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15 Online "Camps" Fill Kids' Summer with Learning Adventures

From outdoor exploration to summer enrichment to computer coding, online camps keep kids busy, learning, and having fun.

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Gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are more than persistent; they're teaching kids what the culture expects of boys and girls.

Gender Stereotypes Are Messing with Your Kid

Gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are more than persistent; they're teaching kids what the culture expects of boys and girls.

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Kids' Mental Health Tools For Suicide Help, Coping Skills, And Professional Support

Apps, sites, and text hotlines help kids cope with mental health issues from cyberbullying to suicide.

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5 Strategies For Getting Kids Off Devices

Getting kids off their devices is so tough... threatening doesn't work... two-minute warnings aren't the best option either.. what can you do?

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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...
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How Girls Are Seeking (And Subverting) Approval Online

From selfies to shout-outs, girls are using social media both to build up and break down their self-image.

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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...
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How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds

Learn how what you post on social media can hurt — and help — the admissions process.

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