Big Kids

Your big kid's ready for school! As your child's development continues, focus on kindergarten and education with tips to improve reading and writing, test taking, and homework. Make sure to talk about any potential school problems, such as bullying, school cliques, and peer pressure. At home, focus on family values by teaching good manners and money management skills, and use our printable Chore Charts to teach responsibility. No matter the age, your child may throw a temper tantrum, so consult our discipline tips, and satisfy picky eaters with our nutritious and delicious school lunch and snack recipes.

16 Ways Your Kids Can Help Around Mealtime

Follow this handy guide to involving a toddler, preschooler, big kid, or teen in the kitchen.
Read More

5 Free Online Learning Programs for Kids to Do at Home

You don't need to create teacher-level lesson plans to make sure kids keep on learning at home. Here are a few free resources to take advantage of while creating a plan for keeping little ones learning outside of the classroom.
Read More

30 Journal Prompts for Kids to Aid Self-Discovery

Journaling is a great way for kids to practice their literary skills and explore their emotions. Whether you like the idea of creating a gratitude journal or simply using a journal to inspire creativity, these fun prompts are an easy way to get started.
Read More

6 Brilliant Ways to Disguise Learning as Fun

Plentiful playtime is essential to a child's development, with benefits ranging from improved mental and physical health to enhanced emotional well-being. And while playing simply for the sake of fun has myriad merits, it's also the ideal opportunity for parents to sneak in a bit of learning—especially in the long summer months.
Read More

7 Signs Your Child Should See a Therapist, According to Child Psychologists

Experts explain situations when starting therapy may be the best way to support your child during stressful times, and how to find the best mental health professional near you.
Read More

20 Questions to Help You Bond With Your Teen

Communicating with teens can be tricky. Keep them tuned in with these tips and questions about everything from the song they currently can't stop playing to what they would do if they were President.
Read More

More Big Kids

10 Natural Remedies for Sunburns

Honey, milk, and oatmeal aren't just for breakfast -- they're also used in home remedies for sunburn relief.
Read More

How to Find Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood

These expert tips for parents on how to utilize the public sex offender registry can empower you with knowledge that protects your little ones this Halloween and beyond.
Read More

Obama Gives Commencement Speeches to Class of 2020: 'The World Is Turned Upside Down'

"If the world’s going to get better, it going to be up to you," Barack Obama said on Saturday, in one of two virtual commencement speeches he gave the class of 2020.

7 Summer Camp Activities You Can Totally Recreate at Home

Many summer camps may be canceled as we continue social distancing to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. From classic outdoor games to mess-hall fare, you can easily recreate everyone's favorite summer camp experiences and activities at home.
Read More

How to Help Your Teen Have the Best Relationship They Can With Their Teachers

High school is the ideal time and setting for teens to learn good communication skills. But many have a fear of talking to their teachers. Here are some ways to help your teens get over that fear and have a better relationship with their teacher.
Read More

Teens Don’t Have Interest in Driving Anymore and That’s OK

Thanks to ride sharing apps, teens aren’t as anxious to get behind the wheel as previous generations. But should parents be insisting their kids learn to drive when it comes time anyway? Experts weigh in.
Read More

Why I'm Teaching My Kid All About Failure

Success rarely comes without struggles. Parents columnist Jenny Mollen explains why she’s making it her priority to teach her kids how to keep trying no matter what.
Read More

How to See Things From Your Kid's Point of View

When you find yourself desperately trying to talk some sense into your child as she whines, cries, or freaks out even more, try stepping into her shoes instead.
Read More