Kids health & safety

What caregivers need to know about online scams

For Virginia nanny Kattia Morales, it all seemed a little too good to be true. When she was searching for a child care job, a guy reached out and told her his family was moving in from out of state. Not only did they want to hire her as a... more

7 in 10 parents knowingly send a sick child to school, according to a new poll

With a new school year comes renewed fears of germs swirling around classrooms and being passed from kid to kid, spreading viruses like wildfire. While we assume parents wouldn’t knowingly send an ailing child to school, seven in 10 are doing exactly that, according to a recent poll of 2... more

40 inspirational quotes for caregivers

If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get — and that's true no matter whether you're a family member caring for a loved one, or a professional caregiver working with a patient. Sometimes, just a... more

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What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing?

What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing? My 16 year old daughter is recovering from a cold and still having the occasional coughing fit.

Is climate change a reason to stop having kids?

When you’re a parent, worrying about your children is a full-time job. But in an age of political tumult and the impending threat of climate change, it seems people are feeling more worried than ever before. For parents and would-be parents, there’s genuine fear about what the future holds for... more

5 easy green living tips families can take to combat climate change

This month, a record 7.6 million people took to the streets to strike for climate action. As inspiring as it is to see people of all ages speaking out about the crisis, the magnitude of the problem can make it feel like one that couldn’t possibly be managed through... more

12 child care training courses and certifications that will boost your career

While there is no formal training required to become a nanny, these specialized classes will turn you into a more professional and knowledgeable caregiver. If you're looking for a nanny job, they'll also make you stand out from the crowd as someone who takes your career seriously. Additionally... more

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When are kids too old to sleep with a stuffed animal friend?

My daughter's 8, and she has a special stuffed bear that's been in her bed with her since she was a baby. I'm okay with it because it helps her sleep and makes her happy, but my husband wonders if she's getting too old for the... more