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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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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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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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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 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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Device Hacks For Kids With Special Needs

Eight ideas to make your device more usable for kids with special needs.

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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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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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How To Choose A Scary Movie For Your Kid

One kid's laugh riot is another's fright fest. Learn how to choose age-appropriate scary movies. Read...