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How Plugged-In Families Can Have A Device-Free(ish) Holiday

The trick is to downsize -- not demolish -- your family's reliance on technology over the holidays. Read...
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The Worst Things Your Kid Can Learn On The Internet

Being aware that kids can discover some iffy stuff on the internet — and discussing what to do with the information — are the best ways to keep kids safe.

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10 Ways To Help Your Kid Get A Good Night's Sleep

Essential tips for managing TV, tablets, phones, and more so your kids (and you) can get to sleep — and stay asleep. Read...
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5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids With Special Needs

For kids with special needs, video games can offer opportunities to practice everything from communication skills to organization.

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5 Ways Parents of Preschoolers Can Raise a Body-Positive Kid

How's this for a scary statistic: Studies show that kids as young as 5 say they don’t like their bodies. We need to raise body-positive kids!

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Kids' Mental Health Tools For Suicide Help, Coping Skills, And Professional Support

Apps, sites, and text hotlines help kids cope with mental health issues from cyberbullying to suicide.

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How To Raise A Lifelong Learner

Though it's best to start encouraging kids to be lifelong learners when they're little, it's never too late.

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How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds

Learn how what you post on social media can hurt — and help — the admissions process.

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It's understandable if you don't feel like putting on a happy face every day and keeping your kids optimistic about the future. But don't give up.

How To Raise An Optimistic Human In A Pessimistic World

It's understandable if you don't feel like putting on a happy face every day and keeping your kids optimistic about the future. But don't give up.

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