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Good reads to help better navigate parenthood

Why Toddlers Love to Play with Kitchen Stuff

Conversation Starters About Sex for Teens

Why Preschool Children Need to Play; the rise in Sensory Issues

Girls and Their Frenemies

Parents Texting While Driving

The Right Way to Get Your Kids to Read

The Effect of Bikinis on Girls

Digital Heroin: How Screens Turn Kids into Psychotic Junkies

What Teens Need Most from Their Parents

The Neuroscience of Why Children Play

10 Conversation Starters for Talking To Teens about Sex

How to Help Kids Digest the News

When Moms Bully Back

The Decline of Play in Preschools

I Learned More at MacDonald’s Than at College

Is there a Right Age for a Child to Have a Cell Phone?

Should I Bribe My Kids to do Their Reading

For Teenage Girls, Swimsuit Season Never Ends

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages

When a child thinks life is unfair, use Game Theory

I love my kids; that’s why I send him to camp

Phone-Sick at Camp

How Safe it Uber for Teens?

Best, Brightest — and Saddest?  (the pressure high school students feel)

A teenager’s View on Social Media

What happens to the “cool kids” when they grow up?

Should you ever pay children for good grades?

So why is PLAY really important?

My Son’s User Agreement

This Couple’s Divorce Selfie Is Surprisingly Sweet

What a Teenage Boy Needs Most from his Mom

Ex Stanford Dean: Helicopter Parenting is Ruining a Generation

Seven Ways Parents Can Help 13-Year-Olds Start Their Social Media Lives Right

Parenting By Personality

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

Today’s Exhausted Superkids  (How much sleep to kids really need?)

What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent — And What Makes A Great One

The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet

Our Push for ‘Passion,’ and Why It Harms Kids

Growing up Digital, Wired for Distraction

The Case for Free-Range Parenting

The Grocery Line, The Swimsuit Issue, and Kids (The response to the Sports Illustrated cover that is VERY revealing)

Dove Evolution (See how a model is photo-shopped to become an advertisement)

3 Things Little Girls Need from Their Fathers

Harvard, Schmarvard: Why Getting Your Kids Into College Should Be the Least of Your Concerns

Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything

From Screen to Green: What happens to kids social skills when they go cold turkey on all media?

Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

The New Preschool is Crushing Kids (January 2016, Atlantic Monthly)

What to do when your child won’t leave the house