Parents

Many parents want their children to learn to play a musical instrument — in theory. But the reality might have them questioning that desire. Living with a beginner and having to hear them practice the violin or trumpet can be tough. And don’t even get parents started on the sounds of those godforsaken recorders schools
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Siri Stafford via Getty Images Nameberry’s experts took a look at the lower end of the popularity rankings to identify names that might trend in the future. Baby name experts often share their predictions about which names will be popular in a year or two. But the folks at Nameberry recently decided to take it
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Sam Edwards via Getty Images Try one of these items the next time your neck pain strikes. Neck pain is an extremely common problem; it’s estimated about 80% of people will experience it at some point in their life. And it’s no surprise it’s so common, considering all the time we spend on our computers
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PeopleImages via Getty Images Need to lift your mood? These lessons on happiness just might help. The road to happiness isn’t always easy, nor does it really have one final destination. Joy exists on a spectrum. And thanks to work, life and relationship problems ― not to mention, you know, an extremely distressing global pandemic
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d3sign via Getty Images Teaching children to conserve energy is one way to help them learn environmental stewardship. It can be incredibly challenging as a parent to talk to your child about the realities of climate change. Eco-anxiety is real and kids are not immune to it, so many parents have an understandable urge to
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Sometimes it seems like children would subsist entirely off sugar if they could. That’s how many parents feel, anyway. From endless requests for cookies to refusals to share ice cream, there’s no shortage of opportunities for kids to express their love for all things dessert ― and no shortage of opportunities for parents to tweet
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isayildiz via Getty Images RSV and COVID-19 have some overlapping symptoms, as well as some different ones. Here’s what parents should know. As COVID-19 cases in children continue to climb, pediatricians warn that parents and caregivers should not overlook another respiratory illness that recently surged unexpectedly: respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Both RSV and COVID-19
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Jasmin Merdan via Getty Images Children ages 5–11 could be eligible for COVID vaccines in the coming weeks. Here’s what parents need to know about the dosage. For months now, many parents have anxiously awaited the day when children under 12 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, wondering: What’s the hold-up? Well, the “hold-up” has
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Parents want to raise emotionally healthy kids. The key to healthy emotional development in children is helping them recognize different emotions and learn how to handle those emotions in healthy ways. What is NOT healthy is teaching children to avoid certain emotions. For example, there was a time when boys were told not to cry.
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