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Your Budding Biologist Should Hatch Frog Eggs This Spring

by ParentCo.

Providing children with opportunities to interact with wild creatures in safe ways is one of the best ways to spark life-long interests in the natural world. A frog egg project is a great place to start

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4 Gendered Phrases to Drop From Your Parenting Lexicon

by ParentCo.

Words matter. Avoiding these harmful yet common phrases (like "boys will be boys") will help improve the chances for gender equality in the next generation.

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The Surprising Science of Dads in Pregnancy and Postpartum

by ParentCo.

Fathers have a huge impact biologically and emotionally through conception, pregnancy, and the postpartum period, but they are underserved in medical care.

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The Excitement and Anxiety of Kid Masks (Finally) Coming Off

by Hannah Howard

Around the country, mask mandates are ending. With vaccines still unavailable for kids under five and vaccination rates relatively low for older children, families remain in a precarious spot. 

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How Is Self Care Actually Possible for New Parents?

by Hannah Howard

Self care is huge, as buzzwords go. But how am I supposed to fill my cup when it’s 4 AM, I’m so exhausted it hurts, and my newborn baby is screaming?

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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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Four Things Foster Parents Want You to Know

by Pam Moore

I talked to foster parents, not to get statistics, but to hear their stories. This is what they want you to know. (You can stop calling them saints, to start.)

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How to Not Lose Your Mind When You Lose an Hour

by ParentCo.

It is only a sixty minute time difference to one’s schedule, but has the power to derail a household.

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Can a Feminist Have a Gender Reveal Party?

by Julia Pelly

My son is already living in a world, and a state, that's determined to keep things binary. I won’t be another person who does the same. 

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How to Talk to your Kids about the Invasion in Ukraine

by Hannah Howard

Talking about war is incredibly hard. Think of yourself as a curious, compassionate guide as you embark on a journey of understanding and compassion as a family. 

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10 Novels That Explore What Growing Up Is Really Like

by ParentCo.

Being (and parenting) a teen is hard. From the struggles of self-identity, domestic violence, and suicide and loss, these 10 new YA novels poignantly tackle the tough issues.

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5 Things to Consider When Naming your Baby

by ParentCo.

Choosing a name for another person is no easy task. The possibilities are endless, but keeping these factors in mind can help narrow it down.

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Understanding the Fascinating Link Between Anxiety and Creativity

by ParentCo.

A growing body of research suggests that there may be a link between creativity and anxiety. Here's how to help your kids express creativity and manage anxiety.

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Six Ways Dads Can Help Raise Feminist Sons

by ParentCo.

Here's how dads can teach boys that men and women should be on the same side, and men should be vocal advocates for women to have the same privileges they do.

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How to Truly Teach Your Children Inclusivity to Promote an Equitable Society

by Allyson Stone

Our children are the ones who hold the power to a more harmonious future, and we are the ones with the responsibility of teaching them. Raising inclusive, aware children is worth venturing outside our comfort zones.

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The Psychology of April Fools' Day

by ParentCo.

A brain-scanning study showed that Schadenfreude activates brain regions associated with feelings of pleasure...

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Black Heroes to Introduce Your Kids To

by Allyson Stone

One of the best ways that we can empower Black people is continuing to share their accomplishments, achievements, trials and tribulations, victories, and their contributions.

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36 Questions for Valentine's Day

by ParentCo.

Single parents will find Aron’s questionnaire helps them screw the rules and weed through mismatched partners faster. Couples will discover the 36 questions help them reconnect and deepen their relationship. If you’re looking to ditch the ordinary and crowds this Valentine’s Day, Aron’s 36 questions may just be the perfect date for you.

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5 Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts for Dads

by ParentCo.

What do dudes want on Valentine's Day? Does anybody care? We do. We asked. Here's what we found.

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April Fools' Day: A Parent’s Lament

by ParentCo.

I used to love April Fool’s Day. But after I became a teacher and a parent, I found myself removed from the role of prankster. I had become the prankstee. I guess I still have a soft spot in my heart for a harmless April Fool’s prank. 

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On Valentine's Day, for My Daughter

by ParentCo.

When my daughter was three-years-old, I came across a beautiful poem by Sarah Kay called “If I Should Have a Daughter.” I promised myself that one day I would share this poem with my own daughter. Kay spells out the bitterness and sweetness that life can offer and how that translates from a mother to a daughter.

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Conversation Hearts: Now with REAL conversation

by ParentCo.

What if we were to use the ubiquitous V-day hype as a reminder, of sorts, that it’s time for our Annual Relationship Check-Up.

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A Family Stuck in the Autism Waiting Room

by ParentCo.

When you know something with your child just isn't right, waiting on an autism diagnosis is nothing short of excruciating.

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Got Leftover Easter Ham? Try This Recipe.

by ParentCo.

Skip the ham sandwiches and make this mouthwatering, warm and crusty take on the classic diner Monte Cristo sandwich.

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