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If You Want A Confident Girl, You Need To Know It's Not About Success

It’s always a tough sell to convince a teen or tween girl to try something that she thinks she’s not good at, that might require struggle, that might result in some failure. Utter humiliation alert! her brain screams. I’ll just stay in my comfort zon…
By Katty Kay, Claire Shipman and JillEllyn Riley

7 Ways Not Vaccinating Your Child Affects Them Later In Life

The issue of vaccinating babies is a bit of a hot button topic, with most people valuing and adhering to the recommended schedule of vaccines, but others expressing concern about the number, frequency, and safety of these routine shots. All of these …
By Shari Maurer

Here Are The Recommended Ages For Take Your Child To Work Day

Oh how 9-year-old me was thrilled when Take Our Daughters To Work Day launched in 1993. Not only did it mean I would be heading to work with my dad, but it also involved having access to a ton of office supplies. And that was a thrill for a girl who …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

5 Fascinating Facts About Children's Bones That Will Totally Make You Jealous

Have you ever watched a toddler take a dive at the playground and wonder how on earth they didn't just break all the bones in both their arms? Well, as it turns out, toddlers are built to withstand the bonking and pounding they put their bones throug…
By Emily Westbrooks

Turns Out, Kids Are Actually Happier With Fewer Toys, Study Says

Having tons of toys is somewhat of an inevitable by-product of parenting — many homes teem with the latest fads and many parents worry that their children's play areas look too much like toy stores because of it. But, contrary to popular belief, more…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

7 Fun Activities For Take Your Child To Work Day That'll Keep Kids Entertained All Day

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 26 this year, and that means now is the time to check whether your company has some cool activities planned. Whether you work at a law firm, an advertising agency, or a healthcare company, there are lo…
By Kate Miller

Here's How To Handle That Whole Potty Training Business During Nap Time

Potty training is a lot of trial and error, and if you're potty training a boy? It's also a lot of hit and miss. (My son is 10, and he's nearly got it down.) One of the bigger challenges you'll likely face during the potty training process is what to…
By Cat Bowen

Kourtney Kardashian's 5 Totally Practical Hacks For Enjoying Disneyland (Even With Kids)

When it comes to birthdays, the Kardashians are known for heading to the "Happiest Place on Earth." Kim celebrated her 37th birthday at Disneyland this past October, and Kourtney was treated like a true Disney princess when she rang in her 38th there…
By Kate Miller

8 Earth Day Activities For Preschoolers They'll Totally Love

Earth Day is just around the corner, and you might be thinking that your kiddo is too young to really understand the concept of Earth Day and all it encompasses. The truth is, kids probably understand the earth better than we do, and our job as paren…
By Ojus Patel

I Think About Having A Spare, & I Know I'm Not Alone

I have a 2-year-old who is the worst hide-and-seeker you ever saw — one of her favorite hiding spots is just putting her head into the laundry basket — and a 1-year-old who likes to climb onto the couch and shake our standing lamp like a coconut tree…
By Janet Manley

15 Children's Books About Mother Nature, Because Earth Day Is Coming Up

When it comes to life questions (both big and small), it's not uncommon to find me with my nose in a book, searching for answers. Because whether I am looking for a particular beloved passage or simply advice on how to navigate a sticky situation, I …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

10 Ways Potty Training Is Designed To Break Your Spirit

If you're feeling especially confident as a parent (i.e. your toddler is sleeping through the night and eating their vegetables), the universe has concocted something extra special for you... to ruin it. It's called toilet training, and it will own y…
By Kimmie Fink

Here's How To Know If Your Child Is Ready For A Pet Cat

We've all been there — your little one is begging and begging for a pet, but you just don't know if it's the right time. After all, it's pretty much guaranteed that you'll be doing all of the work, and what about safety and health concerns with anima…
By Ojus Patel

If You Want A Confident Girl, You Need To Know It's Not About Success

It’s always a tough sell to convince a teen or tween girl to try something that she thinks she’s not good at, that might require struggle, that might result in some failure. Utter humiliation alert! her brain screams. I’ll just stay in my comfort zon…
By Katty Kay, Claire Shipman and JillEllyn Riley

Can Teaching Little Boys & Girls About Consent End #MeToo?

I sat down on the couch and observed the a chaotic swirl of children running past me. We were at birthday party for one of my daughter’s classmates. It was loud, with sugar flowing like water, and one group of kids were chasing one another through th…
By Madison Young

Dogs Are Great For Kids For A Really Cool Reason, New Study Shows

While I'm a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, I still love spending time with dogs. Given their wet noses and generally sunny disposition, who doesn't? But fluffy tails and games of fetch aren't the only reasons to love the "good boys" of the world, an…
By Azure Hall

You Can Now Build A ~Unicorn~ At Build-A-Bear Because Magic Is Real

The unicorn trend is one that we just might never get over, and I'm sort of alright with that. What's not to love about colorful, magical creatures? If you and your kids can't get enough of it, either, the new Build-A-Bear unicorn is just what you ne…
By Karen Fratti

11 Things You Should Do With Your First Kid *Before* Your Second Is Born

The transition from one to two children is exciting, nerve-wracking, and requires a lot of preparation. Maybe not as much as you needed before you had your first (you probably have a lot of the necessary equipment at this point, for example) but ther…
By Jamie Kenney

If Your Child Has Autism, Here's How Potty Training Apps Can Help

As a mom of a son with autism, I can tell you there's a lot to learn at every step of the way. Depending on where your child falls on the spectrum, the amount of intervention required to do the simplest of tasks can seem insurmountable. Potty trainin…
By Cat Bowen

Take Your Child To Work Day Is Coming Up Soon, So Plan Accordingly

For those who love The Boss Baby, and its new Netflix spin-off show, you know there's nothing cuter than a baby in a suit. Fortunately, with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day just around the corner, you now have even more of a reason to buy tha…
By Kate Miller

Here's What Happens To Your Child's Brain When They Hear "No"

Children are fascinating, complex human specimens seemingly created to get on our every last nerve. In fact, testing boundaries is a developmental milestone all children reach; one you, as a parent, are both excited and exhausted to witness. But perh…
By Candace Ganger