Kids & Parenting

This Is Why I Always Let My Son ‘Help’ in the Kitchen—Even When It Drives Me Crazy

Getting a meal on the table is sometimes hard enough—it can be even harder when your kids want to pitch in. But for me, the drawbacks of a slower prep time and messier cleanup take second place compared to the incredible benefit. 

Healthy Packaged Snacks for Kids

Yes, they exist. Here’s what the experts love: Each has a good dose of protein or fiber and 200 calories or less.

12 Easy, Healthy Snacks for Kids

Top nutrition experts recommend healthy (and tasty) treats—just what your child’s body needs to focus on homework, rev up for soccer practice, or unwind for bed.

The 12 Movies Every Family Should Watch This Summer

Entertaining experts and Real Simple editors share their picks for summertime backyard movie nights.

This Is What It’s Like Raising a Child With Hemophilia

 My son has a life-threatening disease. Here's how I learned to cope with his diagnosis, and how my family is stronger as a result. 

Checking Your Child’s Symptoms Online

Before you take inaccurate (or alarming) results to heart, read this.

Here’s Why I Never Let My Son Turn On a Faucet By Himself

News headlines report on children getting burned by garden hose water, but the truth is, scalding hot water accidents can happen indoors, too. 

The $8 Bath Toy That Finally Ended the Bathtime Battles in My House

Until I discovered this colorful toy, bathing my kids was a total nightmare.