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How Much Sleep Do Babies, Kids And Teens Need?

Sleep, along with food, air and water, falls within the highest human priorities, according to psychologist Abraham Maslow’s famed hierarchy of needs. But as parents and caregivers know all too well, an adequate amount of sleep is often hard to come by, which can make a child’s life — and... more

Nanny Share Contracts: How To Structure Pay, Time Off And More

Thinking about working for multiple families in a share? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations. If you thought having a contract for a nanny job was... more

What Is Respite Care?

When you’re caring for your aging parent or another elderly loved one, you may think you can do it all on your own. But for most people, juggling caregiving responsibilities with one’s own needs can eventually lead to major stress and burnout. This is where respite care comes in. Respite... more

How To Teach Your Kid What Transgender Means

Transgender people have always existed, but only in the last decade have they finally achieved mainstream visibility. Children are now living in a world where they are more likely to encounter a transgender classmate, observe someone they know transition or see trans characters on TV.  The transgender community is... more

How To Support Your Child As They Come Out As Lgbtq+

Society has come a long way, with more LGBTQIA resources and support systems available than ever. But it’s still painfully common to hear of parents who don’t support their LGBTQ+ child and even sever relationships after their coming out. As a parent, you don’t need to formulate the “perfect” response... more

5 Ways To Capture The Memories Of An Aging Senior

I was in high school when my beloved grandfather was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He had lived a very full life, so my mom suggested we record him sharing memories while he was still feeling good. We sat together in his breakfast room with a video camera and interviewed him... more