Articles in Parent Time Out, Family Entertainment, Family Relationships and Holidays

Help! We’re Getting on Each Other’s Nerves

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I’ll admit it. I’ve had a few days in the last month when I’ve lost it. I’ve been stuck in this house with my husband and my two boys. I love them with all my heart, but our togetherness is unrelenting, and there are moments when we’re having conflic... Read full article

45 Bay Area Museum & Attractions Offer Free or Low Cost Admission Day

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Bay Area attractions can often be visited for little or no admission price. Check out these locations for low cost admittance. ... Read full article

Should I Give My Teen Antidepressants?

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When my son was 15, and just starting high school, my family moved to New Orleans for my husband’s job. The culture shock was swift and intense, and we all felt it, but especially my son.... Read full article

Cutting Off Your Adult Kids Who Are Still Financially Dependent on You

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It’s every parent’s job to raise their children to leave home. Whether it’s after high school or college, most children move out of their parents’ home and make a life of their own. ... Read full article

Google Arts & Culture Allows You to Take Your Kids on a Virtual Tour from Your Couch!

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Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, discover the inspirational moments, iconic people, and artistic wonders that are available at the tip of your fingers. ... Read full article

Expert Advice on How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

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These are some of the questions and comments I’ve heard from my three kids over the past week. Given the recent school closures, lack of toilet paper and bombarding messages about handwashing, it is understandable why kids may feel confused or scared... Read full article

Commonsense Approach to Kids and Cellphones

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Cellphones are now an integral part of our lives and the lives of the children we love and nurture. The introduction of any new technology or cultural trend is almost always accompanied by fear and warnings that life as we knew it is about to change,... Read full article

The Full Measure of a Child

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But what if our race to the top has resulted in a race to the bottom, at least in terms of taking the fun out of learning? In our rush to get back to the basics, we may have forgotten something very basic: there’s profound and genuine joy ...... Read full article

The 2019 Top 5 Best Holiday and Vacation Camps in Alameda County

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Alameda County Best Holiday and Vacation Camps as voted for by parents in Alameda County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

The 2019 Top 10 Best Holiday and Vacation Camps in Contra Costa County

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Here are the 2019 Top 10 Contra Costa County Best Holiday and Vacation Camps as voted for by parents in Contra Costa County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

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