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10 Reasons You Should Take a Summer Road Trip with Your Kids

by ParentCo.

2,100 miles in an automobile with two kids might sound like a nightmare. But with a hearty sense of adventure (and humor) it could be the best trip ever.

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Harnessing the Power of Play, Even if I Have to Steal it From my Kids

by ParentCo.

When adults play they are able to let go of daily stresses and be present in the moment, if only briefly. Playing with our kids can be excellent medicine.

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Songs for snuggling and singing and falling asleep

by ParentCo.

For the past nine plus years, I've sung this song nearly every night. I suppose I had an average affinity for it as a child.

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10 Breweries and Wineries to Visit With Kids in Tow

by ParentCo.

Breweries around the country are becoming recognized for their family-friendly features and vibe. Weekend plans, anyone?

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Helping your Introvert Kid Navigate Recess

by Amy Walter

The energy and chaos of running around on the playground isn't the break all kids need during the school day. Introverts may do well to have an alternative.

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Finding Playfulness in Parenting

by Rupa Mehta

Although we become parents, we never truly cease to be children. Sure, we are saddled with profound responsibilities. But we can embrace our inner kid, too.

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5 Ways to Up the Fun Factor at Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums

5 Ways to Up the Fun Factor at Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums

by Cheryl Maguire

Educational outings can be challenging when different ages are involved. Enhance your trip and engage all levels of development with these fun games.

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The First Stage of Letting Go: Sleepaway Camp

by ParentCo.

As painful as it is to set our kids free and lose control over them, in the long run they'll only grow from the time spent away at camp (and beyond.)

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How to Adapt Egg Hunts for a Child With Special Needs

by ParentCo.

If you are the parent of a child with special needs or just want to shake things up a bit this Easter, try out these ideas and start some new family traditions.

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April Fools' Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids Because They’ve Got it Coming

by ParentCo.

With April Fools' Day coming, you might be considering how to pull one over on your kids. I've consulted with a few smart alecks to offer you these suggestions.

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10 Rules for Sharing Every Sibling Should Know

by ParentCo.

Helping kids learn about sharing is no easy feat. Sharing with grace is a long process, and might seem like an impossible goal. Here are ten ways to start.

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10 Random Spring Holidays You Need to Celebrate

by ParentCo.

Embrace the weird and random with these 10 spring holidays you won’t want to miss. Trust me, your kids will dig it.

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April Fools' Day Pranks For Kids to Play on Grownups

by ParentCo.

Last night when he should have been in bed reading, my son and I huddled under his covers, bathing in the light of my iPhone while we googled the perfect April Fool's prank to play on his dad.

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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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Holiday STEAMcation: Activities for Kids During the Holiday Break

Holiday STEAMcation: Activities for Kids During the Holiday Break

by ParentCo.

Holiday break is a great time for both you and the kids to get some much needed R&R, but without schools open, life can quickly become boring without its usual stimulation. That’s where the joy of STEAM comes in - with plenty of creative (and often inexpensive!) ways to stay entertained and active at home. Encourage everyone in the family to partake in a “STEAM Staycation” with some of our favorite engaging activities.

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How to Salvage Holiday Birthdays and Make the Celebration Feel Extra Special

by Kristy Ramirez

People with winter birthdays report being the most dissatisfied with their birth dates. The reasons are many.  If a child has to have their big day smashed in between all the other big days, there are ways to make it work.

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Reflections on the Emotional Complexity of Getting a Dog

by ParentCo.

A puppy just came into my life. This was not expected, not planned for. I have a lot on my plate already.

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How to Make Storytelling a Fun and Engaging Family Affair

by ParentCo.

Storytelling is portable and requires no gadgets, batteries, or anything else to weigh down your diaper bag and can bring your family closer, too.

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Why Time Outdoors Can Increase Kids' Ability to Focus

by ParentCo.

Researchers recently conducted a study exploring how green spaces surrounding children’s homes impact their cognitive development.

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33 No-Tech, Super Fun Activities to Keep Kids Busy on Winter Break

by ParentCo.

It's time to get (modestly) creative with cheap, tech-free activities for elementary school-aged kids.

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What We're Listening To: Ear Hustle Podcast

by ParentCo.

I don’t say this lightly: Ear Hustle is the best podcast of 2017. It’s funny. It’s sad. It’s warm. It’s sincere. It’s gripping. It’s nuanced. It horrifying.

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Practicing Reverence for the Wild

by Allison Maselli

Rows and rows of pansies. Blue, yellow, red. Tulip swirls, concentric circles of prim rose bushes.

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Yes, It Was a 16th Birthday Party, But "Sweet" Isn't How You'd Describe It

by ParentCo.

Wild at heart, wild animals, Wild Thang, walk on the wild side … holy moly COW, you ain’t seen “wild” until you host your 16-year-old’s surprise party.

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What We're Listening To: "Heaving Bosoms" Podcast

by ParentCo.

Yes, this podcast is called “Heaving Bosoms.” If you find that endearing and hilarious, then more than likely you will find this podcast to be the same.

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