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Make Cleaning Fun for Little Ones

Cleaning up teaches kids life skills and a sense of responsibility. Here are some ideas to make it easier and more fun.

When Your Child Says 'I Hate You!'

The first time your toddler blurts the "h" word can be devastating. Here's how to handle it.

7 Games Promote Toddler Behavior

These fun activities can get your child to cooperate with you while having fun.

Nursemaid's Elbow

Recognize and avoid this common toddler pulling injury.

How To Handle Preschool Bullies

Preschool bullying isn't readily noticed. Here's how to recognize it and what you can do.

Help Your Little One To Love Music

It’s easy to encourage a love of music in a young kid. Here are tips from children’s musician Marnie Grey and MetroKids readers.

New Advice: Use Rear-Facing Seats Until Age 2, Booster Until Age 8-12

Wait until your child fully outgrows the seat, says the American Academy of Pediatrics, which also advises to keep kids in the back seat until age 13.

How To Slay Monsters and Fears

As their imaginations grow, so can toddlers' fears. Here's how to help, including a book list.

Thumbsucking Past Age 4

If your child is still sucking his thumb at age 5, social consequences and dental problems become concerns.

How To Toddler-Proof Your Home

As natural explorers, toddlers are injury magnets. A recent study found that childhood injuries peak at 15 to 17 months of age. To keep your fearless adventurer safe and sound, use these toddler-proofing tactics.

A Child's Art Gallery

Here's how to appreciate your child's masterpieces without hanging every scribble on the fridge.

Break Free of the Binky

When you decide the time's right, here's a strategy to break a toddler's pacifier habit.
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How to Wash Your Hands: Tips from a Pro

Get hand-washing advice from a doctor.

Best Toys for Kids with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Delays

What are the best toys for children with special needs?

Make Santa Binoculars With the Kids

These DIY Santa binoculars made from recycled toilet paper rolls are a great Christmas craft for kids to make. Easy and fun for kids.

Secrets from people who always have a clean house

Beware of horizontal surfaces!
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Newest In Home Life

Our Pick of Pop-Up Books for Kids

Here are some of the best pop-up books for kids this year.

Books by Local Authors or With Philly Links

Looking for a gift book for a young reader? Here are some with a local tie to Philadelphia, the Main Line, South Jersey and Delaware.

Kids' Songs About Food

Seasonal songs that are good enough to eat.

Secrets from people who always have a clean house

Beware of horizontal surfaces!
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Newest In Education

Why Some Local Schools Dropped AP Classes

Students stress over AP tests prompts some high schools to back off.

How to Help Twice Exceptional Learners Succeed

Students who are gifted and have a special need, such as ADHD, can feel frustrated, but parents and schools can help them live up to their potential.

Reviving a Favorite Book

How we can connect with kids through a good book.

Teaching coding to kids

More schools are starting to teach forms of computer science to kids at a young age so they can benefit from the skills it helps them develop.
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