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Is There a Difference Between Disruptive Behavior Disorders and ADHD – Amanda Morin

You may have heard people use phrases like “out of control” or “wild” to describe kids who have a hard time controlling their emotions and impulsive behavior. If they’re talking about your child, you might wonder if your child has a disruptive behavior disorder or ADHD. You might even think disruptive behavior disorders and ADHD … Continue reading Is There a Difference Between Disruptive Behavior Disorders and ADHD – Amanda Morin

How to Introduce Flavor Into Your Kid’s Sad, Bland Diet – Michelle Woo

My five-year-old daughter has declared that ketchup is “spicy.” She prefers foods in shades of beige. Her ideal dinner rotation would be something like dino nuggets and peas, cheese pizza and peas, plain udon noodles and peas, tater tots and peas, and ice cream and peas. As a mom who was once a food writer, … Continue reading How to Introduce Flavor Into Your Kid’s Sad, Bland Diet – Michelle Woo

Teens Are Being Bullied ‘Constantly’ on Instagram – Taylor Lorenz

No app is more integral to teens’ social lives than Instagram. While Millennials relied on Facebook to navigate high school and college, connect with friends, and express themselves online, Gen Z’s networks exist almost entirely on Instagram. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 72 percent of teens use the platform, which … Continue reading Teens Are Being Bullied ‘Constantly’ on Instagram – Taylor Lorenz

Teaching Kids About Boundaries and Consent – Bonnie J. Rough

As a growing number of #MeToo and #WhyIDidntReport stories have put a new focus on childhood sexual abuse, parents may have an urgent sense that they should frame conversations with their children about their bodies as safety lessons. But doubling down on warnings is the opposite of what children really need. In researching my new … Continue reading Teaching Kids About Boundaries and Consent – Bonnie J. Rough

What to Do When You Can’t Stop Worrying About Your New Baby – Kate Rope

Almost all parents worry about the health and safety of their newborn children. In fact, we’re evolutionarily programmed to scan our environments for any potential threat to the little life we are now charged with preserving. You might worry that your child will stop breathing in the night. That a car might leap onto the … Continue reading What to Do When You Can’t Stop Worrying About Your New Baby – Kate Rope

30+ Fun Photos Of My Family That I Took To Fight Boredom – ​Kate Weiland

My name is Kate Weiland. I’m a happy mother of three kids and the creator behind the delicious (and totally ridiculous) photography food series Our family bites (#ourfamilybites). I’ve always been a massive supporter of the fine arts and having taught Drama and Dance for many years, I was eager to get into the photography … Continue reading 30+ Fun Photos Of My Family That I Took To Fight Boredom – ​Kate Weiland

Why I can’t stop posting my kid’s photos and sharing him with the world – Philip Bump

Obsessive photo-sharing isn’t new to the social media world. The instinct has long been there; it’s just that it used to require a lot more overhead. In the 1970s, for example, there was the post-vacation slide show, in which relatives and friends of the lucky travelers had the bad luck to be buttonholed into two … Continue reading Why I can’t stop posting my kid’s photos and sharing him with the world – Philip Bump

10 “Harmless Things” You Say That Hurt Me: Mental Health Awareness — Uncustomary Housewife

I’m letting my heart spill out through my keyboard… metaphorically, of course, and I’m offering it all to you. Today, I’m going to talk about my mental health. This is something that I’ve worked to conceal for a long time, mostly because of the negative stigma attached to mental illness. I’m sharing for two main […] … Continue reading 10 “Harmless Things” You Say That Hurt Me: Mental Health Awareness — Uncustomary Housewife

Parental Debate: Should Your Kid Have a Cellphone in School – Edward C. Baig

Lawmakers in France recently passed a ban on the use of smartphones in schools, impacting students in their early to midteens. In U.S. school districts where digital device policies are all over the map, parents and teachers are divided on how to curb or permit phone use in the classroom. Some schools have students stash their … Continue reading Parental Debate: Should Your Kid Have a Cellphone in School – Edward C. Baig

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