Kids & Parenting

11 Ways to Bust Boredom and Keep Kids Busy During Holiday Travel

Whether you go by plane, train, or automobile, these picks will keep unruly passengers (from baby to tween) blissfully occupied.

Teacher Gifts That Teachers Actually Want

We quizzed a group of educators on what gift they’d most appreciate this season. Give one of their creative ideas to your favorite teacher and you’ll earn a gold star.

Is Being Fair Really That Important?

Stop worrying about each kid getting the same size cookie or an identical number of gifts, because the short answer to the question above is NO. Here's what children really mean when they scream, "That's not fair!" and the response from you that helps them build character.

New Barbie Commercial Encourages Girls to “Be Anything”

Mattel’s new ad inspires them to “imagine the possibilities.”

4 Nutritionist-Approved Tips for a Healthier Halloween

How to avoid tears, prevent overindulging, and make leftovers go poof!

To Parents of Moody Teens: It Gets Better

Your angsty 13-year-old won't be that way forever.

Do Kids Really Need Homework?

If you are the parent of a school-age child, you definitely have some feelings on the topic. It's too much! It's stressful! No, it's essential! It teaches time management! So who's right? Well, in a sense, everyone. (Sorry, trick question.) Here's a primer on the debate.

The Real Reason You Feel the Need to Nag

Hint: It's not because you actually think it will work.

5 Things to Consider Before Giving Your Child a Cell Phone

And why the entire family’s tech use plays an important role.

6 Smart Back-to-School Snacks

Compact, crumb-free, and nutritious, these picks fit snugly into little hands.