Behavior + Learning

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12 April 2013

Communication is key to mindful smart phone use when the kids are around

Amy discovered a simple, respectful way to check her work email while spending time with her kids.

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10 April 2013

Motivate struggling readers with joke books, comics and other "junky" reads

Dana's simple hack of using humor to dial down reading anxiety for her son Wenxin could apply to any struggling reader.

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03 April 2013

I'm not a parenting expert, but I play one on...an awesome new video resource for parents

Kids In The House is a new video advice site for parents. In some ways it resembles a "video Parent Hacks": thousands of easily searchable short videos that focus on solving specific parenting problems. I'm one of the "experts."

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01 April 2013

Streamlining school year routines and activities

In our second week hosting the HuffPost Parents Stress-Less Parenting Workshop, Christine and I are talking about school-year routines and activities.

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29 March 2013

The secret of "quality time" I learned from my 79 year-old dad

Turns out quality time with your kids may not be as elusive as it seems. And my dad appears to have known this all along.

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21 March 2013

14 March 2013

Pollyanna Power! Have you got it?

A post about goofy enthusiasm, optimism and what I think might be my superpower.

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08 March 2013

The 11 books I wish I read as a new mom

In my new post at The Accidental Expert, I share the ten books that might have made my transition to motherhood a whole lot easier.

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26 February 2013

Labels for pre-readers? Use photo stickers!

Isa's two-line hack is an organizing revelation for parents whose kids can't yet read labels.

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21 February 2013

13 February 2013

12 February 2013

State of the Union printable worksheet

Calamity Jennie put together this printable worksheet so she and her daughter can track the issues President Obama discusses in tonight's State of the Union address.

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12 December 2012

A beautiful way to visually connect chores to allowance

We all know this: what works for one family doesn't work for another. Such is the case with motivation systems, star charts, and other ways of tracking and rewarding chores.

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11 December 2012

Do your kids need religion?

My new Accidental Expert post strays from the usual practical topics into something I rarely talk about: religion.

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03 December 2012

Marissa Mayer’s “easy baby” isn’t fussing…so why is everyone else?

Most Internet Parenting Dramas aren't worth much attention. But this one flared up a few days ago, and I just had to grab my megaphone and call bullsh*t.

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