Teenagers (13-18)

11 holiday gifts kids can make for their nanny or sitter

Finding the perfect holiday gift for your child’s caregiver can be tricky. How on Earth do you show the person who looks after your little one how much you truly appreciate them? Well, for starters, it's always a good idea to give your nanny or regular sitter a little extra... more

Distance learning and sleeping in: When it’s OK, when it’s not and what parents should know

Whether you’re calling it distance learning, remote learning or online school, chances are your kid’s school day looks a whole lot different these days than it did before the pandemic. And we’re not just talking about kids learning through Zoom and doing chemistry projects on the kitchen counter — for many... more

$10 (or less) gift ideas 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, we have put together a list of unique but affordable gift ideas for everyone on... more

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

14 parents of teenagers make us laugh about the most humbling job there is

If the baby years were filled with spit-up and the toddler years with tantrums, the teen years are definitely all about the eye rolls. And sighs. And general air of “God, you don’t know anything, Mom and Dad.” Make no mistake about it: Teens are awesome, smart, driven and... more

8 questions to ask kids to get them talking about their day

If you’re feeling like the only responses you can get from your kids are “I don’t know,” one-word answers or grunts, you’re not alone: Parents and children alike report trouble communicating with one another, particularly when it comes to tough topics like money, mental health and sex. As challenging... more

How to know when your kid's old enough to stay alone

Being able to leave your child home alone is an exciting milestone. Independence! Freedom — for all! But it can also be nerve-wracking. The potential for things to go wrong is, in a way, in your hands. So practice, preparation and, perhaps most importantly, intuition are crucial. So how do... more

School’s dress code for distance learning has many parents rolling their eyes

Parents in Springfield, Illinois, who chose the distance learning option for their children got an interesting surprise last week when they learned the guidelines for learning at home will include following a school dress code. Remote students in Springfield won’t be allowed to wear pajamas, slippers or other cozy home... more