Ages 2-5FeaturedFood

Pink Pancakes for Picky Eaters

Confession time: I was the parent who said that I would never add secret vegetables to my kid’s food. That is, until my kid became a picky eater and decided that anything with vegetables was automatically “yuck”. In the past, I’ve made the mistake of adding secret vegetables to her …

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Ages 2-5Ages 6-9DisciplineFeaturedMedia & TechnologyParenting StylesReviews

Daniel Tiger has a New App for Parents and it is Awesome

I was bored-browsing through the app store the other day, and Daniel Tiger’s face caught my eye. I’ve downloaded multiple Daniel Tiger apps in the past, including “Day & Night” (about helping kids to get ready for bed and ready for school in the morning) and “Stop & Go” (for …

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ActivismAges 10-12 (Tween)Ages 2-5Parenting StylesPolitics

No, I’m Not Scaring My Kids By Discussing President Trump

Like many other parents, I woke up on November 9th afraid for the future and struggling to find the right words to explain the election to my children. Though I didn’t know exactly what to say and the end result was probably far from perfect, I shared my fears about President …

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Ages 10-12 (Tween)Ages 13-17 (Teen)Ages 2-5Ages 6-9Politics

OPEN THREAD: How to talk to your kids about the US election

I went to sleep last night around 11 EST with enough hope to allow for actual peaceful dreams. Then I woke up around 4:15 and made the mistake of checking my phone. One of my first thoughts as I processed my shock at Donald Trump’s unexpected win last night was …

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Ages 2-5Atheism

5 Year Old vs Ouija Board, Halloween Time Lessons

My son’s been begging to play my old Ouija board for weeks after watching some kids playing it and Charlie Charlie on YouTube. He made his own Charlie Charlie and figured it out, but it just doesn’t have that same magic as an Ouija board. So, I dusted my old …

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image of two children on an elephant with book title above their head that reads Annabelle and Aiden in The Story of Life
Ages 2-5BooksReviews

Book Review: Annabelle & Aiden: The Story of Life

Explaining evolution to young children is tough. Maybe that’s why creationists seem to have cornered the market on books for preschoolers tackling how we got here. But, J.R. Becker’s new book Annabelle & Aiden: The Story of Life takes on the difficult task of making Darwinian evolution interesting, understandable and engaging for young learners. Published this …

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Ages 2-5Ages 6-9DisciplineMedia & Technology

Advertising Fails

A few weeks ago my son, five years old, was sitting at the kitchen table and he suddenly asks me if he should be scared of GMOs “going into his body.” I had to take a moment to think about where he might have even heard of the term GMO …

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ActivitiesAges 10-12 (Tween)Ages 2-5Ages 6-9FoodHow To

{Grounded Grub} Sour Cherry Hand Pies

Welcome to a completely new, totally irregular not-really-at-all-a-series about cooking with and for our kids. Over Memorial Day weekend, we had an abundance of tiny sour-ish cherries on our backyard tree. It’s our first spring in this house, so I have no previous experience using them and while grabbing small …

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My son with short hair on the beach, wearing sunglasses with a caption reading "DEAL WITH IT."
Ages 2-5DisciplineIdentityParenting Styles

Why Don’t You Let Your Kid Cut All Its Hair Off?

It was just months before my sister-in-law’s wedding when I heard a strange and dreaded sound. You know that sound. That strange snick snick snick… Yep, the sound of my then 4 year old son cutting his hair off with the kid scissors. I started to say something but I stopped.Why …

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Ages 2-5DisciplineScience

What is Fair? How Young Children See Justice

Well hello and welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, a biweekly look at new and/or interesting research that might be of interest to parents. This week I wanted to focus on a study from Developmental Psychology called “Children’s Reasoning About Distributive and Retributive Justice Across Development” by researchers from …

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