World Vegan Day 2018: Tips to ensure your kids don’t miss out on nutrients

World Vegan Day 2018: Express Parenting got in touch with an expert to get tips on how to do a vegan right right. Veganism is being increasingly adopted by a lot of people worldwide, for health, environmental and ethical reasons. For the uninitiated, veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in the diet. While […]

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Lax state gun laws linked to more child, teen gun deaths, study finds

Compared with U.S. states with the strictest gun control legislation, gun deaths among children and teenagers are twice as common in states with the most lax gun laws, a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. In addition, states with laws that restrict children’s access to guns have lower rates of firearm-related suicides among youth, even after […]

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What if One Parent Hates Halloween?

Pin I wasn’t aware of this until recently, but Halloween is a very divisive, love-it-or-hate-it holiday. And my husband hates it. I didn’t know people hated it because I’m firmly in the love-it camp. I’ve always loved Halloween. As a child, I adored dressing up and getting free candy; as an adult, I count down to the always-bonkers Halloween episode of […]

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The challenges of gay fathers, going it alone

As unpredictable as the medical prospect of surrogacy may be, some gay men prefer that to the possibility of facing discrimination in adoption, write Avichai Scher and Sara Naomi Lewkowicz. NEW YORK — Julius Ybañez Towers was taking a walk around the Harlem Meer in Central Park with his twin 10-month-old sons and two dogs. A woman stopped to compliment […]

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8 DIY crafts your kids can make on Halloween

This Halloween, encourage your kids to make these quick and easy crafts.  It’s Halloween and a lot of spooky effects can be seen around, especially as children get ready to play dress-up and make themed crafts. From carved pumpkins to hanging skeletons, people swear by Halloween, which offers a welcome break from monotony. Bats, spiders, mummies and ghosts become the […]

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Vallabhbhai Patel birth anniversary: 10 facts on the Iron Man of India

On Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary, introduce your kids to these facts about the great leader.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Statue of Unity, the tallest in the world, on the occasion of Vallabhbhai Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary. The iconic figure, who played an instrumental role in India’s struggle for independence, is hailed even today for his contributions. We bring […]

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For Silicon Valley parents, ‘the devil lives in our phones’

A dark consensus about screens and kids begins to emerge in Silicon Valley, writes Nellie Bowles. SAN FRANCISCO — The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children anywhere near them. A wariness that has been slowly brewing […]

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Why You Should Take Your Kid on Vacation as Often as Possible

The author’s family at Navy Pier I’ll be the first to admit that the thought of taking my 2-year-old anywhere other than the grocery store gives me a mild amount of anxiety. Even relatively simple jaunts to museums and the grandparents’ houses require a ridiculous amount of planning, packing, and forethought, and quite frankly, sometimes I just don’t want to […]

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