Parents

Cooking for kids is often a thankless endeavor. Even if you manage to find time in your busy parenting schedule to prepare a full meal, there’s a solid chance your dining patrons (aka children) may find something wrong with it. And God forbid you accidentally make a real mistake because it will not be forgotten.
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American GirlAmerican Girl is reintroducing six original historical characters. Cue the nostalgia! American Girl announced on Tuesday that it’s reintroducing six original historical characters in honor of the brand’s 35th birthday. Samantha Parkington, Kirsten Larson, Molly McIntire, Felicity Merriman, Addy Walker and Josefina Montoya will be part of the 35th Anniversary Collection, which includes each
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Photo courtesy of Adam BriggleAdam Briggle’s 13-year-old son, who’s trans, protests outside of the office of his family’s state representative, who co-sponsored one of many bills across the nation targeting trans youth. Adam Briggle’s son loves sports. He’s good at them, too; the 13-year-old just mastered his double backflip in gymnastics and earned his second-degree black
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SolStock via Getty ImagesOnly-child families are on the rise, but parents say their choices are still looked down on. Brenda Seltzer was still in the hospital, having just delivered her son, when her family started asking when she was going to have another one. “Everybody was like, ‘How long are you going to wait until
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Join the Play Pandemic Challenge → https://theparentingjunkie.com/challenge And ❤ share this video with 10 friends (https://youtu.be/AAskowiGRU0) The Parenting Junkie illustrates how to spark solitary play and explains what independent play is. How can we facilitate independent play? Often we inhibit it by doing the exact things we are recommended to do to encourage solitary play.
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“Dirty 30.” “Thirty, flirty and thriving.” There are many quippy ways to describe this significant decade. But perhaps the best descriptions of this stage of life come from the funny and relentlessly honest folks on Twitter. Whether you’re getting stoked about home decor or feeling the pain of hangovers more than ever before, this time
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The Parenting Junkie shares life-changing playroom design hacks that will turn any home into an independent play haven. (https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/challenge) Tour my playroom makeover of the 5 play zones that encourage independent play for kids and learn how to organize toys and play areas even if you have only a living room or tiny apartment to
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Robert Kneschke / EyeEm via Getty ImagesBaby monitors can be a useful tool — but knowing when to give children more privacy is important, too.  Like basically every form of modern technology, baby monitors have improved dramatically even in just the past few years. The signal range is great. The screen resolution is high enough
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HuffPost Friday is World Book Day, a day recognized by the United Nations to celebrate reading and a universal love of books. To honor the holiday, we asked a variety of HuffPost Facebook communities to share their favorite children’s books, both to read with their own kids and to give as presents. Here’s what they
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Thanasis Zovoilis via Getty Images Parents generally strive to avoid raising entitled children. But that doesn’t mean they won’t fall into that category themselves. “An entitled parent is a ‘Karent’!” author and The Parenting Mentor founder Susan Groner told HuffPost, sharing a play on the term “Karen,” which has come to evoke pushy people, usually
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Tom Gautier Photography via Getty ImagesSome of the top baby names from 1971 remain popular today, while others have fallen off the map.  The most popular baby names list doesn’t change too dramatically from year to year, but there are always interesting trends over longer periods of time. The Social Security Administration has a database
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