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

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

How to deal with toxic family members during the happiest time of year

“If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” It’s one of the most searingly honest quotes from the American spiritual teacher Ram Dass, and it’s obvious why. Families have the ability to push buttons like no other — particularly during the holidays when most people... 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.

Whether it’s mom or dad, parents who drink too much can affect kids

These days, moms who drink are as celebrated as they are slammed. They’re portrayed as heroines in movies like “Bad Moms,” but frowned upon by experts who highlight the rising percentage of women engaging in “high-risk drinking.” Yet men are almost two times more likely to binge drink... 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

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


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When do girls typically start shaving their legs now a days? How about armpits?

My daughter's blonde leg hairs haven't been an issue until all her friends started shaving. I don't want her to grow up too soon. When should she start shaving her legs? How about under her arms?