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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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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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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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Cross-Post: It Doesn’t Matter If You Turned Out Fine

Editor’s Note: this post was written by Olivia and originally featured on Skepchick. To read the whole article, and to leave a comment, click through the link at the end of this post. ****** One of the recurring discussions that pops up on my social media feeds and blog rolls …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Drugged Problem

Welcome Derby fans to the first terrible meme of 2016! We are very excited to begin yet another year of scanning the social media landscape for candidates to enter our arena, there to be picked apart, batted about, and eventually reduced to piles of twisted steal and rubber. Metaphorically that is, …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: That’s a Paddlin’ Edition

Before we get into the down and dirty Meme Demolition of this weeks horrible parenting advice as shared via social media, I would like to address the featured image of this edition of the IMDD. Because that’s not our normal Demolition Derby fare. No, that’s a Combine Derby!  That is people …

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Ages 13-17 (Teen)DisciplineMedia & Technology

A Mother in Baltimore…

(CN: Violence against a teen) It’s Thursday April 30th, 2015, and the city of Baltimore is still reeling from the events surrounding the suspicious death of 25 year old African American Freddie Gray whilst in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department allegedly for possession of a switchblade. According to news …

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When saying NO to your kids becomes an endurance event

On a recent Saturday morning, just a few short weeks after Christmas, I had this conversation with my 5-year-old: Me: I’m running out to get some dog food and bird seed. Him: Can I come with you? Me: Yes, you can come. However, you are not getting anything. No toys. …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Learn the Meaning of Respect!

(CN: Violence against children) “If I had spoken to my parents the way some children do now, I wouldn’t be here to share this status. Some children need to learn the meaning of respect. Share this if you agree.” Ick… Today’s meme comes from the Facebook page of WBUL 98.1 The Bull …

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