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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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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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10 Ways To Pack More Gratitude Into Your Life

Inspired ways for families to embrace and celebrate the spirit of the season — and beyond. Read...
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Talking About "Sexting" With Your Kids

Kids may "sext" to show off or prove their love. How to discuss the consequences. Read...
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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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Gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are more than persistent; they're teaching kids what the culture expects of boys and girls.

Gender Stereotypes Are Messing with Your Kid

Gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are more than persistent; they're teaching kids what the culture expects of boys and girls.

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15 Online "Camps" Fill Kids' Summer with Learning Adventures

From outdoor exploration to summer enrichment to computer coding, online camps keep kids busy, learning, and having fun.

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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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How Can I Use TV And Movies To Teach My Kids Media Literacy?

The idea of media literacy may not seem to mix with the fun of TV and movies. But when kids relate to the content, they're more engaged...

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