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How to Help Your Teen Get More Sleep 

When it comes to teens getting enough sleep, numerous forces are working against them. Early school start times are wreaking havoc on their circadian rhythms. An overload of after-school activities is turning bedtime into gotta-start-on-homework time. The buzz of texts from friends, the screens shining in their faces…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get the Most Out of College Visits With Your Kid   

There’s a wistful idea about college visits that the moment you and your kid step onto the perfect campus, you’ll just know: This is home. In reality, it’s not like that. After a few tours, schools end up feeling more similar than different, and you may be more confused than when you first began. Read […]

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Get Your Kids to Spring Clean With You 

It’s springtime, and many of us will be taking on spring cleaning tasks like washing the windows or deep cleaning our kitchen appliances. Many spring cleaning tasks involve heavy lifting and require stronger cleaning solutions than we use for our day-to-day chores, making them less than ideal for kids to help with.…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Check Out This Free Digital Collection of 6,000 19th-Century Children’s Books

The University of Florida Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature has a digital archive of 6,000 children’s books from the 19th and early 20th century, all free to read online. A redditor discovered the treasure and shared it it Reddit’s Books community. Fans of history and children’s literature will be…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Through Airport Security More Easily If Your Kids Have Special Needs  

Flying almost always comes with some anxiety, but for parents traveling with kids with special needs such as autism, the mere thought of navigating the sensory hurricane that is a busy airport can be terrifying. The crowds, the lines, the announcements piping through the loud speakers, the orders to remove your shoes,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Introducing ‘How I Parent’ 

We’re launching “How I Parent,” a new Offspring column inspired by Lifehacker’s “How I Work” series. We’ll be asking moms and dads to share glimpses of their daily lives and their best tricks and routines for getting things done. The column was sprung from an idea by a member of our Facebook group, who’s talking […]

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How to Remove Pregnancy and Baby Ads From Your Facebook Feed 

Maybe you bought a baby shower gift off an online registry. Or maybe you googled “ovulation calculator.” Or maybe a bunch of your friends have infants and you liked one of their posts. Whatever the reason, your Facebook feed is now flooded with ads for pregnancy and baby products, and it is the worst.Read more… […]

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