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Yes, some good news for parents even if it's also perhaps a bit embarrassing: turns out your kids are better than you at delaying gratification. This revelation runs counter to what most adults think, particularly in an era of smartphones,...
Our obsession with being busy is hurting kids. That's the consensus of a growing number of experts, who warn that otherwise well-intentioned parents are creating a generation of stressed, anxious kids thanks in part to their addiction to busyness and -...
Any parent who has been driven half-mad by a child seemingly unable to put down the smartphone or stop playing video games is witnessing the end result of Silicon Valley's clandestine, multi-billion-dollar effort to make kids dependent on digital...
Your teenager wants to attend a party but your spidey sense is tingling. Years of experience - including memories of your own turbulent teen years - tell you that, at least on this particular occasion, the party is a bad...
Overzealous, yet well-intentioned adults are breaking kids. That's the consensus of a growing number of pediatric specialists pointing to dramatic increases in sports-related injuries that were once rare or even unheard of in young bodies. Stress fractures in the lumbar...
Mention the words 'summer camp' and most people think of campfire ghost stories, tug-of-war competitions, horseback riding, water sports, and hikes through the woods. But how many parents recognize the big benefits of summer camp and the important life...
Kids are not getting enough sleep. That's the consensus of multiple research teams, who point out that this sleep deprivation is hurting kids academically, mentally, emotionally and physically. Because so many parents have their own struggles with sleep yet somehow...
One of the principal reasons we launched Kidzu was because we know, both from firsthand experience and from the research we've collected, that extracurricular activities are good for kids. Indeed, Iceland managed to rescue virtually its entire youth population...
Spring is just two months away, which is why now is the time to start planning for one of the easiest, most educational, and truly satisfying of parent-child activities: the family garden. Now, before your brain gets in the way...
Despite multiple nationwide campaigns to weed out bullying in schools, too often we turn a blind eye to bullying in sports, particularly the kind applied by coaches, parents, and teammates. Why? In a cellphone video circulated last year, a California...

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