parenting

How Can I Use TV And Movies To Teach My Kids Media Literacy?

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The idea of media literacy may not seem to mix with the fun of TV and movies. But when kids relate to the content, they're more engaged...

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Parents Over-Share Online Because They’re Lonely

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We’re always hardest on people who give into our own worst impulses, and I see my own shadow in those parents. I’m an over-sharer too.

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What The Mother Of A School Shooting Victim Taught Me About Parenthood

Jennifer Herbstritt (sister) and Jeremy Herbstritt on their aunt's front porch. (Courtesy of the Herbstritt family)

While planning to have a child of my own, I often asked myself: What would it feel like to parent a child who later died unexpectedly in a school shooting?

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Stop Complimenting Me For Supporting My Trans Child

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I know people have the best intentions, but the reality is, I’m not a superhero, and I’m not the “best mom in the world" for parenting my trans child.

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How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds

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

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Device Hacks For Kids With Special Needs

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Eight ideas to make your device more usable for kids with special needs.

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Cleaning Up After Your Husband Is Not A "Blessing"

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Last week, the internet went into an understandable uproar when a Christian woman decided to take to Facebook to talk about how she is

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5 Ways To Teach My Son Empathy

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Sarah Fader shares why she believes that few things are more important for her son to learn than empathy.

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Why I Will Never Tell My Son To “Man Up”

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When our boy was a toddler his emotional outbursts only received quick glances. Now that my five-year-old has officially entered boyhood, his crying looks awkward on him; he gets full-on stares.

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The Myth Of The 'Hot Mess' Mom

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I have a confession to make: I am not a mess. As a mom, this is apparently unusual.

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