Doing Chores Could Lead Children to Have More Career Success in Adulthood, Says Expert

Good news for parents who aren’t sure whether giving their children chores is making a positive, lasting impact: It most likely is. In a recently resurfaced 2015 interview with Tech Insider, Julie Lythcott-Haims — author of How to Raise an Adult and former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University — explained the logic behind the idea. “By making them do chores […]

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Parents of depressed teens in treatment may also benefit from counseling

Teen depression can affect parents’ marital satisfaction, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found. Parents often seek mental health treatment for a child struggling with depression, but the treatment shouldn’t stop with the depressed teen, suggests the study. The study found that while depressed teens were involved in active treatment, parents’ marriages and parent-child conflict remained stable. Once the teens’ […]

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Prepare Your Toddlers – 'Baby Shark' Is Now Going to Be a TV Series on Nickelodeon

Just in case you haven’t heard enough “Baby Shark” to last you a lifetime, Nickelodeon’s got it covered. The network is teaming up with Pinkfong’s global entertainment company, SmartStudy, for a series that will leverage the popular children’s tune to create “a terrific original animated series that will bring this property to new heights and even more fans,” says president […]

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How I Parent: A Mom of 3 Who Runs a Magazine Dedicated to Stepparenting

Name: Jessica Butler Bell Location: Malibou Lake, California Occupation: Founder of Raise Magazine, a lifestyle site for modern mothers, featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy and non-traditional families. Family situation: My husband Warren and I have been married for 12 years. I have two stepsons, now 25 and 20, and a 4-year-old son, whom my husband and I […]

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Jessica Simpson's Son Ace Shows Off His Impressive Golf Skills: 'Already Borrowing His Dad's Clubs'

Jessica Simpson‘s son Ace is following in his father’s footsteps — or should we say, golf shoes. The star shared a video of her 5½-year-old son Ace on a driving range Thursday afternoon, where he makes an impressive swing. The video goes into slow motion just in time for the club to hit the ball, highlighting her son’s skills. “Already […]

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Blake Lively Calls Herself ‘PokeMOM’ as Director Says Ryan Reynolds' Kid 'Talked Him Into' Role

Blake Lively is embracing her third pregnancy, as well as her husband Ryan Reynolds’ starring role in Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Posting a series of photos from the New York City premiere of the film, where the 31-year-old actress announced her pregnancy by stepping out wearing a yellow dress that hugged her belly, Lively put her sense of humor on display […]

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