Meghan Moravcik Walbert
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Meghan is Lifehacker's Parenting Editor. She is a former newspaper journalist and author of the Foster Parent Diary Series for the New York Times.
Aug 6
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Yes! We actually only turn ours on if we’re outside and using them. They go right back off when we’re done... they’re pretty for a little while but definitely bright if you have close neighbors like we do. 

Aug 5
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I think we’ve covered a lot of practical ways readers can deal with this pandemic from the very beginning. Just in the past two weeks or so, I’ve written about tools parents can use to help make school decisions, how to figure out if their district has enough precautions in place, how to create a learning space at Read more

Aug 5
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These tools can also help you decide between homeschooling versus setting up a “pod” (or another option). The choice usually isn’t as simple as “send them” or “don’t send them.”

Aug 3
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Does your dentist not ever eat ice cream?? One of my son’s bi-annual dentist appointments always falls right before Halloween and his dentist always makes it a point to encourage him to have some candy as long as he keeps doing a good job brushing and flossing.

Aug 3
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Acknowledging that many parents are *hesitant* about taking their children into small, enclosed places frequented by sick people during a pandemic— particularly if it may not be necessary—is not “fear mongering.”

Jul 30
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I don’t know if they studied that specifically, but they did indicate they’d found no advantage to starting at 4-5 months versus 6 months. The Mayo Clinic says it hasn’t been shown to help with sleep in 4-5-month-old babies, and it says this: “For babies who are exclusively breast-fed, waiting until age 6 months Read more