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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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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...
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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Hate speech is all over the internet.

Where Kids Find Hate Online

Online spaces can be confusing, scary, and shaky. Here are some ideas for you to discuss with your kids and tips to handle hate speech.

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9 Ways To Avoid The Holiday Buying Frenzy

Common-sense ways to preserve your sanity, your values, and your bank account. Read...
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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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More and more young people are embracing this idea and identifying as gender-fluid, and there are a handful of apps and games to reflect their experiences.

Gender-Fluid Apps And Games

More and more young people are embracing this idea and identifying as gender-fluid, and there are a handful of apps and games to reflect their experiences.

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10 Ways To Pack More Gratitude Into Your Life

Inspired ways for families to embrace and celebrate the spirit of the season — and beyond. Read...
How do you talk about sexual harassment if you haven't even talked about sex?

Talking To Kids About Sexual Harassment ... Before They Even Know About Sex

How do you talk about sexual harassment if you haven't even talked about sex?

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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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