All Ages

Few parenting tips apply to every family, but these come close.

Here, you'll find useful hacks for kids and adults of all ages. Scroll down for our most recent tips.

Want more? Browse the archive that matches the age of your kid.

14 October 2013

Bang for your buck: small purchases that have a big impact

You're busy, time is at a premium, someone's tugging at the hem of your shirt...and sometimes throwing money at a nagging problem is the best way to solve it.

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09 October 2013

Is an average childhood the secret to happiness?

Is "average" what we should aspire to for our kids? Is that what we should encourage them to believe about themselves? In my opinion, yes and no.

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01 October 2013

Minimalist Parenting benefit for women in Ethiopia: #HelpWomenAtRisk

A year ago, my co-author Christine Koh and I traveled to Ethiopia with the ONE Campaign. The trip came just a few weeks after we turned in the manuscript for Minimalist Parenting. The timing coupled with the intensity of co-authoring a book linked the experiences for us in a powerful...

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24 September 2013

Trusting change will happen

If you're navigating your own dark tunnel right now, I hope this post will remind you that there is something different up ahead.

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13 September 2013

02 September 2013

The perfect omen for a new school year

I am transfixed by Diana Nyad's massive accomplishment: swimming from Cuba to Florida. In her 60s. After four other attempts, all of which were unsuccessful (by some measure; to me even ATTEMPTING such a feat is a success). There will be a documentary about her journey (The Other Shore, available...

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21 August 2013

Back-to-school wake up call: transitioning to early bedtimes and mornings

For those of us grabbing onto the last days of summer with white-knuckle fists, the back-to-school bedtime and morning routines can be a hard sell. But easing late-sleeping kids into a more school-friendly schedule does make the transition easier on everyone.

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20 August 2013

Why "disruptive" is a good thing

My interview with Bill Jensen, author of "Disrupt!"

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15 August 2013

Schoola: Declutter kids' closets and raise money for your school at the same time!

Here's a back to school hack for those of you clearing space in your closets for new Fall school clothes!

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13 August 2013

Back to school questions?

Ah, summer. Can you tell by my absense how much I love it? I do, but I'm also feeling the lingering effects of too little structure. I may be a poster girl for Minimalist Parenting, but I also think we're ready for the tighter ship that comes with the school...

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29 July 2013

Best of Parent Hacks: Summertime edition

Consider this my gone fishin' sign -- it will pop up when my attention leads me away from the computer for a few days.

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18 July 2013

09 July 2013

Add a swimsuit "drip-dry" zone to your shower with a tension rod

Where to hang wet bathing suits? Jill has come up with a genius solution that's as smart as it is simple to implement in your own bathroom.

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04 July 2013

28 June 2013

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