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How a Stomach Bug Made Me A Better Mom

How a Stomach Bug Made Me A Better Mom

Janie Porter  07.25.2014
Instead of seeing banana-smudged faces that needed a wipe, or food-spattered pajamas that needed a change, I saw them.
Banish The Playdate

Banish The Playdate

Chris Bernholdt  07.24.2014
This idea that two kids playing together has to be an event is altering the spontaneity of our children. It has become too formal, with...
From Babysitter To Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning

From Babysitter To Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning

Suren Ramasubbu  07.24.2014
Is there something we can learn from teachers to turn free-form playtime into opportunities for learning?
Digitally Present... Physically Absent?

Digitally Present... Physically Absent?

Shruti Eva Saini  07.21.2014
Digital connection fosters human connection. To the point where it sometimes becomes difficult to have the latter without the former enabling...
Summer TV You Can Feel Good About (With Activities!)

Summer TV You Can Feel Good About (With Activities!)

Common Sense Media  07.18.2014
Parents can help kids turn their screen time into learning time by matching activities with TV shows. We get you started below with some...
Giving Myself the Finger

Giving Myself the Finger

Cat Greenleaf  07.17.2014
The next time you've written something questionable, take a second before you hit "send" and try whatever works for you. Pull in some deep...
Reaching Gen Y-Fi: Tween Girls and the Power of YouTube

Reaching Gen Y-Fi: Tween Girls and the Power of YouTube

Wendy Sachs  07.16.2014
t's the authentic way in which they share, reporting from their bedrooms or living rooms, that make these YouTube sensations feel trusted...
Here's One Big Sign It's Time To Reevaluate Your Relationship With Your Phone

Here's One Big Sign It's Time To Reevaluate Your Relationship With Your Phone

Sahaj Kohli  07.16.2014
Do you keep your mobile phone with you all the time? With so many ways to stay connected, procrastinate and distract yourself, it’s important...
Hyperconnected, But Mindfully So

Hyperconnected, But Mindfully So

Francesca Hogi  07.11.2014
Since making these small changes, my jaw is better, I sleep better and I am more relaxed and focused throughout the day. All because I...
Smartphones, Dumb People

Smartphones, Dumb People

Carrie Kenny  07.11.2014
I used to be able to attend to a conversation. Now I can have a conversation with six people at once via text while some real human is...
Why Smartphones Aren't Making Us So Smart

Why Smartphones Aren't Making Us So Smart

Jonathan Alpert  07.11.2014
Be smart about your smartphone use. See the phone for what it is: a tool for communication and for information. It doesn't define you,...
The Parent's Guide to 'Vamping'

The Parent's Guide to 'Vamping'

Suren Ramasubbu  07.10.2014
The hashtag '#vamping' is used by kids and teens camping out like vampires on social media -- think Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp,...
Disconnected (and Detained) in Cuba: My 'Third Metric' Experience

Disconnected (and Detained) in Cuba: My 'Third Metric' Experience

Michael Maisel  07.10.2014
Forced to disconnect, I was able to challenge my own preconceived academic assumptions of what I would find in a 2014-era Cuba. On a more...
8 Lessons I Want To Teach My Daughter

8 Lessons I Want To Teach My Daughter

Smita Malhotra, M.D.  07. 9.2014
All your actions and words should come from a place of love. But not everyone will be loving back. And that is OK.