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Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Telemedicine is as effective as in-person visits for children with asthma

New study shows patients who live far from allergists can still get specialty care.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Where to Find the Best Pizza in LA

These 14 perfect pizza places please every palate in the family.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

The ‘Problem Child’ Is a Child, Not a Problem

Suspending or expelling young students for behavior they can’t control makes matters worse. There is a better way.

Family & Parenting | Kids

15 Dazzling Holiday Trains to Take Before They Grow Up

For all who truly believe, we’ve rounded up the best North Pole and Santa-packed train rides across the country.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The Best Bookstores for Kids in the U.S.

Here are the top 50 bookstores for kids in the country.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

When They Say This ... They Might Need You To Know This. How to Deepen Your Connection and Increase Your Influence With

When we see through their words to the needs and feelings beneath, we deepen our connection, expand our influence, and become more able to guide them.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Compassionate Parenting

We teach children self-regulation by modeling our more humane values.

Family & Parenting | Kids

19 Amazing Outdoor Playhouses for Kids

These awesome playhouses may make you want to swap digs with the kids.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Discover the Very Best Kids Menus in LA

These date night worthy spots all have kids menus that go waaaay beyond bland burgers and mystery meat nuggets!

Sports | Golf

Phil Mickelson asks kid if he should lay up. Kid delivers Phil-esque response - Golf Digest

Phil Mickelson asks kid if he should lay up during the final round at TPC Boston. Kid delivers Phil-esque response

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Anxiety in Kids and Teens: Why Anxiety Triggers Often Don't Make Sense - And How to Tun Avoidance into Brave Behaviour -

Anxiety in kids and teens can be confusing, and can drive avoidance in a way that shrinks their world a little. Here's how to encourage brave behaviour.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Numworks graphing calculator is made for students raised on tech

Like textbooks, graphing calculators are still a necessary (and expensive) accessory for math and science students in high school and college. Sure, there are calculator apps for tablets and smartphones, but those are often banned for tests because they

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Kids and Anger - How to Help Your Little Hot Head Find Calm

Anger is neither good nor bad; it’s just a normal feeling. How we express our anger is what is most critical.  It is an important emotion and can actually be helpful in creating motivation. It can also be dangerous when expressed in an unhealthy way an

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

What some of L.A.'s chefs pack in their kids' lunchboxes

What Suzanne Goin, Curtis Stone, Jet Tila and more L.A. chefs make their kids for lunch

Family & Parenting | Kids

22 Hilarious Jokes for Kids

Encourage them to get punny with these kid-approved quips that require little to no explanation from parents.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The NEW LEGO House Is Coming Soon

We’ve got the scoop on this amazing LEGO experience that should officially go on your bucket list now. Read on for the details.

Family & Parenting | Kids

3 Glow-in-the-Dark Recipes

Glow your own way with recipes that combine science and a wow-worthy special effect. Try one of these three glow-in-the-dark food ideas.

Science & Technology | Technology

The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube Kids - The Atlantic

Surprise eggs and slime are at the center of an online realm that’s changing the way the experts think about human development.

Health & Fitness | Health

Growing Up With Headphones May Not Damage Kids’ Hearing

Scientists found no increase in hearing loss over the past few decades despite a rise in the use of headphones and earbuds.

Advice & Self-Help | Education

How to save money on college: 3 clever ways Gen Z is managing high tuition and other costs

Monstrous student debt? No way. Teens are disrupting the old way of thinking about education.

News | Animal Links

Best Insect Repellent Buying Guide - #ConsumerReports

Shopping for insect repellent? Read about types, features, and other must-know topics in our insect repellent buying guide to make an informed choice.

Food & Drink | Food

Best Ice Cream Shops in America

Discover the best ice cream parlors in the country and what flavor you need to order at these sweet spots.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Coolest Kid Friendly Water Slides Across the Country

Do your kids love water parks? With summer here, plan a family vacation to one of these incredible water parks across the country.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Out-of-the-Box Care Packages to Send to Your Kiddos at Camp - PureWow

Sleepaway camp just wouldn’t be complete without receiving a care package or two. And why not use this opportunity to get creative?

