Toddlers

15 parents who can’t keep up with their kids’ never-ending snack requests

Name a more iconic duo than kids and snacks. We’ll wait. Whether they just ate, are sitting down to a meal or are being strapped into their carseat for a five-minute trip, kids want all the snacks, all the time. Don’t get us wrong, we love a salty, packaged cracker... more

The pros and cons of home schooling

Home schooling has long been an option for parents who want their kids to have a more personalized education or who are unhappy with the rigidity of traditional public school, and it’s become increasingly popular over the years. From 1999 to 2012, the number of kids being home-schooled grew from... more

Kindergarten teacher breaks down racism and activism in video kids can understand

The recent protests against police brutality have sparked a nationwide conversation about racial justice. Confederate monuments are being torn down, major brands like Aunt Jemima are acknowledging their racist roots and making changes, and policymakers are re-evaluating systemic inequalities that lead to discrimination against Black Americans. It’s an important and... more

How Black parents can have tough talks about racism with their kids at any age

If you’re the parent of a Black child, you know that sooner or later you’ll be forced to have “the talk” with your son or daughter and explain how they should interact with the police. Yet, given recent events, the time to talk to Black children — even youngsters —... more

6 tips for talking about Pride month and LGBTQ+ rights with kids

Enter a caption... Any time is a good time to talk to kids about what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ), but June is an especially important opportunity to get the conversation started. June is Pride month, which commemorates the anniversary of the... more

How white parents can teach their kids to be anti-racist

In the wake of millions of people taking to the streets to protest police brutality against Black Americans — the most recent example of which involved the killing of George Floyd — and demand racial justice, white parents raising white children want to know how they can encourage the next... more

5 myths about face masks and kids: What experts say parents need to know

Ever since the novel coronavirus arrived in the U.S., parents have been faced with an onslaught of messages about what is and isn’t safe to do while living through a pandemic. Stay home. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. And now, wear a mask... more

14 fun 4th of July activities for kids

Few things say summer more than the Fourth of July. And while the holiday is generally celebrated across the U.S., each family has their own unique tradition. Of course, when kids are involved, families may need to put a few twists on their regular go-tos in order to make... more