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Parenting and Advice

All Ages

7 Tips and Tricks to Manage Boredom in Your Family

Kids on winter break can easily go from “yay, no school!” to “I’m bored!” in ten seconds flat. Here are a few tips on how to manage your child’s cries of boredom.

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Tween

3 Tips to Get Your Kids Interested in STEAM

Try these interactive, family-friendly tips to encourage an interest in STEAM and watch the 8- to 12-year-old in your life light up with curiosity!

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

6 Ways to Help Children Manage Anxiety in New Situations

When your child has to face something new, here are some concrete steps you can take as a parent to help ease them in.

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All Ages

Let's Stop Labeling Books as "Boy Books" or "Girl Books"

The sad truth is that we often assume books with male protagonists are for everyone, and books with female leads are only for girls.

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Pre-K

Goodbyes Are Hard: A Mother's Many Feelings at School Drop-Off

Ariella Prince Guttman reflects on the odd mix of emotions around school drop-off that inspired her heartwarming new picture book Wherever You'll Be.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Emily Oster on Making Data-Driven Decisions for Your Family

Will you redshirt your summer baby? How do you pick the right summer camp? With less data about the early school years than you might expect, Emily Oster's new parenting book provides parents with a framework for making complex decisions that affect the whole family.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Back to School 2021: Books to Support Learning, Social-Emotional Wellness, & More

Get set for the new school year! Find age-specific reads and helpful insights to help kids and parents prepare for the year ahead.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Books to Help Start Conversations Around Body Autonomy and Consent

These picture books are a perfect jumping-off point for discussions about bodies, personal space, and tricky situations and help our kids feel empowered to advocate for themselves and talk to us about these topics.

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Tips & Advice

Raising Responsible Boys: 8 Books to Help Along the Way

Nowadays, our goal as parents is to raise kind and caring kids who grow up into kind and caring adults. The way we parent boys needs to evolve in ways that foster their growth in the right direction.

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Tips & Advice

Books on Autism That Inform, Advise, and Empower

Through first-person accounts, research, and history, these books show the pathway diagnosis and treatment has followed, how advocacy helps, and what may lie ahead for ASD children and adults.

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Tips & Advice

Adam Gidwitz on the Magic of Telling Stories to Your Child

After Adam Gidwitz's daughter had a frightful encounter with a fire alarm, he began to tell her stories — true stories about her experience. Over many months of telling that story, some magical things started to happen.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

4 Tips to Help Blended Families Connect

Blending a family doesn’t happen overnight. It's our job as parents to cut up the process into chewable moments to nurture a sense of safety that can ripen into feelings of family. Here are four tips to help blended families connect.

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Tips & Advice

7 Lessons I Learned from Ali Wong’s Dear Girls

When I cracked the spine of Ali Wong's book, "Dear Girls" — essays written as letters to her two young daughters — I expected to laugh. And I did. I did not expect to learn much about being a mom. But I did anyway.

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Tween

10 Myths About Middle School-Aged Kids

Judith Warner, author of And Then They Stopped Talking to Me, confronts 10 things people believe to be true about middle school with expert advice and a more realistic approach to this difficult time of adolescence.

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