How to explain Veterans Day to your kids

For kids, especially the young ones, Veterans Day might not seem like much more than a day off from school. And, if your kids are anything like my 4-year-old, they have little to no awareness of the important role that veterans play in our everyday lives. This time of year... more

How nannies can handle the holidays when their employers have different beliefs

As the holidays approach, many nannies will find themselves in an interesting situation: watching as families engage in holiday traditions or practices that are not their own. This could be religious (not everyone celebrates a Santa-style Christmas), or it could be socioeconomic (not everyone celebrates the holidays with lots of... more

Saying goodbye to Thomas the Train

One of the first tantrums my son ever threw was over Thomas the Train. I remember it vividly, because, if I’m being honest, I found him kind of cute during it. It was bath time, which meant time to stop playing with his Thomas engines, and — as the story... more

15 parents completely nail the hell that is sleep deprivation

Parenting can be an incredibly divisive subject for people with kids. But one thing moms and dads all can agree on, regardless of philosophies: Sleep deprivation sucks. And it seems to never end when you have kids! Of course, everyone knows the newborn days are completely insane, but what happens... more

$10 (or less) gifts for everyone on your list

Gift-giving is one of the best parts of the holiday season. But while it’s fun to make a list and check it twice, it can also end up being, well… super expensive. Just for you, the editors here at Care.com have put together a list of unique gift ideas... more

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12 signs of a gifted child

If you’ve ever suspected your child is gifted, you might also be wondering how that term is defined. Technically, the primary definition of a gifted child is one whose intelligence puts them in the top 2% of the population, says Kahina Louis, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist and CEO of... more

How to talk about climate change with your kids

There’s no denying kids are increasingly aware of our global climate crisis. We see this in the inspiring moments, like watching “schoolgirl climate change warrior” Greta Thunberg command the international spotlight, as well as in the disturbing ones, like the rising number of young adults being treated with psychiatric drugs... more

Green cleaning: 7 natural solutions that really work

Taking care of our environment is a process that starts at home. Everything from aerosol cans to harmful cleaning chemicals can affect the earth's delicate balance, but there are plenty of easy ways to make green cleaning choices when it comes to your home. If you use a housekeeper... more

How to support aging family members during the holidays

Forty-three percent of seniors report feeling lonely on a regular basis, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During the holidays, those numbers may be amplified, thanks to the “holiday blues,” which can cause irritability, fatigue and sadness, according to the American Psychological Association. Knowing... more