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6 tips for encouraging kids to write

Penning letters and jotting down stories and plays are all ways to get your kids to practise writing. (And we bet they won’t even notice.)

These Education Apps Have Extended Their Free Trials

As much of the country continues to learn from home, we’re all looking for ways to engage our kids in something other than YouTube and TikTok (well, that’s my house at least. If I have to watch another compilation of people dressed up as Teen Titans characters,...

Will swearing in front of my kids %#$* them up?

Deputy editor Lisa Van De Geyn speaks to a child psychologist and potty-mouth parents (*raises hand*) to answer this %#$&*@% question.

How Much Should I Tell My Kids About My Finances?

We asked a financial writer for her take on spilling the beans about what’s in their pocketbooks.

Allergies Or Hay Fever? We Asked An Expert

Our 12-year-old gets really stuffed up and sneezy every year at the end of the summer into September. Is there anything we can do to prevent the onset of symptoms?

Chocolate Snack Balls

You might not believe us, but these little chocolate balls taste a lot like brownies. The best part? There are no refined sugars in sight, honey sweetens the deal.

Pipe cleaner pencil toppers

Proven fact: school work is more fun when there's a fuzzy, twisty, googly-eyed monster sitting proudly atop your pencil. Gather your supplies, it's time for arts and crafts. 

Tips To Treating Fevers

My six-year-old daughter had a fever that would come down with Tylenol but then kept going back up after the medication wore off. What’s going on?

11 school lunches that aren’t sandwiches (OK, maybe one)

The thing about lunches is your kids have to eat them every day. Which means you need ideas to keep things lively. Behold, our fave school lunch ideas.

Help kids learn to cope with stress

Kids get anxious. Hard stop. But news flash: cortisol (some, anyway) isn’t only inevitable, it’s good for everyone. It’s all about healthy ways to deal.

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