Kids behavior & discipline

The 15 best parenting tweets of the week

Besides sleep, parents are desperately in need of one thing: a good laugh. From a child’s embarrassment timeline (it’s a long one!) to the funny games moms can play on their little ones, here are the best parenting tweets for the week of July 13-19, 2019. 1. When you find... more

The 12 best parenting tweets of the week

When you’re parenting young kids — particularly over summer break — laughing is crucial. Thankfully, the moms and dads of Twitter are always around to add a little levity to the long days and temper tantrums. Whether you need help finding the perfect mom bestie or teaching your child some mealtime... 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

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

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

16 inspiring back to school quotes to live by

The start of the school year can conjure up a lot of emotions — so, sometimes a mini pep-talk is a must. Whether your kids are heading back to school, it’s your turn to go back to the classroom or you’re a teacher starting a fresh year, here are 20... more

50 of the funniest jokes for kids

Most kids are little clowns by nature, but learning how to tell a good joke is a skill that they will need help mastering. Laughing together is a wholesome way to connect with your kids and cultivating their own sense of humor can help your children in many ways —... more

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Why is my 14 year old son sleeping all the time?

My 14 year old son used to be so active, but now sleeps every afternoon on the weekend, takes naps after lunch, and is sleepy early at night. Most parents complain their boys do not get enough sleep, but mine is the exact opposite. Is this normal?