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Worried Those Early Extracurriculars Are a Waste of Money? Maybe Not.

by ParentCo.

New research shows extracurriculars are promising for kids and their development in numerous ways, even during early childhood. Here's what makes a difference.

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How Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Helped Me Potty Train My Kids

by ParentCo.

The goal of potty training seems insurmountable, until you introduce a little plastic bribery.

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How to Use Your Philosophy on Life to Pick Swim Lessons

by ParentCo.

Maybe there's something to using your philosophical approach to life as a means to teach swimming. These five types of lessons might follow your groove.

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How Summer Travel Helps Promote Outdoor Play

by ParentCo.

The benefits of outdoor play are endless. But sometimes being stuck in our routine makes it less of a priority. Traveling can bump it back to the top.

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How to Know if Your Child is Ready for Potty Training

How to Know if Your Child is Ready for Potty Training

by Allison Jandu

What many may not realize is that readiness for potty training isn't just about age—it's more about your child's individual development. Here's how to know.

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To the Parent Sitting on the Sidelines Watching: Jump In!

To the Parent Sitting on the Sidelines Watching: Jump In!

by Katelyn Denning

It takes so much energy just to get everyone to the fun. But what if having fun yourself gives you that energy back? What would change if you jumped in?

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Great Father and Son Bonding Activities for Summer

by Jack Shaw

Fathers and sons have a special relationship. Doing fun activities with your little guy is an opportunity to teach him the values he needs to succeed.

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The One Thing Parents Can Do to Make Mornings Smoother, According to Science

by Pam Moore

Take a minute for connection before rattling off a list of must-dos. This simple habit can help you both start the day on a positive foot. It's worth a try!

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Dining Out with Baby: An Eight-Step Survival Guide

by ParentCo.

Anyone who has ever had a baby (I'm guessing that's you!) knows that when you take the little tyke to dinner, it's a race against the clock. Here are tips.

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5 Tips for Getting Your Kids to Bed in the Heyday of Summer

by ParentCo.

Summer is one long endless day – and it is exhausting. But that doesn't always mean your kids want to go to bed. Here's how to get some essential sleep.

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Easy Ways to Build Water Confidence With Your Child

by ParentCo.

If your child is water-shy, try these tips for boosting their confidence and maximizing productive lesson time. And yes, there's plenty you can do at home.

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4 Things That Matter on Family Vacation, and 4 Things That Totally Don’t

by ParentCo.

When it comes to vacation, pick the things to care about and let the rest go before we lose it, National Lampoon-style.

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Consider Wake Windows for Better, Longer Baby Sleep

by Hannah Howard

Set up your wake windows for success by making sure baby gets plenty of play and stimulation. Adjust as you go, tuning into your baby's cues. You got this!

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3 Simple Ways Water Can Calm Your Children

by ParentCo.

As one of our most important natural resources, water provides so many benefits including improving our health and happiness.

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5 Ways to Make Giving a Summer Tradition

by Susan Narjala

This summer your family can start a new tradition of giving in ways that feel meaningful, impactful, and even fun. Here are five ideas to get started.

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A Guide to Summer Screen-Time Rules

by ParentCo.

Set reasonable limits that allow for family time and other important activities, and incorporate media and tech in ways that bring the family together.

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10 Creative Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

by ParentCo.

There's plenty of summer left to get creative with your kids. Go learn, create, and have fun! Here are ways to conquer that unpleasant feeling of boredom.

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5 Tips to Teach Kids the Subtle Art of Graciousness

by ParentCo.

In an effort to improve both manners and self-esteem, here are five easy tips to practice when accepting a compliment. You'll help raise a gracious kid.

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3 Tips for Traveling With Kids and Family

by ParentCo.

I’m glad I dared to travel with my baby. Here are the top three lessons I learned that I plan to employ for future adventures.

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10 Ways to Better Love and Support Your Introvert Spouse

10 Ways to Better Love and Support Your Introvert Spouse

by Stephen Bradshaw

An introvert is someone whose social energy tank gets refilled by being alone. If you're married to one, supporting them doesn't always come easy

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Why Kids Watch the Strangest Things on YouTube

Why Kids Watch the Strangest Things on YouTube

by ParentCo.

Why do kids choose such strange videos on YouTube, like unboxing videos, movies of people playing Minecraft, or clips of YouTube celebrities shopping?

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Why I Let My Son Watch (Some) Sports on TV

by Carrie Howe

He's a competitive kid so he enjoys cheering on "his team" (usually whichever team is winning when he turns on the game).

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Why Kids Thrive When We Set High Expectations

by Sanya Pelini

The expectations we hold of our children are critical in determining their academic and social outcomes.

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5 Present-Day Parenting Styles Inadvertently Favored in the 1970s

by ParentCo.

Back then, they didn't have fancy names for the different approaches to parenting. Only in the information age do we need to put a label on it.

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