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I travel for work sometimes and I am gone 1 to 3 nights usually. I need help getting my daughter back and forth to summer camp and someone to watch her over night when I am gone.

I travel for work sometimes and I am gone 1 to 3 nights usually. I need help getting my daughter back and forth to summer camp and someone to watch her over night when I am gone. Do I need a part time nanny? I am not sure what to... more

Mom makes kids sign strict 'sleepover contract' and parents aren't having it

For a kid, a sleepover is the ultimate fun night with friends. For parents, on the other hand, a sleepover is an endurance test. It involves tons of noise, messy snacks and yelling over and over again for a horde of sugar-high kids to please go to sleep. So it... more

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They just stop responding, and I am so exhausted and frustrated from it. I want to cry!

In the past month 3 separate people searching for care have told me they were VERY interested and I met one, I even went out of my way to tell her all the extra things I would help with, I was very flexible and she seemed %100 ON BOARD with using... more

15 ways youth sports are absolutely awesome and truly terrible, according to parents

Don’t get us wrong. Youth sports are great. They build character, teach sportsmanship and show the incredible benefits of physical fitness. But also… Why are there so many practices? And why are weekend games so early? And why is every kid on the field always and forever crowding the ball... more

25 fun babysitting games to play on the job

It's only natural for some children to feel a bit leery of spending time with a babysitter while mom and dad are away — especially if it's their first time being left with the caregiver. One way sitters can help put the child at ease is by coming prepared with age-appropriate games... more

20 questions for getting to know your teenager

In elementary school, kids look up to their parents. But during adolescence? Not so much. “Teenagers rebel because they want to be different from their parents, plain and simple,” says Sean Grover, LCSW, author of “When Kids Call the Shots: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully and... more

Why Kids Need Exercise

These are the 11 most important physical and psychological benefits that kids get from engaging in regular exercise. It's not a newsflash that kids need exercise in their lives. In fact, we're all probably pretty aware of the fact that increased physical activity helps children build healthy bodies... more

The 27 best moral stories to read with your kids

The only thing better than curling up with a good book is curling up with your little one and a good book. Introducing reading to children at a very early age has numerous educational benefits, such as rapidly increasing their vocabulary and their understanding of sentence structure. But the benefits... more