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If You’ve Got Little Kids, Get Rid of Your Window-Shade Cords Right Now

A team of researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has published a new report in Pediatrics that tallies the number of deaths and injuries due to window-shade cords over a 26-year period. The results are alarming: In those years, 271 children, or about one child per…Read more… Continue […]

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If You’ve Got Little Kids, Get Rid of Your Window-Shade Cords Right Now

A team of researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has published a new report in Pediatrics that tallies the number of deaths and injuries due to window-shade cords over a 26-year period. The results are alarming: In those years, 271 children, or about one child per…Read more… Continue […]

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You Should Definitely Watch Japanese Game Shows With Your Kids  

The television lineup at our house is usually strictly divided: there are shows for my kid (80%), shows that my husband and I watch (19.5%), and shows we all enjoy as a family (basically School of Rock). I can now enthusiastically add something to that neglected third category: Japanese game shows.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why You Should Give Your Kids a Budget for Gift-Giving 

The holidays cause some anxiety in my house: My husband and I are both somewhat undisciplined in our spending, and previous Januaries have arrived with credit-card bills so disturbingly large that I’ve wondered if we were in the grip of some kind of eggnog-induced mania. This holiday season is different, however: Last…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why You Should Stop Giving Your Kids So Many Toys

In a new study by researchers at the University of Toledo, toddlers who were given fewer toys played more creatively and were more engaged in their play than those who had many toys available. Moms and dads, this might be the time to remove that chicken robot, mustache plushie, emoji bingo set, and Spider-Man drone…Read […]

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Bring Your Own Toys to the Pediatrician’s Office

It’s winter, the season of the never-ending cough. Every December, my kids get some kind of phlegmy hack that peaks after a few days and then gets … mostly better, except at night, when the hackathon reasserts itself. Eventually I get tired of this and head to the pediatrician.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Kids Can Take Free Coding Workshops at Apple Stores This Week 

It’s Computer Science Education Week, and Apple is offering thousands of free coding sessions at all Apple Stores. There are all sorts of workshops happening—at my local store, aspiring coders can learn the basics of the Swift programming language, design a maze and navigate Star Wars droids through obstacles, and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Reinvent Your Old Drinking Games as Family-Friendly Games for Kids   

Winter is here, and parents are bracing themselves for the inevitable bouts of cabin fever. Before you get roped into playing yet another round of Candy Land, think outside of the family-game box. We may get some angry emails for this, but some of the classic drinking games you played in college—sans booze—can make…Read more… […]

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