Raising Kids

As a parent, being savvy with helpful tech, picking safe activities, and planning fun celebrations can make daily life easier. Explore ways to do so here.
little girl reading a book with a dog
9 Benefits Kids Get From Owning a Pet
A mom reading to her kids on the couch
How to Raise a Child Who Loves Reading
Two girls whispering
What to Do If You Don’t Like Your Child’s Friend
Boy on tablet
Ask Dr. Mom: How Much Screen Time Should I Allow My Child?
Illustration of schoolbus
Celebrating Back to School! How 2021-22 Can Be Your Best Year Yet
Woman and child do tie-dye at a table outside. There are tie-dye pieces drying behind them and a dog next to the table.
Tie-Dye Is the Summer Craft Activity to Do With Your Kids
Girls playing volleyball with different hairstyles
12 Fast & Easy Hairstyles For a Cute Back-to-School Look
A pile of children's clothing.
Everything You Need to Know About Buying Secondhand Baby Items
Girl wearing a princess dress dancing in a field
9 Places to Shop Our Favorite Disney Clothing For Kids
Two best friends laughing on a hammock
Do Kids Need a Best Friend?
A mother takes a video of a baby with a smartphone. The baby is laying on a green blanket and is wearing a white onesie. There are toys scattered around.
10 Parents to Follow on TikTok
Young girl thinking
Why Developing Critical Thinking Skills Is Important
Little girl reading
10 LGBTQ+ Children's Books Your Kids Will Love
BIPOC man playing with his kid.
Protecting Your Posture: What Parents Need to Know
Girl with iPad
How to Talk to Kids About Pornography
Dad and daughter in the kitchen.
10 New Year's Resolutions For the Whole Family
Parent working from home with child behind them
How to Switch Gears From Work Mode to Parent Mode
Woman relaxing
22 Best Self-Care Holiday Gifts for Moms
Black-owned shop
The Black-Owned Gift Guide of 2021
Happy kid eating at thanksgiving
Teaching Kids Thankfulness
mom and kids
How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism
mom and daughter walking
Preparing Your Child for First Night Away from Home
dad opening a present with his family
The 22 Best Gifts for Dads of 2021
sick baby
Everything You Need for a Sick Baby
little girl with tablet
The 14 Best Gifts for 7-Year-Old Girls to Buy in 2021
little boy opening a present
The 20 Best Gifts for 8-Year-Old Boys of 2021
mom opening present
The 21 Best Gifts for Mom of 2021
mom-reading-to-her-kids-on-bed
24 Anti-Racism Books, Movies, and Resources for Families
Rearview shot of a little girl and her parents spending time together at the beach
11 Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe at the Beach
Father and daughter wearing robot costumes at home
Ways to Encourage and Celebrate Your Child's Uniqueness
little boy using finger paints
The 19 Best Toys for 3-Year-Olds of 2021
little boy and his mom playing with legos
The 20 Best Toys for 5-Year-Olds of 2021
Raising children in foster looks similar to raising birth children.
Here Are the Biggest Challenges Foster Parents Face
Dad and son
Parenting Buzzwords and What They Mean
New mom confidence
7 Ways to Feel Confident as a New Mom
father playing with sons
35 Shocking Parenting Truths No One Warns You About
mom and daughter jumping on couch
Is Yes Parenting Really Just Permissive Parenting on Steroids?
new mom decisions
The Decision Struggle Is Real When You’re a New Mom
New mom listening to music and napping with her baby
Best Hands-Free Podcasts to Listen to as a New Mom
Verywell Top Mom Blogs
Follow Along Mom Blogs for Honesty, Inspiration, and Lots of Laughs
Best Apps to get for Toddlers
The 7 Best Apps for Toddlers of 2021
These questions can be great conversation starters for kids.
42 Conversation Starters for Kids
parents with newborn baby
The Different Types of Parenting Classes New Parents Can Take
upset mom on computer
How to Cope with Mom Shaming and Move on with Your Life
Nervous young woman using smart phone
What to Do When Mean Girls Grow Up and Become Moms
Mom and son on computer, smiling
How Pressuring Kids to Get Good Grades Can Have a Negative Impact
Mother and son hugging
7 Habits That Will Strengthen Your Parent-Child Bond
hands holding up a trophy
Is Competition a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?
Children playing sports can help build grit and self-esteem
Teach Your Kids Some 'Grit' With These 7 Steps
Toddler crying
7 Reasons Your Child May Be Crying
emotional intelligence
6 Parenting Strategies for Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids
Family eating dinner together, talking and smiling
Teach Your Child to Be Civil and Respectful, Even When Others Are Not
Two parents stretched out and sleeping on a couch
How to Respond When People Criticize Your Parenting
Get your child's attention before you give instructions.
7 Things You Should Do When Your Child Ignores Your Directions
Mom hugging her son and smiling
How to Plan a Parenting Schedule That Works for Everyone Involved
Messy playroom with too many toys
Less Toys, More Joy: 6 Tips for Taking Back Your Playroom
Celebrating Student
How to Properly Praise Your Kids on Their Accomplishments
kids playing chess
9 Ways to Keep Kids Busy When You Work at Home
young girl with hair in her face walking outside wearing a backpack
How to Recognize and Report Child Neglect
A picture of a pregnant woman holding her son
Are You Ready to Have Another Baby? How to Decide