Kids

Easy to Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Parenting Twins Article

With autumn here and colder days fast approaching, it’s always nice to get cosy and eat some delicious food. It’s my belief that your soul needs warm yummy food at this time of year!Having always had a sweet tooth, baking is something I’ve enjoyed since I was little. Cookies and biscuits are something I haven’t attempted to bake for a long time, but as the chilly autumn evenings have begun closing in, I’ve been called to bake something warm, chocolatey,…

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Hands-on Fun: Fall STEAM Activities – Parents Article

As parents, many of us strive to provide our children with well-rounded experiences that, hopefully, aid them in their learning and understanding of the world. Following the STEAM model of education is a practical way of giving your preschooler (and older children) opportunities to learn a variety of skills across multiple platforms of education. These positive, fun early experiences help to ignite a child’s natural ability and their love of learning. They enhance your child’s confidence and self-esteem, cementing the…

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Ever wonder if I’m gonna have another kid? (Please.) How I deal with tantrums? (Not well.) What I miss most about my pre-fatherhood life? (Everything!) Well you’re in luck! In the latest episode of the Dad and Buried Podcast – our 30th, because somehow we’ve been doing this for more than half a year already – my co-host Pete and I answered a ton of questions from listeners. We talked about the first time we met each other, what we’d…

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Twins in School – Advice from a Teacher and Parent of Twins — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

In over 10 years in the classroom, I have taught multiple sets of multiples – some together and some apart. Despite years of training and experience, I have never been advised on how to adjust my practice to create the best learning environment for twins. It wasn’t until I became a father of twins that I realized how many ignorant mistakes and blunders I must have made. I struggled to distinguish between identical twins. I spoke to multiples as if…

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Spread Too Thin – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Today, instead of putting my son on the bus and going straight to work, I took him to school so I could visit his class for “First Fridays.” First Fridays are a monthly occurrence on which parents are allowed – and encouraged – drop in on school and find out what our kids are working on. Afterwards, on the train – in the middle of wondering WTF common core is all about – I suddenly realized I’d completely forgotten to…

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Losing Teeth and Other Signs of Growing Up – Parenting Twins Article

I remember, about 6 years ago, the twins started crawling. They had a whole world literally at their fingertips and the entertainment possibilities were endless. For small moments of their day, as they fearlessly roamed our apartment, Mommy was off the hook. I felt all those things that moms feel whenever their kids reach new stages in development: Overwhelming joy at this new tiny bit of increased free time, pride in my brilliant “grown up” kids, fear that they’ll get…

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This new “salad frosting” product gets everything wrong about kids and vegetables – Parents Article

It’s no secret that lots of kids don’t want to eat their veggies, and that many parents will do just about anything to entice them—from puréeing carrots into pasta sauce to adding ten minutes of Paw Patrol for every pea that’s not spat out. In a bid to relieve parents of some of this hassle (and to trick kids into consuming more greens), Kraft has introduced a limited-edition version of its Classic Ranch Dressing, calling it Kraft Salad ‘Frosting’ and disguising…

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Easy and Delicious Chew Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe – Parents Article

I really wanted a good chocolate chip cookie, but the gluten free ones I purchased recently were quite unsatisfactory for me. My 9 year old son, Ike, wanted to do some baking with me and chose to make cookies. The first batch we made was coconut macaroons and then I decided that while we already were in the middle of baking, might as well make some chocolate chip cookies. I was trying to find a recipe that didn’t call for…

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The Great Pet Moms Controversy – Parents Article

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have noticed a bit of a controversy last week, just before Mother’s Day. I posted a meme that generated some passionate responses, and for once it wasn’t about Trump or gun control or vaccinating your kids. This was about pet moms – more specifically, why they’re not actually moms. I know, I know, calm down. I heard all the comments, and this week on the podcast, I responded as best…

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Be Kind and Feel Better, Research Shows • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

Doug Gentile I wanted to take the opportunity here in our blog to share research by our very own Science of Parenting co-founder, Douglas Gentile. Gentile was instrumental in launching ISU Extension and Outreach’s Science of Parenting. In 2011 Science of Parenting began with audio podcasts and a blog, and we have now grown to a one-stop, online source for trustworthy research on popular parenting topics. Gentile and his team recently published in the Journal of Happiness Studies.   Kindness…

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