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Moral Dilemmas in a Post "Leave It to Beaver" World

by ParentCo.

If this situation took place on a modern TV show, I wonder what would have transpired?

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New Research on Screen Time Explains Why It Sabotages Children’s Sleep

by ParentCo.

Even just leaving a phone or computer on in the bedroom can hinder good sleep for kids and teens, and yet so many do it.

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5 Stories to Spark Discussions With Kids About the Spirit of Giving

by ParentCo.

How can parents talk to their kids about generosity? These five stories are prime teaching tools.

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Social Bias Is Contagious. Here’s How Kids Catch It.

by ParentCo.

This research should encourage us to think about our own nonverbal behaviors, and what those behaviors might be teaching our kids.

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Focusing on Giving Rather Than Getting This Season

by ParentCo.

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Don't Freak Out: When Kids Lie, They're Practicing an Important Skill

by ParentCo.

Children need to learn to lie to navigate our social world. This means children need to practice telling lies.

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A 4th Grade Teacher's Insight About What Students Really Need

by ParentCo.

Grade 4 is when kids are being asked to learn and use skills more independently than ever before. That means the need for time to explore is important.

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Can Thumping Hearts and Sweaty Hands Predict Risk of Social Anxiety in Young Kids?

by ParentCo.

If your child complains of symptoms like a bumpy heart, difficulty breathing, or feeling hot in social situations, the risk of developing SAD is higher.

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An At-Home Cooking School With No Pre-Portioned Ingredients

by ParentCo.

To start your kids' culinary education – and perhaps even your own – you don't need meal kit deliveries or even YouTube starlets. You need a carton of eggs.

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Revisions of Traditional Nursery Rhymes, for Modern Parents

by ParentCo.

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We Howl Like Wolves in Public, but It’s for a Good Cause

by ParentCo.

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LA Baby Show Round-up

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Kid Made Recipe: Holiday Pie Crusts

by ParentCo.

Are you on pie duty this Thanksgiving? We have some pie crust hacks that will wow your crowd! Grab a few kid helpers, roll up your sleeves and get to work!

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Babies Can Grasp Predictable Outcomes Earlier Than You May Think

by ParentCo.

Being able to predicate what will happen in a situation is an important part of human life. And the skill is developed pretty early.

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Onsite Daycare: How One Nonprofit Is Making It Work

by ParentCo.

For working mothers employed by Kars4Kids, a nonprofit headquartered in Lakewood, New Jersey, onsite daycare is provided.

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Are Stereotyped Gender Roles Heaping On Extra Stress? Probably.

by ParentCo.

In a lot of modern families where both parents work, the main responsibility of caring for the children and the home still seems to fall on the mother.

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Resilience: Ordinary Magic For The Mind

by ParentCo.

The ability to bounce back from life’s challenges is called resilience. Resilience is the antidote to life’s big punches.

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Boys Behaving Badly: Why We Need to Stand up to School-Age Misogyny

by ParentCo.

When we look at the big men who’ve assaulted women, we need to talk about the boys they were, and the people who ignored or indulged them.

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Debunking 5 Head Scratching Lice Myths

by ParentCo.

The stigma of lice makes it hard to get to the truth of the matter. Many (untrue) myths remain.

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How to Help Your Kid Discover a Dinosaur

by ParentCo.

What can non-zookeeper, non-geologist, non-hiking parents do to help their kids make scientific breakthroughs?

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Beyond Books: Five Other Things Libraries Are Lending

by ParentCo.

While literacy remains an important focus of public libraries, there’s an effort by librarians to rebrand and expand their institutions.

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Teaching Your Kid to Write in the Age of Autocorrect 

by ParentCo.

When we were kids, as soon as we could read and write well enough to string together a sentence, we got a journal.

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Autism and Things: A Love Story

by ParentCo.

He always has things around him, this small boy of mine. The doctor told me it was a common aspect of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Kids Aren't Necessarily Shy Because They're Quiet

by Michelle Downing

Don’t diminish our quiet children and label them as shy. Don’t assume they aren’t capable of being loud. Some children just don’t want to be.

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