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Understanding the Fascinating Link Between Anxiety and Creativity

by ParentCo.

Over the past few decades, a growing body of research suggests that there may be a link between creativity and mental illness.

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Foster Care: Here's What You Need to Know

by Jessica Williams

More than 400,000 kids are in foster care across the U.S. The foster system is facing a crisis due to a shortage of foster parents and foster homes.

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Why We Need to Stop Saying “I’m Not Good at Math”

by ParentCo.

While we may believe it, saying we’re not good at math is arguably the most damaging self-fulfilling prophecy in America today.

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10 Good (and Bad) Habits My Kids Picked up Living Abroad

by Annalisa Nash Fernandez

Life abroad: outdoor cafes, couture fashion, art museums…but what do kids take away from it? Some good things, and some bad.

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Five Tips to Make Being Thoughtful Easy

by ParentCo.

Luckily, just like most things in life, being thoughtful is skill that we can practice and develop.

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Kid Made Recipe: Potato Latkes

by ParentCo.

The trick to super crispy latkes (fried potato pancakes) is getting as much water from your grated potatoes as you can. And don't forget the apple sauce!

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Your Ultimate STEAM Stocking-Stuffer Nerd Gift Guide

by ParentCo.

We’ve identified 40+ Nerd-inspiring toys and games, all under $30!

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50,000 Preschoolers Suspended in 2016 for Being Preschoolers

by ParentCo.

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Observations on Sisters From Their Mother, An Only Child

by ParentCo.

For me, based on my experience as an only child and married to an only child we made a decision that we did not want to have an only child.

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A Brutally Honest Holiday Guide to STEM Toy Shopping

by Amy Barnes 

As a parent, I have gotten caught in the “it is labeled STEM, it must be good” trap. And all that's gotten me is a dusty basement full of expensive toys.

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Countdown to Christmas With 24 Books

by ParentCo.

24 Days of Christmas Books is a great way to spend time together during the busy holiday season. Here are some of our favorites to get you started.

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Shaping Our Kids' View of Alcohol: What Parents Need to Know

by ParentCo.

As parents, we can help our kids have a balanced view about alcohol from where they can make their own decisions when the time inevitably comes.

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These Rideshare Companies Shuttle Your Most Precious Cargo – Your Kids

by Pam Moore

Sometimes your kid just needs a ride somewhere, not a sitter to watch them. In the age of the smartphone, there’s an app for that.

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Let’s Quit Doing the Work for Our Kids

by ParentCo.

How are children supposed to learn to do their own best work when parents intervene and micromanage?

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What If We Treated Sex Like Driving?

by Emma Taylor

Just as a thought experiment, how would it be if we talked with our children about sex the same way we talk with them about driving?

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Not That You Need A Study to Prove it, But a New One About Spanking Offers a Deeper Case Against it

by ParentCo.

These findings suggest that spanking is not only an ineffective technique, but that it also makes children’s behavior worse.

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Will Your Family History Survive the Digital Dark Age?

by Kathy Sisson

The promise of a “digital dark age” is enough to send this archivist into panic mode. So what’s to be done about it?

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Why I'm Not Teaching My Four-Year-Old to Read

by ParentCo.

Play is the not the only valuable currency in childhood, but an early push toward academics may not have the desired outcome.

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Is Technology Squashing Our Kids’ Critical Thinking Skills?

by ParentCo.

How will kids ever learn to retain information and connect the dots if technology rapidly provides all the answers?

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Sol-Mi and the Little Songs That Are Important for Kids' Development

by ParentCo.

The sol-mi interval is found in many nursery rhymes and singing games. These little songs are important and can foster a lifelong love of music.

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Our Family Is Interfaith and Better for It

by ParentCo.

There was only one problem: as committed to my Catholicism as I was, my new fiancée, Mike, was just as committed to his Judaism.

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Why Those Baby Snuggles May Be More Important Than You Think

by ParentCo.

Physical contact between infants and their caregivers can even affect children at the molecular level – an impact that’s detectable four years later.

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Take Your Child to a Bookstore, and Build the Future

by ParentCo.

Across the U.S., bookstores set aside the first Saturday in December to celebrate the magic that happens when every kid has a book to read.

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Dear Teacher: Please Just Give My Kid What She Deserves

by ParentCo.

Teachers, please don’t be afraid of raising your standards and expectations. Our kids are capable of more than you are asking for.

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