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science : NPR Ed : NPR

A developmental framework for building 21st century skills — no technology or money required.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Camping Gear That Does Everything (Except Pitch the Tent)

We’ve rounded up 10 awesome items to help you make the most of your family’s summer adventures.

Advice & Self-Help | Parenting

How to Get Kids to Listen | PragerU

Why is it so hard for so many parents and teachers to get kids to do as they are told? Because too many adults have followed some very bad advice. Family psychologist John Rosemond offers some useful tips on how to get the little barbarians to listen.

Family & Parenting | Kids

National Summer Programs for Families

During the summer, finding challenging and exciting activities to keep kids busy can be harder than completing in American Ninja Warrior.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Community Pools for Los Angeles Families

When your backyard splash pool just doesn’t cut it anymore, check out these clean, local, convenient LA Community pools to take a plunge.

Science & Technology | Technology

Google's 'superpower' for teachers: AR and VR

So far, Google's AR program has taken 2 million kids to the coral reefs and space.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Think Outside the (Bread) Box: 7 Lunch Ideas That Aren’t Sandwiches

From quesadillas to kiddie cobb salads, here are seven ways to give sandwiches a break.

Advice & Self-Help | Hypnosis Information

Can Hypnosis Improve Kids' Health?

Hypnosis may help kids with certain health problems, such as stomach pain or anxiety, say research scientists who have studied hypnotherapy in children.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The 10 Best Bikes for Kids Right Now

Flip through the following photos to find the best one for your little mover. Then, put on your helmets and hit the road!

Family & Parenting | Kids

Edible Science Experiments for Kids

Give their curious minds a boost with these 15 exciting and edible experiments.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

6 Parenting 'Fails' That Are Actually Wins | Parents

Good news: A "fail" on your part may actually lead to a great learning experience for your child.

Family & Parenting | Kids

10 Reasons You Can’t Stand Caillou

If you're in the majority of adults annoyed by Caillou, we're willing to bet one of these 10 reasons is why.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Nintendo-themed Happy Meal toys are back at McDonald's, like it's the '90s again

Finally: a reason to buy a McDonald's Happy Meal as an adult.  McDonald's and Nintendo are...

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Animal Attractions Around the Country

From exotic preserves to animal sanctuaries and protected environments, we've found amazing animal experiences in every part of the country

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Books That Help Kids Know and Love Themselves | Brightly

We want our kids to know their strengths and understand their uniqueness and embrace both. These books can help kids know and love all of who they are.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Touch Screens May Be Ruining Toddlers' Sleep

This is the first study to look at the link between toddlers' touch-screen use and sleep, the researchers said.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Food Prep Shortcuts for Parents

From secret message bananas to the perfect watermelon sticks for little hands, we've got 10 food hacks that you can start using today.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Little Free Library: Neighborhood Book Exchange

The big idea behind the Little libraries is encouraging neighborhood interaction by sharing resources.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Bob Ross was the inspiration behind this couple's hilarious pregnancy announcement

Beyoncé might have given us the best pregnancy announcement of 2017, but this couple comes in pretty close with a tribute to everyone's favorite public television painter: Bob Ross.

News | News

Boston man reveals secret ahead of National Crayon Day - The Boston Globe

It was suspposed to be a surprise. But Crayola had to leak the news about its retiring crayon early.

Family & Parenting | Kids

15 Perfect Paper Crafts

Sometimes all you need is paper! Check out these paper crafts for guaranteed fun.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Movement stimulates the brain and may help students become better learners.

Family & Parenting | Kids

You must have this amazing LEGO tape that turns any surface into a base

Two words: adhesive LEGOs. Just imagine the endless possibilities to keep your mini master builders busy. Nimuno has created the world's first tape that makes it possible to stick LEGOs to any surface. Read on to find out how y

Family & Parenting | Kids

19 Cardboard Box Creations That Will Blow Your Mind

These cardboard box transformations are so cool you'll have as much fun making them as playing with them.

