Tagged: kids

How to Parent like a Starfleet Officer

Sometimes, when your toddler is throwing a fit because they asked for a banana and then you give them a banana, and the thought might cross your mind: Who or what is this irrational...

How to Challenge Your Highly Sensitive Child

As one pediatrician and author says, some kids are like dandelions. They’re fairly resilient, able to cope with stress, change and adversity. And others are like more like orchids; they’re more sensitive, seeming to...

Trace Your Kid’s Hand to Make 3-D Art

It’s around this time of year that little kids learn how to trace their own hand and turn that tracing into a picture of a turkey. But now that Thanksgiving is over, if they’re...

Get Your Kid on Santa’s Text List

Santa may be pushing 1,750 years old, but he can still learn a new trick or two. This December, in addition to visiting every local mall on the planet, he’s also going to stay...

This Thanksgiving, Stop Food Shaming

Whatever your relationship with food is like, it probably intensifies around Thanksgiving. If you’re sticking to a special diet, you have to decide whether to keep it up or to say fuck it and...

If You Don’t Know What to Say to a Kid, Try This

If you haven’t yet seen Saturday Night Live’s “Duolingo for Talking to Children” sketch, we highly recommend it. It’s funny because it’s true: Talking to kids can be surprisingly intimidating. Should I ask them...