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How Wordless Books Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Anyone who's "read" a picture book can tell you that you don't need words to tell a story. Prereading toddlers and preschoolers can follow a story told in pictures, a parent or child can narrate the action and the empowering experience can help kids develop a love of books.

Nit Happens! Mom of 6 vs. Head Lice

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Stephanie D. Lewis

If you want to capture someone's attention, walk into Target and ask the clerk, "On what aisle would I find products to kill..." then whisper the rest in her ear. Ten people will follow you around the store.

5-Year-Old With Autism Captures Her World in Stunning Photos

Shanell Mouland | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Kate has autism. She loves Ninja Turtles and kicking dirt. She loves her dog and just about everyone she meets. She's recently taken an interest in photography, and she'd like to share some of her photos with you. I think you'll be impressed.

Little Girl Knows Quality Work When She Sees It

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.21.2015 | Weird News

Combine one part youthful innocence with two parts appreciation for a job well done. What do you get? This adorable girl, who knows quality work when ...

"Wait, Mom, Are Those Police or Isis?"...

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth Lazar

...asked my 9 year-old last month. Otherwise absorbed in a rousing Fifa 15 match, he looked up from the iPad when the news upstaged Isco's corner kick.

Edible Flowers: Very Impressive and Nutritious

Sara Chana Silverstein | Posted 05.21.2015 | Taste
Sara Chana Silverstein

Edible flowers are a fun and an easy way to add color and flavor to all sorts of dishes.

Messages From the Playground: Healing Homophobia Before it Begins and Preventing Bullying Before it Starts

Chris Tompkins | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Tompkins

Talking about shame, we are exposing it and nipping it in the bud. Having uncomfortable conversations with children at a young age doesn't put them at risk, instead, it does the opposite. It keeps them from risk.

Putting Our Kids First

Jessica Kahan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

We did it and no one turned into a pumpkin. We did it and no one cried. We did it and while parts of it were awkward and new, overall it was surprisingly normal. Our kids starred in the school play for three nights and we were ALL there to support them.

4 Questions I Ask My Kid Every Day

Jamie Harrington | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Jamie Harrington

Every single day, I make it a point to start a conversation with her that leaves a door open for her to tell me anything she wants.

Some Things Aren't Permanent

David Vienna | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
David Vienna

Boone, someday you'll float away from me. And I will cry heavy, racking sobs because you're out there in the big wide world and I won't want you to get hurt. I won't want you to be alone.

10 Life Lessons I Learned From My Newborn Twins

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
MeiMei Fox

It's pretty amazing how we can rise to the challenges that are placed before us. And when we do, we realize how powerful we truly are.

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money This Summer

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Steve Siebold

The most financially aware parents teach their children that it's right to want to be rich, and it's also possible for anyone who thinks big.

Kids' Summer Hair Trends: Braids & Buns!

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

If you think summer is a season to let your hair down and be done, think again. Girls are getting elaborate and bringing braids and buns to a whole new level.

Raising Children, Raising Citizens

Jennifer Bly | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

We're not just raising children, we're raising a future. We're raising hope. We're raising the next generation of citizens.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

5 Dads Who Went Way Above Their Call Of Duty

Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents

Fathers go above and beyond every day. They teach us how to drive, how to manage our money, and how to lose gracefully at everything from Little Leagu...

Cop Spotted Playing Football With Kids: 'We Need To Earn Back Respect From The Community'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.18.2015 | Good News

For this cop, serving the community means making a meaningful connection with its residents. C.J. Mullinax, a police officer in Bennettsville, Sou...

Tips for Leaving Kids Home Alone (Without Going Crazy With Worry)

Lynn Perkins | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Leaving a child on his own for the first time can make any parent feel a bit anxious. As with many areas of parenting, it requires balancing factors to come to a decision you feel comfortable making.

How Can I Get My Kids to Put Down Their Phones?

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media parenting expert Caroline Knorr answers questions about parenting, media, and everything in between. Q: How can I get my kids to...

9 Fun And Delicious Recipes Kids Will Love

PureWow | Posted 05.15.2015 | Taste
PureWow

These are easy and fun recipes kids (and adults) will love.

Food Revolution: Think Outside the (Lunch) Box

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

If we can have nut-free schools, we can have junk-free schools. Our nation's schools should be places committed to nurturing bodies and minds, and not teaching lessons destructive to building strong and healthy children.

Just Because I Get Up In The Night Doesn't Mean I Deserve Praise

Clint Edwards | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Clint Edwards

The understanding that Mel was responsible for home and child care was so deeply ingrained in my understanding of family and contribution that I'd placed myself on a pedestal for doing something as simple as helping my wife with our baby in the night.

The Mid-May Slide (aka Senioritis for Elementary School)

Jenny Witte | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Jenny Witte

Now that the end of the year is here I can't wait to throw our old school routine out and switch over to pool time, and I feel like if I have to pack another little sandwich into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle lunchbox I will scream. All I can ask is please, please don't send their recorders home for summer break.

Remember That Time When You Should Have Gone To Dad First?

Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents

Mom is great and all, but there were just some situations when you wanted to go to Dad first. It didn’t mean one parent was better than the other, i...