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Parenting tips, family wellness, and health and wellness content for kids. Here, you’ll find posts to help you be a better parent, build stronger relationships, and manage life changes.

Indoor Activities for the Whole Family

The ice, snow, and extreme cold of winter can sometimes make it hard to get enough outdoor time. If it’s not dangerously cold, you can still get outside for an hour or two, provided you’re all properly dressed. But there are still many hours to fill, especially when kids are out of school.

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How to Get Your Teen to Care About Health

If you’ve got teens, you know how it is. You’ve raised them from tiny babies to the cusp of adulthood. And you’ve worked hard to help them form good health habits. You’ve reminded them to brush their teeth, to eat their vegetables, and to shower regularly. It’s worked out pretty well: They aren’t total slobs. They’re out and on their own a lot more, making their own decisions—even driving cars. (We know! Terrifying.) Before you know it, they’ll truly be in charge of their own decisions. What more can you do to make sure they lead healthy and happy lives?

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Relationships

How to Get Extended Family Together, Despite the Holidays

Our extended families—our grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins—fill much the same role in our lives as parents and siblings. They inform who we are, they help us explore how we get along with others, and they add extra dimension—some might say flavor—to our lives. Speaking of flavor, it’s among our extended families that we often find the best bakers of homemade pies.

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Pets

Get a Pet and Feel Better About Life

Sometimes the best medication for the pressures of modern life has a tail and a meow or a bark. When you adopt a pet, you set yourself up for less stress, anxiety, and loneliness, plus reduced depression, more exercise, and even better heart health.

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Parenting

How to Help Your Kids Conquer Cold and Flu Season

Although it may feel like it, you’re not actually powerless against what’s going around. It turns out there are a lot of ways you help prevent your kids (and yourself) from getting sick.

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A parent and a child having a discussion on the couch.
A parent and a child having a discussion on the couch.

Talking to Your Kids About the News

Kids these days can’t seem to get a break. The 24/7 news cycle isn’t just stressing out parents, it is causing our children anxiety as well. How do you keep your kids in the know without overwhelming them with all the doom current events can bring?

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Focus on Finger Foods with Baby-Led Weaning

Bypass the baby food with baby-led weaning: a new way to feed…

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Posers on the Prowl

With games and social media apps that involve chatting and sharing personal…

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When Your Favorite Uncle is Now Your Aunt

Many of us aren’t educated in how to interact with someone who has changed genders. Here are basic ways to show a family member or friend your love and compassion.

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Five Ways to Show Mom You Appreciate Her, with One Not-So-Hidden Message

Moms everywhere are more stressed than ever.

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Healthy Relationship Checkup

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A young woman helping an elderly person across the road.

How to Know When Mom and Dad Need Help

Do your aging parents need extra help? With the season of family gatherings quickly approaching, it is important to know the signs to look for that could help you understand if your parents are struggling.

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Do You Know the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. If you don’t know…

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Navigating Parkinson’s: What You Need to Know

How Parkinson’s affects women differently than men, and how to understand it.

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Vacay with the Dog

Want to travel with your dog? We’ve got the scoop.

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Traveling This Summer? Who Will Care for Your Pets?

Options for your pets when you travel: kennel, vet, pet sitter

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Dog Training 101: Jumping, Chewing, and Barking, Oh My!

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