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Ask the Expert: How Do I Create a Positive Relationship with My Nanny?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Create a Positive Relationship with My Nanny?

The nanny-parent relationship is different from other working relationships. Learn how, in a few easy steps, to create a positive relationship with your nanny built on trust and communication.

How to Make a Dragonfly on a Rainbow Loom

How to Make a Dragonfly on a Rainbow Loom

Give your Rainbow Loom new life by using it to make rubber band critters. Here are directions, from Loopy Loom Rubber Band Animals, to make a dragonfly. Bonus: Turn this kids' craft into a hair accessory!

How to Tie-Dye with Food Coloring

How to Tie-Dye with Food Coloring

Nothing evokes summer quite like tie-dyeing T-shirts with your kids. Here are directions for an Eco-friendly tie-dye option—tie-dye with food coloring—from "More Boredom Busters".

How to Foster Strong Sibling Bonds

How to Foster Strong Sibling Bonds

Do your kids compete over everything as if they were rival sports teams? Here's how to stop the sibling rivalry, build better sibling relationships, and foster a strong sibling bond.

Books Clubs a Surprising Way Moms Can Bond with Daughters

Books Clubs a Surprising Way Moms Can Bond with Daughters

When one mother started a mother-daughter book club with five other mothers, she just wanted to make reading cool for the tweens. Little did she know the book club would help her bond with her tween daughters and open the lines of communication. Plus, tips for starting your own mother-daughter book club.

Five Places to Look for High School Internship Opportunities

Five Places to Look for High School Internship Opportunities

Internships help students learn more about industries or fields of interest, meet professionals to whom they can turn as mentors in the future, and most importantly, gain real world experience. Use these five tips on where to start looking.

10 Ways to Get Creative with Chores

10 Ways to Get Creative with Chores

Want to nurture your child's creativity and get him to do some chores around the house at the same time? Here are 10 ways to make chores more fun for kids by letting them get creative with cleaning, cooking, and even feeding their pets.

Tips to Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family

Tips to Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family

Why spend hours choosing the best toys if you leave your child with a caregiver who is not engaging? Here are tips to choosing a quality nanny, handling the nanny-parent relationship, and communicating your needs to your child's nanny.

How to Raise Your Son to Be a Gentleman

How to Raise Your Son to Be a Gentleman

Is your son's roughhousing and rude behavior making you cringe? There are things you can to do instill kindness, compassion, manners, and conviction to raise your son to become a gentleman.

14 Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Your Kids

14 Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Your Kids

Looking for ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids? We've rounded up 14 kid-friendly Valentine's Day activities to get the whole family involved in the celebration.

How to Keep Kids Active and Healthy in the Winter

How to Keep Kids Active and Healthy in the Winter

Kids need exercise and physical activity year-round, though getting the required 60 minutes during the winter months requires more creativity. Here, get ideas for fun indoor activities and tips on enjoying the great outdoors despite the cold.

6 Ways to Make History More Fun for Kids

6 Ways to Make History More Fun for Kids

So your child thinks history is boring...no surprise there! But what may surprise you is how easily you can turn history into a fun and exciting subject for kids. Here are six ways to make history come to life, even for reluctant learners.

5 Age-Appropriate Money Lessons for Kids

5 Age-Appropriate Money Lessons for Kids

Pamela Yellen, a financial security investigator and author of financial advice books, shares five age-appropriate lessons to teach your children about money.

What Not to Say to a Grieving Parent

What Not to Say to a Grieving Parent

When the unimaginable happens and a friend or family member looses a child, only thoughts of comfort come to mind. Sandy Peckinpah, author of "How to Survive the Worst that Can Happen", shares what you should and should not say to grieving parents who have lost a child.

A Guide to Gifts for Your Child's Teacher

A Guide to Gifts for Your Child's Teacher

One person on your gift list this year may be your child's teacher, but shopping for them isn't always easy. Rather than rely on the go-to apple-themed products, we've compiled a few tips for choosing holiday gifts for your child's teacher.

Indulge in Gift-Giving Instincts Without Spoiling Your Kids

Indulge in Gift-Giving Instincts Without Spoiling Your Kids

With the holidays and the season of giving upon us, it's hard to not buy, buy, buy for your children. But doing so can lead to a feeling of entitlement or affluenza. Here's how to make your kids happy without spoiling them, teach kids about giving back, and how to keep the charitable feeling year-rond, not just during the holidays.

4 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Daylight Saving Time

4 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Daylight Saving Time

Certified sleep consultant Caronlina Romanyuk shares four tips to help keep your child on their sleep schedule during daylight saving time.

Master Carver Thomas Olton on Carving Pumpkins with Kids

Master Carver Thomas Olton on Carving Pumpkins with Kids

Master pumpkin carver Thomas Olton, creative director of the annual Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island, gives tips on how to carve pumpkins with your kids in a fun, safe, and easy way.

31 Cool and Creepy Halloween Crafts for Kids

31 Cool and Creepy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Get into the Halloween spirit with these fun Halloween crafts for kids, many of which can be created from materials you have laying around the house. These cool and creepy DIY projects also make great Halloween decorations for your home.

Food, Activity, and Decor Ideas for Your Halloween Party

Food, Activity, and Decor Ideas for Your Halloween Party

Jennifer Chung, founder of Kinsights, shares her ideas for hosting a Halloween party, including Halloween decorations, Halloween-themed food, and Halloween activities.

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Every Restaurant

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Every Restaurant

When eating out with the family, finding something on the menu for everyone may be a challenge, especially if someone is gluten-free. Kim Koeller and Robert La France, authors of "Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free", share the questions to ask to avoid gluten at any restaurant. Plus, international travel tips for eating gluten-free.

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes from Local Moms

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes from Local Moms

Using common children's clothing and a few household items, you and your children can make easy Charlie Brown, school bus, Where's Waldo, and grape costumes for Halloween and dress up sessions.

6 DIY Halloween Costumes on a Budget

6 DIY Halloween Costumes on a Budget

A consignment expert shares six Halloween costume ideas and how to make your kid's Halloween costume on a budget.

How to Make Your Own Face Paint

How to Make Your Own Face Paint

Use common household items to make your own face paint this Halloween. Let creativity soar when you create a ton of face paint colors and let your kids take hold of the brush. Who knows? It might just inspire a Halloween costume!

DIY: Tiger Mask and Owl Mask from 'Petit Collage'

DIY: Tiger Mask and Owl Mask from 'Petit Collage'

Lorena Siminovich, author of 'Petit Collage', shares step-by-step instructions to make a tiger mask and an owl mask out of paper. Make these with your kids for a DIY mask for their Halloween costume.




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