Family & Parenting | Kids

16 Cool Birthday Dessert Ideas

Get inspired by a few of our favorite ideas from dessert pros around the web-from ice cream sandwiches to all-in-one banana splits and more!

Family & Parenting | Kids

15 Things That Your Kids Will Never Understand

We're taking a trip down memory lane. How many of these things do you remember?

Health & Fitness | Sleep

To Sleep, Perhaps to Learn

Odds are the kids in your life are not getting enough sleep. Scientists now know that sleep is needed for "smart forgetting."

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

New Study Shows How Dads Bond With Their Kids

A new brain imaging study shows that fathers given the hormone oxytocin show increased activity in brain regions associated with reward and empathy when viewing photos of their toddlers. "Our findings add to the evidence that fathers, and not just mothers

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Indoor Rock Climbing Gym in Los Angeles

California's biggest indoor rock climbing gym just opened near LAX, and it’s the spot where kids can climb, hop and race to the top of walls

Family & Parenting | Kids

17 Easy Science Experiments for Kids

Try these 17 super simple and fun kid-friendly science experiments at home.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Dear Toddler, I Love You, But You Need To Chill - Close to Classy

I love you, but I can’t peel you off one more floor, or haul you out of another restaurant screaming and crying because your juice was too juicy.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Fact or Fiction?: Vaccines Are Dangerous

Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor

Family & Parenting | Parenting

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in a world of modern, anti-hierarchical parenting, it’s the children.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Just Re-Opened: Skypark at Santa’s Village

Fun, forest and fantasy, all rolled into one, just like the old commercials promised, now at the re-opened Santa's Village!

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Self-Control is Important Predictor of Success: Increase it In Kids

A world renowned study thas found self-control is one of the greatest predictors of future success and happiness. How to increase self-control in children.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Nobody came to her birthday party. Then Bryce saved the day.

Bryce came to Brooke's 5th birthday party...and it meant a whole bunch to her.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Where to Go Ice Skating in LA

Ice skating rinks in LA are offering a winter wonderland for the whole family! Find our picks for the best kid-friendly rinks in Los Angeles

Family & Parenting | Kids

Snow Day LA for the Whole Family

Check out this "snow park" that is now open a few miles from Downtown Los Angeles.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Early Interventions May Prevent Teen Substance Abuse

New research suggests it is never too early to begin interventions to reduce the risk of teen substance abuse. Investigators from the University at Buffalo

Politics | Politics

Q & A with Betsy DeVos

Education reform advocate empowering parents to choose the best education for their children.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

How Parents Can (and Should) Utilize Principles of Play Therapy

The goals of play therapy easily translate into the goals of parenting: a good mix of responsiveness and nurturance, clear communication and firm boundaries

Family & Parenting | Kids

Top Family Activities for all 50 States

Discover the ultimate list of what you need to do and see with kids in each state.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Schools That Work

The evidence is now overwhelming: One type of charter school has repeatedly shown impressive results.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Tips for raising kinder, less entitled kids (according to science)

Nearly all of us have bang-our-head-against-the-wall stories about our kids acting entitled. We’ve tried what feels like everything to stop it, and we still feel as if we’re not quite getting it right. But if we know more about how our kids&rs

Family & Parenting | Kids

New Screen Time Recommendations for Babies, Kids, and Teens Released

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents about appropriate screen time amounts from infant to age 18.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Move Over, Ice Cream: The New Frozen Fruit Co. Is Here

A new frozen fruit flagship finds a home on Montana Ave.; tastebuds and touchy tummies rejoice!

