Want to have a nice meal out with your family, free of whining and complaining and screens? Well, we’re not miracle workers, but every parent who likes to eat out should keep a “restaurant bag” stashed in their car.
Baby books are great. All those little handwritten notes about their first words and first tooth and first daycare pals. And of course you include pictures taken during your baby’s first haircut or while eating mashed up banana for the first time.
Miriam Daniel is one of the creative minds behind Amazon’s Echo (the voice-controlled speaker) and Alexa (the digital assistant), innovations that have changed the way we interact with the world around us. With a background in computer engineering, she has worked for Amazon, Intel and more, delivering new products and…
When my son was 2, I quit my full-time job to stay home with him. It didn’t take me long to figure out that I needed easy, creative ways to keep him occupied—but on one income.
I’ve never been one to sit and watch TV shows with my son. Sure, I check them out to make sure they’re age-appropriate and have overall messaging I can get behind, but you won’t often find me curling up on the couch with him just for the heck of it. His TV time is my get-stuff-done time.
Talking to our kids about politics has never felt as tricky as it has during the past couple of years. With political divisiveness at an all-time high, it can be hard to walk that fine line between raising kids who are aware of what’s happening in the world around them without thrusting our own views onto them before…
I’ve never been a fan of the word “tattling.” Maybe because my Northeast Ohio accent really extenuates the hard “a” sound, making the word itself sound almost as annoying as the practice. tAAAttling.
For the past several years, Apple has offered Live Listen as a way for hearing-impaired users to turn their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a remote microphone that connects to a hearing aid.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is coming out strongly against the use of spanking, calling for a ban on corporal punishment. It also now says that “harsh verbal discipline,” including shaming and humiliation, is harmful to a child’s developing brain.
A large part of parenting is trying to raise our kids to be good citizens. We give them chores to teach them to contribute to the work of the household, we take them to volunteer to get them involved in their community, and we model kindness and respect to those around us.
Going to your first sleepover is a Big Kid Rite of Passage. It means you’ve officially crossed the threshold from “I go to playdates my mom set up” to “I have my own legit social life.”
When my sister-in-law was pregnant earlier this year with my nephew, I watched him get spoiled—consistently and thoroughly—despite not yet having even taken his first breath.
Ads and in-app purchases have become so prevalent in the games our kids play on their tablets that experts are calling them more than just distracting—they’re labeling them as “unfair” and “deceptive.”
Deciding when to have the second (or third) child can often feel more complicated than having the first.
It may seem like our kids aren’t listening to us, but new research shows that in an emergency, a mom’s voice is more likely to wake children than a standard tone alarm.
You’ve done it. You’ve made it through all the Halloween festivities—the school party and parade, the costume going on and off and back on again, the trick-or-treating, the candy-consumption negotiations—without any major mishaps.
I’m not exactly the most tech-savvy parent, so when I was offered a Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit to check out, I was at first like, “Wait, what’s a Labo?”
One of the traditional perks of air travel with children under 2 years old is saving on the price of an extra ticket by holding the child in your lap. (Granted, those of us who have ever traveled this way might argue it doesn’t exactly feel like a perk at the time, but it does make travel more affordable for families.)
Even just a couple of years ago, the message to new parents was pretty clear: Screens, for the most part, aren’t good for kids, so stay away. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that kids not experience any screen time until at least age two, and then after that, they suggested keeping it very limited.