After-School Activities vs. Downtime for Kids

After-School Activities vs. Downtime for Kids

Kids love to take after-school classes, participate in sports teams, and do other extracurricular activities, but unstructured time is important, too.

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How to Recognize When a Child is Gifted

How to Recognize When a Child is Gifted

How to tell if your child is gifted, a prodigy, or just plain smart—and what to do about it

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What Potty Training Taught Me

What Potty Training Taught Me

Why the biggest lesson from potty training was for me, not my son.

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Handheld Screen Time Linked With Speech Delays in Young Children

Handheld Screen Time Linked With Speech Delays in Young Children

A recent study suggests the more handheld screen time children ages 2 and younger have, the more likely they are to begin talking later.

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How to Resist Peer Pressure: Strategies for Teens

How to Resist Peer Pressure: Strategies for Teens

Mix-and-match peer pressure refusal strategies to share with your teen

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My Gym Children's Fitness Center to Open in Park Slope

My Gym Children's Fitness Center to Open in Park Slope

My Gym Park Slope, a children's fitness center, is slated to open in early June.

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Nike's New Study Shows Muscle Fitness Leads to Strong Minds

Nike's New Study Shows Muscle Fitness Leads to Strong Minds

Physical and mental health are two things all parents want for their kids, but a new study funded by Nike has shown that the two actually go hand-in-hand.

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Bacteria Aren't the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better

Bacteria Aren't the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better

Why we should not rid ourselves of microbes entirely--and why dirt and bacteria play an important role in kids' health.

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Eight Things Straight Parents of LGBT Kids Should Know

Eight Things Straight Parents of LGBT Kids Should Know

Eight ways to help be a better parent for your LGBT child.

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Common Sense Media Rolls Out New Character Ratings System

Common Sense Media Rolls Out New Character Ratings System

Common Sense Media launches a new ratings system evaluating character strengths and values in youth media at South by Southwest media conference in Austin this week.

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Thrive

5 Ways to Help Your Child Thrive

A certified life coach shares five tips to support your kids and help them thrive.

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Signs of Autism: Is My Child Showing Symptoms?

Signs of Autism: Is My Child Showing Symptoms?

The signs and symptoms of autism start at a young age and include a lack of communication skills, problems with social interaction, a need for repetition, and sensory issues.

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Simple Tips to Avoid Overpraising Your Children

Simple Tips to Avoid Overpraising Your Children

Constant praise is not helpful for children. Instead, try these simple alternative tips courtesy of Kim John Payne, M.Ed and author of the book "The Soul of Discipline."

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How Do I Encourage My Child to Stand Independently?

How Do I Encourage My Child to Stand Independently?

Is your child struggling to stand up on their own? An expert physical therapist, Rebecca Talmud, PT, DPT gives advice on improving your child's motor skills.

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Character Counts More Than Smarts

Character Counts More Than Smarts

New study shows moms around the world agree, more or less, on what they want for their kids.

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