Parenting

Can Cooking With Kids Develop Their Emotional Intelligence? The Science Says Yes.

There is no shortage of research today documenting the health benefits of teaching kids about cooking—from understanding the origins of ingredients to learning S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics). These things combined give our kids a leg up in making better food choices throughout life, but what often goes unrecognized is the role …

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day At Home

We’re staying in this year, and creating our own festive approach to a love-laden holiday that originally began with sacrificing a goat to the fertility gods. But we acknowledge that this strategy comes with challenges, too. Perhaps you want to involve your kids in a special night—but how to reconcile that with an at-least-a-little-special night …

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Tiebing Zhang, cofounder and CTO of Circle Media, stands with Oregon's Mount Hood in the background.

Clutch Tools to Curb Screentime? Dumplings, Popcorn, and Conversation

Tiebing Zhang is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Circle, the Portland-based company created to help families manage kids’ use of screens and technology. (The Circle Home Plus product and app allow parents to monitor screentime and content consumption on a full range of devices.) He’s also a father of two, with a distinct …

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