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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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9 Ways To Avoid The Holiday Buying Frenzy

Common-sense ways to preserve your sanity, your values, and your bank account. Read...
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5 Strategies For Getting Kids Off Devices

Getting kids off their devices is so tough... threatening doesn't work... two-minute warnings aren't the best option either.. what can you do?

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More and more young people are embracing this idea and identifying as gender-fluid, and there are a handful of apps and games to reflect their experiences.

Gender-Fluid Apps And Games

More and more young people are embracing this idea and identifying as gender-fluid, and there are a handful of apps and games to reflect their experiences.

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How I Got My Toddler Back On Books After She Got A Taste Of Screen Time

Eight clever and creative ideas for making reading time as fascinating as screen time. Read...
Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching.

How To Raise A Kid With A Conscience

Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching.

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If you're planning to dip back into the nostalgia zone with your kids, be prepared to discuss issues like sexual assault and consent when they come up.

5 Classic Movies That Can Trigger Conversations About Sexual Assault & Consent

If you're planning to dip back into the nostalgia zone with your kids, be prepared to discuss issues like sexual assault and consent when they come up.

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How do you talk about sexual harassment if you haven't even talked about sex?

Talking To Kids About Sexual Harassment ... Before They Even Know About Sex

How do you talk about sexual harassment if you haven't even talked about sex?

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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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Hate speech is all over the internet.

Where Kids Find Hate Online

Online spaces can be confusing, scary, and shaky. Here are some ideas for you to discuss with your kids and tips to handle hate speech.

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