To Spy or Not to Spy: When to Give Kids Privacy

By Guest Post

Privacy: what kids want and what parents struggle to give. Tweens and teens especially crave independence and privacy from their parents. If they think their parents are spying on them, they will figure out how to be sneakier and do more stuff behind their parents’ backs. Also, parents who give ki... Read More

Science Says: Eating THIS Could Change Your Kid’s Social Life

By kara

Mom confession: The idea of sending my kid to school terrifies me. You guys, it’s still four years away, and it’s stressing me the heck out. And it’s not because I’ll miss him—though I will. It’s because kids are mean, and the day my son comes home heartbroken because of another... Read More

Guilt-Free Ways to be a Less Distracted Parent

By Guest Post

My daughter loved the classic Curious George books when she was about two. Those stories are from another time when parents apparently had nothing to do. Each runs at least fifty pages. Fifty pages. To make matters worse, she had memorized the stories, which meant I couldn’t fudge it and skip over... Read More

5 Things Parents Should Know About End-Of-Year Testing

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By Hilary Scharton, Vice President of K-12 Product Strategy for Canvas by Instructure Every spring, schools across the nation give students millions of standardized tests. Students sit for hours, filling in answer bubbles with their number two pencils for an exam that may span days.  They... Read More

4/20 and the Mainstream Brands Jumping on the Weed Wagon

By Common Sense Media

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media Do you know about 4/20? If you have a tween or teen, chances are they know all about this celebration of marijuana that occurs every year on April 20. And it's not just from whispers in the hallway or the pothead group at school. Popular, mainstream b... Read More

This is Your Child’s Brain on Music

By Anna Shirley

I'm not expecting my son to become a concert pianist. He's one of the most okay-ist 11-year old piano players around. And that's just fine with me.  So why do I keep paying for lessons and nagging him to practice every day? I think his music lessons do far more for him than I can measure and re... Read More

Can Goat’s Milk Help Toddlers with Sensitive Tummies?

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As a mum, you naturally want the best for your child when it comes to care and nutrition. So, it can be devastating when you find that, despite your best intentions, your baby is not coping with certain food stuffs or has a bad reaction after feeding. Of course, breast milk provides all the n... Read More

Good News! Going Pure for Baby Just Got Easier

By kara

This post is sponsored by Pampers. This post is sponsored by Pampers at Sam’s Club. Is there anything better than brand new baby skin? I remember holding my son those first few days, even months, and just staring in amazement at its incredible smoothness. It was unbelievably soft, completely... Read More

A Harvard Doc Says My Son’s ADHD Is An “Invented Mental Disorder”

By Debbie Gisle

Jerome Kagan, one of Harvard University's dominant psychologists is making quite the rounds on the internet. In a 2012 interview, he shared a very controversial opinion regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- he believes it doesn't exist. If you'd like to read his entire interview here... Read More

Tips for Talking About Difficult Subjects With Your Kids

By Common Sense Media

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media One of the toughest jobs of parenting is talking to your kids about difficult subjects. It's hard enough to explain when Mr. Teddy Bear gets eaten by the washing machine. Or how their bike got stolen at school. It feels impossible to put into words the rea... Read More