreciate It

ByPatrick A. Coleman

What happens when all the sacrifices for vacations aren't appreciated?


My Kid’s Cell Phone Use Ruined My Family Vacation

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Good values can help kids understand boundaries around technology use.


Olympian Cullen Jones Thinks There’s A Better Way To Teach Kids To Swim

ByChristian Dashiell

Millions of kids in America can’t swim at all. Four-time Olympic medalist Cullen Jones has a plan.

Northern Exposure

The Icelandic Art Of Swim Lessons

ByJulia Holmes

Iceland is the only place in the world with universal swim literacy. Here’s their secret.

Baby Names

The 35 Most Popular Unisex Baby Names In The U.S. (And Then Some)

ByLauren Vinopal

Shift to neutral.


Should You Take Young Kids To A Pride Parade?

ByHeather Tirado Gilligan

Kids can join in Pride, but there are conversations you should have beforehand.


6 Things To Say When Your Son Comes Out

ByIsobel Whitcomb

Show your support with these simple phrases.

Making Amends

How To Comfort A Child After Mom Or Dad Gets Angry

ByMatthew Utley

It’s still possible to be a good parent after you lose your temper.

Brave The Cold

Why Norwegian Parents Let Babies Nap Outside In Below-Freezing Temperatures

ByPatrick A. Coleman

You thought baby Thor napped in a cozy crib by the fire?


What The Loss Of A Child Does to Parents, Psychologically And Biologically

ByJoshua A. Krisch

Though parents mourning the death of a child experience classic psychological, biological, and social grief responses, there are unique challenges.