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Don't Like Your Daughter's Look? Get Over It

As your girl grows older, you'll likely have way bigger battles to face.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

More than half of U.S. kids don't get dental sealants, and the CDC wants schools to change that

How can elementary schools save nearly $50 per student? By bringing in dental professionals to put sealants on their molars, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Recipes | Recipes

15 Easy Halloween Treats And Recipes

With Halloween just a few weeks away, coming up with fun treats to serve is likely top of mind. It’s easy enough to buy a big bag of candy to cater to trick-or-treaters, but what if you’re having a party or just want to have something that sta

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How do we help boys close the academic gender gap?

Sit still. Read quietly to yourself. Stop fidgeting. Such warnings are often directed at boys, but you may as well be asking them to do advanced calculus. Girls are more attentive, more organized and perform better socially and academically, according to

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Kids Need Mental Health Days Too

Adults get personal and sick days — why shouldn’t kids get them too? Let's teach our children that their mental health is important.

Family & Parenting | Kids

LA’s Tastiest Donuts For Kids

Ditch any semblance of diet and dig into these to-die-for donuts.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Your smart kid is making it harder for my kid to learn

It has long been acknowledged that students who are behind can jeopardize the rest of the kids in their class, but a new report found that in some cases nearly half of all school children were learning above grade level.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

10 Current Psychology Studies Every Parent Should Know

Whether parents are happier than non-parents, why siblings are so different, the perils of discipline, bedtimes, TV and more…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Sorry, kids, your pediatrician wants you to get a flu shot this year

Sorry, little one, this news is going to pinch for a couple of seconds: This year’s flu vaccine will probably have to come in the form of a shot, not those two little puffs up the nose. Because when it comes to preventing the misery of the flu, that nas

Family & Parenting | Kids

Perfect Playdates for After-School Fun

Uh-oh. It's your turn to host the playdate and you're fresh out of fresh ideas. We've got your covered with these cool outings!

Visual Arts | Photography

10 Tips For Photographing Your Children

You don't have to be a professional to be photographing high-quality images of your favorite subjects.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Memo to Parents: Back Off, and Children Learn More

In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

8-year-old boy starts baking business to buy mom a house and make people happy

Jalen Bailey is putting his bakery money towards a “house, college, puppy and savings” and helping homeless children in Fresno, Calif.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Three Developmental Charts: Erikson, Kohlberg, and Piaget

As a follow-up to my blog posts in the Guide Your Child’s Intellectual Development series, I’ve laid out three developmental charts capturing Erik Erikso...

Family & Parenting | Kids

Picky Eating in Childhood

Parents dealing with children who display limited and strong food preferences as well as an unwillingness to try new foods are not strangers to the frustration and anxiety picky eating can provoke. Picky eating is a relatively common problem among childr

Family & Parenting | Kids

Time Saving Apps LA Parents Can’t Live Without

Drive through coffee finder, cars cleaned while you work, laundry picked up and even find perfect parking spots: these time saving LA apps do it all!

Food & Drink | Food

There’s No Place Like Home: Eats for Transplants

Here's where you can introduce your LA babies to the hometown eats you grew up on!

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

In Santa Monica, parents are paying $1,000 for a boot camp to get their kids ready for kindergarten

The summer school students plopped down on an orange mat and listened as teacher Elizabeth Fraley read aloud to them from a book. As she pointed out different animals, they took turns pinning the lion and polar bear pictures on a cork boa

Family & Parenting | Kids

Dive Into Fun at LA’s Most Awesome Aquariums

See a shark, touch a turtle, oogle octipi! Here are our favorite places for kids to get interactive with marine life in LA.

Science & Technology | Technology

Top Tech Gadgets for Back-to-School and College - NBC News

As the long summer days come to an end, here are some top tech gadgets, from laptops to USB cables, to help make sure the school year is a success.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Breaking The Interruption Habit - Mindful

One mom's attempt to notice the moments when we unconsciously interrupt others or allow ourselves to be needlessly interrupted.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

'It's very sad': Mother with two kids, $500,000 in cocaine in car arrested on Interstate 5, officials allege

A mother traveling with two children and almost $500,000 worth of cocaine was arrested after Border Patrol agents stopped her on Interstate 5 in San Clemente, authorities said.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Couple accused of leaving toddler to play 'Pokemon Go'

An Arizona couple have been accused of leaving their 2-year-old son alone for up to 90 minutes to go play the "Pokemon Go" smartphone game, in a case that a local sheriff called "beyond comprehension."

