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How Long Does the Pain of Bullying Last?

by ParentCo.

Bullying can have long term impact on mental health. These days parents don’t just have to watch for traditional bullying such as physical violence, taunts and social exclusion, we also have to monitor for cyber-bullying. If bullying happens, how can you help?

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Want to Be Happier This Year? Learn Your Tendency

by ParentCo.

Knowing our tendency can impact how we parent, how we interact with others, and how much grace we offer ourselves.

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Why learning how to be adaptable is more important for kids than ever

by Emily Glover

If you had asked someone this time last year to explain “social distancing,” what would they have said? As we all know, adults weren’t the only ones who had to make adjustments when the pandemic began: Kids around the world were thrust into remote schooling situations, moved playdates exclusively to video calls, and were encouraged to wear face masks in public.

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8 Psychologist-Backed Tips for Improving Communication with Kids

by ParentCo.

When you communicate well with your child, it leads to a strong relationship, greater cooperation, and feelings of worth. When communication is a struggle, it can lead to your child switching off, conflict, and feelings of worthlessness.These expert tips can help.

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6 Educational and Mess-Free Activities That Entertain Traveling Kids

by ParentCo.

While traveling long distances is not a part of every family's summer plans, for some families who live far away from grandparents and extended family, this is peak travel season. A useful, thrifty guide to activities and apps that help keep young kids entertained on long trips.

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7 Ways to Teach Little Ones The True Spirit of the Holidays

by ParentCo.

Don’t let materialistic frenzy overpower the season’s wonder. Here are 7 tips to give kids a greater understanding about the true spirit of the holidays.

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Step Away From the Desk: Innovative Approaches to Education From Around the World

by Danielle E. Owen

What approaches to learning are working well around the world?

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7 Kids' Books For Celebrating All the Winter Holidays

by ParentCo.

There is so much more to celebrate. Kids are continually charmed, as are we, by days demarcated as special and observed with ceremony. Mystery and wonder and culture fill these non-Christmas holidays. These seven children’s books will help you bring that magic home to your kids.

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5 Ways To Think STEAM This Thanksgiving

by ParentCo.

Here are some simple ways to encourage curiosity and creativity with your family this Thanksgiving. 

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8 Things to Say to Kids About Their Artwork Instead of "Good Job!"

by ParentCo.

"Dad, do you like my picture?" is a loaded question. Encourage your budding artist with these thoughtful answers and discussions.

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The Best Age for Kids to Learn a Second Language

by ParentCo.

When should you start encouraging your child to start learning a foreign language? Is it as soon as they can talk, or should you hold off until they have mastered English?

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Which Kids' Books Have More Moral Impact– Books With Humans or Animals?

by ParentCo.

Which kids' books have more moral impact– books with humans or animals? Recent studies provide conflicting takeaways.

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After "The Very Hungry Caterpillar": Six New Board Books That Babies Will Love

by ParentCo.

While the classics are thrilling, sometimes babies need something a little more than “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

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Why Teaching Kids to Play Chess Is Worth the Time and Effort

by ParentCo.

The skills kids learn in chess extend far beyond the black-and-white checkerboard.

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Rad Interactive Books for Creative Kids

by ParentCo.

Forget what you know about books. These take the format to a whole new awesome level.

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What exactly is STEAM learning and how does it help my kids?

by Emily Glover

Think back to your typical class schedule when you were growing up. In the course of a single day, you probably learned about science, math, art, history, language—and more. So, when you hear about the relatively new emphasis on STEAM learning, you may wonder how that’s unlike the diversified studies from years past.

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How to teach your children to be problem-solvers

by Emily Glover

By our nature, humans must be problem solvers: From our very first moments on earth, we have to figure our way around challenges, be willing to change course, and must absorb feedback from experiences. But, that’s not to say problem solving always comes easily to adults—let alone children.

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To Build Your Child's Emotional Intelligence, Try These Phrases

by Parent Co

As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher—responsible for their introduction not only to STEAM subjects, but also for helping them develop emotional intelligence.

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How Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Teens' Brains

by ParentCo.

A recent study found that being addicted to smartphones creates a chemical imbalance in the brain linked to depression and anxiety in young people.

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6 Rewards Schools Could Use to Motivate Introverted Kids

by ParentCo.

My son’s school offered a special incentive to encourage students to use their online learning program during the holiday break.

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The Upside of Lying

by ParentCo.

“Did you just feed the dog broccoli? The broccoli I told you to eat before you could have dessert?”

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11 Lovely Children’s Books on Love

by ParentCo.

Valentine’s Day is truly the perfect kid holiday. You’re not old enough to be jaded by the “most romantic day of the year” and you get piles of candy and actual mail.

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Fantastic Winter Books for Kids of All Ages

by ParentCo.

We find ourselves in the days when the holiday hustle and bustle is behind us but spring feels like it will never arrive.

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The Importance of Offering Children an Intergenerational Identity

by ParentCo.

Children who have what is called an intergenerational identity feel more in control of their lives, according to research by Dr. Marshall Duke and Dr. Robyn Fivush from Emory University.

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