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

50 books every kid should read by age 12

The list includes “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Hunger Games, Book 1”; “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and “I Am Malala”

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Outdoor Swimming Holes in Los Angeles

From the Rock Pool in Malibu to Eaton Canyon Falls, Los Angeles has plenty of swimming water-holes to help you beat the heat this summer.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Bike Riding Lessons That Get Little Riders Rolling

Check out our favorite places in LA that offer bike riding lessons to kids (minus the tears or fears) and get your mini-cyclist rolling in no time!

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Fear and Anxiety - An Age by Age Guide to Common Fears, The Reasons for Each and How to Manage Them

It's very normal for children to have specific fears at some point. Here is an age by age guide to fears, why they happen and how to manage them.

Family & Parenting | Kids

A Foodie Paradise For All Ages: The New Smorgasburg LA

Sure, it's the hottest new foodie spot in town, but should you bring the kids? (Hint: resoundingly, YES!)

Family & Parenting | Parenting

20+ Reasons Why Kids Can’t Be Left Alone With Their Dads

As Spiderman's Uncle Ben once famously said, "with great power comes great responsibility," and few responsibilities are greater than that of being a father.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

5 Ways You are Teaching Your Kids to be Entitled

Could you be accidentally raising an entitled child? Here are five common parenting mistakes that can lead to entitlement:

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Saddest Thing About Living in Our 'Playdate Society'

Mostly, I played outside with other kids from my neighborhood -- it's what we did in the early '80s.

Yes, there was a small group of kids who were the...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

5 Phrases to Avoid Saying to An Anxious Child (and 5 Alternatives)

This infographic tells a story about how parents-with great love and affection-try to help their anxious children. It also tells a silent tale about what...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

11 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Kids

Unless you're using a dipping sauce to convince kids to eat more veggies, don't introduce them to condiments — including ketchup.

News | Interesting Stuff

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This

If you've ever wondered what the real secret is for raising smarter children, there's something you can do about that.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

'Tell Me About When You Were Little'. Children and Storytelling

Children and storytelling were made for each other. Here are the stories that will intrigue them and expand their world more than any other.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Excuse Me While I Lather My Child in This Toxic Death Cream

It's Memorial Day weekend. We are up at the cabin with family. A time where we are supposed to be resting and relaxing. A time of thankfulness. A time of...

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Learning to Live With a Child's Allergies

You read every ingredient in everything you buy. You come to know certain products so well that when they get a new ingredient, it’s like a friend getting a haircut.

Science & Technology | Technology

Google teams up with MIT to make programming easier for kids

Google is teaming up with MIT's Media Lab to create Scratch Blocks, an updated version of the kid-centric programming language.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Phobias and Fears in Children - Powerful Strategies To Try

Phobias and fears in children are very manageable. Here's how to empower them to move straight through the middle of the fears that get in their way.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids' beliefs about intelligence

Parents' beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence, according to new research. The research indicates that it's parents' responses to failure, and not their beliefs about intelligenc

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Gap Year May Have Benefits Long After College

In “There Is Life After College,” Jeffrey Selingo explores how the post-college experience doesn’t look much like the journey we ourselves took a generation ago, and how a gap year can help.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Where's the Magic in Family Dinner?

Regular meals serve as an easily measured proxy for one of longest-standing and sturdiest determinants of adolescent well-being: authoritative parenting.

Entertainment | It doesn't get any better...

Washington state couple chooses to raise their child species-less

Gabriel Roberts discussed his and his wife's decision to allow their child, Echo, to choose for itself what species it is.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

An Age By Age Guide to Sex Education

When it comes to sex education, parents often have many questions. How do I start? What do I say? And when? Here is an age guide for what kids need to know.